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Title: News, meetings, events and information for the School of Humanities


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hums
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News, meetings, events and information for the
School of Humanities Week One Autumn Term 6th
October 2008
Welcome back for the New Autumn Term The
School of Humanities Management Group and Heads
of Department for 2008 2009 Dean Stephen
Burman American Studies Head Richard
Follett Art History Head Liz James (to
December) then Meaghan Clarke English , Drama
Linguistics Head Peter Boxall (Acting) History
- Head Clive Webb Media and Film Head Sue
Thornham (to December) then Kate Lacey Music
Head Björn Heile Philosophy Head Sarah
Sawyer Sussex Language Institute Head Sue
Sheerin Director of Taught Programmes Peter
Boxall Director of Student Support Nic
McKay Director of Research Director of Graduate
Studies Jenny Bourne Taylor Finance Officer
Bryan Pearce SAM Angela Pater
Front photos Tim Huitson
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  • Meetings in the next week

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Meetings School Centre Week one
Week 1 6th October 1000 VCEG _at_ Vice
Chancellor's office 7th October 0900 IT Service
Performance Operational Review _at_ Sussex House
Committee Room 1200 Hums Management Group _at_
HUMS A14 1400 Professional Services Operational
Performance Review _at_ Sussex House Committee
Room 8th October 1430 UCU Joint Negotiating
Committee academic _at_ Russell 12 9th
October 1200 Research Excellence Framework
Strategy Group _at_ Sussex House Committee
Room 10th October 1000 Remuneration and Review
Committee _at_ tbc
Please see G/Hums/Public/Events for termly
seminar series and events in other schools of
interest
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  • Seminars, Conferences
  • Departmental
  • Term Time Posters

