Past events

30
Aug
2021

Race, Class and Christianity in South Africa: Middle-Class Moralities (Virtual Book Launch)

This zoom webinar will launch the new book Race, Class and Christianity in South Africa: Middle-Class Moralities by Ibrahim Abraham. Exploring the relationship...
26
Aug
2021

Works that Shaped the World: ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM-III’

The third edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM-III, is widely regarded as a watershed in the history of...
06
Aug
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is one of the foremost English-language reference works in the world. First conceived of as a project in 1857, the first...
29
Jul
2021

Works that Shaped the World: Charles E Rosenberg’s The Cholera Years (1962) and the Family Resemblances of Pandemics

The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has flushed out a gaggle of historians of medicine, all of us eager to read the lessons of history or, alternatively, make...
23
Jul
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: The Qur’an

Few books have changed humanity as much as the Qur’an, the sacred scripture of Muslims. In this public lecture, Dr Hakan Çoruh of Charles Sturt University will...
08
Jun
2021

‘Every Station Open to All’? Mechanics’ Institutes on the Victorian Goldfields

During his speech at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s soirée in 1862, Richard Heales captured the sense of the mechanics’ institute as a symbol of home...
03
Jun
2021

Noir/horror: Reconsidering the “woman question” in mid-twentieth-century American popular fiction and cinema

Writing in 1946, Frankfurt School critic Siegfried Kracauer expressed dismay in response to what he saw as a new vogue for ‘horror sheerly for the sake of...

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