Archive of Events
Trommons Conference '14: Language for the rest of us.
Nov 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Nov 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM
I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
Nov 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM
"We can no longer speak to those who fought in the trenches. But we can
speak their language. In German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and
Turkish with English narration and surtitles, the imaginative response
to conflict will be explored in a unique multimedia performance. From
the euphoria of 1914 to the disillusionment that soon set in, video art
combined with spoken and written word will bring war poetry to life and
reveal new European perspectives on WW1."
From the Grotesque to the Galilean: Margherita Costa and the Spectacle of Baroque Female Dramaturgy
Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
JESSICA GOETHALS (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University)
Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'Dr Strangelove' (1964)
Nov 12, 2014 7:00:00 PM
"Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned
to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised
as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when
nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real
possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very
funny." Peter Kramer, Dr.
Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(London: BFI Film Classics 2014).
Empires, Nationalisms and the First World War
Nov 13, 2014 6:15:00 PM
This lecture will be chaired by Ada Rapoport-Albert.
CenTraS Seminars: Queer affective translations in activist movements. Speaker: Michela Baldo
Nov 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM
Nov 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Hunt for the Jews: the Case of Occupied Poland, 1942-1945
Nov 20, 2014 6:15:00 PM
Winner of The Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research 2014
The Man who never threw anything away: Moses Gaster and his World
Nov 27, 2014 6:15:00 PM
Moses Gaster (1856-1939) was born in Romania but expelled due to his political activities on behalf of the Jewish community. He emigrated to England and was appointed as Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community and later Principal of the Judith Lady Montefiore College in Ramsgate. He was one of the leading figures in the Zionist movement in England and played an important role in the negotiations that led to the Balfour Declaration. As well as his communal and political activities, he was a prolific scholar in both Jewish and non-Jewish fields. Gaster left behind a vast archive of over 170,000 items, which his heirs deposited at UCL. It includes correspondence, diaries, notebooks, unpublished memoirs, photographs, press cuttings and more. There is also a large collection of ephemera, such as visiting cards, greeting cards, invitations and menus. This talk will use items from the collection and extracts from the memoirs to describe Gaster’s life and the Anglo-Jewish community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be illustrated with images from the ephemera collection, which has been partially digitised.