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Contents The School of Advanced Study 1 Institutes of the School 2 Events at the School 4 Highlights: 5 University of London Trust Fund events 5 Dean’s Seminars 6 ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow lectures 7 Conferences and symposia 8 Events calendar 25 Research training 65 Call for papers 72 How to find us 74

The School of Advanced Study The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the only institution of its kind in the UK nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities and social sciences. The School brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten prestigious research institutes at the centre of the University of London to provide a unique environment for the support, evaluation and pursuit of research which is accessible to all Higher Education institutions in the UK and the rest of the world. Member Institutes of the School: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute of English Studies Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Institute of Historical Research Institute of Musical Research Institute of Philosophy Institute for the Study of the Americas The Warburg Institute The School also hosts a cross-disciplinary centre. The Human Rights Consortium, founded in 2009, brings together the multidisciplinary expertise in human rights found in several institutes of the School, as well as collaborating with individuals and organisations with an interest in the subject. The main aim of the Consortium is to facilitate, promote and disseminate academic and policy work on human rights by holding conferences and seminars, hosting visiting fellows, coordinating the publication of high quality work in the field, and establishing a network of human rights researchers, policy-makers and practitioners across the UK and internationally, with a view to collaborating on a range of activities.

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Institutes of the School

Institutes of the School INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) was founded in 1947 as a national academic institution serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad. Its areas of speciality include arbitration and dispute settlement, company law, comparative law, economic crime, financial services law and legislative studies and law reform, and the legal profession and delivery of legal services. W: www.ials.sas.ac.uk | E: ials@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 5800 INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES The Institute of Classical Studies (IClS) is a national and international research centre for the study of the languages, literature, history, art, archaeology and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Founded in 1953, it provides an internationally renowned research library available to scholars from universities throughout the world, in association with the Hellenic and Roman Societies. IClS also serves as the meeting place of the main Classics organisations in the UK. W: www.icls.sas.ac.uk | E: admin.icls@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8700

INSTITUTE OF COMMONWEALTH STUDIES The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) is the only postgraduate academic institution in the UK devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. Founded in 1949, its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary and inter-regional research on the Commonwealth and its member nations in the fields of history, politics and other social sciences. Its areas of specialism include international development, governance, human rights, north-south relations and conflict and security. It is also home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK. W: www.commonwealth.sas.ac.uk | E: ics@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8844 INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES The Institute of English Studies (IES), founded in 1999, exists to facilitate advanced study and research in English studies within the University of London and in the wider academic community, national and international. Its Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies covers such fields of study as palaeography, history of printing, manuscript and print relations, history of publishing and the book trade, textual criticism and theory and the electronic book. W: www.ies.sas.ac.uk | E: ies@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8675

INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS) was established in 2004 with the merger of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively. Its purpose is to promote and facilitate the study of the cultures of regions speaking the Germanic and Romance languages across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields in the humanities. W: www.igrs.sas.ac.uk | E: igrs@sas.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 7862 8677

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INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history. It provides a stimulating research environment supported by the IHR’s two research centres: the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History; is home to an outstanding open access library, hosts events and seminars and has a dedicated programme of Research training. W: www.history.ac.uk | E: ihr.events@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8740

INSTITUTE OF MUSICAL RESEARCH Established in 2006, the Institute of Musical Research (IMR) was set up as a university-wide and national resource with a commitment to foster musical research in all its diversity. The IMR offers a unique meeting point for researchers and postgraduate students across the UK and acts as a hub for collaborative work on a national and international scale. W: www.music.sas.ac.uk | E: music@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7664 4865

INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY The Institute of Philosophy (IP) was founded in 2005, building upon and developing the work of the Philosophy Programme from 1995–2005. The Institute’s mission is to promote and support philosophy of the highest quality in all its forms, both inside and outside the University, and across the UK. Its activities divide into three kinds: events, fellowships and research facilitation. W: www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk | E: philosophy@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8683

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAS The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) was founded in 2004 through the merger of the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Institute of United States Studies, both of which were established in 1965. ISA promotes, coordinates and provides a focus for research and postgraduate teaching in history and the social sciences on the Americas – Canada, the US, Latin America and the Caribbean – and plays a national and international role as a coordinating and information centre for all parts of the hemisphere at the postgraduate level in the universities of the UK. W: www.americas.sas.ac.uk | E: americas@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8870 THE WARBURG INSTITUTE The Warburg Institute (WI), incorporated in the University in 1944, exists principally to further the study of the classical tradition – those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions which derive from the ancient world. The classical tradition is conceived as the theme which unifies the history of Western civilisation. The bias is not towards ‘classical’ values in art and literature: students and scholars will find represented all the strands that link medieval and modern civilisation with its origins in the ancient cultures of the Near East and the Mediterranean. W: www.warburg.sas.ac.uk | E: warburg@sas.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)20 7862 8949 www.sas.ac.uk

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Events at the School

Events at the School The institutes of the School collectively offer a rich programme of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences and other academic events. Each year around 1,600 events are organised on humanities and social science topics, attracting almost 50,000 audience members drawn from around the UK and internationally as well as the London area including scholars, representatives from academic, public, and private organisations, policy-makers, professional experts, and the interested public. Almost 6,000 speakers, over one-third of whom are from outside the UK, are welcomed annually to contribute to the intellectual culture of the School. The majority of our events are free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the access to current research and interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation these events afford. The full list of forthcoming and past events held by the School can be found at www.sas.ac.uk/events

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How to use this guide Events are listed in date and time order. On the left we list the time, the institute responsible for organising the event, the type of event or series and the venue. On the right we list the event title and speaker where appropriate. There is further information about the highlighted events at the start of the guide, and about the School’s Research training events at the end. Please check our website for full information. Subject area key C - classics

H - history

P - philosophy

Cu - culture, language & literature

Hu - human rights

Po - politics

D - development studies

L - law

S - sociology & anthropology

E - economics

M - music

Booking The majority of our events are free and open to the public, unless stated otherwise. The event information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press, but may be subject to change. Please check our website for the latest information or email sas.events@sas.ac.uk Event podcasts Selected School events are recorded and available to view, listen to, or download online at www.sas.ac.uk/events, on iTunes U, and on YouTube. Mailing list Sign up to our mailing list to receive information on events of interest to you by emailing sas.events@ sas.ac.uk or via the School’s website. Follow us on University of London – School of Advanced Study 4

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Highlights University of London Trust Fund events

The School organises an annual University Trust Fund programme of prestigious public lectures, recitals and readings. Free to attend and all welcome.

17 May 2012 18:00–19:00 Institute of English Studies John Coffin Memorial Irish Studies Lecture Chancellor’s Hall

Samuel Beckett - mystic Declan Kiberd (Notre Dame) A lecture exploring the problem of pain, authorship and godhead in Beckett’s Murphy, Waiting for Godot, and The Unnameable. Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, at the English Department and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin (UCD). In 1979 Declan Kiberd joined UCD as lecturer in Anglo-Irish literature, having taught English previously in the University of Kent at Canterbury (1976-7), and Irish in Trinity College Dublin (1977-9). He was appointed Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD in 1997. He has also been Director of the Yeats International Summer School (1985-7), Patron of the Dublin Shaw Society (1995-2000), a columnist with the Irish Times (1985-7) and the Irish Press (1987-93), the presenter of the RTE Arts programme, Exhibit A (1984-6), and a regular essayist and reviewer in The Irish Times, TLS, London Review of Books and The New York Times. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk / 020 7664 4859

8 June 2012 17:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies University Trust Fund event Chancellor’s Hall

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Taking writing to court Simonetta Agnello Hornby

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Dean’s Seminars The Dean’s Seminars, chaired by the Dean of the School, are a series of Lunchtime research seminars, which aim to promote cross-disciplinary debate in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Seminars are free to attend and open to all – booking is not required. A sandwich lunch will be provided. 16 May 2012 12:30–14:00 Room 103

Branding authorship: the advantages of anonymity

13 June 2012 12:30–14:00 Room 103

Prophets-play: personifying the Old Testament from early Christian Homiletics to Medieval drama

Robert Patten (Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of English Studies and Lynette S Autry Professor in Humanities, Rice)

Peter Toth (Long Term Frances A Yates Fellow, The Warburg Institute)

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ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow programme of public lectures, May-June 2012 Professor Steven Shapin, the ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow for 2011-12, will be based at the School for six weeks in May and June 2012. He will give a series of public lectures during his time in the UK, detailed below. Steven Shapin is Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His books include Leviathan and the Air- Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (with Simon Schaffer); A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England; The Scientific Revolution; The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation; Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority, and several edited books. He has published widely in the historical sociology of scientific knowledge, and his current research interests include Prof Steven Shapin historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the changing Courtesy of Globe Newspaper Company / J.Wiggs languages and practices of taste, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books and has written for The New Yorker. 22 May 2012 17:30–19:30 Macmillan Hall

Changing tastes: how foods tasted in the early modern period and how they taste now ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow Lecture and wine tasting To register please contact peter.niven@sas.ac.uk

29 May 2012 17:15–19:00 CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

The tastes of wine: towards a cultural history

30 May 2012 16:30–18:00 Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

The sciences of subjectivity

12 June 2012 17:00–18:30 Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh

The long history of dietetics: thinking about food, expertise, and the self

21 June 2012 16:00 Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol

The long history of dietetics: thinking about food, expertise, and the self

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To register please contact geraldine.debard@ed.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia

Conferences and symposia 3–4 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Experiments on ethical dilemmas Fiery Cushman (Brown), Adam Feltz (Schreiner), Urs Fischbacher (Konstanz), Natalie Gold (Kings), Shaun Nichols (Arizona), Briony Pulford (Leicester) In conjunction with AHRC Framing Effects in Ethical Dilemmas project Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

8 May 2012 09:30–18:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Inert cities: globalization, mobility and interruption

8 May 2012 10:00–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

The iconography of justice from Renaissance town halls to 21st century courts

Contact: william.marshall@sas.ac.uk

Speakers: Dennis Curtis (New Haven), Andrew Hadfield (Warwick), Dame Hazel Genn (UCL), Martin Loughlin (LSE), Paul Raffield (Warwick), Judith Resnik (New Haven) and Avrom Sherr (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

9–10 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Free will then and now Speakers: Tom Pink (King’s, London), Susan James (Birkbeck), Peter Kail (Oxford), Sebastian Gardner (UCL), Christopher Janaway (Southampton), Ken Gemes (Birkbeck). Respondents: Jason Turner (Leeds), Helen Beebee (Birmingham; Institute of Philosphy), John Roberts (North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

10–12 May 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Canterbury Christ Church University

New music in Britain Convened by Eva Mantzourani In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University and the Sounds New Music Festival and supported by the Society for Music Analysis Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 11–12 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room (11 May) Court Room (12 May)

The personal and subpersonal

16–18 May 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

Musical geographies of Central Asia

Speakers: Kathleen Akins (Simon Fraser), John Collins (East Anglia), Tim Crane (Cambridge), Daniel Dennett (Tufts), Ophelia Deroy (Institute of Philosophy), Chris Frith (UCL), Kristina Musholt (LSE), Nick Shea (Oxford) Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: Theodore Levin (Dartmouth) Convenor: Saida Daukeyeva (Institute of Musical Research) Promoted by the Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum in association with SOAS. In collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

17–18 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Bilderrätsel des gesprungenen Bewusstseins / Modernism and the beginnings of visual culture (1890-1938) Keynote speakers: Erica Carter (King’s, London), Whitney Davis (Berkeley), Sabine Hake (Texas, Austin), Susanne Hauser (Künste, Berlin) Co-ordinator: Gustav Frank (Munich) In collaboration with the DFG Research Group ‘Anfänge (in) der Moderne’ at the University of Munich Contact: jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk

17 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Workshop Room 264

Health innovation and social equity in the 21st century: A multidisciplinary focus on health injustices Trisha Greenhalgh (Barts), Jonathan Wolff (UCL), Nina Hallowell (PHG Foundation), Maureen Mackintosh (Open), James Wilson (UCL), Paula Tibandebage (Open), Benedict Rumbold (Nuffield Trust) Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

22 May 2012 11:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room 349

Politics of secession in the European Union Speakers: Montserrat Guibernau and Xavier Solano (Catalonia), Philippe Van Parijs and Rik Van Cauwelaert (Flanders), Iain McLean and Stephen Noon (Scotland) Organised by LSE Dept of Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Supported by LSE Annual Fund Contact: a.catala@lse.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 23 May 2012 09:15–17:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Banking Law Conference 2012: Basel III, the Vickers Report and regulatory restructuring Chair: Michael Ashe QC Speakers: Simon Morris (Cameron McKenna), Patrick Fell (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Andrew Haynes (Wolverhampton; Macau, China; Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Rachpal Thind (Sidley Austin LLP), Jonathan Ward (Bank of England), Costanza Russo (Queen Mary), Nick Andrews (MPAC), Dalvinder Singh (Warwick), Richard Parlous (FMLI) Fee: £50 (academic rate) or £25 (student rate, limited numbers) Contact: belinda.crothers@sas.ac.uk

