Geoff Eley – Empire by Land or Sea? Germany’s Imperial Imaginary, 1870-1945

13 May 2010 – This talk seeks to take stock of the current upsurge of interest in German colonialism in order to revisit the much older debates of the 1960s and 1970s prompted by the Fischer Controversy and the work of Hans-Ulrich Wehler concerning social imperialism, the sources of German authoritarianism, and the continuities in German expansionism between Bismarck and Hitler.

Emilie Savage-Smith – The ‘Book of Curiosities’: A Medieval Egyptian Guide to the Universe

Event Date: 13 May 2010 Professor Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford) The ‘Book of Curiosities’: A Medieval Egyptian Guide to the Universe ———————————————– * Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot host the images accompanying the talk on this webpage. You can, however view the images on the Bodleian Library’s ‘Medieval view of the Cosmos’ pages HERE. These will open in …