Humanities lecture with Bianca Gaudenzi

Humanities Society

The Humanities Society talks provide a forum for stimulating ideas across the boundaries between the Humanities and other fields of study.

Humanities lecture with Bianca Gaudenzi

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. There is an opportunity to mix with the speaker and other attendees over drinks before and after the talk. Following the talk we 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.  

Committee Members

Dr Anjali Datta Email
Dr Jennifer Davis, Chair Email
Dr Bianca Gaudenzi Email
Dr Cezary Kucewicz Email
Mary-Ann Middelkoop Email
Dr Anthony Pickles Email
Dr Christina Tsouparopoulou Email
Dr Stephen Wilford Email

Lent 2020

Humanities Society Lent 2020

 

 

What's on

Archaeological object

Humanities Society - Can museums really contribute to research in social sciences?

28/01/2020 at 17.45

The Humanities Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Humanities. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

Abigail Lane 'For His Own Good' (1995)

The Frangenberg Collection - Exhibition opening event

31/01/2020 at 17.15

THE FRANGENBERG COLLECTION

Exhibition opening event

Professor Phillip Lindley in conversation with Andreas Frangenberg, Flannan Browne, Amikam Toren and Patricia Bickers

 

Science Society

Science Society - Of bounces and bangs: how much do we know about how our Universe's beginning

31/01/2020 at 17.45

The Science Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Sciences. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

Humanities Society

Humanities Society - Historical fiction as anthropological technique: in the mind of an enslaved Melanesian

04/02/2020 at 17.45

The Humanities Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Humanities. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

lunchtime seminar

Lunchtime Seminar - Border crossing in antiquity: on the acculturation, assimilation, and transmutation of symbols

05/02/2020 at 13.00

Wolfson hosts a series of Lunchtime Seminars on most Wednesdays during full term. Feel free to bring your lunch tray from Hall and learn while you eat. Complimentary coffee and biscuits are provided.