23 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium University of East London

Olympic ideals

24 May 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Room STB3/6

9th Ingeborg Bachmann Centre postgraduate conference

24–25 May 2012 10:15–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

Visual interests: the intellectual legacy of Michael Baxandall

Speakers include: Jonathan Wolff (UCL), Julian Savalescu (Oxford) Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

Postgraduates from the UK and abroad discuss their research on Austrian literature and culture. Contact: heide.kunzelmann@sas.ac.uk

Invited speakers include: Elizabeth Cook (London), Paul Hills (Courtauld Institute), Jan Koenderink (Utrecht), Allan Langdale (California, Santa Cruz), Evelyn Lincoln (Brown), Stephen Melville (Ohio State) and Robert Williams (California, Santa Barbara) The work of Michael Baxandall (1933-2008) was of profound importance to the study of the visual arts: its impact extended to all branches of the humanities as well as to the social sciences. This two-day conference commemorates his achievement. Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

25 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room 349

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Understanding equality Joseph Raz (Columbia; King’s, London), Veronique Munoz Darde (UCL; California Berkeley), Niko Kolodny (California Berkeley), Sam Scheffler (New York) Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 30–31 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Room 349

Cultures of decolonisation, c.1945-1970 Keynote speaker: Bill Schwarz Convenors: Claire Wintle (Brighton), Ruth Craggs (St Mary’s) This two-day symposium will bring together scholars with an interest in the cultural practices, performances and material cultures of decolonisation, c.1945-1970. While the problems of ‘empire’ and ‘the postcolonial’ have come under increasing scrutiny in the humanities and social sciences in recent years, and debate about the political and economic processes of decolonisation is well established, the cultural sites, spaces and social practices of this process in the middle years of the 20th century have often been overlooked. Yet new scholarship is beginning to point to the attention that the literary, visual and built environment paid to political, economic and social change in this period. In addition, the roles of individuals and institutions in cultural practices and performances of decolonisation are now drawing critical attention from a variety of fields. This symposium will bring together scholars from history, art and design history, cultural geography, literature, museum studies, architecture and other cultural fields to further explore these topics with regard to decolonisation between 1945 and 1970. Fee (includes lunch and refreshments for both days): £35 Supported by the University of Brighton and St Mary’s University College Contact: chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk

6–8 June 2012 15:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Room 349

Stefan Zweig and Britain The first major Stefan Zweig Conference since 1981, it is hoped that this event will generate a renaissance in public interest and academic research. Apart from contributions from major Zweig scholars, particular attention will be paid to the extensive Zweig Collection at the British Library with selected items on display, and performances of pieces from the Collection. Contact: jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 7 June 2012 10:00–19:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Macmillan Hall

A revolutionary life: Ruth First 1925-1982 Keynote lecture: Joep Bor (Chair, Allyn Miner) Speakers will include: Justice Albie Sachs, Gillian Slovo, Barbara Harlow, Shula Marks and Alan Wieder Ruth First was an anti-apartheid activist, investigative journalist, and scholar. First worked her entire life to end apartheid in South Africa; writing in 1969, she explained how her life was dedicated ‘to the liberation of Africa for I count myself an African, and there is no cause I hold dearer’. Her knowledge of the continent was phenomenal and she knew many of the continent’s leading political figures: Nelson Mandela, Ben Bella, Oginda Odinga. First was an influential figure, who saw activism, solidarity work (for the anti-apartheid struggle) and her research and writing as inextricably linked. She was exiled from South Africa in 1964, with her husband, the prominent South African communist Joe Slovo and their children. In 1982 ,while working in Mozambique, Ruth First was killed by a letter bomb sent by South African secret service. 2012 is the 30th anniversary of Ruth First’s murder. This one-day celebration of Ruth First’s extraordinary life and work is part of a year-long project that is digitising some of Ruth First’s papers and books held at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Fee (includes lunch and refreshments): £10 (£5 for concessions) In collaboration with the Commonwealth Advisory Bureau and jointly sponsored with the Review of African Political Economy Contact: chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk

7–8 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room (7 June) Court Room (8 June)

Knowledge of action Day 1: Jennifer Hornsby, Matthias Haase, Sebastian Rodl; Commentators: David Hunter, Rachael Wiseman, Adrian Haddock Day 2: Barry Stroud, Michael Martin, Anthony Marcel & Patrick Haggard; Commentators: Johannes Roessler, Lucy O’Brien and Hong Yu Wong, Naomi Eilan. Winner of the 2012 Annual Conference Call competition. Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

8 June 2012 09:30–17:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Other

Jorge Amado conference

11 June 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium British Library

Political marketing and consultancy in an age of global crises

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Eccles Centre, British Library Contact: chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk

In collaboration with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the International Association of Political Consultants Contact: philip.davies@bl.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 11–12 June 2012 16:00–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS Annual Byzantine Colloquium Room G22/26

When East met West: the reception of Latin philosophical and theological thought in late Byzantium

14–15 June 2012 10:15–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

Warburg, Benjamin and Kulturwissenschaft

Contact: sarah.mayhew@sas.ac.ukk

Invited speakers include: Horst Bredekamp (Berlin), Howard Caygill (Kingston), Karen Lang (USC), Matthew Rampley (Birmingham), Frederic Schwartz (UCL), and Cornelia Zumbusch (Munich) In continental Europe the intellectual legacy of Aby Warburg is currently a major topic of debate. Several eminent German art historians have announced that the completion of the edition of Warburg’s writings is now a national priority. As the holder of Warburg’s papers the Warburg Institute is actively involved in editing Warburg’s writings. Walter Benjamin was almost a generation younger, but his legacy, in contrast, has been much more widely discussed. The comparative cultural historical method Warburg and Benjamin introduced independently offers ample ground for comparison, as scholars have shown in recent years. By looking at historical periods with a similar transitional character, Warburg and Benjamin developed radically new ways of perceiving and presenting the historical changes they observed. Above all they were both interested in human psychology as a constitutional factor for the phenomenon called ‘culture’. The terminology they developed through intuition is based on similar ideas, and has indeed become part of the language of the discipline of cultural history. The aim of this conference is to explore the parallels between two eminent theoretical thinkers and to inspire a new attention to Warburg’s writings in the UK. Conference organisers: Peter Mack and Claudia Wedepohl Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

15 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Workshop Room G22/26

Decolonisation conference

15 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Venue tbc

The UCL Festival of London and Literature: One day in the city

Registration: £15 (standard); £10.00 (student/unwaged) Contact: chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk

This conference will explore the everyday experience of the city, particularly (though not limited to) London. Organised by UCL’s Department of English, in partnership with the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Institute of English Studies, as part of UCL’s first literary festival Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 20 June 2012 10:00–18:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

‘Connecting cultures’ and internationalisation through Commonwealth Foreign Languages (CFL) ‘Connecting Cultures’ is the Commonwealth theme for the year 2012. Language is a crucial element in constructing/connecting cultures, and the seminar will discuss the provision for learning and teaching of languages whose use transcends national boundaries. Contact: robert.kenyon@sas.ac.uk

21 June 2012 09:30–20:00 Institute of Musical Research Song Art Performance Research Group 3rd annual meeting Chancellor’s Hall

Lyric song in idea and performance Keynote speaker: Amanda Glauert (Royal College of Music) Speakers: Louise Gibbs (singer; independent researcher), James Archer (Durham), Kathryn Cox (Michigan), Kristof Boucquet (Leuven), Carola Darwin (singer; independent researcher), Diana Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Päivi Järviö and Assi Karttunen (Sibelius Academy) Research Question: What is the lyric and how do we make it? Although the idea of the lyric presupposes poetry reaching out to music and music reaching out to poetry, the actual point of lyric intersection between the arts can remain remarkably elusive. Herder defined the lyric as preparing for the moment when we hear the poet’s ‘I sing’; a lyric must be made and tested through actions of performance and response. Unlike with the drama and the epic, it is hard to lay out the lyric’s generic traits in advance, except perhaps to indicate how it is neither of those two other modes of communication. How then can we make a lyric, or know when it has been made? What models can be found and how might these illuminate the essential art of lyric song performance? This workshop aims to offer a platform for setting out and testing definitions of the lyric, through discussion of practical models from performers and composers (past and present), and through exploration of their implications for our idea of the lyric as a genre. Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

21–23 June 2012 13:30–18:30 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Philosophical insights Speakers: John Collins (East Anglia), Tim Crane (Cambridge), Eugen Fischer (East Anglia), Hilary Kornblith (Amherst), James Ladyman (Bristol), Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), Jennifer Nagel (Toronto), David Papineau (King’s, London), Jonathan Weinberg (Arizona) In collaboration with the University of East Anglia and supported by the Mind Association Contact: philosophy@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 22 June 2012 10:00–17:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

The marriage of philology and scepticism: Uncertainty and conjecture in early modern scholarship and thought Organised by: Gian Mario Cao, Anthony Grafton and Jill Kraye (The Warburg Institute) Speakers include: David Butterfield (Cambridge), Gian Mario Cao (London), Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Jill Kraye (The Warburg Institute), Ian Maclean (Oxford), Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge), Glenn Most (Chicago) and Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard) Philology is nowadays recognized as the foundation stone of modern scholarship: by holding on to documents and sticking to evidence, it is supposed to rescue historical knowledge from scepticism. This assumption can, however, be challenged by moving away from the conventional antagonism – philology vs scepticism – in order to identify the sceptical elements within philology itself. Instead of asking ‘how effective an antidote to scepticism is philology?’ the more relevant question is: ‘how can philology cope with its own inner scepticism?’ By attempting to answer this question, the workshop will help us to see textual criticism as a fresh source for understanding sceptical trends of thought. Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

23 June 2012 09:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory conference Birkbeck College

Memory and empathy

25–26 June 2012 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Room STB3-6 (25 June) Senate and Jessel rooms (26 June)

The Internationalisation of Dalit and Adivasi activism

25–27 June 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium University of Manchester

Manchester International Beethoven Conference

Contact: katia.pizzi@sas.ac.uk

This event is by invitation only. Contact: corinne.lennox@sas.ac.uk

Roundtable respondents: Kathryn Whitney (Institute of Musical Research), Paul Barker (Central School of Speech and Drama), Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music) Convened by Matthew Pilcher (Manchester) In collaboration with the University of Manchester Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 25–26 June 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Room 261

Opera as spectacle: staging practices in French and Italian opera during the 19th century Co-organisers: David Rosen (Cornell) and Sarah Hibberd (Nottingham) Participants: Nick Baragwanath, Alessandra Campana, Mark Everist, Cline Frigau, Diana Hallmann, Sarah Hibberd, Francesco Izzo, Arnold Jacobshagen, Gundula Kreutzer, Cormac Newark, Roger Parker, Mark Pottinger, David Rosen, Mary Ann Smart, Flora Willson Recent trends in opera studies have included voice and multi-media developments, but relatively little attention has been paid to historical staging practice and its relation to opera’s evolving aesthetic during the 19th century. Given French opera’s emphasis on visual spectacle, there has been some interest in publishing staging manuals, but the light such documents shed on individual works and conventions is only just beginning to be interpreted. The information that Italian _disposizioni sceniche_ offer about individual works has been examined more extensively, but the exchanges between different European traditions (e.g. the visits made by French set designers to Italian theatres; and the consequences of Verdi’s time spent in Paris), and the wider influence of French spectacle are less well understood. This workshop seeks to advance our understanding of the musico-visual aesthetic of 19th-century opera, paying particular attention to staging, and to put French practices in dynamic contrast with Italian practices of the period. Limited places available. Fee (including lunch and tea/coffee): £25 (per day) Sponsored by the British Academy, the Music & Letters Trust, and the University of Nottingham Contact: sarah.hibberd@nottingham.ac.uk

25 June 2012 10:30–16:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Canada, China and the Asia Pacific

26–28 June 2012 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies W G Hart Legal Workshop 2012 Charles Clore House

Globalisation, criminal law and criminal justice

26 June 2012 10:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Court Room

Cinema, sexualities, theory: conference in honour of Keith Reader

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Keynote speaker: His Excellency Gordon Campbell, the Canadian High Commissioner in London Contact: robert.kenyon@sas.ac.uk

Plenary speakers include: Peter Andreas (Brown), Margaret Beare, Osgoode Hall (York); Roger Cotterrell (Queen Mary), Bill Gilmore (Edinburgh), Chris Harding (Aberystwyth), Alison Liebling (Cambridge), Dario Melossi (Bologna), David Nelken (Cardiff and Macerata), Michael O’Kane (Peters & Peters), Mark Pieth (Basel), Robert Reiner (LSE), Richard Sparks (Edinburgh), John Spencer (Cambridge), Takis Tridimas (Queen Mary), John Vervaele (Utrecht)

