Archive for November, 2009

Holiday Shopping

Monday, November 30th, 2009

There’s no denying the holidays are approaching and that if you’re getting or giving presents this year you’ll need to get shopping. (I did say IF. See the Money Saving Expert’s PRE-No Unncessary Presents campaign. Ideal for those of us who are students or poorly paid academics!) If you’re shopping at Amazon.co.uk this year, I’d [...]

CFP: Revenge, 1st Global Conference, Oxford July 2010

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Revenge: 1st Global Conference Thursday 15th July 2010 – Saturday 17th July 2010 Mansfield College, Oxford Call for Papers Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a ‘sweet’ wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way ‘injured’ [...]

Shakespeare: From Rowe to Shapiro Symposium

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Shakespeare: From Rowe to Shapiro Symposium Saturday, 28 November, 2009 Globe Education ‘Some little account of the man himself may not be thought improper’ Nicholas Rowe, 1709 A one day symposium on the function and critical value of Shakespeare biographies to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first biography of William Shakespeare by Nicholas Rowe. [...]

Early Science: A Historical Perspective

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Early Science: A Historical Perspective Speaker(s): Professor Tim Connell, Professor Allan Chapman, Professor Robin Wilson Date/Time: 25 Nov 2010, 11am – 5pm Venue: Wadham College, Oxford Early Science: A Historical Perspective A Symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of The Royal Society, examining the early days of Wadham College, Gresham College and The Royal Society, [...]

Quentin Skinner: ‘Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes’

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Prof. Quentin Skinner, ‘Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes’, Thursday 10 December, 6.30 pm, Malet St, Room B35 We are delighted to invite you to our end of term lecture. Prof. Quentin Skinner returns to the Birkbeck Early Modern Society, having given us a very stimulating evening three years ago on Machiavelli. Prof. [...]

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