All posts filed under: History & Classics

#PotW: Human Art: The First 30,000 years

When: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6 – 7pm Who: The Warburg Institute Where: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB Speaker: Professor Paul Pettitt, Durham University Recent discoveries have pushed the boundaries of art making into unimaginable depths of time and across diverse geographies bringing to light the crucial role of images in the cognitive development of the human […]

Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior design

Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles: ©Avillfoto / Shutterstock Yellow-gold swagged curtains, glimpsed in the first pictures from the Trump administration’s official duties in the Oval Office, have fuelled speculation over whether America’s new president will bring his signature taste in interior design to the White House. Robert Wellington, lecturer in art history and visual culture at […]

#PotW: The Shock of the Old. Art in the European Ice Age

When: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6 – 7pm Who: The Warburg Institute Where: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB Speaker: Dr Jill Cook, British Museum Recent discoveries have pushed the boundaries of art making into unimaginable depths of time and across diverse geographies bringing to light the crucial role of images in the cognitive development of the […]

Introducing the Humanities Digital Library

This week sees the launch of the Humanities Digital Library, a new open access  publishing platform for scholarly books. The Library is an initiative of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). At launch the Library includes monographs in history, […]

Reality and imagination in Wide Sargasso Sea

Image: Frenchman’s Cove, Porland, Jamaica © Merlin John Author, blogger and columnist Montague Kobbé, examines the enduring appeal of Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys’ postcolonial novel and one of the great prequels of world literature. When Jean Rhys published Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 she was 75 years old, the same age as Bob Dylan […]

#PotW: Urban belonging: history and the power of place

When: Friday 13 January 2017, 9am – 5pm Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU A two-day conference organised by the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research (School of Advanced Studies, University of London) and the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, 13-14 January […]