Contact: jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 27–30 June 2012 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Conference / Symposium Various venues in Liverpool

Modern activism Speakers will include: Lesley Abdela, Jose Pablo Baraybar (EPAF), Bianca Jagger, George Mair, Lorie Charlesworth, Judith Rowbotham, Barry Godfrey A joint initiative with SOLON at Liverpool John Moores, the Centre for Contemporary British History at King’s College London, and Liverpool University, with the involvement of the ESRC, and the History and Policy Unit at King’s College London. Addressing a range of issues relating broadly to modern activism the three broad conference strands are ‘activism, rights, conflict and crisis’ (SOLON at Liverpool John Moores), ‘criminal justice’s history of activism’ (Liverpool), ‘histories of contemporary activism and its impacts (managed by the Centre for Contemporary British History at King’s London, and constituting its annual summer conference). Contact: belinda.crothers@sas.ac.uk

29–30 June 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

The Power of the Word: poetry and prayer: continuities and discontinuities The second Power of the Word conference focuses on the theme of poetry and prayer. It seeks to promote further the dialogue, begun successfully at Heythrop College in last June’s conference, between theologians, philosophers, literary scholars and creative writers about the following questions: What do poetry and prayer share? How do they differ? In what ways do they relate to each other? The conference, interdisciplinary and ecumenical in scope, encourages theoretical discussion as well as analysis of specific texts and reflection on the work of particular authors, poets and thinkers of different countries and religious traditions. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

4 July 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Literary London Conference 2012: Sports, games, and pastimes Literary London 2012 aims to read literary and dramatic texts in their historical and social context and in relation to theoretical approaches to the study of the metropolis; investigate the changing cultural and historical geography of London; consider the social, political, and spiritual fears, hopes, and perceptions that have inspired representations of London; trace different traditions of representing London and examine how the pluralism of London society is reflected in London literature; celebrate the contribution London and Londoners have made to English literature and drama. Contact: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 5–6 July 2012 09:00–21:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Senate House

2012 Anglo-American Conference of Historians: Ancients and moderns Plenary lecturers include: Paul Cartledge (Cambridge), Constanze Gthenke (Princeton), Mark Lewis (Stanford), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (California, Los Angeles) and David Womersley (Oxford) With the Olympics upon us in the UK it seems an appropriate moment to think more broadly about the ways in which the classical world resonates in our own times, and how successive epochs of modernity since the Renaissance have situated themselves in relation to the various ancient civilisations. From political theory to aesthetics, across the arts of war and of peace, to concepts of education, family, gender, race and slavery, it is hard to think of a facet of the last millennium which has not been informed by the ancient past and through a range of media, including museums, painting, poetry, film and the built environment. The Institute’s 81st Anglo-American conference seeks to represent the full extent of work on classical receptions, welcoming not only those scholars who work on Roman, Greek and Judaeo-Christian legacies and influences, but also historians of the ancient kingdoms and empires of Asia and pre-Colombian America. Contact: manjeet.sambi@sas.ac.uk

5–6 July 2012 10:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Literaturhaus Berlin

Tales of commerce and imagination II: literary and cinematic contributions to the department store debate in the early 20th century

6 July 2012 09:00–17:30 Institute of Historical Research Summer conference Room 349

Approaches to the study of collecting

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Contact: godela.weiss-sussex@sas.ac.uk

Held jointly with the Wallace Collection

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 7–15 July 2012 15:30–17:00 Institute of English Studies Summer school Senate House

T.S. Eliot International Summer School Anthony Cuda (North Carolina Greensboro), Frances Dickey (Missouri), Manju Jain (Delhi), Jim McCue (Institute of English Studies), John Morgenstern (Oxford), Paul Muldoon (Princeton), Sean O’Brien (Newcastle), Stephen Regan (Durham), Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), John Paul Riquelme (Boston), Ronald Schuchard (Emory), Hannah Sullivan (Oxford), and Wim Van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies) The T.S. Eliot International Summer School welcomes to Bloomsbury all with an interest in the life and work of this Bloomsbury-based poet, dramatist, and man of letters. The Summer School brings together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature. In recent years it has featured the following lecturers and poets: Simon Armitage, Jewel Spears Brooker, Robert Crawford, Denis Donoghue, Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, John Haffenden, Barbara Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Hermione Lee, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, Robin Robertson and Sir Tom Stoppard. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A limited number of bursaries are available for deserving applicants who cannot attend without financial support. Undergraduate, postgraduate and art practioners are eligible to apply. Fee: £550 Contact: cmps@sas.ac.uk

9–10 July 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Language, culture and society in Russian/ English studies The conference is devoted to the development of English and Russian studies, lexicography, sociolinguistics, English teaching in Russia, and the history of the book. Organised and sponsored by the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Linguistics and The Journal of Philology Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

11–13 July 2012 Institute of English Studies 4th annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference Senate House

Hard cash: money, property, economics and the marketplace in Victorian popular culture Keynote speakers: Regenia Gagnier: ‘The global circulation of British literature and culture: British fiction, economics and the marketplace’, and Deborah Wynne: ‘Hades! The Ladies! Male Drapers and Female Shoppers’ Guest Speakers: David Waller, (author of The Perfect Man: The Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow) Victorian Strongman and Helen Rappaport (author of Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist, and Blackmailer) The VPFA conference is now an established event on the annual conference timetable and offers a friendly and invigorating opportunity for established academics and post graduate students to share their current research. This year’s theme enables us to develop the interdisciplinary study of 19th-century popular culture, and changing attitudes to money and economics across the period. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 12–14 July 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Music and shape Convenor: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King’s, London) Musicians habitually describe music as being shaped, especially when speaking of performance. This conference contributes to the AHRC-funded Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice and its project, based at King’s College London, on ‘Shaping Music in Performance’ (www.cmpcp. ac.uk/smip.html), and is organised in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Research. The aim of the conference is to explore, from as many perspectives as possible, relationships between music and shape. In collaboration with the Music and Science Group Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

12–14 July 2012 13:00–17:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

The war of 1812: memory and myth, history and historiography Fee: £60 (£30 for concessions) In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University and in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich Contact: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk

20–21 July 2012 Institute of Musical Research 2nd annual conference of the Royal Musical Association King’s, London

Music and philosophy Keynote speakers: Daniel Chua (Hong Kong), David Davies (McGill), Gnter Zller (Munich; McGill) In collaboration with the Music and Philosophy Study Group of the American Musicological Society. Supported by King’s College London, the British Society of Aesthetics, and the Institute of Musical Research Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

28–31 August 2012 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate House

2012 European Society for Philosophy and Psychology 20th meeting Plenary speakers: John Campbell (Berkeley), Josef Perner (Salzburg), Hagit Borer (Queen Mary) and Linda B. Smith (Indiana) Further information and registration: www.espp2012.com

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 6–8 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Dante in the 19th century As a number of historians have pointed out, the concept of the ‘Renaissance’ as a way of describing Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries is essentially a 19thcentury idea. We look at medieval and early modern Italy through 19th-century spectacles. Indeed, the anglophone cult of Dante - in commentaries, translations, illustrations, and a host of literary references - belongs to this 19th century matrix. This conference aims to bring together literary critics (both English and Italian), historians, and art historians, with scholars from similar disciplines specializing in the 19th century. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

10–13 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium University of Oxford

Perspectives on musical improvisation

11–12 September 2012 09:00–18:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Teaching history in higher education

In association with the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

This year, the Higher Education Academy’s 14th annual teaching and learning conference on history in higher education will be held in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research in Senate House, London. Scholars are more aware than ever before of the symbiosis between historical research and their teaching. They are also becoming more engaged with the ways in which pedagogic research, innovation and theory can inform, enhance and support both the student and staff experience. More generally, higher education is undergoing transformational change in the UK and elsewhere. Students’ aims and expectations of their course, institution and learning experience are all rising and the various, if contentious, measures of excellence in teaching, learning and educational outcomes are informing their institutional choices. The HEA conference will feature papers, workshops and round table discussions on a variety of issues of interest and concern to historians. Sessions will explore theory and practices in teaching, learning and assessment in critical areas such as public history and community engagement, the use of new technologies, the interface between school and university pedagogies, curriculum development and the student and staff experience. The conference aims to provide opportunities to disseminate and showcase evidence-informed practise from the higher education sector, facilitate discussion and debate and provide networking opportunities for participants. Contact: manjeet.sambi@sas.ac.uk

12–14 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research National Graduate Conference for Ethnomusicology Stewart House

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Music and movement In collaboration with British Forum for Ethnomusicology Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 13–14 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Space and place in middlebrow: 1900-1950

15 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Colloquium Room G22/26

Music and war: Royal Musical Association AGM and Dent Medal Study Day in honour of Annegret Fauser

This conference aims to investigate the complex relationship between middlebrow writing and categories of space and place. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

Marking the 50th award of the Dent medal, there will be a morning roundtable featuring past Dent medal recipients. Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

15 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Weird council: an international conference on the writing of China Miéville The first academic conference dedicated to the work of China Miéville Despite the cricial acclaim of Miéville’s fictions - as well as his prominence as a literary and cultural critic - there is little scholarly work on Miéville’s already substantive oeuvre. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

15 September 2012 09:00–18:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

County societies symposium Speakers will include Arthur Burns (Royal Historical Society), Matt Philpott (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Webster (School of Advanced Study) The various panel sessions that will be taking place during the day include ‘Communications’, ‘Publishing our research’ and ‘New resources’. The County Societies Symposium will be a forum for representatives of the county societies (archaeological, historical, antiquarian and natural history) to come together and provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss matters of mutual interest, such as improving county-wide communications, new opportunities in county publishing, and the latest publicly available historical resources. By invitation only. Contact: manjeet.sambi@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 20–21 September 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Court Room

Protest and reform in Wilhelmine German culture (1871-1918) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the various discourses of protest, reform and experimentation conducted in the socio-political field. It will also ask how these discourses are taken up and transformed by art and culture. Further objectives are to investigate the literary and artistic strategies employed to engage with socio-political concerns, to examine the relationship between factual and fictional discourses, and to determine the impact made by artistic production on the socio-political debates of the time. Contact: godela.weiss-sussex@sas.ac.uk

21–22 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

First International Djuna Barnes Conference The work of author, poet, playwright, journalist, visual artist and sometimes reluctant modernist Djuna Barnes (1892 - 1982) has continued to beguile, excite and inspire readers and has, over the years, produced its own voluminous and varied critical history. This conference presents itself as a timely opportunity to reflect upon this complex critical history and consider the shape and scope of Barnes scholarship and 20th-century literary studies today. International and interdisciplinary in focus, this conference hopes to reflect the diversity of Barnes’s own art practice, cohering a diverse and dispersed research community of scholars and postgraduate students interested in Barnes either directly, tangentially, or in relation to other frames of cultural-historical studies which might open up further possibilities for investigation and discussion. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

21–22 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

Society for Musical Analysis Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) conference for music postgraduates Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

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Highlights: Conferences and symposia 27–29 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End: modernism and the First World War An international conference on Ford Madox Ford’s First World War tetralogy, Parade’s End. First published as Some Do Not (1924), No More Parades (1925), A Man Could Stand Up - (1926) and Last Post (1928), Parade’s End has been described by Anthony Burgess as “the finest novel about the First World War”, by Samuel Hynes as “the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman”, and by Malcolm Bradbury as “a central Modernist novel of the 1920s, in which it is exemplary”. In 2010-11, Carcanet published the volumes as major critical editions, providing for the first time reliable texts, detailed annotations and discussions of the textual histories. Also in 2011, the BBC and HBO embarked on a five-part adaptation, scripted by Sir Tom Stoppard. As we approach the centenary of the start of the Great War, this conference will examine and celebrate Ford’s First World War modernist masterpiece. Contact: jon.millington@sas.ac.uk

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May–September 2012

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Events calendar Tuesday 1 May 2012 17:00–19:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Seminar King’s, London

Behind the headlines: trends in the Uttar Pradesh elections 2012 Oliver Heath (Royal Holloway), Lucia Michelutti (Oxford) Organised with the King’s College India Institute P

17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies Institute of Historical Research History of libraries research seminar series Room 349

The University of London Library during the Second World War

17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies Seminar Room 261

The rise of creative writing: impacts on poetry

Karen Attar (Senate House Library) Cu

Gregory Leadbetter and Stephanie Norgate Cu

Wednesday 2 May 2012 14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

16:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Friends of Germanic Studies at the IGRS annual meeting Court Room

Bestsellers, ‘worstsellers’, and the question of canonicity: Gustav Freytag’s Die Ahnen and Theodor Fontane’s Vor dem Sturm Benedict Schofield (King’s, London) By invitation only. Cu

16:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Aesthetics forum STB9

The aims of art criticism

17:00–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Classical archaeology seminar series Room G22/26

The Bronze Age in London

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James Grant (Oxford) P

Lesley Fitton (British Museum) C, Cu

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17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research ICONEA seminar Room G34

