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Upcoming Humanities events

01 Feb February

The authority of Rome in the Manuscripts of Early Medieval Europe

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 5:30pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
Professor Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, Cambrige, addresses how and why the authority of Rome was communicated and established in the various contexts of politics, ideology, law, the organisation of knowledge, language, and religious orthodoxy in early medieval Europe.

10 Feb February

Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Post-Truth Populism

Friday, 10 February 2017 at 12:00pm - BURNS2 - Lecture Theatre
In the last three decades, globalization has made the world seem like a smaller and more interconnected place. While the number of problems requiring international solutions has grown, this trend has also generated a sense of disorientation and powerlessness amongst many citizens. Politicians like Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen have won considerable support in this context  by pledging ‘take back national control’.


Colloquium From the Crucible: Reconsidering the Medieval Legacy in European Political Thought in honour of Professor Cary J. Nederman

Sunday, 12 February 2017 at 3:30pm - Academic Common Room, St Margaret’s College, University of Otago
Professor Cary J. Nederman (Texas A&M University) has been an international leader in the scholarship on medieval and early modern European political thought for more than three decades. In this colloquium, his friends and colleagues engage with his work by enquiring into what is distinctively medieval about medieval political thought and how do the medieval elements relate to modern political thought