Events

Migrant crises, past and present

Start: Feb 23, 2017 7:00:00 PM
End: Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 PM

World map by Frederik De Wit, ca. 1670
The gravity of the current migrant crisis has incited an overwhelming debate about freedom of movement and the boundaries of national identity. The extensive coverage of these discussions is constantly at our fingertips, often leading us to think that this phenomenon is unprecedented. The research of Alexander Samson, Reader in Early Modern Studies at UCL, argues otherwise.

We are organising a ‘flash’ seminar, an opportunity for students, professors, and curious minds alike, to listen to Dr Samson speak about the lessons we can learn from past migrant crises, followed by an open debate. We believe that this free event will allow all participants to further inform themselves about the fundamental questions surrounding possibly the largest conflict of our time.

The event is being organised by Know it Wall, a project which aims to popularise academic research through its publication in bitesize articles, podcasts and video-documentaries. We have made a podcast of Dr Samson’s research, which you can listen to.

The flash seminar will take place at the Jeremy Bentham Pub, just around the corner from UCL, on the 23rd of February at 7 pm. If anyone would like to participate in this unique opportunity, please register now!

Self-Narrative and Self-Description

Start: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 1, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Livery Companies
Eva Joanna Holmberg (Helsinki), Self-Description in Seventeenth-Century English Merchant Travel Accounts

MREMS 3 2017

Start: Mar 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Velazquez's Menippus

Giulia Gaimari, Definitions of Justice from the "Convivio" to the "Monarchia": Reflecting on Dante's Aristotelianism

Recycling Books

Start: Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 15, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Manicule
Adam Smyth (Oxford), Recycling Books: Reading Waste in Early Modern England

Paper and pizza / Ink and drink: Considering an MA at UCL?

Start: Mar 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM
End: Mar 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Edwaert Collier Vanitas, Early Modern at ucl
This workshop will allow you the chance to see and explore some of the wonderful books and manuscript treasures hidden in our very own UCL Special Collections and give you the chance to try penning your own ‘treasure’ with ink and quill.