Associated Conferences

Machiavelli's Prince: Tradition and Translation (2013)

Five hundred years from the De Principatibus, this conference is aimed at exploring the “double” tradition of The Prince, by focusing on two fundamental aspects: the textual tradition, including the philological history of the Prince and translations into foreign languages; and The Prince’s own ways of appropriating ancient and modern traditions of political thought. Organised by Nicola Gardini and Martin McLaughlin. Event sponsored by the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin), Keble College Advanced Studies Centre and David Rowe. For the full programme of this event, click here.

Russia's Musical Revolutionaries (2008)

One-day conference, convened by Pauline Fairclough and Rosamund Bartlett (BASEES Russian and East European Music Study Group), to be held at the Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford, on Wednesday 1 October 2008, in association with the Oxford University Faculty of Music, the Bate Collection and the European Humanities Research Centre. The conference will be held in memory of Neil Edmunds (1966-2008), author of The Soviet Proletarian Music Movement (Bern, New York & Oxford: Peter Lang, 2000) and editor of Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalin: The Baton and Sickle (London & New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004). Keynote speaker: theremin virtuoso and composer Lydia Kavina, who will give a demonstration of the revolutionary electronic instrument invented by her great-uncle Lev Termen in 1920. As well as discussing the history of the theremin, she will speak about the politicial biography of its creator. The conference will be followed by a "Hands On, Hands Off" workshop at the Bate Collection, in which participants will be invited to try out for themselves different models of the theremin. The day's activities will conclude with an evening theremin recital by Lydia Kavina at the Holywell Music Room. The full programme and registration details are available here.

'Flaschenpost': German Poetry and the Long Twentieth Century (2005)

The 'Flaschenpost' project, organised by Dr Karen Leeder, is an umbrella for scholars, critics and poets from a number of different countries to come together and discuss German poetry of the twentieth century and beyond. The colloquium in Oxford in April 2005 gave the participants a chance jointly to examine their contributions and to test out their ideas in front of a larger audience. For full details of this event click here.

The Dangers of the Known World: Russian Popular Belief from 1800 (2003)

This one-day New College Symposium brought together scholars in various disciplines (anthropology, social history, cultural history) to examine afresh what is sometimes termed ‘traditional’ culture. Themes addressed included speech and language in Russian popular culture, superstition, and ‘near death’ experiences (the genre of obmiranie). For full details of this event click here.

 

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