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WHY HUMANITIES?

Event Date: 5th November 2010
Room B34, Birkbeck College, Malet St, London WC1


Programme:

Welcome – Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck) .

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Stefan Collini (Cambridge) ‘Holding our nerve’  - (AUDIO HERE)

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Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck)
‘La Fontaine’s Cat, Kafka’s Ape, and the Humanities’   – (AUDIO HERE)

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Francis Mulhern (New Left Review)
‘Humanities and University Corporatism’   – (AUDIO HERE)

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Raimond Gaita (Kings, London)
‘Callicles’ Challenge’  - (AUDIO HERE)

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Iain Pears (Historian and Writer)
‘Taxes, banks, loans, and students’   – (AUDIO HERE)

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Kate Soper (London Met)
‘Rhetoric, Reality, Revisionings’   – (AUDIO HERE)

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Quentin Skinner (QMUL)
‘Why the history of philosophy?’  - (AUDIO HERE)

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CLOSE .

Introductory conference lecture by  Professor Onora O’Neill,  Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve – ‘The Two Cultures Fifty Years On’

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