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Humanities Society

This archive features recent webinars from the Humanities Society's 2020 Michaelmas and 2021 Lent programmes.

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Christian Social Responsibility: Theology, Charity, and Development in Nigeria
Christopher Wadibia (PhD Candidate, Selwyn College / Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History, Centre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge)

Watch the recording from 1 June 2021

 

 

A Global Maghreb: Crossroads, Borderlands, and Frontiers
Professor Paul A. Silverstein (Reed College)

Watch the recording from 25 May 2021

 

 

The World of the Village Watchman in Colonial Eastern India
Dr Partha Pratim Shil (Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge)

Watch the recording from 4 May 2021

 

 

The Fascist Welfare State: Cleavages, Rupture, and Mediation
Ilaria Pavan (Associate Professor Modern History, Scuola Normale Superiore)

Watch the recording from 9 March 2021

 

 

Religion and the Politics of Race in 1960s London: Transnational Liberation Networks and Theologies of Resistance
Dr Hannah Elias (Lecturer in Black British History, Goldsmiths, University of London)

Watch the recording from 2 March 2021

 

 

“A Mild Despotism, Tempered by Sugar”: the Rise of the Overseer State in Britain’s Post-Slavery Empire
Dr Sascha Auerbach (Lecturer in Modern British and Colonial History, Department of History, University of Nottingham)

Watch the recording from 23 February 2021

 

 

Dreams of Paradise
Professor Jane McLarty (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge & Fellow of Wolfson College)

Watch the recording from 16 February 2021

 

 

A Very British History British-Bangladeshis
Dr Aminul Hoque MBE (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Watch the recording from 9 February 2021

 

 

Toward a Black Ecomusicology, 1853? Listening to Enslavement with Solomon Northup
Dr Peter McMurray (University of Cambridge & Queens' College)

Watch the recording from 2 February 2021

 

 

Commemorating War Dead in Ancient Athens from Homer to Thucydides
Dr Cezary Kucewicz (Faculty of History, University of Gdańsk & Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College)

Watch the recording from 26 January 2021

 

 

Atoms for Peace (and War): the Italian Nuclear Programme During the Cold War
Professor Elisabetta Bini (Professor of Contemporary History, University of Naples Federico II)

Watch the recording from 24 November 2020

 

 

Antisemitism in the anonymous Renaissance dialogue Viaje de Turquía
Dr Şizen Yiacoup (University of Liverpool)

Watch the recording from 10 November 2020

 

 

The Second World War and the Prospects of Quite India in Bengal
Dr Anwesha Roy (SOAS, University of London)

Watch the recording from 3 November 2020

 

 

The War Babies of Black GIs and White British Women
Professor Lucy Bland (Professor of Social and Cultural History, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge)

Watch the recording from 20 October 2020

 

 

Rethinking the Emergence of the English
Professor Susan Oosthuizen (Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University of Cambridge; Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College)

Watch the recording from 2 June 2020

 

 

'The Invisible Enemy':
Fighting Plague in Renaissance Italy
Professor John Henderson (Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck University of London and Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College)

Watch the recording from 26 May 2020

 

 

Whose Bled? Music, Sound and Public Spaces
in (Post-)Colonial Algeria

Dr Stephen Wilford (Research Associate at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge and Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College)

Watch the recording from 12 May 2020

 

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Image: Rinnig (Gooseberry Fool), 2021 (digitised drawing detail)

Exhibition Opening Event — The Combination Show

26/10/2021 at 17.30

Winner of this year's Wolfson College Cambridge Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize, Irini Bachlitzanaki, in conversation with Dr Meredith Hale about her work and The Combination Show exhibition.

 

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Write Here, Write Now at Wolfson

30/10/2021 at 10.00

Schedule some time to focus on writing along with other Wolfson students.

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