Upcoming MEMSA Events

We're hardly short of medievalists and early modernists here in MLAC, so here's a guest post from MEMSA chair Hannah Piercy, telling you all about their exciting seminars this term! See below for the term card. MEMSA, the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association at Durham, has a close relationship with the School of Modern… Continue reading Upcoming MEMSA Events

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MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March

Talks and Events  Monday 27th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Urban Social Movements: contentious performances in a challenging era 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Ida Susser (Hunter College, USA) In the light of the sharp turn to the right in the United States and the same trends in many parts of Europe, this seminar… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March

EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH – 10th March

EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH   10th March 2017, 10 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. Senate Room, Durham Castle     The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University will host a one-day workshop on the topic of Editing in Literature, Theatre, Digital Humanities, Music and Cinema. The concept of editing will be… Continue reading EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH – 10th March

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

Monday 20th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Aristotle’s Account of Measurement 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Barbara Sattler (University of St Andrews, UK) This paper analyses Aristotle’s account of measurement and shows how it allows him to react to problems with determining the quantity of a motion, as they arose from Zeno’s dichotomy… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6TH-12TH FEBRUARY

Monday 6th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Abrupt Climate Change: What is abrupt? How fast is fast? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) A common trope in discussions about contemporary climate change is that the expected rates of 21st-century climate change are abrupt and faster than anything in… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6TH-12TH FEBRUARY

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 23rd-29th January

Monday 23rd January Christopherson Knott Fellows' Seminar - Kaleidoscopic Justice: Mapping the dimensions of justice for survivors of sexual violence 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Clare McGlynn (Durham University) Justice’ for survivors of sexual violence is the primary justification for almost every law or policy reform on this topic. But what does ‘justice’… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 23rd-29th January

MLAC PhD Success

As Michaelmas term draws to a close, we would like to congratulate those students who have recently completed their doctorates here in MLAC. Congratulations to: Joseph North  Title: Martyrs on the Silver Screen: Early Church Martyrdom in Italian Silent Cinema (1898-1930) Supervisors: Stefano Cracolici and Caitríona Ní Dhúill Abdulilah Lahmami Title: The Importance of 'Tafsir'… Continue reading MLAC PhD Success

MLAC Events Bulletin: 12th-18th December

Monday 12th September IAS Fellows' Seminar - Making a big picture out of small fragments: How should we write the history of Babylonian astronomy? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor John Steele (Brown University, USA) Despite the groundbreaking work in deciphering Babylonian astronomical texts and reconstructing Babylonian astronomy by scholars such as F. X.… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 12th-18th December

Professor Linda Williams to deliver Leslie Brooks Lecture – January 16th, 2017

On 16th January 2017, MLAC will welcome Professor Linda Williams (University of California, Berkeley), to deliver the annual Leslie Brooks Lecture. “Tales of Sound and Fury” Signifying... Something, or, The Elephant of Melodrama (16th January 2017, 17:30, ER142, Elvet Riverside I) Melodrama has seemed a contradictory term.  On one hand a special genre for suffering women, on the other… Continue reading Professor Linda Williams to deliver Leslie Brooks Lecture – January 16th, 2017

MLAC Events Bulletin: 28th November – 4th December

News and Announcements French Film Festival at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle 28 November, 6pm: In Bed With Victoria 1 December, 6pm: Made In France Click here for more information. Talks and Events Monday 28th November Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics Lecture Yoav Peled and Horit Herman Peled, The Regionalization of Israeli… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 28th November – 4th December