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January 2015

Tuesday 20th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

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Professor Miri Rubin presents at the Latvian National Library

Tuesday December 2nd

Professor Miri Rubin presents at the opening of the Latvian National Library. Prof Rubin presents on Emotional Genealogies? Medieval Legacies in Modern Europe. Europe has emerged since the Middle Ages as a space of great diversity and of some widely shared ideas and practices. The blend of what is common to regions and peoples and what makes them different - religion, political systems, climate, legal traditions - is the driving force of European history. The lecture will explore the role of religious devotions and the emotions they generated, upon Europeans and their regions. It will pay particular attention to the figure of the Virgin Mary and its reception in Europe and beyond.

View a recording of the lecture on YouTube here.

Professor Colin Jones's 'Smile Revolution' named one of the Guardian's books of the year

Monday December 1st

Professor Colin Jones’s “The Smile Revolution” was named by Professor Mary Beard as one of her books of the year in the Guardian

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.

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