ICONEA seminar

17:15–18:30 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

Philosophy and narrative

Siam Bhayro (Exeter) M

Letizia Panizza (Royal Holloway): ‘Telling the truth while telling lies: Ariosto’s debt to Lucian’s Vera Historia ‘ Maria Rosa Antognazza (King’s, London): ‘Interpretive guidelines for an intellectual biography of Leibniz’ Cu, H, P, S

17:30–18:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Commonwealth research seminar series Room 261

The Aga Khan Development Network

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Senate House Library Friends Lecture Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Print and Innovation in 16th century rhetoric: Agricola, Erasmus and Melanchthon

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Literary and critical theory seminar series Room 264

Literary and critical theory seminar

David Taylor (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) D

Peter Mack (The Warburg Institute) C, H, Cu

Wendy Wheeler (London Met) Cu

Thursday 3 May 2012 3–4 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Experiments on ethical dilemmas

15:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Room 103

The Global Century (postgraduate reading group)

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Chairs: William Booth (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and Rosy Rickett (Manchester) Further details: theglobalcentury.wordpress.com H

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

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Local historiography and the uses of the past Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck) C, H

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17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research Directions in musical research seminar series Chancellor’s Hall

Einstein on the Beach - authors and influence

17:30–20:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Book launch Room 264

The Republican Party and American politics from Hoover to Reagan

Richard Bernas (Institute of Musical Research; Tate Modern) Chair: Paul Archbold (Institute of Musical Research) M

Robert Mason (Edinburgh), Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Cambridge; Chicago Loyola), Iwan Morgan (Institute for the Study of the Americas) P

18:30–20:30 Institute of English Studies London theatre seminar Room 103

London theatre seminar Cu

Friday 4 May 2012 16:30–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies Postgraduate work in progress seminar series Room G35

Who decides your time to die? Death, life and the moirai in early Greek religion

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Finnegans Wake seminar series Room 265

Finnegans Wake seminar series

Ellie Mackin (King’s, London) C

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Saturday 5 May 2012 14:00–16:00 Institute of Historical Research Education in the long 18th century history seminar series Court Room

Lessons in liberty: English schoolboy rebellions in the Late 18th-century

14:00–16:00 Institute of English Studies The future of poetry seminar series Room G35

The future of poetry seminar series

Catherine Dille (independent scholar) H

Don Paterson Cu

Monday 7 May 2012 17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series Venue tbc

Cheap turbans and suspicious bonnets: head dress, millinery, and the metonymies of virtue in the later fiction of Frances Burney Ada Sharpe (Wilfrid Laurier, Canada) H

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Events calendar 18:15–19:45 The Warburg Institute Islam and the Enlightenment seminar The Warburg Institute

May–September 2012 Islam and the Enlightenment. An introduction. Jan Loop (The Warburg Institute) H

Tuesday 8 May 2012 09:30–18:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Inert cities: globalization, mobility and interruption

10:00–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

The iconography of justice from Renaissance town halls to 21st-century courts

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17:00–19:00 Institute of Classical Studies Special lecture Room G22/26

Celebrating the elite or just elitism? The ancient Olympics and contemporary academic values Elizabeth Pender (Leeds) and Emma Stafford (Leeds) C, H, Cu

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Religious history of Britain 1500-1800 seminar series Room G35

Catholic manuscript circulation in 17th-century Shrewsbury: the case of Richard Owen

17:30–20:30 Institute of Classical Studies Accordia Lectures Institute of Archaeology

The Tomb of the Warrior at Tarquinia

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Archives and society seminar series Room 276

Advocacy for the archive sector Title tbc

Alison Shell (London) H

Andrea Babbi (Heidelberg) C, H

Marie Owens (Association and Records Association) H

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Christian missions in global history seminar series Room 273

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Climate, health and ‘women’s work’ in 19thcentury missionary correspondence Georgina Endfield (Nottingham) H

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May–September 2012 18:00–19:30 Human Rights Consortium Lecture Room 104

Events calendar The responsibilities to protect, prosecute and palliate: complementary or conflicting? Kurt Mills (Glasgow) L, Hu, Po

18:00–19:30 Institute of English Studies Book collecting research seminar series Court Room

Collecting bindings

18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research International history seminar series Other

Embassy of Sir Nicholas O’Conor at Constantinople before World War I

Edward Baynton-Coward Cu

John Burman (Cambridge) H

19:00–20:30 Institute of Historical Research London Society for Medieval Studies seminar series Room G37

The lost sheep of Rochester: transitus and agency in late medieval England Jochen Schenk (German Historical Institute, London) H

Wednesday 9 May 2012 9–10 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Free will then and now

12:30–14:00 Institute of English Studies Director’s seminar Room 264

The “Creative Migrant” in Colm Toibin’s The South

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Ellen McWilliams (Bath Spa) Cu

14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

16:15–17:45 The Warburg Institute Islam and the Enlightenment seminar The Warburg Institute

Islam in Montesquieu’s writings and thought

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Rolando Minuti (Florence) H

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17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research History of political ideas / early career seminar series Room 104

Conquest, liberty and the uses of history in Jacobean England

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series Room 103

Placing sugar: dock design and commercial disputes in London, 1740-1800

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Modern religious history seminar series Court Room

J. G. Frazer, anthropology, and christianity

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Psychoanalysis and history seminar series Room G37

Bowlbyism and the postwar settlement

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Histories of home seminar series Room STB2

Gardening and photography in the making of the lower middle-class home in Britain, 1880-1914

Rei Kanemura (Cambridge) H, Po

Spike Sweeting (Warwick) H

Tim Larsen (Wheaton College) H

Matthew Thomson (Warwick) H

Rebecca Preston (Royal Holloway) H

Thursday 10 May 2012 10–12 May 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Other

New music in Britain

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

On not learning from the past

17:00–18:30 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

Alexander Nimmo (1783–1832) and some of his little-known Irish maps and charts

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Tom Harrison (Liverpool) C, H

Noël Wilkins (National University of Ireland, Galway) Cu, S

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17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research Directions in musical research seminar series Room G35

Alternative readings for Martinů’s Symphony No.4

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Modern British history seminar series Room G37

Sympathy for the devil’s chaplain: the moral implications of Darwinian emotion

Sharon Choa (East Anglia) M

Rob Boddice (Freie Universitat Berlin) H

17:15–19:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies English Goethe Society lecture Room 261

Writing on the Brocken on the Brocken: the poetry of the Brocken visitors’ books

17:30–19:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Harry Allen Memorial lecture Room 264

Fifty years on: the Cuban Missile Crisis revisited

Eleoma Joshua (Edinburgh) Cu

Mark White (Queen Mary) RSVP: robert.kenyon@sas.ac.uk H

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History of education seminar series Room 104

‘Hidden internationalisms’ in architecture and education: Mary (nee Crowley) Medd (1907-2005) Cathy Burke (Cambridge) H

17:30–19:30 Human Rights Consortium Institute of Commonwealth Studies International refugee law seminar series Chancellor’s Hall

Refugees, law and postcolonial theory

18:00 Institute of Philosophy Seminar Room 349

Practical and ‘theoretical’ free will

Patricia Tuitt (Birkbeck) Hu

Daniel Dennett (Tufts) P

Friday 11 May 2012 11–12 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room (11 May) Court Room (12 May)

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09:30–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Workshop Room G34

Motherhood: theories, methods and narratives

16:30–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies Postgraduate work in progress seminar series Room 102

Worshiping Apollo in Rhodes after the synoikismos

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Low countries history seminar series Room 104

A protean phenomenon: the patriots in the late 16th- and early 17th-century Low Countries

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing AHRC-Funded Motherhood in Post-1968 European Literature Network Cu

Dimitra Maria Lala (Athens) C

Alastair Duke (Southampton) H

18:00–20:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies The Machiavelli nights seminar Room 264

The Machiavelli nights Led by Gianluigi Sassu (Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) Cu, P, Po

Saturday 12 May 2012 11:00–13:00 Institute of English Studies Modernism research seminar series Room G37

Modernism and affect Jennifer Cooke (Loughborough): ‘From normative unhappiness to non-normative bliss: modernist intimacies in Katherine Mansfield and Dorothy Richardson’ Kate McLoughlin: ‘Ford Madox Ford, Telephones and Interruption’ Cu

Monday 14 May 2012 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Short course Charles Clore House

Certificate in international commercial arbitration L

13:00–14:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Lunchtime research seminars Room 102

Jean Genet, Marc Camille Chaimowicz and ‘la courtoisie des choses’

16:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies German philosophy reading group Room G37

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Roger Cook (Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) Cu

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May–September 2012 16:15–17:45 The Warburg Institute Islam and the Enlightenment seminar series The Warburg Institute

Events calendar An Islamic radical enlightenment? The philosophes and their perceptions of the Arabic world Jonathan Israel (Princeton) H

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

Beauty and the beast? Scholarship and commerce in the early decades of The Burlington Magazine Barbara Pezzini Cu, H

16:30–19:00 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient philosophy seminar series Room G34

Cicero’s Aristotelianism

17:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Roman art seminar series 11 Bedford Square Room G3

Focussing on Roman objects: photographing the art and artefacts of Dura-Europos

Raphael Woolf (King’s, London) C, P

Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck) C, Cu

18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research Collecting & display (100BC to AD1700) seminar series Room STB9

A passion for plagiarism: collecting copies of ancient sculpture 1500-1800 Christine Baltay H

Tuesday 15 May 2012 14:00–17:30 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Seminar Charles Clore House

Double jeopardy in the EU - what it means in practice L

17:00–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Trendall Lecture Room G22/26

Myth, cult and performance: Sir John Soane’s Cawdor Vase Tyler Jo Smith (Virginia) C, H, Cu

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research London group of historical geographers seminar series Room G37

America’s global imaginaries, 1776-1869: geography as a handmaiden to nation, or empire? Konstantin Dierks (Indiana; Rothermere American Institute, Oxford) H

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17:00–17:00 Institute of Historical Research Locality & region seminar series Room 103

Black people in English localities since 1600: sources and significance

17:00–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Jewish history seminar series Room G35

Jewish history seminar

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Life-cycles seminar series Room G34

‘A good Jew and a good Englishman’: Religion in Jewish boys’ and girls’ clubs 1886-1914

David Killingray (Goldsmiths)

Maddy Jessop (King’s, London) H

Anne Hughes (Southampton) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Parliaments, politics and people seminar series Room 104

Proclamations, parliament and the fall of Lord Chancellor Bacon in 1621

17:30–19:30 School of Advanced Study School Visiting Fellow lecture Chancellor’s Hall

The intimacies of four continents

Chris Kyle (Syracuse) Po, H

Lisa Lowe (San Diego, California; School Visiting Fellow 2011-12) Chaired by Roger Kain (School of Advanced Study) Cu

Wednesday 16 May 2012 16–18 May 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

Musical geographies of Central Asia

12:00–13:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Seminar Room G34

The United States: a conservative nation?

For more information see p.9 M

Joel Aberbach (California, Los Angeles) Jointly organised with SOAS’s Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy Po

12:30–14:00 School of Advanced Study Dean’s seminars Room 103

Branding authorship: the advantages of anonymity Robert Patten (Institute of English Studies; Rice) Cu

14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

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Director’s work in progress seminar

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May–September 2012 15:00–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Mycenaean Seminar Room G22/26

Events calendar Before Aphrodite: new light on Kytheran prehistory from the Kythera Island Project Cyprian Broodbank (UCL) and Evangelia Kiriatzi (Athens) C

16:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Aesthetics forum Room 264

Aesthetics forum

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series Venue tbc

A foreign presence? Ivory Chairs and the concept of hybridity

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research History of political ideas seminar series Room G37

‘Actio popularis’ and popular sovereignty in Rome

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research British history in the long 18th century seminar series Court Room

Scientific experiment as moral exercise in the education of George III

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Senate House Library Friends Lecture Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Transport collections in the Goldsmiths Library

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Literary and critical theory seminar series Room 261

Literary and critical theory seminar

Sherri Irvin (Oklahoma) P

Kate Smith (Warwick) H

Valentina Arena (UCL) H

Florence Grant (King’s, London) H

Carlos Galvis (Institute of Historical Research) Cu

Catherine Belsey (Swansea) Cu

Thursday 17 May 2012 17–18 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

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Bilderrätsel des gesprungenen Bewusstseins / Modernism and the beginnings of visual culture (1890-1938) For more information see p.9 Cu

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Events calendar 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Workshop Room 264

May–September 2012 Health innovation and social equity in the 21st century: a multidisciplinary focus on health injustices For more information see p.9 P

15:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Room 261

The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Chairs: William Booth (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and Rosy Rickett (Manchester) Further details: theglobalcentury.wordpress.com H

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

Writing culture: historiography, hybridity and the shaping of the past Joseph Skinner (Liverpool) C, H

17:00–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series V&A Museum

Early modern material cultures seminar

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research Directions in musical research seminar series Room 102

