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October 2021

Visualising the Database: Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index

28 October @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) is pleased to host this talk by Michelle O’Callaghan and Jake Arthur introducing the new online database of Early Modern Women’s Complaint…

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Executive Freedom in Descartes

28 October @ 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
online

Sir Anthony Kenny: Executive Freedom in Descartes  Philosophy Department Cottingham Lecture Sir Anthony Kenny was born in Liverpool in 1931 and was educated at Upholland College and the Pontifical Gregorian University.…

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November 2021

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

1 November @ 8:00 am - 2 November @ 5:00 pm
Free

Culture in general, and literature in particular, seem to be concerned with authenticity, or lack of it, more than ever: authenticity in politics, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. In contemporary…

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Beckett Week 2021

4 November - 6 November
Whiteknights campus

The Samuel Beckett Research Centre are delighted to announce that their annual Beckett Week will take in November at Minghella Studies on the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading.…

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Did the defendant use a gun? The philosophical foundations and practical consequences of applying corpus analysis in legal interpretation

4 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

The Reading Centre for Cognition Research (RCCR) is delighted to announce this new 2 year project: Did the defendant use a gun? The philosophical foundations and practical consequences of applying…

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Expanding the design canon: fresh perspectives on women in type and publishing

10 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) is delighted to collaborate with the St Bride Foundation to celebrate recent contributions to the field of graphic design history, which seek…

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PiCoBoo: A Research Project and an Open-Access Database

11 November @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online

Dr Francesca Tancini, University of Newcastle PiCoBoo: a research project and an open-access database The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) is pleased to host this free online event…

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Complex Lives: Developing the application of biography to the past

17 November @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Microsoft Teams
Free

A joint University of Reading and British Museum Webinar. Speakers for the seminar: J.D. Hill (British Museum) Duncan Garrow (University of Reading) Laura Perucchetti (British Museum) and Abidemi Babalola (British…

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Tracing the Nigerian Civil War through Heinemann’s African Writers Series archives: an undergraduate research project and its afterlife

18 November @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr Sue Walsh and Ms Temiloluwa Ogdugbesan Tracing the Nigerian Civil War through Heinemann’s African Writers Series archives: an undergraduate research project and its afterlife The Centre for Book Cultures and…

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Vanished: Hope and Histories of Extinction

18 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
online

Dr Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham): Vanished: Hope and Histories of Extinction' History Department Annual Stenton Lecture 2021 We are so familiar with extinction that it is hard to imagine…

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