Out in September 2018: Caroline Petit’s book, Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence: Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome is the first comprehensive study of the role of rhetoric in Galen’s œuvre. Physician to several Roman emperors and author of the most impressive body of works in antiquity up to AD 350, Galen created a compelling figure of authority through his medical and philosophical works. The book analyses the range of Galen’s rhetorical mastery through five chapters, studying in turn Galen and the Hellenic tradition, Galen’s demonstrative and refutative tactics, the role of enargeia in Galen’s descriptions and narratives, his ‘hymn’ to Nature in his main anatomical work, De usu partium, and finally autobiography and self-portrait in his œuvre.
Many congratulations to Lara Choksey, who has won the British Society of Literature and Science essay prize for a chapter of her thesis, "'Life itself' in Doris Lessing's space fiction : evolution, epigenetics and culture", supervised by Dr Graeme Macdonald and Professor Stephen Shapiro. The essay will be published next year in the Journal of Literature and Science.
Professor David Lambert will be giving the keynote lecture at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine's Commonwealth Cultural Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on Thursday 11th October. The title of his lecture is 'Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments'.
PhD research student Delia Moldovan has published an article entitled ‘Astrology and Agriculture in the Calendar of the Offiziolo of Charles VIII (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, inv. 2502/4)’, in the periodical Rivista di storia della miniatura (22 2018). The article is an interdisciplinary approach to the miniatures of the calendar opening the Officium parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis per annum, held in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. The study sheds new light on the zodiac signs and the occupations of the months depicted in the calendar, particularly investigating two key features characterising the Milanese court of the late fifteenth century: the interest in astrology and the importance given to agriculture.
AWPN at Africa Writes
AWPN to be represented by Yvette Hutchison and Warwick TPS research fellow, Kenyan playwright JC Niala, who will speak at Africa Writes, British Library, London on Saturday in the session, ‘Why African Literature Matters’ - see the whole program at
Research Seminar - Professor Caroline Pauwels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) Conceptualising Media Policy after Brexit – Questions on Values and Policies - Wednesday 17th October 2018
Professor Caroline Pauwels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)
Professor Pauwels is a leading international expert on European and national media policy and the economy of the media sector. She is currently Rector at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and has received the Francqui Chair at Ghent University as well as held the Jean Monnet Chair. In 2017 she was selected as the ‘Brussels Leader of the Year’. In 2015, she organized the first World Difference Day (www.differenceday.com) discussing freedom of speech and media.
Professor Pauwels has published extensively on media policy and economics including The Palgrave Handbook of European Media Policy (2014) and Private Television in Western Europe: Content, Markets, Policies (2013).
17th October, 13:00-14:30
IAS, Millburn House
Please email Paula Watkins (P.Watkins@warwick.ac.uk) to RSVP.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative colleague to join our friendly department for the calendar year 2019. Closes 22 October.
Registration is now open
CIM is now accepting PhD applications for students who wish to be considered for a number of University scholarships, including ESRC scholarships (for social science applicants), CADRE scholarships (for arts and humanities students) and Chancellor's International Scholarships (for international students).
Events and links to events taking place during Black History Month 2018