Curatorial Conversations: Victoria Avery & Melissa Calaresu

Event Date: 18 February 2020 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Curatorial Conversations: Victoria Avery & Melissa Calaresu (Cambridge) Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu, Curators of Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1550–1800, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (to 26 April 2020) in conversation with Professor …

Alexander Douglas – Spinoza’s Unquiet Acquiescentia

Event Date: 17 February 2020 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Alexander Douglas (St Andrews) – Spinoza’s Unquiet Acquiescentia Alexander Douglas is a lecturer in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. Previously he taught at Heythrop College, University of London. He …

Simon O’Meara – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi

Event Date: 13 February 2020 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper. …

Andrew Arsan – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919

Event Date: 6 December 2019 JZ Young Lecture Theatre Anatomy Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Dr Andrew Arsan (Cambridge) – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919 The Arab thought of the long nineteenth century has long exerted a powerful gravitational pull on scholars. For almost a century, successive …

Philip Goff – Panpsychism and Free Will

Event Date: 3 February 2020 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Philip Goff (Durham) – Panpsychism and Free Will Philip Goff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. His work is focused on how to integrate consciousness into our scientific worldview, and he defends panpsychism on the grounds …

Cosimo I de’Medici and Granducal Florence – Jonathan Davies and Gemma Cornetti

Event Date: 29 January 2020 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), first Grandduke of Tuscany, was both a consummate administrator and a fierce patron of the arts. The lecture series Cosimo I De’Medici and Granducal Florence celebrates the 500th anniversary of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s birth …

Tom Shakespeare – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics

  Event Date: 29 January 2020 Room B05 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor  Tom Shakespeare (LSHTM) – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics Professor Tom Shakespeare will discuss the international eugenics movement before and after 1900, and the euthanasia it resulted …

Reading Milton Reading Shakespeare

Event Date: 28 January 2020 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Reading Milton Reading Shakespeare Dr Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge) and Dr Claire M. L. Bourne (Penn State University) discuss their discovery in 2019 of the identity of the annotator of the Free Library of Philadelphia copy of Shakespeare’s first folio. This …

Round Table Discussion: Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

      Event Date: 27 January 2020 German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ The German History Society in association with the German Historical Institute, London and The Wiener Holocaust Library present: Part of the outreach programme offered by the German History Society in association with the German Historical Institute, London and The Wiener Holocaust Library. —————————– …

Kerry Wallach – ‘Coming Out’ as Jewish in Weimar Germany

Event Date: 23 January 2020 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2019-20 Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. The proposed lecture series investigates the complex nature of what it means to act or …