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The School's extensive programme of events offers our national subject communities opportunities to disseminate their research to the widest possible audience.

Each year over 68,000 participants from around the world attend over 1,800 events - from seminars, lectures and workshops to major international conferences in the humanities and related social sciences.

The majority of our events are free and open to everyone and do not require advance booking.

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Wednesday 8 October 2014
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09:00 Institute of Historical Research Medieval and Renaissance Latin for historians (beginners)

This course is a comprehensive introduction to post-classical Latin. Aimed at complete beginners or those with a rusty smattering of school Latin, it will cover the fundamentals of grammar and provide …

Saturday 29 November 2014
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09:30 Institute of English Studies The Artist and the Writer

'The Artist and the Writer' is supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS):

Part of the activities of the Romantic Illustration Network (, this …

Institute of English Studies
12:00 Institute of Historical Research The Scottish vote and history

Please note: this session takes place on a Saturday in the Large Wolfson Suite Room in the IHR, basement

Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
14:00 Institute of Historical Research Speeches suitable for tribes of females: gender and authority in Scottish intellectual culture
Monday 1 December 2014
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10:00 Institute of Musical Research Getting published: articles, books, journalism and broadcasting

Promoted by the IMR in association with the London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Room G35 (Ground Floor)
14:15 Warburg Institute Arabic Philosophy

The class meets on Mondays at 2.15 at the Warburg Institute. Participants should have a basic reading knowledge of Arabic.

If you wish to attend please contact

Warburg Institute
15:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Introduction to OSCOLA

Learn how to cite your references using OSCOLA. All postgraduate law students are invited to attend. Training will take place in the Council Chamber at IALS. No need to book, just …

16:00 Institute of Modern Languages Research On the West-Eastern Couch

Empedocles and Lao-Tzu as Vanishing Mediators(IMLR German Philosophy Seminar Series)Co-Ordinator: Johan Siebers (IMLR/UCLAN)

Programme 2014-2015

Advance registration required:

Room 243 (Senate House)
17:00 Institute of Musical Research Music, identity, and the clever boy from Croydon
Room G35 (Ground Floor)
17:00 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS Greek and Latin Literature Seminar

ICLS Greek and Latin Literature Seminar

Room 349 (3rd floor)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research Social change and the malleability of portraiture in post-Reformation England
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research The African Roots of the New World Banjo

with responses from Toby Green (KCL) and Lucy Duran (SOAS)

Please note:  this meeting is jointly sponsored by the Centre for African Studies of SOAS and will be held in Room 116 …

17:15 Institute of Historical Research Christmases Past and the Writing of History
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research Wind, the spirits and the brain. New views on air and health in the early modern period
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:30 Institute of Historical Research A Capitalism that Kills. The phenomenon of Workplace Suicides in 21st Century France
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:30 Institute of Historical Research Autobiography as continued resistance: gender, life narratives and the protest movements of the 1960s
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor)
17:30 Institute of English Studies Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar

Lute Manuscripts and their Uses

This paper will examine the corpus of sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century lute manuscripts, looking at the reasons behind their compilation and the scribes responsible as well as, …

Room 246 (Senate House)
18:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Referendum and Secession in the Spanish Constitution

This event is FREE but those wishing to attend should let IALS  know  in advance.  To register, please use the automatic form below, or email

18:00 Human Rights Consortium Workshop on "Sticky Citizenship: Imputing Citizenship to Asylum Seekers"

Attention to the enduring problem of statelessness, and to the plight of irregular migrants properly directs ourattention to citizenship’s importance and elusiveness:  states resist granting citizenship to those who need and …

Room G37 (Ground Floor)
18:00 Institute of Historical Research Cabinets of Curiosities: 500 Years of Representation and Mis-representation

Now used all too often as a portmanteau term for almost any gathering of miscellanea, the concept of the cabinet of curiosities has come a long way down in the world …

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor)
Tuesday 2 December 2014
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09:00 Institute of Historical Research Internet for historical research

This intensive one-day workshop will equip students with the knowledge and skills to use the internet with confidence as a tool for historical research.  It introduces the principal online resources available …

12:30 Institute of Philosophy IP Lunchtime seminar: Fundamentality and Ontological Well-foundedness

Fundamentality is often characterized in terms of well-foundedness, a set-theoretical notion associated with the axiom of foundation. Well-foundedness can be defined for parthood or some other order. It states that every …

Room 246 (Senate House)
13:00 Warburg Institute From Devilry to Divinity: Readings in the Divina Commedia

After reading Dante in Italian, with English translation, visual and verbal commentary, there will be time for informal and informed discussion inspired by the text, with the opportunity to view rare …

Warburg Institute
16:15 Warburg Institute Latin Paleography class

 The class is held once a week at the Warburg Institute, Tuesdays 4.15 to 5.15 pm during term-time.

Warburg Institute
17:15 Institute of Historical Research MPs in their own words: the History of Parliament's oral history project
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)


Young girl gazing over rubble

The Refugee Law Initiative is pioneering a distance learning course on refugee and migration studies to play its part in addressing the problems caused by the escalating global refugee crisis.




Legislative Drafting: New Trends in Plain Language

3rd November 2014

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies