Current events

The events below are organised by the College of Humanities. You may also be interested in events in the general University of Exeter events.

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21 January 201917:30

Stories that Slice, Scald and Bounce: Why Roman Exempla Matter

This lecture will explore the enduring fascination of some of the more bizarre and disturbing Roman moral exempla, and explain why they still matter today. Full details
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24 January 201913:30

Paul, Peter, and Slaves: Texts and Contexts seminar with Professor Todd Still (Baylor University, US)

Professor Todd Still (Baylor University, US) will be giving a seminar titled Paul, Peter, and Slaves: Texts and Contexts 'from 1:30-2:45pm followed by tea and biscuits and from 3-4pm there will be a workshop on the USA job market. Full details
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24 January 201919:15

Film director Mark Cousins in conversation with Don Boyd

Film director and writer Mark Cousins, in conversation with Don Boyd Hon DLitt, film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, and Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter. Full details
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30 January 201916:00

Trickery, Poetry, Intoxication: The Magic of Medieval Arabic Literature

Emily Selove from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies offers us insights into the occult world of medieval Arabic literature. Full details
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30 January 201916:30

Dr Kathryn Stevens (Durham) - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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30 January 201916:30

Responsibility Re-Learned: Christian Ethics in a Globalising Era

Responsibility is not a new topic in Christian ethics but too many accounts are delimited to the immediately personal. This paper is a rethinking of the meaning of responsibility learned from land, distant neighbour, (global)church and the bible. Full details
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6 February 2019

CMHS/CMH seminar: Catherine Beck, ‘The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817’

Dr Catherine Beck, Pearsall Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, will be presenting new research on insanity in the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This is a joint seminar between the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, and the Centre for Medical History. Full details
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13 February 201916:00

Growling Dogs and Rushing Lions: Animals and the Imagery of Conflict in 'Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris'

An opportunity to hear Alun Williams speak on his current research on medieval Spain - with something for Hispanists, military enthusiasts, and animal-lovers alike. Full details
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13 February 201916:30

Prof. Hans Van Wees (KCL) - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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14 February 201917:30

Prof Karen Edwards' Inaugural Lecture

This lecture considers the consequences of the Fall as represented by John Milton in Paradise Lost (1667). Milton’s reputation as a puritan leads readers to expect to find in the poem a severe condemnation of Adam and Eve’s disobedience of God’s command. This lecture will ask us to look again at the fruit of eating the fruit.. Full details
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20 February 201916:30

Prof. Martin Revermann - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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20 February 201917:00

CMHS Seminar: Professor Stephen Conway, ‘The Royal Navy and the American Revolution’

Professor Stephen Conway of UCL will be presenting his latest research on the navy, the Navigation Laws, and the origins of the American Revolution. Full details
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27 February 201916:30

Dr Jeroen Wijnendaele (Ghent) - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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28 February 201915:00

Sex, Sexuality and Classical Reception

This event brings together early career researchers studying how the history of sex and sexuality intersects with the reception of the ancient world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Full details
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11 March 201917:30

Annual Orme Lecture - Cities of Stangers: Medieval Cities and their Diversity

This year's Nicholas Orme Lecture in Medieval Studies will be given by Prof. Miri Rubin. Miri Rubin is a medieval scholar of wide-ranging interests and one of the most prominent historians in Britain today. The focus of much of her work has been later medieval religious culture, but recently she has given particular thought to urban populations and urban social dynamics - which will be the topic of this lecture. We are grateful for the generous support of Nicholas Orme for this event. Full details
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13 March 201916:30

CMHS/CIGH seminar: Sujit Sivasundaram, ‘The Age of Revolutions and Empire in the Indian and Pacific Oceans’

Dr Sujit Sivasundaram will present his latest research as part of a joint Centre for Maritime Historical Studies and Centre for Imperial and Global History seminar. Full details
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20 March 201917:00

CMHS Lecture: Professor Paul Kennedy

Professor Paul Kennedy of Yale University will present his latest research on the maritime elements of World War II.. Full details
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20 March 201917:00

CA Lecture: Prof. Greg Woolf (ICS) - TBC

CA Lecture, Exeter College. Full details
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27 March 201916:00

The Dynamics of Pilgrimage: Sensory Experience and the Power of Place

Dee Dyas, from the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at the University of York, will talk about her recent research on the experience of medieval pilgrimage and how this can be explored through digital formats. Full details
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27 March 201916:30

Prof. Catherine M. Connors (Washington) "Notes from underground: Geology and Revelation in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica"

In his expansive and adventurous novel the Aethiopica, Heliodorus makes extensive use of vocabulary and motifs of geological and geographical discourse about rivers, caves and other natural features.. Full details
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1 May 201917:00

CA Lecture: Matt Bryden - "Lost and Found"

CA Lecture at Exeter College. Poetry reading + Q&A. Full details
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8 May 201916:30

Prof. Emily Gowers (Cambridge) - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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8 May 201917:00

CMHS Seminar: Josep San Ruperto, ‘Mediterranean entrepreneurs in the first global age: networks, personal trajectories and circulation in the 17th century’

Dr Josep San Ruperto will present his latest research, working as part of the 'Average-Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization' ERC-funded project.. Full details
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13 May 201916:30

Prof. Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh) - TBC

Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar. Full details
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24 June 2019

Institute of Coding Summer School 2019 at the University of Exeter

For students with little or no experience of programming or coding, the Institute of Coding Summer School at Exeter is an opportunity to enhance your digital skills through a course designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analysis. Full details
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