Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘Senses of the Empire: multisensory approaches to Roman culture’ conference

‘Senses of the Empire: Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture’ conference, The Open University (R01), Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, 30 November 2013. By collecting the senses together in the interdisciplinary and multi-period volume ‘Empire of the Senses’ David Howes led ‘a revolution in the representation and analysis of culture’ (2005, p.14). This one-day conference aims to bring that revolution on apace, by exploring the application of a multisensory approach to current research on the archaeological spaces and places of the Roman world. Continue reading

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Prof Helen King on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’

Helen King, Professor in Classical Studies, appears as an expert in BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’,presented by Melvyn Bragg, on Thursday 10 October. Continue reading

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The Rest is Noise: Post-War World, 5-6 October 2013

This is the eighth weekend in a series of events at the Southbank Centre exploring 20th Century music. In the six years of the Second World War, art, music and technology had been used to manipulate and destroy. Composers saw no option but to start from scratch and set about creating radical new music in the aftermath of war. Join Arts and other OU academics for talks exploring these issues, along with concerts of the music of the period. Continue reading

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