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The Real Things Lecture Series Presents Decoloni
zing architecture The future archaeology of the
occupation EYAL WEIZMAN Director, Centre for
Research Architecture Goldsmiths College
London Wednesday 15 October, 5 pm Arts
A001 This lecture is hosted by The Sussex Centre
For Visual Fields in collaboration with the
Department of English and Related Literature,
University of York all welcome
Eyal Weizman studied architecture at the
Architectural Association in London and completed
his PhD at the London Consortium, Birkbeck
College. He was Professor of Architecture at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His work includes
buildings and stage sets in Israel/Palestine and
Europe. Weizman works with a variety of NGOs and
Human right groups in Israel/Palestine. He
co-curated the exhibition A Civilian Occupation,
The Politics of Israeli Architecture, and
co-edited the publication of the same title.
These projects were based on his human-rights
research, and were banned by the Israeli
Association of Architects. They were later shown
in the exhibition Territories in New York,
Berlin, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Malmoe, Tel
Aviv and Ramallah. Weizman has taught, lectured
and organised conferences in many institutions
worldwide. His books include Hollow Land Verso
Books, 2007, A Civilian Occupation Verso Books,
2003, the series Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow
Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines
and edited books. Weizman is a regular
contributors to many journals and magazines and
is an editor at large for Cabinet Magazine.
Weizman is the recipient of the James Stirling
Memorial Lecture Prize for 2006-2007.
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Centre for Modern European Cultural History Arts
D741, 3-500 October 14 Professor Alon
Confino (University of Virginia) The
Persecution and Extermination of the Jews On
the Promises and Possibilties in Historical
Interpretation
MEDIA, FILM AND CULTURAL STUDIES RESEARCH
SEMINARS AUTUMN TERM 2008 All Seminars in Arts
D110 at 5.00 Oct 15 Bill Schwarz (Queen
Mary) Unhappy Blood The Anthropology of Postwar
Britain Oct 22 Caroline Bassett (Sussex)
Anti-Computing Campaigns against the
Machine Oct 29 Tamar Jeffers-Macdonald (Kent)
The Dirty Romcom Date Movie or Dick Flick ? Nov
5 Michael Lawrence (Middlesex) Animal Death in
European CinemaMetaphor and Analogy Nov 12
Jonathan Ervine (Bangor) New Media, Satire and
Subversion in France Nov 19 Gary Hall
(Coventry) Pirate Philosophy (Version 3.0)Open
Access, Open Editing, Open Content, Open
Media Nov 26 Dolores Tierney (Sussex) Directors
Without Borders Alfonso Cuarón Dec 3 Alisa
Lebow (Brunel) Praxis in the First Person Dec
10 Kate Lacey (Sussex) Listening Overlooked On
Listening in Media History and Theory
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American Studies Research Seminars Autumn A155,
4pm October 14th Roger Johnson (Sussex), The
Library on a Hill Memory and History at the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and
Museum. October 28th Peter Coviello (Bowdoin
College, Maine), How to Do Things with Joy
Pynchon and Vineland November 4th (with the
Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American
South) Anthony Stanonis (Queens College,
Belfast), The Triumph of Epicure A Global
History of New Orleans Culinary
Tourism. November 25th Howard Cunnell (Sussex),
In Foreign Neighbourhoods Composition and
Magical Realism in Jack Kerouacs Dr
Sax. December 2nd Eric White (Anglia Ruskin
University), Transatlantic Print Culture
(complete title tba). December 3rd (with the
Department of English and the Centre for
Modernist Studies) Note seminar starts 5pm Kasia
Boddy (UCL), Prize Stories of the National
Soul Edward J. O'Brien and the Early
Twentieth-Century American Short Story. December
9th James Harding (Sussex), A Radical Stage
John Dos Passos, The New Playwrights and Russian
Constructivism.
Social and Political Thought Autumn Term
Seminars The SPT Research Seminar is organised
every second Wednesday of term, starting this
year on October 6, in Bramber House Room 237,
5-7pm. These seminars are an exciting opportunity
to hear work presented by major academics from
both Sussex and beyond. A diverse range of themes
will be discussed and debated. They are also a
hub for socialising with members of the Centre
for Social and Political Thought. All are very
welcome! PROGRAMME Autumn Term October 6 David
Inglis (Aberdeen)'Emile Durkheim and the Global
Gods' October 22 Gurminder Bhambra
(Warwick)'Revisiting Historical
Sociology November 5 Neil Stammers
(Sussex)'Movement Praxis and Academic Theory
debates on power since the 1960s' November 19
Lorenzo Chiesa (Kent)Title TBA
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HISTORY WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS
THURSDAYS AT 4.00PM IN A155 AUTUMN TERM PAPERS
2008
Week 2 16 October Paul Betts (Sussex)
'Personal Property, Noise and Honour
Neighbourhood Justice in Socialist East
Berlin' Week 3 23 October Sunil Amrith
(Birkbeck) 'Tamils and Others in the Bay of
Bengal, 1800-1900' Week 4 30 October Jim
Endersby (Sussex) 'Darwinian Delusions?' Week
5 6 November Rob Iliffe (Sussex) 'Living in a
Coffin William Stukeley and Enlightenment
Arcadia' Week 6 13 November Naomi Tadmor
(Sussex) 'Slaves and Servants A Bible for
Freeborn Englishmen' Week 7 20 November Neil
Gregor (Southampton) 'In Streicher's Shadow
Nuremberg and the Nazi Past after 1945' Week 8
27 November Duncan Bell (Cambridge) 'Dreaming
the Future Anglo-America as Utopia,
1880-1914' Week 9 4 December Alun Howkins
(Sussex) 'Common Land and Late Enclosure
1850-1900'
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  • Notions of the New
  • Music Department
  • Autumn term Seminars
  • All at the Recital Room, Falmer House 120
  • _at_ 2pm Wednesdays.
  • Titles and further details, as well as additional
    dates will be published in future weeks
  • October 15th (week 2) Bjorn Heile
  • November 12th (week 6) Mieko Kanno (to include
    Sam Hayden)
  • November 26th (week 8) Arnold Whittall (Messiaen
    and Carter
  • centenary observations)

