With Ambassador Dr. Salah Al-Timimi
With AISC manager, Nadeem Al-Abdalla
On 23rd January, MSt tutor Jenny Lewis was a guest speaker at the the opening of the new Anglo-Iraqi Studies Centre (AISC) in London. The AISC collection of over 2,000 books in English about Iraqi history and culture, includes several rare books and some by Freya Stark and Gertrude Bell.
Jenny will also be giving a talk and seminar at the centre on 19 March about her Mesopotamian connections and researches.
More on the event on Facebook
MSt alumnus Nabin Chhetri’s collection of poetry, Bini will be published by Red Mountain Press at the end of 2016. Bini is a collection of 46 poems, many award winning, that reflect on the themes of memory and individual’s relation with the place.
MSt tutor Eileen Horne article, entitled “George Moore, Zola and their publisher sacrificed on altar of Victorian prudery” is in the Irish Times.
“If looks alone could immortalise a writer, the Anglo-Irish author, critic, dramatist and autobiographer George Moore (1852-1933) might be a household name today…”
Read the rest of the article on the Irish Times website
MSt tutor, Belinda Jack, who is Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, will be giving a lecture at the Museum of London on “Theatre and Individualism: Henrik Ibsen, ‘A Doll’s House'”
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Museum of London
Entry open to all, no reservation required
“A Doll’s House is a three-act play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Its first performance was at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, in Denmark, on 21 December 1879. It is often considered to be a feminist play as Nora, the heroine, leaves her husband and children intent on self-discovery. Ibsen, on the other hand, denied any conscious attempt to provide propaganda for the women’s rights movement and claimed that his concern was for the description of humanity. If the play is about the need to find the self and to live true to that self, then what is the nature of individualism that the play promotes?”
For more information, see the Gresham House website.
MSt tutor Nicoletta Demetriou’s project, “The Cypriot Fiddler” has been profiled on the British Academy’s blog.
Read the article “Sharing music, sharing life stories: The Cypriot Fiddler project”
For more on the project, visit the Cypriot Fiddler Facebook page.