Events

Dr Jorge Díaz-Cintas receives an award

Start: May 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Aug 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Dr Jorge Diaz-Cintas receives an award by the Spanish Association of Audiovisual Translators.

The Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale

Start: May 28, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Grammar
This lecture will examine key grammatical features of the Hebrew tales composed in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Eastern Europe by followers of the Hasidic spiritual movement. These tales, which focus on the lives and works of the Hasidic rebbes, are of great significance for the historical study of Hebrew for two reasons. Firstly, they are an extremely rich linguistic repository, constituting one of the only extensive sources of narrative Hebrew from nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and thus shed valuable light on the use of the language in this setting. Secondly, they were composed just prior to the large-scale revival of the language in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Palestine; as many former Hasidim who were probably familiar with Hasidic literature became followers of the early Zionist movement and subsequently participated in the revival project, the language of the tales is likely to have played a role in the development of Modern (Israeli) Hebrew. These points will be considered in the lecture through discussion of a number of noteworthy non-standard elements of Hasidic Hebrew grammar. Attention will be devoted to the historical origins of these forms and constructions, many of which are traceable to Medieval Hebrew literature or attributable to influence from the authors’ native Yiddish.

Ephemeral Metropolis? The History of Jewish Warsaw

Start: Jun 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Warsaw book launch
Warsaw was once home to the largest and most diverse Jewish community in the world. It was a centre of rich varieties of Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Socialism, Diaspora Nationalism, Zionism, and Polonisation.

Jewish Women and Books in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

Start: Jun 10, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Renaissance Italy
Prosperous Jews in Italy commissioned illuminated manuscripts for their personal use. Several of these, especially prayer books, were produced specifically for women. In some, the text was adjusted for recitation by a woman. Other manuscripts illustrated women performing religious rituals often assumed to have been practiced solely by men. This lecture will explore the role of women as patrons and how they were depicted in manuscripts from Italy.

Bonds & Boundaries

Start: Jun 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 19, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Bonds & Boundaries
The negotiation of traditional disciplinary boundaries is central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. In making new connections between disciplines we transgress boundaries and break down barriers, but in doing so, we forge new bonds and new relations between concepts, disciplines, and practices that previously did not exist.

Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Start: Jun 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 27, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Professor Finlayson is Associate Editor of the journal Contemporary Political Theory and has recently published papers on the distinctive characteristics of political speech and nationalism as a political ideology. 

Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian

Start: Sep 10, 2015 9:15:00 AM
End: Sep 11, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Daniel

Incest and the Habsburgs

Start: Oct 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 21, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Habsburg Roundels
It is a great pleasure to welcome Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History at Ohio State University, back to the Centre for another special guest lecture. Geoffrey is a leading specialist in early modern Spain, military and global history. All welcome, followed by a wine reception to be held in the Wilkins Garden Room.

La Celestina in circulation between the Hispanic book market and the Tudor Stage

Start: Nov 25, 2015 4:30:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Vermeer
Jose Maria Perez Fernandez (University of Granada). ‘A new comodye in englysh in maner of an enterlude’: La Celestina in circulation between the Hispanic book market and the Tudor Stage

‘A new comodye in englysh in maner of an enterlude’: La Celestina in circulation between the Hispanic book market and the Tudor Stage

Start: Nov 25, 2015 4:30:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Vermeer
An event organised in conjunction with the Golden Age and Renaissance Seminar.