The image of London on screen is as old as film itself, with the city’s landmarks becoming increasingly familiar to audiences around the world. This conference explores the use of ‘real’ streets and buildings – which continues today and includes some London University premises – as well as faked and studio-built settings. It will reflect how digital and mobile media have given new impetus to the mapping of filmic locations, together with the longstanding topographic enthusiasm of amateur film historians, and perspectives drawn from the theory of visual and spatial representation. Continue reading →
A local history workshop organised by British Association for Local History (BALH) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
We are connected to the First World War through our family and community histories, and through the war’s impact on British and other societies. The war provided opportunities to go to new places, engage in different activities and meet people not encountered in peacetime. What were people’s experiences of different places, living under different conditions, and how did they engage with different cultures?
This is an introduction to researching war experience and its legacy: individual, family and community perspectives through the prism of the local, national and international. Continue reading →
The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think by Julian Baggini (published by Granta)
Join the Institute of Philosophy for a panel discussion on the Virtues of the Table: an Evening Discussion on Ethical Issues raised by Food Choices.
The discussion will include: Julian Baggini is the editor and co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine. He is author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience, including The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, published by Granta.
Naomi Sykes is an Archaeologist from the University of Nottingham whose research focuses on human-animal-landscape interactions and how they inform on the structure, ideology and environmental impact of societies, both past and present. She is currently working with the British Deer Society, National Trust and European deer managers to raise awareness about the realities and responsibilities of sustainable venison production.
Ben Reade is currently Head of Culinary Research and Development at Nordic Food Lab. He is a cum laude graduate from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and currently spends much of his time travelling to research the complex interactions between good flavour, biodiversity and sustainability.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday 19 February at 1pm (in room 246, Senate House) we will be delving into the world of social media with Kathryn Box and Kajsa Hartig. The session focuses on sharing information about social media between academics, librarians, archivists, and museum curators and should prove extremely interesting. For full details of this event check out the SAS Events web page.
Fanny Price has always felt like an outsider. She was adopted by her uncle as a child and now lives in luxury at Mansfield Park, but doesn’t fit in somehow. Shyer and much sweeter than the glamorous cousins she has grown up with, she feels she can only stand by and watch from the sidelines, never living her own life.
Fanny won’t admit – even to herself – who she really loves, Her uncle conducts the search for a husband as if it were a business deal, and when the time for Fanny to marry comes, will she be handed over on a handshake? Or will she have the strength to make her own mistakes – and finally find true happiness?