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A Delicate Balancing Act

A Delicate Balancing Act
Date
27 March 2017 (18:30-21:30)
Location
Council Room K2.29 Strand Campus King's College London, Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31) Strand Campus
Description
Join the CHH for a screening of 'A Matter of Life and Death' (1945-46) and talk with Michael J. Clark about the film.

Greek schism in the Latin pilgrimage literature of the Late Middle Ages

Greek schism in the Latin pilgrimage literature of the Late Middle Ages
Date
28 March 2017 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Somerset House East Wing (SW-2.07)
Description
Nicky Tsougarakis is a historian of the late Middle Ages. He studied for his MA and PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, where he wrote a thesis on the Latin monastic orders in medieval Greece. After completing his PhD, he taught Medieval Latin at Leeds and, later, Medieval Palaeography at the University of Kent, before obtaining a lectureship at Edge Hill University.

The history of Portuguese and Catalan languages

The history of Portuguese and Catalan languages
Date
29 March 2017 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
A seminar on the history of Portuguese and Catalan languages or the importance of being peripheral. Led by Ignacio Vázquez Diéguez.

The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism and Global Protest

The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism and Global Protest
Date
30 March 2017 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Great Hall King's Building Strand Campus
Description
Paolo Gerbaudo's New Book's 'The Mask and the Flag' reconstructs the birth of this 21st century left-wing populism in the movement of the squares of 2011 from the Spanish Indignados and Occupy Wall Street and its evolution in new political formations and candidates, as Podemos in Spain and Bernie Sanders in the US. The event will host a presentation by the book author and a response by political theorist Stathis Kouvelakis.

The Scorpion and the Frog

The Scorpion and the Frog
Date
5 April 2017 (16:00-20:00)
Location
Room S2.30 (Strand Building)
Description
This seminar attempts to trace the complex relations between the various types of inter-personal and political violence featured in 'The Crying Game' and to highlight some of the ways in which the film undermines conventional understandings of the relations between sexuality, gender and national identity.

Menzies Seminar: Europe/Australia - Politics & History

Menzies Seminar: Europe/Australia - Politics & History
Date
12 April 2017 (18:00-20:00)
Location
Council Room (K2.29), King's College London, Strand Campus
Description
As part of the Menzies Centre's programme of public activities, the annual seminar series helps to produce a comprehensive and balanced perception of Australia's past, present and future across a variety of topics.

Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau

Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau
Date
28 April 2017 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
Description
With the on-going political crisis in Guinea-Bissau showing no sign of resolution, and no effective government for much of 2016, this one-day workshop funded by the British Academy BARSEA scheme brings together leading historians and musicians from the country to explore alternative dialogues towards peace through culture.

Feminine Singular Book Launch and Author Reading with Hélia Correia

Feminine Singular Book Launch and Author Reading with Hélia Correia
Date
28 April 2017 (18:30-20:00)
Location
River Room King's Building Strand Campus
Description
Join Camoes for the launch of 'Feminine Singular: Women Growing Up Through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World', a collection of essays focusing on the variety of women's life-writing in the Luso-Hispanic world. Contributor and acclaimed Portuguese novelist Hélia Correia will be reading from the book.

The Digital Everyday: Conference and call for papers

The Digital Everyday: Conference and call for papers
Date
6 May 2017 (09:00-17:00)
Location
Safra Lecture Theatre Ground Floor Strand Campus
Description
Join the CDC for this international conference that aims to explore the digital everyday, understood as the transformation of everyday life practices brought about by digital technology.

Water and Health in Late Medieval Normandy

Date
10 May 2017 (16:00-19:00)
Location
S3.32 Strand Building
Description
The rivers and streams that ran through late medieval towns and cities were a source of both ill health and sustenance. Contemporaries recognised that there was a connection between polluted water and disease, but also knew that the ready availability of water was essential to the wellbeing and prosperity of the urban population. This lecture investigates the place of water in thinking about health, disease and the environment in late medieval Normandy.
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