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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS REPORT – 25/11/2016

This week we had two fascinating philosophy papers by Vilius Bartninkas and Christian Keime. Vilius’ talk was entitled “Ouranos in Plato’s cosmology.” Ouranos is frequently featured in Timaeus’ account, assuming a diverse set of roles such as a senior traditional god, a key component in forging the astral gods, and an ethical ideal for human … Continue reading

‘A World of Fragile Parts’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale
Archaeology / Museums

‘A World of Fragile Parts’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Recently I went to see the Architecture Biennale in Venice and its exhibition entitled ‘A World of Fragile Parts’. This was curated by Brendan Cormier from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and explored the idea that making copies of things is a way of preventing the loss of material heritage. Having this show in … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS REPORT – 11/11/2016

This week we had two fascinating papers by Yung In Chae and Alessio Santoro. Yung In presented a paper entitled “Simone de Beauvoir and Classical Antiquity.” Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, widely considered the catalyst of second-wave feminism, contains numerous references to ancient Greece and Rome in the course of locating the historical roots … Continue reading