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Fortifying the Bosphorus and Dardanelles: Ottoman Measures against the Russian Threat

UserDr Hümeyra Bostan-Berber (Professor at Marmara University, Institute of Turkology Studies, and College Research Associate at Wolfson).

HouseGatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 10 May 2022, 18:00-19:15

Writing about democracy in the age of Modi and Trump

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UserProfessor Eugenio Biagni (Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge).

HouseGatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 03 May 2022, 18:00-19:15

Circular Movements: Migratory Citizenships in Anticolonial Athens

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UserDr Tom Western (University College London).

HouseGatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 15 March 2022, 18:00-19:15

Opium’s Empire in the Nineteenth Century

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UserDr Devyani Gupta (Jindal Global University/ University of Leeds).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 08 March 2022, 18:00-19:15

Cacao: An example for the movement of plants and food cultures across the early modern Pacific

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UserProfessor Angela Schottenhammer (KU Leuven).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 01 March 2022, 18:00-19:15

Ancient Greek warfare beyond the Phalanx

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UserDr Roel Konijnendijk (University of Edinburgh) & Dr Matthew Lloyd (Norwich & District Historical Society, Canada).

HouseGatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 22 February 2022, 18:00-19:15

Science as a Cultural Human Right

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UserProfessor Helle Porsdam (Professor of Law and Humanities and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 15 February 2022, 18:00-19:15

CANCELLED - Writing a about democracy in the age of Modi and Trump

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UserProfessor Eugenio Biagini (Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 01 February 2022, 18:00-19:15

The Anti-Nazi: Hermann Budzislawski (1901-1978) and the Twentieth Century

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UserProfessor Daniel Siemens (Newcastle University).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 25 January 2022, 18:00-19:15

The Final Frontier: Everyday Life in Colonial Chile

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UserDr Beatriz Marín-Aguilera (Renfrew Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Junior Research Fellow of Churchill College).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 23 November 2021, 18:00-19:15

Christian Felix Weiße (1726-1804) and the Anglophile Revolution in German Literature

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UserDr Tom Zille (PhD candidate, Wolfson College; Faculty of English, University of Cambridge).

HouseGatsby Room, .

ClockTuesday 16 November 2021, 18:00-19:15

A History of the World in One Cathedral

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UserProfessor Astrid Swenson (Professor of History, Bath Spa University).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 09 November 2021, 18:00-19:15

Ya Lalla: The Digital Sphere & the Sensory: A Platform on Judeo-Arabic Songs for Birth from the Moroccan Sahara

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UserDr Vanessa Paloma Elbaz (Research Associate, Faculty of Music; Peterhouse College).

HouseGatsby Room.

ClockTuesday 26 October 2021, 18:00-19:15

Putin’s Use of Russian History

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UserProfessor Orlando Figes.

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2021, 18:00-19:00

Is music the most important thing we ever did? (Part II)

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UserProfessor Ian Cross (Director of the Centre for Music and Science; Fellow of Wolfson College).

HouseLee Hall, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 12 October 2021, 18:00-19:00

Rachel Auerbach, Cultural Genocide and a New Conception of Victims’ Testimonies

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UserProfessor Leora Bilsky (Tel Aviv University).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 08 June 2021, 18:00-19:00

Christian Social Responsibility: Theology, Charity, and Development in Nigeria

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UserChristopher Wadibia (PhD Candidate, Selwyn College / Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History, Centre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 01 June 2021, 18:00-19:00

A Global Maghreb: Crossroads, Borderlands, and Frontiers

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UserProfessor Paul A. Silverstein (Reed College).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 25 May 2021, 18:00-19:00

"Objects, Bodies, and Emotions: How the Gas Mask Can Help Us Tell the History of Total War"

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UserProfessor Susan Grayzel (Department of History, Utah State University).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 11 May 2021, 18:00-19:00

The World of the Village Watchman in Colonial Eastern India

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UserDr. Partha Pratim Shil (Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 04 May 2021, 18:00-19:00

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The Fascist Welfare State: Cleavages, Rupture, and Mediation

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User Ilaria Pavan (Associate Professor of Modern History, Scuola Normale Superiore).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 09 March 2021, 18:00-19:00

Religion and the Politics of Race in 1960s London: Transnational Liberation Networks and Theologies of Resistance

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UserDr Hannah Elias (Lecturer in Black British History, Goldsmiths, University of London).

HouseWolfson College Zoom meeting.

ClockTuesday 02 March 2021, 14:00-15:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

“A Mild Despotism, Tempered by Sugar”: the Rise of the Overseer State in Britain’s Post-Slavery Empire

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UserDr. Sascha Auerbach (Lecturer in Modern British and Colonial History, Department of History, University of Nottingham).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 18:00-19:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

Dreams of Paradise

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UserDr Jane McLarty (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge & Wolfson College).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 16 February 2021, 18:00-19:00

A Very British History: British-Bangladeshis

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UserDr. Aminul Hoque MBE (Goldsmiths, University of London).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2021, 18:00-19:00

Religion and the Politics of Race in 1960s London: Transnational Liberation Networks and Theologies of Resistance

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UserDr Hannah Elias (Lecturer in Black British History, Goldsmiths, University of London).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockMonday 08 February 2021, 14:00-15:00

Toward a Black Ecomusicology, 1853? Listening to Enslavement with Solomon Northup

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UserDr Peter McMurray (University of Cambridge & Queens' College Cambridge).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 02 February 2021, 18:00-19:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

Commemorating war dead in ancient Athens from Homer to Thucydides

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UserDr Cezary Kucewicz (Faculty of History, University of Gdańsk & Wolfson College).

HouseWolfson College Zoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2021, 18:00-19:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

Antisemitism in the anonymous Renaissance dialogue Viaje de Turquía

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UserDr Şizen Yiacoup (University of Liverpool).

HouseZoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2020, 18:00-19:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

The Second World War and the Prospect of Quit India in Bengal: Perceptions, Rumours and Revolutionary Parties

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UserDr Anwesha Roy (SOAS, University of London).

HouseZoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 03 November 2020, 18:00-19:00

Wolfson College Talks & Events

Does the Rule of Law Matter in China? History, System and Context of Chinese Legal System

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UserProfessor Ge Chen (Assistant Professor of Chinese Law at Durham Law School).

HouseZoom webinar.

ClockTuesday 27 October 2020, 18:00-19:00

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