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Monday 30 November 2015
Time Institute Title Venue
10:00 Institute of Modern Languages Research Thinking Being

Taking Lorenz Puntel's and Alan White's 'Structural-Systematic Philosophy' as a starting point, the seminar will consider various phases of the history of the question of 'being' (phenomenological, dialectical, critical and analogical) …

13:00 School of Advanced Study Senate House Library: Putting the Graphic in Music: Notation, Analysis and Performance

Since the ars subtilior, composers have tested the visual boundaries of the musical score. Whether it is the heart-shaped chanson of Baude Cortier found in the 14th century Chantilly Codex or the Hörpartitur created in 1970 by …

14:15 Warburg Institute Arabic Philosophy Reading Class

Participants should have a basic reading knowledge of Arabic.

If you wish to attend please contact Prof. Charles Burnett: Charles.Burnett(at)


14:30 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Bilingualism and multilingualism in legislative drafting
17:00 Institute of Classical Studies ICS Ancient Literature Seminar


17:00 Institute of Commonwealth Studies International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa
17:15 Institute of Historical Research RURAL ASSOCIATIONAL CULTURE AND LEISURE

Not for Sale: Rural Handicrafts in Interwar EnglandAlice Kirke (University College London)

17:15 Institute of Historical Research Politics and Ethics of the Decolonial Idea: from Jamaica to Paris and back (via Cheshire)."
17:30 Institute of Historical Research A roundtable discussion of Robert D. Priest's 'The Gospel according to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France'

Venue: Pollard Room N301, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

17:30 Institute of Historical Research Moses Mendelssohn on Hebrew as a language of action
17:30 Institute of Historical Research I never wanted to participate in a charity: Women's relationship to voluntary work within the UK Women's Liberation Movement

This seminar considers the voluntary work carried out by women in the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, using the WLM in Bradford, West Yorkshire, …

18:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies "Fixes, fudges and falling short"? The need to develop a coherent devolution settlement for Wales
18:00 Institute of Historical Research Creighton Lecture 2015

The Outbreak of the First World War: Why the debate goes on


Lecture: 6.00pm

Reception: 7.30pm

This lecture is free and open to all but registration is required.

To register for this event visit or …

19:00 School of Advanced Study Senate House Library: Concert by Vocal Conbstructivists

Following the one-day symposium, Putting the Graphic in Music: Notation, Analysis and Performance

A series of talks to accompany Senate House Library's exhibition, Illumination: How the Visual Captures the Imagination.

FREE to attend. …

Tuesday 1 December 2015
Time Institute Title Venue
13:00 Warburg Institute From Devilry to Divinity: Readings in the Divina Commedia

The series of Dante public readings takes place weekly in the Autumn and Spring terms at the Warburg Institute, with the partnership of University College London and the Italian Cultural …

16:15 Warburg Institute Latin Paleography

Free of charge.

17:00 Institute of Classical Studies ICS Classical Archaeology Seminar

Drawing towards Reconstruction: Illustration Projects at the British Museum

17:15 Institute of Historical Research Re-evaluating topography: the case of Captain Thomas Davies' An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara (1762)
17:15 Institute of Historical Research Meeting places in the Northern Danelaw, c. 900-c. 1100

Tudor completed a PhD at Durham in 2014.

This paper seeks to characterise the dynamic relations between meeting places and their associated administrative divisions in the early medieval northeast. It will draw …

17:15 Institute of Historical Research Military Charities, Welfare Reform and State Formation during the First World War: The Central Role of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation
17:15 Institute of Historical Research `English towns and parliamentary representation, 1295-1350`
17:30 Institute of Historical Research "Books, Libraries, and the First World War British Prisoner of War"

Here everything is a very lazy life. Nothing at all to do except read + eat.” So wrote Captain John Guest of the 16th Manchester Regiment to his parents from Karlsruhe …

17:30 Institute of Classical Studies Accordia Lecture

Sanctuaries and states in the archaic Mediterranean and beyond


17:30 Warburg Institute Libraries for Soldiers during the First World War

Seminar convenors: Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library); Dr. Keith A. Manley (National Trust); Professor Simon Eliot (Institute of English Studies); Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary); Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute)

The seminars …

17:30 Warburg Institute Marsilio Ficino's De amore

Organized by Dilwyn Knox (UCL) and Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute)

The seminar focuses on Marsilio Ficino’s seminal treatise on Platonic love, De amore. Ostensibly a commentary on Plato’s Symposium, the treatise is …