Frances Bartkowski – In Praise of Mixing

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 25th, 2009

25 Feb, 2009
speaker_franbartkowski1Professor Fran Bartkowski (Rutgers U) ‘In Praise of Mixing’

This talk takes up the questions surrounding contemporary ideas of kinship. How in times of constantly expanding knowledge from the biological sciences, neurosciences, and genetics do we continue to determine in our daily lives those whom we invest with intimacy? Who counts as our kin? What are the forms of care to which we commit ourselves? What about our relations with our pets, or companion animals, as some suggest we call them?
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Nikolaos Chrissis – The Common Cause of Christendom: Crusading Rhetoric in Byzantine Diplomacy towards the West

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 24th, 2009

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 17:30 GMT

Nikolaos Chrissis (Royal Holloway)

‘The Common Cause of Christendom: Crusading Rhetoric in Byzantine Diplomacy towards the West (12th-13th century)’

Using a wide variety of sources, Dr. Chrissos analyses the rhetoric applied by Constantinople to deal with the influx of crusaders from the West, as well as their wider implication for the Church (such as the granting of indulgences).

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Fiona MacIntosh – Aeschylus and the Enlightenment

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 18th, 2009

The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London (HARC) presents:

18 Feb, 2009
Dr. Fiona McIntosh ‘Aeschylus and the Enlightenment’

The often overlooked first complete translation of Aeschylus’ plays into French by Le Franc de Pompignan (1770) lies at the centre of Dr. Macintosh’s investigation into the reception of the Oresteia in pre- and post-revolutionary France.

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Nelida Fuccaro – Middle Eastern Urban Frontiers, Migrants and States

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 17th, 2009

Royal Holloway University of London

Department of History

17 February, 2009

Dr. Nelida Fuccaro (School of Oriental and African Studies)

‘Middle Eastern Urban Frontiers, Migrants and States: The Persian Gulf 1820 – 1947’

Dr. Fuccaro traces the development of the urban settlements of Bahrain and Kuwait and their (predominantly Iranian) migrant communities, as well as the rapid economic change from pearl fishing and merchants to the modern petroleum industry.

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Judith Butler – Frames of War: The Politics of Ungrievable Life

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 4th, 2009

Public lecture presented by the Humanities and Arts Research Centre of Royal Holloway, the School of Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck) and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Professor Judith Butler

‘Frames of War’

speaker_judithbutler1Professor Butler presents from her forthcoming book from Verso, Frames of War: The Politics of Ungrievable Life. Butler explores the way that recent US-led wars have enforced a distinction between those lives that are recognized as grievable, and those that are not. more

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