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News and events

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

January 2015

Tuesday 27th Arts Two, Room 3.20, QMUL

February 2015

Thursday 12th Arts Two, Room 3.16, QMUL

March 2015

Wednesday 4th Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, IALS Lecture Theatre
Monday 16th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

Latest news

Dr Jeremie Barthas and Professor Quentin Skinner present at SciencesPo

Thursday January 22nd

Dr Jérémie Barthas has co-organised an international conference on the social history of political ideas as an academic discipline in France. The keynote speaker will be Professor Quentin Skinner and the conference will be held at Sciences Po, Paris on the 22-24 24 January 2015

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.  

Dr Iain Stewart comments on the Paris attacks on CNBC

Wednesday January 14th

Dr Iain Stewart commented on CNBC in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Many experts suggest there could be an over reaction from the right. Dr Stewart said: "There is a danger that these events will exacerbate the Islamophobia that has been growing in sections of French society for some time.” The full article is on CNBC

Professor Tilli Tansey in Nature magazine

Tuesday January 13th

Professor Tilli Tansey's review of ‘The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl’ is a Top 10 choice in Nature magazine’s pick of Books & Arts coverage of 2014. The book, by Arthur Allen, is subtitled ‘How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis’, and is a fascinating account of Polish biologists Rudolf Weigl and Ludwik Fleck, and their work in vaccine research in war-ravaged Europe. 

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