Events

Collecting the Sea: 1500-2015

Start: Apr 28, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2015 9:00:00 PM

Throughout history, the ocean deep and its inhabitants have been a source of fascination and mystery to collectors, artists, writers, scientists and seafarers alike. Join us to explore how objects, species and myths of oceanic and oceanographic origins have been collected, interpreted, displayed and utilised, and to examine the ocean as a site of enchantment throughout this broad historic time period.

CenTraS Seminars: The language of interlingual subtitles

Start: May 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Epic! Between Ancient and Early Modern Empires

Start: May 6, 2015 2:00:00 PM
End: May 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Hall of Realms
Andrew Laird (Warwick University), Lost beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Ulysses in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Audiences & Cultural Experiences in the Digital Age

Start: May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Please note that attendance for the whole day is required.For the purposes of the workshop, please submit, when registering, a short paragraph (max. 150 words) that illustrates your research interests and how they are related to this event.

Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics and Morality

Start: May 11, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Maimonides
This lecture presents Maimonides’ complete tort theory, revealed in the light of all his works – halakhic as well as philosophical. Professor Sinai will recount a story that was neglected by the scholars and the commentators on Maimonides: a story about the rationalization of tort laws that was told by Maimonides in the 'Guide of the Perplexed', his well-known philosophical work, from which it emerges that tort law has two main objectives. One is that of removing wrong (a type of corrective justice), and the second, which is surprising in view of the period in which it was first conceived, is the social objective of preventing damages. There is also a religious dimension, which Maimonides emphasises less, and this includes the prohibition against causing injury, “an eye for an eye”, and a blurring of the boundaries between criminal law and tort law. Professor Sinai will also include a comparison between Maimonides and prominent modern scholars.

Cities After Hours

Start: May 13, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 8:30:00 PM

Urban Lab Films
In the second Nocturnal City screening, in the newly opened studio of the Bloomsbury Theatre, we explore the inequalities of the city at night, from those who work, those who unwind, and those who sleep rough.

Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS)

Start: May 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: May 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas logo
This one-day conference seeks to cater to an international community of human rights practitioners and researchers of the Americas from across the humanities and the social sciences by focusing on an interdisciplinary and detailed examination the most recent cases decided by the Inter American Human Rights System against the Chilean state.

Pregnancy and False Pregnancy

Start: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Mary I
This illustrated lecture examines beliefs – medical and cultural – about phantom pregnancies in early modern England with specific connections to the political implications of Mary I’s false pregnancies. While historians have often described women who believed they were pregnant when they were not as pathetic or pathological, many medical texts of the period argued it was very difficult to tell a false pregnancy from a real one – or at least this was so until a baby was born or too much time had past.  Mary’s phantom pregnancy not only had great political consequences for her reign, but more than a century later, it was brought up again as Protestants attempted to describe the 1688 pregnancy of Catholic Mary of Modena, wife of James II, as also false. 

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.

Incest and the Habsburgs

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

Frog Prince
 Geoffrey Parker (Ohio State University), Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: the Spanish Habsburgs and their enemies, 1516-1700