Wagner and Paris: the case of Rienzi (1869)

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History lab seminar series Room 103

Aspects of governance in the early reign of Richard II: Richard II’s use of the Signet and Privy Seals during the 1380s/The earls in government during the minority of Richard II

Pamela Smith, Robert H Smith Fellow (V&A Museum) H

Mark Everist (Southampton) Chair:Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway and Institute of Musical Research) M

Mark King/Claire Fetherstonhaugh (Cambridge) H 17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Comparative histories of Asia seminar series Room G37

Commodities caught in the cross-fire: the case of Java Sugar and Imperial Japan, 1880-1945

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Reconfiguring the British: Nation, empire, world 1600-1900 seminar series Room STB9

Law, liberty and identity in the 1820s Cape Colony

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Richard Knight (Adelaide) H

Kirsten McKenzie (Sydney) H

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17:30–19:00 Institute of English Studies Medieval manuscripts seminar Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Some thoughts on the origins of Insular Script

18:00–19:00 Institute of English Studies John Coffin Memorial Irish Studies Lecture Chancellor’s Hall

Samuel Beckett - mystic

18:15–19:45 The Warburg Institute Islam and the Enlightenment seminar The Warburg Institute

Sir James Porter (1710–1776) and his Observations on the Religion, Law, Government, and Manners of the Turks (1768)

Mark Stansbury (National University of Ireland, Galway) Cu

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Maurits van den Boogert (Leiden) H

Friday 18 May 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of English Studies Short course Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Insular manuscripts masterclass

16:30–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies Postgraduate work in progress seminar series Room G37

Gender, revenge and cross-dressing in Herodotus’ Histories

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Ezra Pound Cantos reading group Room 265

Canto 105

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Charles Peake Ulysses seminar series Room 264

The Charles Peake Ulysses seminar

Mark Stansbury (National University of Ireland, Galway), Michelle Brown Cu

Niki Karapanagioti (Reading) C

Alexander Howard (Sussex) C

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Saturday 19 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Workshop Institute of Archaeology

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South American archaeology seminar Contact: b.sillar@ucl.ac.uk. Fee: £7.50 H

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14:00–16:00 Forms of antiquarianism in the Institute of English Studies EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy Thomas Roebuck (Magdalen College, Oxford) and the Scientific Imagination) Cu Room G37

early royal society

Monday 21 May 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Lecture Senate Room

HoGMeet - Annual Meeting of University Heads of German

12:45–18:30 Institute of Musical Research South Asia music and dance forum Room G37

Before ‘Nautch-Girl’ was a racehorse: Indian music and dance c. 1800-1857

Contact: cole@daad.org.uk Cu

Convenors: Anna Morcom (Royal Holloway), Katharine Schofield (King’s, London) and Richard Widdess (SOAS) M

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

A triumphal arch for painting. Drawings by Peruzzi for St. Luke’s Chapel in Santa Maria della Scala Wolfgang Loseries H, Cu

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research IMR/CMPCP performance/research seminar series Chancellor’s Hall

‘Liveness’: a quality, a platform, an essential creative space in notated music Kathryn Whitney (Institute of Musical Research) Chair: Mine Dogantan Dack (Middlesex) M

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Crusades and the Latin East seminar series Room 103

Staufen Germany and the crusade

17:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Roman art seminar series 11 Bedford Square Room G3

New evidence of polychromy in Hellenistic sculpture at Delos and elsewhere

Graham Loud (Leeds) H

Brigitte Bourgeois (Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Muses de France) C, Cu

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Voluntary action history seminar series Room 104

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Food alms for the poor in late medieval England Chris Woolgar (Southampton) H

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May–September 2012 18:00–19:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Lecture Charles Clore House

Events calendar The judicial committee of the Privy Council and Lord Sankey’s ‘living tree’ theory of interpretation Robert Sharpe (Court of Appeal, Ontario) L

Tuesday 22 May 2012 11:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room 349

Politics of secession in the European Union

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research London group of historical geographers seminar series Room G34

Creolising London? Caribbean activists and the geographies of race and empire in 1930s Britain

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Religious history of Britain 1500-1800 seminar series Room G35

The holy maid of Wales: visions, politics and Catholicism in Elizabethan Britain

17:30–19:00 School of Advanced Study ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow lecture Macmillan Hall

Changing tastes: how foods tasted in the early modern period and how they taste now

17:30–18:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Commonwealth research seminar series Room 265

What happened to ‘garibi hatao’? India’s Congress Party and the politics of poverty

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Christian missions in global history seminar series Room 104

Transcending the western/indigenous binary: Punjabi Dalit Hymnody

18:00–19:30 Institute of English Studies Literary London reading group Room 264

Literary London reading group

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Daniel Whittall (Royal Holloway) H

Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) H

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James Chiriyankandath (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) D

Jeffrey Cox (Iowa) H

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Events calendar 18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research International history seminar series Room 103

May–September 2012 The British way in cold warfare: the case of the Empire’s Caribbean communists 1952-1964 Spencer Mawby (Nottingham) H

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Seminar Wyndham Lewis reading group Venue tbc

Protean performances: Wyndham Lewis, Ford Madox Ford, and the Modernist Party

19:00–20:30 Institute of Historical Research London Society for Medieval Studies seminar series Room G37

Visual representations of knighting ceremonies

Nathan Waddell (Birmingham) Cu

Julia Walworth (Merton College, Oxford) H

Wednesday 23 May 2012 09:15–17:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Banking Law Conference 2012: Basel III, the Vickers Report and regulatory restructuring For more information see p.10 L

10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium University of East London

Olympic ideals

12:30–14:00 Institute of English Studies Director’s seminar Room 265

Director’s seminar

14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

17:00–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Classical archaeology seminar Room G22/26

Classical collections in museums across the UK

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research ICONEA seminar Room STB2

Modality in question

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William Radice (SOAS) Cu

Victoria Turner (London) C

Richard Dumbrill M

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17:00–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series Room 102

Early modern material cultures seminar

17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies London Old and Middle English research seminar (LOMERS) Room 264

“Baths of Bliss”: bathing practices in medieval literature and society

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Senate House Library Friends Book Talk Durning-Lawrence Room

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Seminar Venue tbc

Contemporary fiction / literary and critical theory joint seminar

Marta Ajmar (V&A/RCA) H

Elizabeth Archibald (Bristol) Cu

Led by Michael Slater Cu

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Thursday 24 May 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium STB3/6

9th Ingeborg Bachmann Centre postgraduate conference

24–25 May 2012 10:15–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

Visual interests: the intellectual legacy of Michael Baxandall

12:30–14:00 Institute of Philosophy Lunchtime seminar STB9

Frege’s Grundgesetze and a reassessment of impredicativity

For more information see p.10 Cu

For more information see p.10 C, Cu, P

Francesca Boccuni (Institute of Philosophy; San Raffaele) P

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

Why Mykalessos? Religion and intertextuality in Thucydides Maria Fragoulaki (Birkbeck) C, H

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Events calendar 17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Modern British history seminar series Room G37

May–September 2012 ‘Sometimes it was necessary, for the sake of the class, to exclude a hopeless case.’ London’s elementary schools and the origins of ‘classification’ 1870-1904 Imogen Lee (Goldsmiths) Chair: Sally Alexander H

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research Directions in musical research seminar series Room G35

Towards a history of musical emotion

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Seminar German Historical Institute

Model pupil, junior partner, or problem child? Germany’s role in European integration since 1945

Michael Spitzer (Liverpool) Chair: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King’s, London) M

Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht) H 19:00–21:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Other events Austrian Cultural Forum

Doron Rabinovici reads from his novel Andernorts Doron Rabinovici Contact: office@acflondon.org Cu

Friday 25 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room 349

Understanding equality

14:00–16:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Workshop Room 349

Impact Agenda 2

15:00 Institute of Philosophy Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar series Room STB2

Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar

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Kevin Klement (Massachusetts) P

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16:30–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies Postgraduate work in progress seminar series Room G35

Chasing Hesiod’s snail: animals and astronomy in early Greek weather prediction

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Low countries history seminar series Room 104

Jacques Presser between history and literature

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History of gardens and landscapes seminar series Court Room

Virtue or pleasure? Moral texts in the early Polish landscape garden

Michael Beardmore (St Andrews) C

Philo Bregstein (Paris; Amsterdam) H

Agnieszka Whelan (UCL) H

Saturday 26 May 2012 10:30–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Institute of Musical Research Workshop Chancellor’s Hall

Latin American music seminar Contact: h.stobart@rhul.ac.uk. Fee: £5.00 M

Monday 28 May 2012 13:00–14:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Lunchtime research seminars series Room 102

Nikolaus von Zinzendorf and his reception in England

16:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies German philosophy reading group Room G37

Wagner and philosophy

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

Ecclesia and synagoga: continuity and change

16:30–19:00 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient philosophy seminar series Room G34

Philosophy versus rhetoric? Aspects of Galen’s argumentative technique

Antonia Brotchie (Birkbeck) Cu

Cu, P

Miri Rubin Cu, H

P. N. Singer (Newcastle) C, P

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Events calendar 17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research IMR/CMPCP performance/research seminar series Chancellor’s Hall

May–September 2012 Performance and creativity: harpsichord as cultural microcosm Jane Chapman (RCM) Chair: Daniel Leech Wilkinson (King’s, London) M

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research European history 1500-1800 seminar series Room 103

How risky is a risk-free asset: an inquiry into Louis XIV’s finances Katia Béguin, (Paris I) H

Tuesday 29 May 2012 17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Jewish history seminar series Room G35

Anti-antisemitism in interwar Britain

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Locality & region seminar series Room 102

Classicism after Grainger: classical architecture in Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1870-1914

David Feldman (Birkbeck) H

Michael Johnson C, H

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research London group of historical geographers seminar series Room G37

Cruising Oceania: sea transport and island tourism in the age of steam

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Life-cycles seminar series Room G34

Families in crisis: parenting and the life-cycle in English society c.1450 – 1600

Frances Steel (Wollongong) H

Maria Cannon (Northumbria) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Parliaments, politics and people seminar series Room 104

The making of the modern ballot paper: a brief history of transnational technology, c.1750-1950

18:00–19:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Black Britain seminar series Room 349

African, not ‘Black’ history: arguments for ‘African’

Malcolm Crook (Keele) and Tom Crook (Oxford Brookes) Po, H

Kwaku is an NVQ assessor, tutor, journalist, music and media industry consultant and facilitator; music industry lecturer at College Arts, and former lecturer at City and a pathway to music industry education. H

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May–September 2012 18:15–19:45 The Warburg Institute Islam and the Enlightenment seminar The Warburg Institute

Events calendar Joseph White (1745-1814) and Arabic studies in 18th-century England Simon Mills (Cambridge) H

Wednesday 30 May 2012 30–31 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Room 349

Cultures of decolonisation, c.1945-1970

16:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Aesthetics forum Room 264

Aesthetics forum

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Lecture The Warburg Institute

Where Europe begins and ends: Problematics of literary history, 1348-1418

For more information see p.11 H

Michael Martin (UCL) P

David Wallace (Pennsylvania) Cu, P, H

17:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Seminar Room G34

Austrian literary documentation of serving and deserting the ‘Wehrmacht’

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Early modern material cultures seminar series Venue tbc

Exchanging knowledge and creating new things: Three dimensional models and “In-between objects” in early modern times

Peter Pirker (Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies; Vienna) Cu, H

Simona Valeriani (URKEW Project, LSE) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research British history in the long 18th century seminar series Court Room

British slavery, moral responsibility and political representation, c. 1783-1834

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Literary and critical theory seminar series Room 261

Literary and critical theory seminar

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Richard Huzzey (Plymouth) H

Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths) Cu

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Thursday 31 May 2012 15:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Room 104

The Global Century (postgraduate reading group)

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Lecture The Warburg Institute

The restoration of Giotto’s crucifix for the Church of Ognissanti, Florence

Chairs: William Booth (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and Rosy Rickett (Manchester) H

Anna-Marie Hilling (Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence) C

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

Commemoration, destruction, and the reshaping of memory in Athenian inscriptions Polly Low (Manchester) C, H

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Comparative histories of Asia seminar series Room G37

Pandora’s post box: the mobility of discourse across British Asia, 1854-1914

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History lab seminar series Room 103

Religious perceptions of death and the afterlife in the First World War

Mark Ravinder Frost (Essex) H

Ashleigh Melvin (Birkbeck) H

Friday 1 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy CenSes workshop Room G22/26

Scent and sensibility: the neuroscience of fragrance Denise Chen (Rice), Thomas Hummel (Dresden Medical School), Charles Spence and Anne-Sylvie Crisinel (Oxford) P

13:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Seminar Court Room

Assessing Mexico’s 2012 general elections Alan Knight (St. Anthony’s College, Oxford), Arturo Sánchez (El Colegio de México), Joaquín Villalobos (security adviser to Mexican and Colombian governments), Enrique Berruga Filloy (Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales), Kevin J. Middlebrook (Institute for the Study of the Americas), Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, Oxford) Po

