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Palestine and Israel: scholarship & public debate in confrontational times

Palestine and Israel: scholarship & public debate in confrontational times

UK Events

21 October 2019 18:00 to 20:00

IAS Forum, Ground Floor, South Wing, University College London (UCL), Gower Street, London
WC1E 6BT

        Of all subjects of scholarly inquiry, few could be more contentious than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. How might we research and teach our way through it in an age of narrowing conversations? Two authors who have written extensively on the topic discuss their thoughts on engaging the history and contemporary politics of Palestine and Israel today. When seeking to reach a wider audience, what are the unwritten conventions (and expectations) that authors…

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Nomads, soldiers, musicians and hairdressers

Nomads, soldiers, musicians and hairdressers

UK Events

25 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford
OX2 6UD

Nomads, soldiers, musicians and hairdressers: some thoughts on language and identity in the Roman Provinces of Syria and Arabia   While Latin was the official language of the army, Greek was the language of government in Roman Syria and Arabia and was used among some of the population, particularly in towns and cities. However, several other languages were spoken and written in different areas and among various communities, and it seems that language could be an important expression of…

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