Past events

10
Dec
2021

The Nature of Hope: Models. Measure, and Meta-Theory

Professor Anthony Scioli will present the 2021 Hans Mol Memorial Lecture in Religion and the Social Sciences, with a lecture, The Nature of Hope: Models....
25
Nov
2021

Works that Shaped the World: Mary Douglas’s Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1966)

In her Purity and Danger (1966) Mary Douglas begins with the fundamental rule of any classification system: that certain things must be kept apart....
09
Nov
2021

Signs on screen: deafness and sign language in contemporary film

The screen is a privileged site for representing sign languages, and for translating them to hearing audiences via subtitles. The auditory nature of cinema –...
28
Oct
2021

Works that Shaped the World: The Concepts and Practices Associated with “Model Organisms”

This talk explores the concept of the ‘model organism’ in contemporary biology. Use of non-human organisms such as fruitflies, mice, and worms has become...
22
Oct
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

How did a relatively obscure study of manners and mores in mid 20th century Shetland Islands turn into one of the most influential texts within the social...
05
Oct
2021

Who’s Afraid of Sigmund Freud? Musicological Responses to Psychobiography

Psychobiography has often held an uneasy position in the writing of musical biography. Ernest Newman’s: The Man Liszt: A Study of a Tragi-comedy of a Soul...
30
Sep
2021

Works that Shaped the World: Malthus and the Modern World

As the planet approaches 8 billion, international debate on population will be ignited again, and as with 7 billion, 6 billion and 5 billion, discussion will...

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