Public Lectures - 2013 Archive
The Crone, The Witch, and The Library in Renaissance Italy
29 November 2013
Seminar presented by Dr Patricia Simons, Professor of the History of Art and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr Simons examines the ways in which renewed attention to antiquityduring the Renaissance reinvigorated misogynist stereotypes of old women, as well as bringing new evidence to the emerging discourse about witches, hence shaping for the hag a vivid pictorial presence. Proof for the threatening female figure was drawn from the humanist's library of classical authors, many cited in Giovanfrancesco Pico della Mrandola's Stryx (1523), which stated that witches were "ancient in essence and new is accidents." Dr Francesco Borghesis from the Department of Italian Studies at the Universityof Sydney will provide a response. This seminar has been organised by the Undoing the Ancient research group.
Hero and Villain: Lafayette's Legacies
12 November 2013
Public lecture presented by Professor Laura Auricchio on the subject of her forthcoming book, The Marquis, a visually informed biography. Co-presented with Sydney Ideas.
Does Western Philosophy have Non-Western Roots?
8 November 2013
A Sydney Ideas public lecture presented by Professor Michael Forster (International Center for Philosophy, Bonn University) on the ninteenth-century German debate concerning the roots of Western philosophy. Co-presented with the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
The Average Native and the Incommensurable Native
26 September 2013
Paper presented by Professor Tim Rowse on his current research into episodes in the quantitative representation of colonised Indigenous people. A network partner event sponsored by SIHN @ UWS.
Genealogies of Internationalism
- Foundations of Modern International Thought (Cambridge Univ Press)
- Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism (Univ of Pennsylvania Press)