Our Seminar series provides you with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research, stimulate your thinking, engage with important issues and debate your ideas with others, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
This short course highlights case studies from New Kingdom Egypt (1550 - 1069 BCE). These case studies cover the enigmatic kings such as Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ramesses II, Merneptah, and Ramesses III. It will also delve...
This short course will highlight case studies focusing on art from ancient Egypt. The case studies cover the differences in art from a variety of periods of Egyptian history, ranging from the Early Dynastic period to the Ptolemaic period. These case studies include...
What role do the emotions play in our intellectual and emotional life? Recent decades have seen significant advances in psychological understanding of the emotions and their influence on our behaviour and action. Philosophy has tried to follow suit, and this course is designed to apply some of the approaches philosophers have taken in trying to gain a better understanding of the emotions.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists in France repeatedly redefined the boundaries of art. Spurred by political and social upheaval, artists rejected the conventions that had governed Western European art for centuries in order to find new and evolving visual languages that reflected their individual artistic ambitions and the changing world around them. Our discussions will include Courbet, Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, and Duchamp, among many others.
In the 1840s Prince Albert reinvented the Hanoverians as ‘the royal family’, an exemplary, idealised family enthusiastically followed by the growing British middle classes. The course explores the attitudes of ‘the Victorians’ to family roles using Queen Victoria’s nine children as examples. It analyzes the interesting interaction of family and court culture as each developed in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Agriculture is only 1.7% of the EU’s economy and 4.4% of its employment. However, agriculture absorbs 37% of the EU budget and enjoys the highest protection against imports. Trading partners consider that unfair; but in the EU, agriculture is also about food safety, animal welfare, environment, and cultural heritage.
Trade deficits, trade wars, protectionism are buzzwords back in the news. While globalization is called into question, tit-for-tat tariffs have chilled business confidence and investment. However countries like New Zealand and the EU still believe in the benefits of free trade, thus they are committed to defend the WTO and to extend their respective networks of agreements.
Paradoxes reveal vagueness at the edges of our concepts. That is why philosophers from the earliest times have loved to formulate, discuss, and try to resolve paradoxes arising across almost every field of philosophical enquiry. This course aims to approach philosophy and logical reasoning through an examination an introduction to some of the most famous and provocative paradoxes.
For most of us, all we know about Islam is what we hear in the media. Islam, IS one of the three Ibrahimic tradition religions, is the fastest growing religion in the world and the most misunderstood. In this course we will shed light on the Islamic principles, the...