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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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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

 

What's on

mother and daughter with gas masks

Humanities Society - "Objects, Bodies, and Emotions: How the Gas Mask Can Help Us Tell the History of Total War"

11/05/2021 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

Adeel Khan

Green Society - How to use the power of social media for good?

13/05/2021 at 18.00

The Green Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Peer Review Workshop

13/05/2021 at 19.00

Do you have an idea that you would like feedback on? Perhaps you would like to see if an argument you are writing is clear or makes sense? Maybe you would like to see if the data you are presenting in your paper flows well with your surrounding text?

group of women

Beyond Borders: Women's Movements Around the World

14/05/2021 at 16.00

The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender is hosting a collaborative event featuring academics and activists to give voice to feminist movements outside the Euro-American world.

Jazmin Scarlett

Science Society - The keys to the past: a mixed-methods approach to reconstructing the 1812 eruption of La Soufrière St. Vincent

14/05/2021 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. Throughout this term, all talks take place as zoom meetings, make sure to register.

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