#PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

A conference organised by the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and UCL. The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute. The conference will explore the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant,… Continue reading #PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

#PotW: Legally navigating academic blogging and social media – 29 April

This month at the Social Scholar seminar we will be joined by Dr Judith Townend who will be looking at social media and legal concerns. Here a little information by Judith about what can be expected: “While social media tools are fantastically liberating for academic communication, users need to be aware of the legal and ethical… Continue reading #PotW: Legally navigating academic blogging and social media – 29 April

#PotW: The Life & Work of Jonathan Coe, 28 April

A Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW) Symposium: The Life & Work of Jonathan Coe  Featuring keynote speakers: Jonathan Coe (critic, novelist, and critic);  Vanessa Guignery (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, & Member of the Institut Universitaire de France); and, Merritt Moseley (University of North Carolina Asheville). This symposium features the work of Jonathan Coe, one… Continue reading #PotW: The Life & Work of Jonathan Coe, 28 April

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#PotW: Aestheticism and Decadence in the Age of Modernism: 1895 to 1945, 17/8 April

This interdisciplinary conference intends to open discussions about the meaning and significance of Aestheticism and Decadence as these movements evolved between 1895 and the mid-twentieth century. Aestheticism and Decadence were not vanquished with Wilde’s imprisonment but, rather, continued as vital and diverse forms in twentieth century aesthetics and culture. Their influence was in some cases… Continue reading #PotW: Aestheticism and Decadence in the Age of Modernism: 1895 to 1945, 17/8 April

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#PotW: London and the First World War – 20/1 March

As part of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, IWM (Imperial War Museums) in partnership with the Centre for Metropolitan History is organising a major conference that will explore the ways in which London and its inhabitants were affected by, and involved with, the 1914-18 conflict. For the first time London was effectively… Continue reading #PotW: London and the First World War – 20/1 March