Public Lectures

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...
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...
28
May
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: “Govardhanram Tripathi’s Saraswatichandra”

Published in serialised form between 1887 and 1901, Govardhanram Tripathi’s four-volume text was written during a transformative period in colonial India when...
20
May
2021

Works that Shaped the World: No single story: Medical Humanities from the Parallel Chart to Performance Art

Following the inspiration of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this presentation explores the multiple history of the Medical Humanities, selecting three moments in...
16
Apr
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: Dick Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style

  Youth culture, pop art, cultural studies, style – Dick Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style was an influential early text in the march of cultural...
19
Mar
2021

Books that Changed Humanity: J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace

Dr Ibrahim Abraham explores this controversial masterpiece of post-apartheid South Africa at the turn of the twenty-first century. Disgrace is the novel that ...

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