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Hannah Arendt and the Ancients

One of the most original figures of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) still exerts a profound influence on political thinking today. Her work on revolution, action, totalitarianism, or “the banality of evil” continues to animate debates about democracy, about Israel and Palestine, about feminism and about the nature of political participation - she has even been the subject of a recent film. Miriam Leonard, Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL, discusses the inspiration that Arendt’s critique of contemporary politics found in antiquity.
12 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Major humanities grant awarded

19 June 2013

UCL has been awarded its first ever HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) grant.

Cultural historians and digital humanists at UCL – led by Ulrich Tiedau (UCL Dutch / Digital Humanities) – and the universities of Utrecht and Trier, will address the question of how the large and cultural powerful countries Britain, France, and Germany influenced public debates in smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in the past two centuries.

The project, called "Asymmetrical Encounters: E-Humanity Approaches to Reference Cultures in Europe, 1815–1992" has been awarded a grant of €1 million by HERA, a collaboration between the AHRC and twenty other European research funding organizations, with the aim of stimulating the collaboration between leading research institutions in Europe. This year funding was made available for new and exciting humanities-centred projects on the theme “Cultural Encounters”:

More information here.