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University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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November 2020

Being Human festival launch with David Olusoga

November 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. The Being Human team warmly invite you to the first ever virtual festival launch, showcasing snippets from this year’s 'New Worlds'-themed nationwide celebration of the humanities (12–22 November). The launch will be previewing a programme that explores everything from science-fiction futures, to immersive explorations of the past, to the role of the humanities in the present. We will also be joined by festival patron Professor David Olusoga OBE for a thought-provoking talk in conversation with…

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Why Didn’t They Leave?

November 12 - November 22
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. 'Why Didn't They Leave' is the premiere of a short film entitled Ending Abuse by award-winning filmmaker Shane Nelson. This specially created film draws upon cutting edge research into the hidden experiences of domestic abuse victims. It sheds light on a world where reality is subverted and self-identity sabotaged, being held hostage to an abuser's drive for domination and control. 'Gaslight: Domestic Abuse Under the Lens' - a screening of the 1944 film Gaslight followed by…

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Being Human in Conversation: the American Election

November 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. Following what will be one of the most consequential elections of our time, join Being Human festival director Professor Sarah Churchwell in conversation with Bonnie Greer OBE as they discuss the impact of the 2020 American election. In a year of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests, November’s contest will be a referendum on the future of American politics -- and, many believe, the future of America itself. Both natives of Chicago, Sarah and Bonnie…

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An Introduction to Medieval Ink

November 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. The history of iron gall ink from antiquity to the present day. This introductory talk will give information on the history of the ink that was used in medieval manuscripts. It will also discuss the nature of the oak gall wasp, and give information on the many types of ink they produce. A 'Making Medieval Ink' workshop will take place after the talk between  14:00 and 17:00, but numbers are limited. Book here.

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Making Medieval Ink

November 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. Making ink from crushed oak galls, this online workshop will give participants the opportunity to make their own natural ink based on traditional medieval recipes. After signing up for this event, you will receive the necessary ingredients through the post. The exercise will also require standard kitchen equipment. The instructional video will be posted on YouTube at the scheduled time, allowing participants to follow at their own pace. The event will have an online twitter…

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Kit de Waal: Novels That Shaped My World

November 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. Join Professor Sarah Churchwell in conversation with writer Kit de Waal and Professor Karina van Dalen-Oskam about the benefits of a more diverse, inclusive reading 'diet'. From Black Lives Matter to the #MeToo movement and Extinction Rebellion, we are living in a time when many vocal campaigners demand changes to the way in which society is run. These debates affect the books we read, teach in schools and that get turned into popular dramas. The…

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Being Human in Conversation: Returning to Our Senses

November 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people suddenly found themselves losing their sense of smell. How does the loss of this vital sense affect health, wellbeing and our relationship with the world around us and to others? How does it change us, and how does it feel to recover and to 'return to our senses'? Professor Barry Smith and guests investigate. This event will also include some simple try-at-home sensory experiments that will make you think…

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Gaslight: Domestic Abuse Through the Lens

November 19, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online: School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. A masterpiece of suspense and paranoia, the 1944 film Gaslight remains one of cinema’s most compelling portrayals of psychological domestic abuse. Over 75 years later, Ingrid Bergman’s Oscar-winning performance as a wife manipulated by her husband into believing herself insane, continues to demonstrate that violence is not simply a physical act. This online screening and discussion will explore Gaslight’s continuing significance to a modern digital world, and the role of the law in providing access…

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