Envisioning Europe Series: Professor Philipp Ther - The Outsiders: Refugees in Modern European History Tuesday 23 November, 18.00 - 19.00 (CET) Livestreamed via YouTube The arrival of refugees has occurred time and again throughout European history, with receiving states and societies
often profiting from taking them in. This online talk will analyse the major causes of mass flight during Europe’s modern history, highlighting the often traumatic experiences of refugees on the long routes they took. Professor Ther will then discuss why refugees were welcomed in some periods, especially during the Cold War, and rejected in earlier and more recent moments of history. Language: English Register here for this online event and find more information here.
The Flamboyant Fake Series: Professor Frederick Clark - The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment Thursday 25 November, 17.00 - 18.00 (CET) Livestreamed via YouTube
Renaissance critics such as Lorenzo Valla and Erasmus were celebrated for debunking forgeries, and criticising falsification and dogmatism alike. Yet forgery and falsehood nonetheless flourished in the Renaissance, just as they do in our own age. This online talk will use new insights offered by forgery studies to examine the complexities of this criticism itself, and the paradoxes it often entails. How should critics respond to the ubiquity of forgery across historical periods? And what light can Renaissance scholarship shed on our current situation in the early 21st century? Language: English Register here for this online event and find more information here.
Already planning what to do next month? Save these dates in your calendars! • Thursday 16 December - Sophie Pitman: Fake and Fashion. The Flamboyant Fake Series • Tuesday 21 December - Prof. Mary Kaldor: Global Politics versus Great Power Rivalry: The Role of the EU. Envisioning Europe Series.