Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Inaugural Lecture series 2019/20 - Autumn term

2 October 2019

Our Inaugural Lecture Series is back for the Autumn term. Join some of our new professors as they discuss their research.

Inaugural Lecture series 2019/20 - Autumn term

Our Inaugural Lectures provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors who are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance.

The lecture series offers an insight into the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL, and is jointly hosted by UCL's Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.

Take a look at the full programme below and register your place on our Inaugural Lectures Eventbrite page.

Tuesday 8 October 2019 - Translation as Microhistory
Kathryn Batchelor, Professor of Translation Studies, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Surviving the Anthropocene: the role of groundwater
Richard Taylor, Professor of Hydrogeology, Department of Geography

Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Party Booby Trap: selected works by Thomson & Craighead
Jon Thomson, Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art

Tuesday 29 October 2019 - Schools, Houses, Fruits, Taxes and other differentiated products
Lars Nesheim, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

Tuesday 12 November 2019 - The future in retrospect: Land art to the moon and back
Joy Sleeman, Professor of Art History and Theory, Slade School of Fine Art

Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, Department of Geography