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15:00–17:00 Institute of Philosophy Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar series Room 264

Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar

17:00–19:00 Institute of English Studies Seminar Room 261

Psychoanalysis, literature and practice

Leon Horsten (Bristol) P

Text: Didier Anzieu, The Skin Ego (1989). pp. 711-87 and 109-111; Film: Lawrence of Arabia (Dir. David Lean, 1962) Commentator: Steve Pile (Open) Cu, P

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Finnegans Wake seminar series Room 265

Finnegans Wake seminar series

18:00–20:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies The Machiavelli nights seminar Room 264

The Machiavelli nights

Cu

led by Gianluigi Sassu (Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) Cu, P, Po

Saturday 2 June 2012 14:00–16:00 Medieval Arabic and Latin alchemy Institute of English Studies Guido Frison (UCL): ’Ultramarine blue: historical, philological and EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy epistemologicalconsiderations’ and the Scientific Imagination) Gabriele Ferrario (Cambridge): ‘The pigment that came from overseas: Room G37 Ultramarine blue in Medieval Arabic alchemy’ ’Cu 14:00–16:00 Institute of Historical Research Education in the long 18th century history seminar series Court Room

Enlightenment in Lilliput: republican education in 18th-century children’s literature

14:00–16:00 Institute of English Studies The future of poetry seminar series Room 274

The future of poetry seminar

Matthew Grenby (Newcastle) H

Gillian Clarke Cu

Wednesday 6 June 2012 6–8 June 2012 15:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Room 349

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Stefan Zweig and Great Britain For more information see p.11 Cu

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Events calendar 13:00–17:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Workshop STB9

May–September 2012 Economic liberalism in the Americas Speakers include: Helga Baitenmann (Institute for the Study of the Americas), William Pettigrew (Kent), Alejandra Irigoin (LSE) With generous support from the Economic History Society and the Society for Latin American Studies’ By invitation only. Contact: deborah.toner@sas.ac.uk H, E

14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

16:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Aesthetics forum Room 264

Photography, trace and trauma

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Lecture The Warburg Institute

The melancholy tower - the varying meanings of the ivory tower in relation to the act of reading

Margaret Iversen (Essex) P

Alberto Manguel (writer) P

17:00–19:00 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS guest lecture Room G32

ICLS guest lecture

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research History of political ideas / early career seminar series Room 104

Democratic subjectification

17:00–19:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Seminar Chancellor’s Hall

Freedom to trade, free trade and LaissezFaire: Latin American approaches to economic Liberalism in the 19th century

Yulia Ustinova (Ben Gurion)

Clare Woodford (independent scholar) H

Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Institute for the Study of the Americas) H, E 17:30–18:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Commonwealth research seminar series: Room 265

Exploring W. African worlds: Agay the Salt Carrier (1831) by Mrs Bowdich (Lee) Mary Orr (Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Southampton) Chair: Mandy Banton (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) H

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17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Histories of home seminar series and History of gardens and landscapes seminar series Room G26

From necessary leisure to moral prophylaxis: death of the suburban garden

17:30–19:30 Human Rights Consortium International Refugee Law seminar series Charles Clore House

The law of exclusion from refugee status: recent developments

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Psychoanalysis and history seminar series Room G37

Psychoanalysis in Egypt: Victorian novels Title tbc

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Senate House Library Friends book talk Durning-Lawrence Room

Two stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventure of the Empty House and The Adventure of the Speckled Band)

Franklin Ginn (Edinburgh) H

Geoff Gilbert (Essex) Hu

Emma Francis (Warwick) H, P

Led by Emelyne Godfrey Cu

Thursday 7 June 2012 10:00–19:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Macmillan Hall

A revolutionary life: Ruth First 1925-1982

7–8 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate Room (7 June) Court Room (8 June)

Knowledge of action

15:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Other events Room 102

Meet-the-author: Jimmy Burns interviews Carlos Gamerro

16:30–19:30 Institute of Classical Studies Ancient history seminar series Room G22/26

Presentism in Ephoros: the return of the Heraclidae in fourth-century Greece

For more information see p.12 H, Hu, P

For more information see p.12 P

Jimmy Burns, award-winning journalist and author interviews Carlos Gamerro Cu, H

Nino Luraghi (Princeton) C, H

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Events calendar 17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research Directions in musical research seminar series Room 264

May–September 2012 ‘‘The regent’s harmonica’: music, power and innovation in early 19th-century London Leanne Langley (Institute of Musical Research) Chair: Roger Parker (King’s, London) M

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Modern British history seminar series Room G37

Vice beyond the pale: (re)presenting the ‘white slave’ traffic in turn of the century Britain Rachel Attwood (UCL) H

17:15–19:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies English Goethe Society lecture STB3/6

Visiting Goethe: the diary of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, 1829-1832

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History of education seminar series Room 103

Constructing citizenship: schooling youth in immigrant Chicago, 1900-1940

Utz Raphael (Jena) Cu

Kathryn L. Wegner (Illinois, Chicago) H

17:30–19:00 Institute of English Studies Medieval manuscripts seminar Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies

Old English glosses to the Rushworth Gospels: palaeographical, textual and linguistic approaches Tadashi Kotake (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Institute of English Studies) Cu

Friday 8 June 2012 09:30–17:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Other

Jorge Amado conference

15:00–17:00 Institute of Philosophy Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar series Room STB3

Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar

17:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies University Trust Fund event Chancellor’s Hall

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Simonetta Agnello Hornby Cu, L

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17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History of gardens and landscapes seminar series Court Room

Gardens of Marrakesh: back to the future

18:30–19:45 Institute for the Study of the Americas Lecture Other

Racial identity and nationalism in the Americas

Angelica Gray H

Speakers: Roberto DaMatta and Kenneth Maxwell Co-sponsored by the Eccles Centre, British Library H, Po, S

Saturday 9 June 2012 11:00–16:00 Institute of English Studies London 19th century studies research seminar Room G37

London 19th century studies research seminar Cu

Monday 11 June 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium British Library

Political marketing and consultancy in an age of global crises For more information see p.12 Po

11–12 June 2012 16:00–18:30 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS Annual Byzantine Colloquium Room G22/26

When East met West: the reception of Latin philosophical and theological thought in late Byzantium For more information see p.13 C

16:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies German philosophy reading group Room 264

Wagner and philosophy

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

The Paper Museum of Cassiano del Pozzo. drawings after the Antique

Cu, P

Eloisa Dodero Cu, H

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research IMR/CMPCP performance/research seminar series Chancellor’s Hall

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Do you know the land? Wolf’s performing and composing of Mignon’s lyric chain Amanda Glauert (RCM) Chair: Sarah Callis (RAM) M

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Events calendar 18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research Collecting & display (100BC to AD1700) seminar series Room STB9

May–September 2012 Collecting & display (100BC to AD1700) seminar Joseph Friedman H

Tuesday 12 June 2012 17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Jewish history seminar series Room G35

The passion of William of Norwich

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Locality & region seminar series Room 102

Archaeology and history in the Driffield area of Yorkshire East Riding (title tbc)

Miri Rubin (Queen Mary) H

TBC Alan Thacker (Institute of Historical Research) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Life-cycles seminar series Room G34

Getting old and dying in London: a material culture approach Will Farrell (Birkbeck) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Parliaments, politics and people seminar series Room 104

The Prince of Wales and Parliament in the early 18th century

17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies Institute of Historical Research History of libraries research seminar series Other

Interpreting the Benefactors’ Book: a documentary and bibliographical account of Canterbury Cathedral Library in the 17th century

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Senate House Library Friends book talk Durning-Lawrence Room

The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan

18:00–19:30 Institute of English Studies Book collecting research seminar series Room 261

Collecting pre-Raphaelite books and illustration

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David Shaw (Canterbury) Cu

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May–September 2012 18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research International History seminar series Room 102

Events calendar Scots and Africa: a nation of empire-builders in the era of decolonisation Bryan Glass (Texas at Austin) H

Wednesday 13 June 2012 12:30–14:00 School of Advanced Study Dean’s seminars Room 103

Prophets-play: personifying the Old Testament from early Christian Homiletics to Medieval drama Peter Toth (The Warburg Institute) Cu, C

14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Lecture The Warburg Institute

The invention of religion in early modernity

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research British history in the long 18th century seminar series Court Room

Parish provision for unmarried mothers in London, 1720-1840

17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies London Old and Middle English research seminar (LOMERS) Room 264

London Old and Middle English research seminar (LOMERS)

18:00–20:30 Institute of Classical Studies Barron Memorial Lecture Beveridge Hall

Athletics and politics in the ancient Greek Games

Guy Stroumsa (Oxford)

Samantha Williams (Girton College, Cambridge) H

Rob Ellis (Queen Mary) and Carl Kears (King’s, London) Cu

Panos Valavanis (Athens) Reservation required. Contact: classicsoffice@ucl.ac.uk C, H

Thursday 14 June 2012 14–15 June 2012 10:15–18:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

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Warburg, Benjamin and Kulturwissenschaft For more information see p.13 C, Cu, H, P

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Events calendar 15:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Room 103

May–September 2012 The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Chairs: William Booth (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and Rosy Rickett (Manchester) Further information: theglobalcentury.wordpress.com H

17:30–19:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Seminar STB9

Keyboard beats paper: German writers and literary institutions on the internet

18:00–20:00 Institute of Philosophy Perception, senses and action forum Room G35

Imitation, skill learning, and conceptual thought: an embodied, developmental approach

Jeanine Tuschling (Aston; Birmingham) Cu

Ellen Fridland (Humboldt) P

Friday 15 June 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Workshop Room G22/26

Decolonisation conference

10:00–18:00 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Venue to be confirmed

The UCL Festival of London and Literature: One day in the city

For more information see p.13 Cu

For more information see p.13 Po, H

15:00–17:00 Institute of Philosophy Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar series Room G37

Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Charles Peake Ulysses seminar series Room 265

The Charles Peake Ulysses seminar

Raymond Turner (Essex) P

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The sculpture of Khajuraho David Smith Cu, H

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17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Crusades and the Latin East seminar series Room 103

Peter Heylyn and 17th-century crusade historiography

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Voluntary action history seminar series Room 104

Saving Aboriginal children: save the children Aboriginal preschools, white volunteers and the rural colour bar

Andrew Mower (East Anglia) H

Jennifer Jones (La Trobe, Australia) H

18:00–19:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Lecture Charles Clore House

Why is law reform so difficult? Elizabeth Cooke (Law Commissioner) L

Tuesday 19 June 2012 17:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Seminar Room 349

Concentrationary cinema. Aesthetics as political resistance in Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955)

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Religious History of Britain 1500-1800 seminar series Room G35

Repetitive prayer and Reformation-era poetics

18:00–19:30 Institute of English Studies Literary London reading group Room 264

Literary London reading group

18:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research International History seminar series Room 102

Striking the balance: state intervention vs. nonintervention in Britain’s oil policy, 1957-1968

Speakers: Maxime Silverman and Griselda Pollock Cu

Susannah Monta (Notre Dame) H

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Jonathan Kuiken (Boston College) H

Wednesday 20 June 2012 10:00–18:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Senate Room

‘Connecting cultures’ and internationalisation through Commonwealth Foreign Languages (CFL) For more information see p.14 Cu

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14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

17:00–18:30 Institute of Musical Research ICONEA seminar STB9

ICONEA seminar

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research History of political ideas / early career seminar series Room 104

Sir Anthony Sherley’s political writings: diplomacy, travel, and forms of publication

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Thursday 21 June 2012 09:30–20:00 Institute of Musical Research Song Art Performance Research Group 3rd annual meeting Chancellor’s Hall

Lyric song in idea and performance

21–23 June 2012 13:30–18:30 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Philosophical insights

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Modern British history seminar series Room G37

Gladstone, Bright and the ethics of liberal interventionism

For more information see p.14 M

For more information see p.14 P

Roland Quinault (Institute of Historical Research) H

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History lab seminar series Room 103

Conceptualising market expansion in Victorian Britain: the commercial traveller as an economic character Hannah Scally (Darwin College, Cambridge) H

Friday 22 June 2012 10:00–17:00 The Warburg Institute Colloquium The Warburg Institute

The marriage of philology and scepticism: uncertainty and conjecture in early modern scholarship and thought For more information see p.15 H

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May–September 2012 14:05–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History of gardens and landscapes seminar series Court Room

Events calendar The estancia: a polite landscape out of the treeless plain Robert Peel (Garden History Society) H

Saturday 23 June 2012 09:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory conference Birkbeck College

Memory and empathy For more information see p.15 Cu

Monday 25 June 2012 25–26 June 2012 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference / Symposium Room STB3-6 (25 June) The Senate and Jessel rooms (26 June)

The internationalisation of Dalit and Adivasi activism

25–27 June 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium University of Manchester

