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Trommons Conference '14: Language for the rest of us.

Start: Nov 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM

I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)

Start: Nov 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Ons Erfdeel logo
"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."

Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'Dr Strangelove' (1964)

Start: 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

Start: 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

Start: Nov 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Hunt for the Jews: the Case of Occupied Poland, 1942-1945

Start: 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

Start: Nov 27, 2014 6:15:00 PM

Sir Moses Gaster
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.
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