Women in German Studies is a professional organisation for Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland which was founded in 1988 by Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages. From 22 to 24 June 2017 the conference will come to Oxford for the first time, to explore the topics ‘reform’ and ‘revolt’ across German history, literature and culture.
The final performance of STORMING UTOPIA is this Saturday: the ‘gala’ opening show of the Oxford Festival of the Arts.
Part of a Knowledge Exchange Partnership between TORCH, the Pegasus Theatre, MML and others within Oxford, Storming Utopia, co-directed by Wes Williams, and featuring a number of MML colleagues and students as performers, is a show generated by discussions about ideal communities and life in post-Brexit Britain: our group of performers includes academics, refugees, students, and primary school children, cellists, dancers, historians of the theatre, and geographers….
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) is one of the best known figures of the Italian Renaissance, often seen as the prime example of a ‘Renaissance man’ (the all-round personality who is expert in both the arts and sciences, according to a definition coined by the nineteenth-century historian Jacob Burckhardt). The sixth centenary of Alberti’s birth in 2004 saw a huge upsurge of interest in this humanist, and one of the most significant new themes to emerge from that revival is the author’s insistence on humour in his works.