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We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.

Upcoming events

December 2014

Wednesday 17th David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, QMUL

January 2015

Tuesday 20th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

Latest news

Professor Richard Bourke presents at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Friday November 28th

Professor Richard Bourke presents the "Abendkolloquium" at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin on 3 December 2015. Prof Bourke will present on "Edmund Burke and the Origins of Conservatism", and will discuss the paradoxical relationship between Edmund Burke and the history of conservatism.

Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Thomas Dixon on their collaborative Witness Seminar

Thursday November 27th

Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Thomas Dixon are featured on this podcast by Natalie Steed. The podcast was inspired by the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group's Witness Seminar on 'The Recent History of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)'. 

Dr Harun Yilmaz writes for the BBC

Wednesday November 26th

Dr Harun Yilmaz covers the life of Azerbaijani statesman Alimardan Topchubashov in his article for the BBC. Topchubashov was a lawyer, publisher, reformist, and a member of the Russian Imperial Duma (Parliament). After 1917, he was one of the founding fathers of Azerbaijan. Topchubashov also led the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission at the Paris Peace Conference.

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at the Hans Bredow Institute

Tuesday November 25th

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at ‘Entangled Media Histories’ at the Hans Bredow Institute. Prof von Hodenberg will give a keynote based on the research for her upcoming book,on audience research in transnationally entangled television histories.

Professor Quentin Skinner publishes a book with new perspectives on Shakespeare

Tuesday November 25th

In Forensic ShakespeareProfessor Quentin Skinner makes the case that Shakespeare draws on classical theories of judicial rhetoric, and that this accounts for certain distinctive features of his vocabulary, as well as explaining why certain scenes follow a recurrent pattern.He also expands our understanding of Shakespeare’s reading by demonstrating his intimate knowledge of several rhetorical texts.

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