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SUSSEX  CENTRE  FOR  INTELLECTUAL  HISTORY
  PROGRAMME  AND  NEWS  AUTUMN  2008     SUSSEX
 SYMPOSIUM  ON  NEW  WORK  IN  INTELLECTUAL
 HISTORY   24  October  11  am  to  6  pm.
 Conference  Centre,   Bramber  House   The
 symposium  is  devoted  to  discussion  of  Ian
 Hunters  The  Secularisation  of  the
 Confessional  State  The  Political  Thought
 of  Christian  Thomasius  (Cambridge  University
 Press  2008)  and  will  be  based  exclusively
 on  participants  reading  of  the  book
 there  will  be  no  papers,  only  discussion
 openers.  Professor  Hunter  (University  of
 Queensland)  will  be  a  participant.
   PROGRAMME 10.30  coffee/tea   1100-12.15
 Knud  Haakonssen  (Sussex)  Natural  law  and
 politics  in  Thomasius   12.15-13.30  lunch
  13.30-14.45  Thomas  Ahnert  (Edinburgh)
 Religious  truth  and  social  peace
  14.45-15.00  short  break   15.00-16.15
 Robert  von  Friedeburg  (Rotterdam)  Reason
 of  state   16.15-16.45  coffee/tea
  16.45-18.00  Concluding  discussion  led  by
 Martin  Stone  (Leuven)   Participation  is
 by  prior  registration  only  and  limited  to
 35  people.   The  conference  fee,  which
 includes  lunch,  is  35  (20  for  retirees).
 Interested   graduate  students  working  in
 the  field  should  contact  Professor
 Haakonssen   (k.haakonssen_at_sussex.ac.uk).  The
 conference  dinner  is  at  7.30  at   The  Real
 Eating  Co.,  18  Cliffe  High  Street,  Lewes.
 The  cost  is  35.   To  register,  please
 use  the  registration  form  on  our  web
 site   http//www.sussex.ac.uk/cih/documents/reg
istration_form_hunter.pdf  or  contact  Yvonne
 Martin-Portuguese  on  SCIH_at_sussex.ac.uk  or
 01273  - 873  188.  Please  send  cheques,
 payable  to  The  University  of  Sussex,  by
 6  October   to  Yvonne  Martin-Portuguese,
 Sussex  Centre  for  Intellectual  History.  
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SUSSEX  CENTRE  FOR  INTELLECTUAL  HISTORY
  PROGRAMME  AND  NEWS  AUTUMN  2008
(Continued) PUBLIC  LECTURE   22  October,
 6.00  pm  in  the  Chichester  Lecture  Theatre
  Professor  Ian  Hunter,  University  of
 Queensland  Spirituality  and  Theory  in  the
 Modern  Humanities   The  lecture  is  free
 and  open  to  the  public.  RSVP  to
 SCIH_at_sussex.ac.uk  or  01273    873  188
  SEMINARS   Meeting  Room,  top  floor  of
 the  Sussex  University  Library.  The  seminars
 are   open  to  anyone  interested.  It  is
 helpful  if  people  without  a  Sussex  Library
 card  notify us  in  advance  of  their
 participation  on  SCIH_at_sussex.ac.uk  or  01273
   873  188.   21  October,  6  pm  Robert
 von  Friedeburg,  Erasmus  University  Rotterdam
 Christoph  Besold,  the  disintegration  of
 the  Christian  politica,  and  the  natural
 right  to  believe  what  one  wants   4
 November,  6  pm  Avi  Lifschitz,  University
 College  London  The  Enlightenment  revival
 of  the  Epicurean  history  of  language  (and
 its  discontents)   11  November,  6  pm
 Philip  Schofield,  University  College  London
 Bentham  on  religion  and  sex   2  December,
 6  pm  David  Wootton,  University  of  York
 Galileo  Piety  and  irreligion       PEOPLE
  It  is  a  great  pleasure  to  welcome  Dr.
 Inga  Volmer,  who  took  up  a  Leverhulme
 Trust post-doctoral  fellowship  in  the
 Dissenting  Academies  Project  in  July,  and
 to   announce  that  Dr.  Cesare  Cuttica  will
 take  up  a  Marie Curie  post-doctoral
 fellowship   in  January  and  Dr.  Mark  Somos
 a  Leverhulme  Trust  early-career  fellowship
 in  May.   Dr.  Deborah  Madden  and  Professor
 Jonathan  Rée  will  teach  major  parts  of
 the  MA  programme  in  Intellectual  History
 while  Knud  Haakonsen  and  Richard  Whatmore
  conduct  research  projects  funded  by  the
 British  Academy  and  the  Leverhulme  Trust.
  One  of  our  MA  students,  Sophie  Bisset,
 won  an  AHRC  scholarship  to  do  her  DPhil
 at  the  Centre  on  the  natural  law  theory
 of  Jean  Barbeyrac.  And  with   The  London
 Library  we  got  a  CDA  from  the  AHRC  this
 has  been  awarded  to  Kris  Grint  to  work
 on  James  Mills  Common  Place  books.  
  FOR  FURTHER  INFORMATION,  SEE
 WWW.SUSSEX.AC.UK/CIH  
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  • Training Courses

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ITS MSU Courses AV
training/refresher sessions being run by ITS MSU
over the Autumn and Spring Terms 2008-09. We
have designed them to help new and existing
members of staff familiarise themselves with
classroom technology, thereby facilitating a
smooth and productive teaching and learning
experience for all. This year, for the first
time, we are offering sessions open to students
as well as staff, helping them to deliver their
presentations with greater confidence. All
sessions are stand-alone and this year, again for
the first time, they are bookable online via
Sussex Direct. Here is the web address http//www
.sussex.ac.uk/its/training/courses.php. The full
list of courses can also be found in the Hums G
Drive \g\hums\public\Events\ITS MSU
Training....
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