Pick of the Week: Judaism and Islam in the Mind of Europe – The Study of the Abrahamic Religions In the Nineteenth Century

Thursday 6 June 2013 This workshop will seek to initiate a broad synthetic and comparative study of the intellectual, cultural and religious context of the nineteenth-century study of comparative religion. Organised by: Guy Stroumsa (Oxford), Peter Mack and Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute) Speakers: Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Bernhard Maier (Tübingen), Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State), Andrea Schatz… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Judaism and Islam in the Mind of Europe – The Study of the Abrahamic Religions In the Nineteenth Century

Pick of the week: The Place of Hell – Topographies, Structures, Genealogies

SAS pick of the week. On the island of Crete, there are around 850 historical churches containing fresco programmes, at least ninety-three of which contain vivid depictions of Hell. Many of these Hell scenes occur within the traditional setting of the Last Judgement, but quite frequently the eternal torments of the damned were also depicted… Continue reading Pick of the week: The Place of Hell – Topographies, Structures, Genealogies

Leonard Woolf Society Symposium 2013

Everyone is welcome to join the first meeting of the Leonard Woolf Society! A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Leonard Woolf Leonard Woolf (25 November 1880 – 14 August 1969) is perhaps best known as the ‘husband’ of Virginia Woolf. Yet he was active himself as a writer, journalist, publisher (with the famous… Continue reading Leonard Woolf Society Symposium 2013

This month at the Extreme Energy Initiative

Post by Helle Abelvik-Lawson We’ve had a busy May here at the Extreme Energy Initiative (a project of the Human Rights Consortium).  As well as formally launching and developing content for our dedicated project website, www.extremeenergy.org, our preliminary research has shown that many countries all over the world are currently being affected by extreme energy… Continue reading This month at the Extreme Energy Initiative

The Afterlife of Plutarch

An exciting upcoming event this week. The Afterlife of Plutarch – 23 – 24 May 2013 This conference will address the uses of Plutarch’s historical and philosophical works by late antique, medieval and early modern scholars, writers and artists. It is by The Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies. Organised by Chris Pelling… Continue reading The Afterlife of Plutarch