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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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Tuesday 7 October 2014
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09:00 Institute of Historical Research Palaeography and Diplomatic

Tuesdays, 7 Oct 2014 to 12 May 2015

The course runs on Tuesdays in the first two terms and normally with two or three additional classes in the third term. It generally takes place …

Senate House
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 …

Thursday 23 October 2014
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09:00 Institute of Historical Research 2015 Winter Conference: Utopian Universities

A conference devoted to the new universities of the 1960s.

Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have and are taking place in the seven universities (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, …

Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
Friday 24 October 2014
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Institute of English Studies Celebrating Chinua Achebe's Legacy: "Arrow of God" at 50

An international conference to commemorate Chinua Achebe’s work and influence, and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Arrow of God, which many consider Achebe’s greatest novel.  

Featured speakers include …

Institute of English Studies
09:30 Institute of Musical Research Mozart and the Power of Music: Memory, Myth & Magic

Musicologists, scientists, medical professionals and performers will debate the questions: how does performning and listening to music affect the brain? Does it increase your capacity to retain information? Is there a …

The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor)
10:00 Warburg Institute French Renaissance Court Culture. The Legacy of Frances Yates

Organiser:  Ewa Kociszewska (Warburg Institute)  

Registration and payment required - visit http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2014-15/french-renaissance-court-culture/

Warburg Institute
13:00 Warburg Institute Esoteric Traditions and Occult Thought Reading Group

Reading Group meets Fridays from 1.00-2.15 p.m. in Classroom 1 at the Warburg Institute starting on Friday 3 October 2014. The group will read texts spanning from the early Islamic period until the …

Warburg Institute
16:30 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS Postgraduate Work in Progress
ICLS Postgraduate Work in Progress Please note the seminar is limited to postgraduate students; other individuals may attend only by prior arrangement with the conveners
Room 243 (Senate House)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research The English East India Company and Bengal Silk Industry in the late Eighteenth Century

Bengal raw silk attracted the interest of the European trading companies since the seventeenth century. However, the trade in Bengal raw silk was debilitated by the low quality of the silk, …

Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research Monetisation in the periphery of the Netherlands, c.1700-1900
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:30 Institute of Historical Research East Coast Ports and the Iceland Trade, 1483-85 (1489): Protection and Compensation. (With special attention to the role of Bishop's Lynn)

Please note:  this session takes place in G21A, South Block, ground floor

Room G21a (Ground Floor)
18:00 Institute of English Studies Irish Studies Seminar

After America: The Emergence of the Irish Transatlantic Novel.

Room 349 (3rd floor)
Saturday 25 October 2014
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10:00 Institute of Modern Languages Research 56th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies is a biannual event organised in association with the Institute of Modern Languages Research (formerly Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) at the …

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Monday 27 October 2014
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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 Prof. Charles Burnett:Charles.Burnett@sas.ac.uk

Warburg Institute
16:15 Warburg Institute Aljamiado Manuscripts: Spanish Translations in the Late Muslim Iberian Peninsula

Within its historical and cultural context, we will learn to read the Aljamiado texts, which are manuscripts copied by the Moriscos in the 16th-17th century and written in Spanish in Arabic …

Warburg Institute
16:30 Institute of Classical Studies ICLS Ancient Philosophy Seminar

ICLS Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Room 243 (Senate House)
16:30 Warburg Institute Black revellers in Rubens’s Bacchanals
Warburg Institute
16:35 Institute of Historical Research IHR Friends AGM and Lecture

The Friends will have their Annual General Meeting which will be followed by Professor Sir David Cannadine  Lecture titled, 'Trying to tell truth to power: Reflections on my adventures in Whitehall.’ 

Reception …

The Wolfson Room (IHR)
17:00 Institute of Musical Research The Sonata

New Music Insight in reflection and in performance seminar

The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first 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 What could they do with their unsealable goods? Organising the transaction of English women to the Australian colonies (1860-1914)

Title TBCMichael Karabinos (Leiden)Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 

Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research Encountering the Holy and the Impure: The Miraculous and the Muslims in the Holy Land Pilgrimage Account of Thietmar (1217-1218)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Woburn Room, G22, in the South Block

Room G22 (Ground Floor)
17:30 Institute of Philosophy Practical Reasoning Seminar: Judgment Internalism and Self-Knowledge
Room G34 (Ground Floor)
17:30 Institute of Historical Research The Great 1984/5 miners strike, why a film? Why now?
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
18:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Introduction to electronic sources of public international law: Hands-on Session

Electronic information training session for postgraduate law students. Learn how to select and use databases of international law.

**This session is now fully booked**

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BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL | 15–23 NOVEMBER 

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Visit our Being Human festival website to see the over 150 free events the School is leading across the UK.

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MA IN REFUGEE PROTECTION (DISTANCE)

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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.

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Comparative Law Seminar and Book Launch

20th October 2014

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

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