Upcoming events

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
05
Oct
2021

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

Psychobiography has always 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...
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...

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