Previous events

17
Aug
2017

Achilles and Scamander go to school (Proclus in Plat. Tim. 19 d-e)

Presented as part of the Centre for Classical Studies Seminar Series

“It is not difficult to say that Achilles came out armed in some such fashion as this, and did some such deeds as this, but to supplement this with an explanation...
17
Aug
2017

Translating Science Popularization in the Eighteenth Century: The Role of Women in the Transmission of Scientific Knowledge

Presented by the ANU Humanities Research Centre

The subject of this paper is women’s popularisation of scientific texts in the eighteenth century. Starting from an analysis of the remarkable surge in female writing in Britain in the...

14
Aug
2017

Book launch of 'What Christians Believe: The Story of God and People'

Anna Wierzbicka’s new book What Christians Believe: The Story of God and People was published in July 2017 by Znak in Cracow, Poland, in Polish. An expanded English version is to be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. The book, with full...
10
Aug
2017

Queer Objects and Intermedial Timepieces: Reading S-Town (2017)

Presented by Monique Rooney as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

This paper takes as its queer object a serialised podcast. With its story about John B. McLemore, a clockmaker from Woodstock, Alabama, S-Town is a...

07
Aug
2017

Training Language Experts in Translation in a Transferability Perspective

ANU Language Teaching Forum 

In recent years, there has been an unprecedented reappraisal of the role of translation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Underpinning this reappraisal are largely the beliefs that languages are...
03
Aug
2017

Reading Across Borders: Luke Stegemann on 'The Beautiful Obscure'

Join us for a conversation with Luke Stegemann about his recently published book The...

03
Aug
2017

Prophetic dreams and how to bring down an emperor in Maximus the Confessor

Presented as part of the Centre for Classical Studies Seminar Series

Maximus the Confessor (c. 580‐662) considered dreams to be involuntary. He used this position to defend himself against the charge of treason at his trial in...
03
Aug
2017

v. Revisited: Harrison, Rimbaud, and the Communards

Presented as part of the SLLL Thursday Lunchtime Seminar (TLS) series

Tony Harrison (1937 ‐ ) is one of England’s greatest political poets, elegists, and verse dramatists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and the stature of his...

27
Jul
2017

Anita Heiss Rewrites the Public Intellectual for 21st Century Australia

Presented by Imogen Mathew as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

Aboriginal intellectual interventions in contemporary Australia come in many shapes and sizes, from the @IndigenousX twitter account to Stan Grant’s 2015 IQ2...

27
Jul
2017

Hwaet! A meeting to solve an ancient riddle

Join the Anglo-Saxon Reading Group for this special meeting to decipher a 1000-year old  Anglo-Saxon text and solve its riddle.

(No Anglo-Saxon knowledge required!)

Interested attendees should get in touch with Dr Cynthia Allen at...

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