Manchester International Beethoven conference

25–26 June 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Room 261

Opera as spectacle: staging practices in French and Italian opera during the 19th century

For more information see p.15 D, Hu, Po

For more information see p.15 M

For more information see p.16 M

10:30–16:30 Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Senate Room

Canada, China and the Asia Pacific

13:00–14:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Lunchtime research seminars Room 102

IGRS lunchtime research seminar

16:00–18:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies German philosophy reading group Room STB7

Wagner and philosophy

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16:30–18:00 The Warburg Institute Seminar The Warburg Institute

European alabaster sculpture 1330-1530

18:30–20:00 Institute of Historical Research The 2012 Marc Fitch lecture Chancellor’s Hall

“Head of our morality”: why the 20th-century British monarchy matters

Kim Woods Cu, H

David Starkey H

Tuesday 26 June 2012 26–28 June 2012 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies W G Hart Legal Workshop 2012 Charles Clore House

Globalisation, criminal law and criminal justice

10:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Court Room

Cinema, sexualities, theory: conference in honour of Keith Reader

17:15–19:00 Institute of Historical Research Jewish history seminar series Room G35

Michael Balint and the transformation of psychoanalysis in Britain

For more information see p.16 L

For more information see p.16 Cu

Shaul Bar-Haim (Birkbeck) H

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Parliaments, politics and people seminar series Room 264

Parliament, politics and corruption Title tbc Aaron Graham (Oxford), Paul Heywood (Nottingham), Stephen Roberts (History of Parliament) and Philip Salmon (History of Parliament) H, Po

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research Life-cycles seminar series Room G34

Life-cycles seminar Lissa Paul (Brock, Canada) H

Wednesday 27 June 2012 27–30 June 2012 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Conference / Symposium Various venues in Liverpool

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14:15–15:30 The Warburg Institute Director’s work in progress seminar The Warburg Institute

Director’s work in progress seminar

17:15–19:15 Institute of Historical Research British history in the long 18th century seminar series Court Room

The material life of the militia man June Matthew McCormack (Northampton) H

Thursday 28 June 2012 15:00–17:00 Institute of Philosophy Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar series Jessell Room

Plurals, predicates and paradox seminar

15:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas The Global Century (postgraduate reading group) Room 261

The Global Century (postgraduate reading group)

17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research History lab seminar series Room 103

Historia magistra vitae: John Toland, the life of Cicero and the value of history

Melvin Fitting (City, New York) P

Chairs: William Booth (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and Rosy Rickett (Manchester) H

Katie East (Royal Holloway) H

Friday 29 June 2012 29–30 June 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

The power of the word: poetry and prayer: continuities and discontinuities For more information see p.17 Cu

18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Ezra Pound Cantos reading group Room 265

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18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Finnegans Wake seminar series Room 264

Finnegans Wake seminar series

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Saturday 30 June 2012 14:00–16:00 Institute of English Studies Contemporary fiction research seminar Room 261

Book launch: Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition Matt Green (Nottingham) Cu

Tuesday 3 July 2012 17:30–19:30 Institute of English Studies Institute of Historical Research History of libraries research seminar series Room 349

“The necessity of clear expression”: home-grown writing, organisational learning and the library staff magazine in Britain in the first half of the 20th century’ Alistair Black (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Cu

Wednesday 4 July 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Literary London Conference 2012: Sports, games, and pastimes For more information see p.17 Cu

Thursday 5 July 2012 5–6 July 09:00–21:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Senate House

2012 Anglo-American Conference of Historians: Ancients and moderns

5–6 July 10:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Literaturhaus Berlin

Tales of commerce and imagination II: literary and cinematic contributions to the department store debate in the early 20th century

18:00–19:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Black Britain seminar series Room 264

Paving the Empire road: BBC television and Black Britons

For more information see p.18 C, H

For more information see p.18 Cu

Darrell M. Newton (Salisbury) Cu, H

18:30–20:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Other events Other

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Das Berliner Warenhaus - Kommerz und Imagination Philip Hensher (London) and Annett Gröschner (Berlin) read from their work Cu, H

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Friday 6 July 2012 09:00–17:30 Institute of Historical Research Summer conference Room 349

Approaches to the study of collecting For more information see p.18 H

Saturday 7 July 2012 7–15 July 2012 15:30–17:00 Institute of English Studies Summer school Senate House

T.S. Eliot International Summer School

10:00–18:00 Institute of English Studies The future of poetry seminar series Room 274/275

The future of poetry

For more information see p.19 Cu

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Monday 9 July 2012 9–10 July 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Language, culture and society in Russian/ English studies For more information see p.19 Cu

Tuesday 10 July 2012 14:00–17:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Seminar Centre for Media and Cultural Research

Digital memories

18:00–19:30 Institute of English Studies Book collecting research seminar series Room 261

Collecting counter-culture

Anna Reading (Sydney) Cu

Carl Williams Cu

Wednesday 11 July 2012 11–13 July 2011 Institute of English Studies 4th annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference Senate House

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Hard cash: money, property, economics and the marketplace in Victorian popular culture For more information see p.19 Cu

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Thursday 12 July 2012 12–14 July 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Music and shape

12–14 July 2012 13:00–17:30 Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute for the Study of the Americas Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

The war of 1812: memory and myth, history and historiography

For more information see p.20 M

For more information see p.20 E, H, Po

Friday 13 July 2012 18:00–20:00 Institute of English Studies Charles Peake Ulysses seminar series Room 265

The Charles Peake Ulysses seminar Cu

Friday 20 July 2012 20–21 July 2012 Institute of Musical Research 2nd annual conference of the Royal Musical Association King’s, London

Music and philosophy For more information see p.20 M, P

Tuesday 28 August 2012 28–31 August 2012 Institute of Philosophy Conference / Symposium Senate House

2012 European Society for Philosophy and Psychology 20th meeting For more information see p.20 P

Thursday 6 September 2012 6–8 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Dante in the 19th century For more information see p.21 Cu

Monday 10 September 2012 10–13 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium University of Oxford

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Tuesday 11 September 2012 11–12 September 2012 09:00–18:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Room G22/26

Teaching history in higher education For more information see p.21 H

Wednesday 12 September 2012 12–14 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research National Graduate Conference for Ethnomusicology Stewart House

Music and movement For more information see p.21 M

Thursday 13 September 2012 13–14 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Space and place in middlebrow: 1900-1950 For more information see p.22 Cu

Saturday 15 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Colloquium Room G22/26

Music and war: Royal Musical Association AGM and Dent Medal Study Day in honour of Annegret Fauser For more information see p.22 M

Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Weird council: an international conference on the writing of China Miéville For more information see p.22 Cu

09:00–18:00 Institute of Historical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

County societies symposium For more information see p.22 H, Cu

Thursday 20 September 2012 20–21 September 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference / Symposium Court Room

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Protest and reform in Wilhelmine German culture (1871-1918) For more information see p.23 Cu, H

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Friday 21 September 2012 21–22 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

First International Djuna Barnes Conference

21–22 September 2012 Institute of Musical Research Conference / Symposium Chancellor’s Hall

Society for Musical Analysis Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) conference for music postgraduates

For more information see p.23 Cu

For more information see p.23 M

Thursday 27 September 2012 27–29 September 2012 Institute of English Studies Conference / Symposium Senate House

Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End: modernism and the First World War For more information see p.24 Cu

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Research training

Research training 1, 15, 22 May 2012 5, 12, 19 June 2012 13:10–14:15 The Warburg Institute Research training The Warburg Institute

From devilry to divinity: readings in the Divina Commedia. Summer term: Paradise Alessandro Scafi (The Warburg Institute) and John Took (UCL) Week 2: Canto III. Heaven of the moon. Piccarda Donati Week 3: Canto VII. Heaven of Mercury. Divine justice, original sin and redemption. Week 4: Canto X. Heaven of the sun. Thomas Aquinas. Week 5: Canto XI. Francis of Assisi. WEEK 6: Canto XVII. Heaven of Mars. Cacciaguida. Week 7: Canto XXVII. Heaven of the fixed stars. St Peter. After reading Dante in Italian, with English translation and visual and verbal commentary, there will be time for informal and informed discussion inspired by the text. 8 sessions per term Fee: £80 per term (£50 for concessions; free of charge to The Warburg Institute and UCL staff, students and fellows), payable in advance. Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

1, 8, 15, 22 May 2012 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2012 18:00–19:00 The Warburg Institute Research training The Warburg Institute

New Testament Greek reading class

2 May–11 July 2012 Every Wednesday 17:30–19:30 Institute of Historical Research Research training Senate House

Explanatory paradigms: an introduction to historical theory

Organised by Cornelia Linde Participants should have a basic reading knowledge of Greek. Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

A critical introduction to current approaches to historical explanation, taught by John Tosh, John Seed and Sally Alexander. The contrasting explanatory frameworks offered by Marxism, psychoanalysis, gender analysis and Paul Ricoeur’s work on narrative form the central discussion points of the course, equipping students to form their own judgements on the schools of thought most influential in the modern discipline. Fee: £220 Contact: ihr.training@sas.ac.uk

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Research training 3, 10, 17, 24 May 2012 7, 14, 21, 28 June 2012 17:00–18:00 The Warburg Institute Research training The Warburg Institute

German reading class. Thomas Mann: Joseph und seine Brüder Organised by Jan Loop This is a German Reading Class dedicated to Thomas Mann’s trilogy Joseph und seine Brüder. We meet weekly during term time on Thursday afternoon from 5-6 p.m. Together we read, translate, and discuss short sections of this great work. Participants should have a good reading knowledge of German. Fee: £80 per term (free of charge to The Warburg Institute and UCL staff, students and fellows) Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

3 May 2012 18:00–19:30 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Research training STB3

IGRS graduate forum

4 May 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Seminar Room 102

Italian research training

5 May 2012 10:30–16:15 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Research training STB9

Research training workshop: Before, during and after the PhD

9 May 2012 11:00–12:00 School of Advanced Study Research training STB9

Careers workshop: Preparing for academic interviews

11 May 2012 10:00–18:00 Institute for the Study of the Americas Workshop Room 349

Caribbean postgraduate workshop

Contact: igrsforum.igrs@sas.ac.uk

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Contact: rosemary.lambeth@sas.ac.uk

Led by Kate Quinn and Steve Cushion (Institute for the Study of the Americas) This workshop seeks to bring together students who share a common interest in the Caribbean to share their work with other regional specialists in a friendly and informal setting. Fee (including lunch): £10 (the workshop will be followed by a rum reception) Contact: kate.quinn@sas.ac.uk or s.cushion@yahoo.co.uk

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Research training 23 May 2012 10:30–16:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Research training Charles Clore House

How to get a PhD in law: preparing yourself for the Vivas. Getting yourself known: publishing your work, presenting skills and networking. Avrom Sherr (Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) and Constantin Stefanou (Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) with Senior Law Librarians from the Institute MPhil/PhD law studentsfrom across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Topics to be covered: - Preparing for the Viva or Mini Viva - Practical presenting skills for your work and yourself - Ethics and publishing your work - Making the most of networking opportunities - Skills in compling a legal bibliography and avoiding plagiarism Fee: £65.00 Contact: belinda.crothers@sas.ac.uk

25 May 2012 14:00–17:00 Institute of Musical Research Research training reading group Room 261

Classic texts in music and culture

31 May 2012 10:00–19:00 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Research training STB3/6

Translations: translating language, translating media, translating experience

6 June 2012 09:00–17:00 Institute of Historical Research Research training Senate House

Internet sources for historical research

Convenor: Anahid Kassabian (Liverpool) Discussion of readings (available in advance) Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

IGRS Graduate Forum Conference l Contact: igrsforum.igrs@sas.ac.uk

This course provides an intensive introduction to use of the internet as a tool for serious historical research. It includes sessions on academic mailing lists, usage of gateways, search engines and other finding aids, and on effective searching using Boolean operators and compound search terms, together with advice on winnowing the useful matter from the vast mass of unsorted data available, and on the proper caution to be applied in making use of online information. Fee: £70 Contact: ihr.training@sas.ac.uk

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Research training 8 June 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of Musical Research Research training Golsmiths

Composition workshop Ensemble Eunoia, Johanna Greulich: Soprano; Stephen Menotti: Trombone; Ellen Fallowfield: Cello; Louisa Marxen: Percussion; Clemens Hund-Goeschel: Piano A workshop for composition students from Goldsmiths University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Edinburgh. Further information: www.eunoiamusic.com Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

8 June 2012 14:00–17:00 Institute of Musical Research Research training Room 103

Research training reading group: Classic texts in music and culture Convenor: Anahid Kassabian (Liverpool) Discussion of readings (available in advance) Contact: music@sas.ac.uk

