On Tuesday evenings in full term, Wolfson College hosts a talk in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Humanities is widely defined, including history, literature, languages, economics, law, political science, music and fine arts. We seek to offer a programme with international and interdisciplinary interest, featuring talks on a range of cultural contexts, themes, from a range of historical periods and perspectives.The talks provide a platform both for eminent academics as well as early and mid-career scholars at the forefront of their disciplines.
The talks are intended to promote the study of and engagement with the Humanities among Wolfson students, Fellows, Visiting Fellows, and scholars, and all are encouraged to come along. They also enable interaction between Wolfsonians and the wider scholarly community of the University and beyond. Many of our speakers are part of the University but we also invite speakers from further afield including, in recent years, from Italy, Germany, Israel, South Africa and the US. Attendance at the talks is usually excellent and the questions section often includes vigorous debate.
The talks are organised and coordinated by the Humanities Society. We do our best to make our events informal and inclusive. Usually, though not this term, there is an opportunity to mix with the speaker and other attendees over drinks before and after the talk. Following the talk we usually take the speaker to Formal Hall and all members are welcome to continue the conversation over dinner.
Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions about our events or suggestions for speakers.
|Dr Anjali Datta|
|Dr Jennifer Davis, Chair|
|Dr Bianca Gaudenzi|
|Dr Cezary Kucewicz|
|Dr Christina Tsouparopoulou|
|Dr Stephen Wilford|
|Date and Time (BST)||Speaker||Title (click for more event listing)|
|13 Oct, 18.00||Committee||An introduction and a look to future talks|
|20 Oct, 18.00||Professor Lucy Bland||The War Babies of Black GIs and White British Women|
|27 Oct, 18.00||Professor Ge Chen||Does the Rule of Law Matter in China? History, System and Context of Chinese Legal System|
|24 Nov, 18.00||Professor Elisabetta Bini||Atoms for Peace (and War): the Italian Nuclear Programme During the Cold War|