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Humanities events to add to your calendar this term

While we are all studying at home, the University of Exeter Humanities department are staying connected to students with a range of new events. This term, the College of Humanities are holding a broad range of seminars, workshops and talks that you can access via their website.

As part of their new series, ‘Creative Dialogues’, the University of Exeter will be hosting exclusive ‘in-conversation’ events that will showcase a range of high-profile speakers, who are leaders in their respective fields across the creative industries and Humanities. The most recent event featured actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry in conversation with Scottish film director and Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter, Don Boyd. These events offer rare opportunities to join internationally renowned professionals and learn first-hand about their colourful careers and life works. You can register to join the events for free via Eventbrite and can access articles relating to previous events via the Creative Dialogues page on the College of Humanities website.

In the remaining weeks of January, Exeter Humanities are hosting several diverse events:

  • For students interested in archaeology, on 21st January Dr Manuel Arroyo-Kalin from University College London will be hosting an ARCH research seminar on the archaeology of the Upper Negro river.
  • For those interested in the digitisation of texts and digital textual scholarship, the Digital Humanities will be hosting a workshop on making digital editions on 26th January.
  • For Classics and Ancient History students, on 27th January Dr Rachel Mairs will be leading a session on linguistic translation and cultural translation in trilingual inscriptions.
  • On 28th January, Professor Richard Thomas will lead an event on Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The Bioarchaeology of an Agricultural Revolution.

Then, heading into February, be sure to check out:

  • Dr John Cooper’s medieval studies seminar (10th February) on his new research project on ninth-century nautical/travel/wonders literature, specifically focusing on 'The Accounts of India and China' and 'The Wonders of India'. Dr Cooper will present an overview of these works, their manuscript and translation history, the cultural milieu of their production, and their influences.
  • The Digital Humanities seminar series will continue on 10th February with speaker, Pip Willcox, from the National Archives (TNA). Pip will be looking at ways to effectively use archival resources to further knowledge of the archive and archival practice in ways that include audiences. The talk will also seek a conversation about how TNA can best partner with digital humanities communities.
  • On 25th February there will be a postgraduate showcase hosted by the Centre for Early Modern Studies. The event will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the early modern research currently being undertaken at Exeter. At the event, MA and doctoral candidates will briefly present their work, introducing their research interests and summarising and explaining their key research questions and source material.

For a more extensive look at the great events taking place this term, check out the College of Humanities events page to access timings and links to join the events.