All posts tagged: history


#PoTW: Luther, death and anti-Popery

When: 16 May 2018, 6-7.30pm, reception from 7:30-8:30 Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Starting with the first visual propaganda for the Reformation this lecture, in memory of Professor Eric Hobsbawm and hosted in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London, explores anti-papalism and anti-monasticism in Lutheran […]

#PoTW: Public commemoration and women’s history

When: 1 May 2018, 6–8.30pm Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez […]

Godzilla on my mind

Dr Iain smith, a film studies lecturer at King’s College London and one of ten academics selected by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a New Generation Thinker, explains how his late night viewings of old Godzilla films reinforced his desire to work in the arts. Share this article:

Virtual travel isn’t such a new idea

Image: a picture of Jerusalem from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) The explosion of virtual reality (VR) technology is transforming how we think about travel, says Dr Matthew Coneys. With a VR headset and the right app you can enjoy a risk-free ascent of Everest, or visit the Australian outback without the inconvenience of flying halfway around […]

Kepler’s Trial: out of many disciplines, one opera

Kepler’s Trial, an opera based on The Astronomer and the Witch by Professor Ulinka Rublack, tells the extraordinary story of Katharina Kepler (1546–1622), whose celebrated astronomer son, Johannes, defended her against accusations of witchcraft. It is the culmination of a highly unusual creative process, in which a team of leading scholars met regularly to explore […]