11 June 2012 10:00–17:00 School of Advanced Study Research training Room G34

Careers Workshop: All day careers session

12–15 June 2012 Institute of Historical Research Research training Senate House

Databases for historians I

Contact: rosemary.lambeth@sas.ac.uk

Course tutor: Mark Merry (Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research) The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to computing techniques appropriate for historical research. The course is taught via a mixture of formal lectures and ‘hands-on’ practical classes in which students are provided with practical guidance on the use of commercially-available computer software packages. The module does not require any previous specialist knowledge of computing or training in mathematics, though a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows is necessary. The course is open to postgraduates, academics and all who are interested in using databases to organise or analyse historical data. Fee: £200 Contact: ihr.training@sas.ac.uk

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Research training 18–22 June 2012 10:00–17:00 Institute of English Studies Summer school Senate House

London Palaeography Summer School Michelle Brown, Marigold Norbye (UCL), Charles Burnett (The Warburg Institute), Peter Kidd, Anthony Edwards (De Montfort), Carol Farr, Annaclara Cataldi Palau (Royal Holloway), Elizabeth Danbury (UCL), Nigel Ramsay (UCL), Debby Banham (Birkbeck; Cambridge), Jenny Stratford (Institute of Historical Research), Rowan Watson (V&A), Patricia Lovett (Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society), Wim van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies), James Willoughby (New College, Oxford), Anna Somfai (Central European University), Dorothea McEwan (The Warburg Institute) and Claudia Wedepohl (The Warburg Institute) The London Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Diplomatic. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin palaeography, English, German and Greek palaeography, history of scripts, illuminated manuscripts, vernacular editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts. Contact: cmps@sas.ac.uk

25–27 June 2012 10:00–20:00 Institute of Historical Research Summer school Senate House

Summer School in Local History Speakers: John Beckett (Nottingham), Matthew Bristow (VCH Central Office), Janet Cooper (VCH, Herefordshire), Bridget Howlett (London Metropolitan Archives), Sarah Hutton (The National Archives), Ed King (British Library), Mark Latham (VCH, Middlesex), Mark Merry (Institute of Historical Research), Matt Phillpott (Institute of Historical Research), Sylvia Pinches (VCH, Herefordshire), Mary Siraut (VCH, Somerset), Alan Thacker (VCH), Simon Townley (VCH, Oxon), Simon Trafford (Institute of Historical Research) and Elizabeth Williamson (VCH Central Office) The school is open to all those keen to expand or update their skills in local history research. It will introduce you to the most up-to-date methods, sources and successful approaches to the subject through an exciting programme of lectures and workshops. Fee: £170 Contact: IHR.Training@sas.ac.uk

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Research training 25–29 June 2012 (Week 1) 2–6 July 2012 (Week 2) 10:30–15:30 Institute of English Studies Summer school Senate House

London Rare Books School Week 1: Brian Alderson, Peter Barber Geoffrey Beare, Michelle P. Brown, Alan Cole (Curator of the Museum of Writing), Catherine Delano-Smith, Anthony Edwards, Professor John Feather, Irving Finkel, Jean Hedger, Matthew Nicholls, Marigold Norbye, Nicholas Pickwoad, Kathryn E. Piquette, Jill Shefrin, Sarah Tyacke, Rowan Watson, Laurence Worms Week 2: David Chambers, Alan Cole, John Barnard, Michelle Brown, Paul Goldman, Anthony Hamber, Arnold Hunt, Elizabeth James, Giles Mandelbrote, Angela McShane, Angus O’Neill, Nigel Roche, Julian Rota, Iain Stevenson, Julia Walworth, Rowan Watson, Laurence Worms The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught in and around Senate House, which is the centre of the University of London’s federal system. The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute’s Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more. All courses stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from some of the world’s greatest collections. Each class is restricted to a maximum of 12 students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books. Contact: cmps@sas.ac.uk

27–29 June 2012 09:00–17:00 Institute of Historical Research Research training Senate House

Databases for historians II: Practical database tools The aim of this course is to develop the practical skills necessary for constructing and fully exploiting a database for use in historical research. Assuming a basic understanding of the conceptual issues in digitally managing information from historical sources, the course aims to introduce the specific tools and techniques required for improving the utility of the database from the data entry stage, through to the generation and presentation of analysis. The course consists of ‘hands-on’ practical sessions in which students are provided with practical guidance on employing these techniques through the use of Microsoft Access. Familiarity with the basic concepts of database use is required: participants should be confident working with Microsoft Access, and should have some knowledge of working with data tables and simple queries. Fee: £175 Contact: ihr.training@sas.ac.uk

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Research training 7–15 July 2012 15:30–17:00 Institute of English Studies Summer school Senate House

T.S. Eliot International Summer School Anthony Cuda (North Carolina Greensboro), Frances Dickey (Missouri), Manju Jain (Delhi), Jim McCue (Institute of English Studies), John Morgenstern (Oxford), Paul Muldoon (Princeton), Sean O’Brien (Newcastle), Stephen Regan (Durham), Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), John Paul Riquelme (Boston), Ronald Schuchard (Emory), Hannah Sullivan (Oxford), and Wim Van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies) The T.S. Eliot International Summer School welcomes to Bloomsbury all with an interest in the life and work of this Bloomsbury-based poet, dramatist, and man of letters. The Summer School brings together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature. In recent years it has featured the following lecturers and poets: Simon Armitage, Jewel Spears Brooker, Robert Crawford, Denis Donoghue, Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, John Haffenden, Barbara Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Hermione Lee, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, Robin Robertson and Sir Tom Stoppard. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A limited number of bursaries are available for deserving applicants who cannot attend without financial support. Undergraduate, postgraduate and art practioners are eligible to apply. Fee: £550 Contact: cmps@sas.ac.uk

16–20 July 2012 09:00–17:00 Institute of Historical Research Research training Senate House

Methods and sources for historical research This long-standing course is an introduction to finding and using primary sources for research in modern British, Irish and colonial history. The course will include visits to the British Library, the National Archives, the Wellcome Institute and the House of Lords Record Office, amongst others. Fee: £210 Contact: ihr.training@sas.ac.uk

3–14 September 2012 11:00–15:00 The Warburg Institute Research training The Warburg Institute

Renaissance Latin course A course for beginners and those who wish to brush up their Latin or apply a knowledge of Classical Latin to the Renaissance and Early Modern period given by Guido Giglioni (The Warburg Institute) Fee: £175 (free to present and future students of The Warburg Institute) Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

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Calls for papers

Calls for papers Dickens Day 2012: Dickens and popular culture 13 October 2012 Institute of English Studies CFP deadline: 31 May 2012 We warmly invite proposals for 20-minute papers from Dickensians of all backgrounds and career stages. There will be a panel featuring research inspired by that of the late Sally Ledger, whose book Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination is an important foundation for our thinking about this event. Please indicate on your proposal if you would like to be considered for this panel Website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/DickensDay12 Contact: Please send proposals (maximum 500 words) to Bethan Carney, Holly Furneaux and Ben Winyard at jcarn02@mail.bbk.ac.uk, hf35@le.ac.uk and benwinyard@hotmail.com

The marginalised mainstream: literature, culture and popularity 8–9 November 2012 Institute of English Studies CFP deadline: 1 June 2012 The Marginalised Mainstream seeks to discuss the growing interest in and importance of mainstream culture and the popular as ways of engaging with cultural products of the late nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries, the long twentieth century, 1880–2010. Specifically, we seek to bring together postgraduate students, early career academics and established researchers working in the fields of Literature, Cultural Studies and elsewhere in the Humanities, to explore why mainstream culture and objects of mass appeal are so frequently marginalised by the academic community. Website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/MarginalisedMainstream Contact: Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be sent to Brittain Bright, Sam Goodman and Emma Grundy Haigh at marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

The place of Hell: topographies, structures, genealogies 31 May–1 June 2013 The Warburg Institute CFP deadline: 30 June 2012 The aim of this conference is to explore the place Hell occupied within society and art as well as the way Hell was envisaged as a physical place. The conference is organized as part of the Leverhulme Trust International Network project Damned in Hell in the Frescoes of Venetian-dominated Crete (13th-17th centuries). Website: http://events.sas.ac.uk/support-research/events/view/11784 Contact: Papers are restricted to 25 mins. Please send a short abstract and a brief cv to: Dionysios.stathakopoulos@kcl.ac.uk and Rembrandt.Duits@sas.ac.uk

New perspectives on industrialisation 17–19 September 2012 Institute of Historical Research CFP deadline: 1 July 2012 Firstly we invite participants to consider the spaces and places where middlebrow writing was supported: the social geographies, the topography and archaeology of middlebrow production and consumption; spaces of refuge, spaces of 72

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Calls for papers social power, spaces of industry and production; loci for writing: areas in a country, a county, a town, a village, even of a building. Where did middlebrow happen? Secondly, we invite papers that explore the literary representation of place and space in middlebrow writing. How do middlebrow writers image the places of gender, ethnicity, and class? We are particularly interested to learn about the experience of Empire in the first half of the twentieth century and middlebrow conceptions of home and exile, the country and city, the centre and the margins. How does middlebrow reflect and negotiate the spatial practices of society? Website: www.history.ac.uk/events/browse/seminars/11773 Contact: Please send a 250 word abstract and brief CV to the Director of the IHR to IHRDIR@sas.ac.uk

Writers and their libraries 15–16 March 2013 Institute of English Studies CFP deadline: 15 July 2012 This conference in the History of Reading will bring together scholars working on the private libraries of some of the major literary figures in world literature. The aim of the conference is to explore reading habits, note-taking practices, marginalia and other traces of reading experience and book collecting in a comparative context. At the same time, the conference will offer a forum for the discussion of theories and methodologies that underpin this kind of research, as well as the problems and challenges of reclaiming, representing and editing the evidence of reading writers and writing readers from the archive. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that explore writers’ private libraries — regardless of whether the library is real or virtual. We welcome contributions from any world culture, language, field, and period. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/WritersLibraries Contact: proposals of no more than 300 words for 20 minute papers should be directed to ferraripatricio@gmail.com, jeronimopizarro@gmail.com, Wim.Van-Mierlo@sas.ac.uk

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How to find us

How to find us Venue Unless otherwise stated, all events are held in the School of Advanced Study which is located within the central University of London precinct in Bloomsbury, central London. Most events take place in or around Senate House or Stewart House which are adjacent. The School of Advanced Study is part of the University of London and takes its responsibility to visitors with special needs very seriously and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to facilities to accommodate such needs. If you have a particular requirement, please discuss it confidentially with the event organiser ahead of the event taking place. Rooms listed in the events brochure are located as follows: Beveridge Hall Chancellor’s Hall Charles Clore House Court Room Crush Hall Deller Hall Durning-Lawrence Room Ecclesiastical History Room Germany Room IALS Lecture Theatre Jessell Room Low Countries Room Macmillan Hall Room 102/103/104 Room 254, Library Training Suite Room 261,264, 265 Room 349 Room G22/24/26 Room G32/34/35/37 Room ST273/274/275/276 Room STB2/3/5/6/7 Senate Room The Warburg Institute Wolfson Room

Senate House, ground floor Senate House, first floor Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square Senate House, first floor Senate House, ground floor Senate House, ground floor Senate House Library Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, North Block Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, North Block Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square Senate House, first floor Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, North Block Senate House, ground floor Senate House, first floor Senate House Library Senate House, second floor Senate House, third floor Senate House, ground floor Senate House, ground floor Stewart House, second floor Stewart House, basement Senate House, first floor The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, North Block

A number of events will be held at external venues. Please see www.sas.ac.uk/events for details.

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How to find us By tube Nearest underground stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly line) Goodge Street (Northern line),Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines), Euston Square (Circle and Metropolitan lines), Euston Station (Victoria and Northern lines) By rail Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International mainline stations are within walking distance. The other London mainline stations are a short tube or taxi journey away. By air From Heathrow, the Piccadilly tube line provides a service to Russell Square (approximately 45 minutes). From Gatwick, there is a mainline train service to Victoria station (30 minutes) where tube trains and taxis are available. Car parking facilities Public car parking is not available at Senate House. NCP at Woburn Place & Bloomsbury Place. Contacts Please check the website for the contact details relating to each event or email sas.events@sas.ac.uk. If you would like to find out more about the Institutes of the School contact the following: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Website: www.ials.sas.ac.uk Email: ials@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 5800 Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) Website: www.icls.sas.ac.uk Email: admin.icls@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8700 Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) Website: www.commonwealth.sas.ac.uk Email: ics@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8844 Institute of English Studies (IES) Website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk Email: ies@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8675 Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS) Website: www.igrs.sas.ac.uk Email: igrs@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8677 Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Website: www.history.ac.uk Email: ihr.events@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8740 Institute of Musical Research (IMR) Website: www.music.sas.ac.uk Email: music@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7664 4865 Institute of Philosophy (IP) Website: www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk Email: philosophy@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8683 Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) Website: www.americas.sas.ac.uk Email: americas@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8870 The Warburg Institute (WI) Website: www.warburg.sas.ac.uk Email: warburg@sas.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8949

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School of Advanced Study events brochure May-Sept 2012  

Programme of public events

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