Past events

20
Aug
2019

Crisis Diverted: A Sociological Study of the Handling of Public Crises

This paper explores how contemporary UK public crises are framed and managed, paying particular attention to their tendency to calcify. The dominant...
13
Aug
2019

Crisis, Europe, Heritage: The Politics of the Past in a Fragile Union

Over recent years, official bodies such as the European Commission have used ‘heritage’ to create a shared historical narrative and sense of belonging for...
09
Aug
2019

Conversations by the Creek | A Curious Collaboration? The Art and Science of ‘Sounds of Space’

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...
08
Aug
2019

A Celebratory Appraisal of the Late, Great John Clarke

As one of the great satirists of our age, John Clarke has not received the scholarly attention that his cultural contribution assuredly deserves. When just...
06
Aug
2019

Exiles at Home: Crises, Letters and Pastoral Care

Several forms of crisis in seventeenth-century Britain positioned protestant nonconformists and religious dissenters as exiles at home. Disestablishment of...
30
Jul
2019

“This is (Not) Crisis”: Chronotope, Crisis Narration, and the Metapragmatics of Historical Time

In post-independence Timor-Leste, the spectre of crisis looms large. Since its troubled beginnings, the first new nation of the 21st century has been plagued...
16
Jul
2019

Pearl S. Buck, Intersectionality, and “China”, 1931-1941

My presentation seeks to contribute meaningfully to the HRC’s 2019 theme, “intellectual history of crisis”. It cites the example of American author and...

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