Dr Jeremie Barthas and Professor Quentin Skinner present at SciencesPo
Thursday January 22nd
Professor Colin Jones in the Boston Globe
Monday January 19th
Professor Colin Jones spoke to The Boston Globe about his book, the Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, which assesses the smile in 18th century France. Prof Jones said: “The type of facial regime which is prevalent in France in the early 18th century is more negative about the smile. It tends to see the smile as a gesture of superiority over some misfortune, rather like laughter at that time is seen in very negative terms.” Full article in the Boston Globe.
Professor Miri Rubin on In Our Time
Friday January 16th
Professor Miri Rubin joined Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. Prof Rubin and the panel discussed Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting of 1559, 'The Fight between Carnival and Lent'. Created in Antwerp at a time of religious tension between Catholics and Protestants, the painting is rich in detail and offers many interpretations.