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Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by the Humanities Division in Oxford and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge.Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students.

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Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by the Humanities Division in Oxford and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge.Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students.

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Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

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Rank #1: The French Revolution in a Global Perspective

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A lecture by the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography, Lynn Hunt.

May 29 2014

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Rank #2: Two Concepts of Sharia?

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Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary gives a lecture for the Humanitas lecture series on Interfaith Studies.

May 28 2013

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Rank #3: Challenges Facing American Intelligence

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Professor John McLaughlin discusses Challenges facing American Intelligence

May 19 2015

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Rank #4: Symposium - The New History of Scientific Experience: Observing, Experimenting, Collecting, Representing and Reading in Early Modern Europe

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With Professor Lorraine Daston, Dr Simon Werrett (UCL), Dr Rhodri Lewis (Oxford), Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge) and Prof Martin Mulsow (Erfurt), chaired by Prof Laurence Brockliss (Oxford).

May 28 2013

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Rank #5: How can there be a history of emotions?

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Professor Barbara Rosenwein explores the history of emotions Humanitas Visiting Professor Barbara Rosenwein explores the history of emotions, with a response from Professor Ute Frevert

May 19 2015

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Rank #6: Resisting Apologetics: What can we learn from Ibn Rushd and our contemporaries?

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Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary gives a lecture for the Humanitas lecture series on Interfaith Studies.

May 28 2013

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Rank #7: Albert Hourani Revisited: Arabic and Indian thought in the Liberal Age

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Professor Sir Christopher Bayly gives a talk for the Humanitas Lecture series on Historigraphy.

May 28 2013

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Rank #8: Athol Fugard: "Defining Moments"

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Humanitas Inaugural Keynote Lecture - Athol Fugard: "Defining Moments" - in his life and work. Venue: Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Feb 02 2011

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Rank #9: Between Art and Architecture

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A lecture by celebrated artist Maya Lin Celebrated artist Maya Lin discusses the relationship between her art, architecture and memorials; the inspiration behind her work; her experiments with scale; and her engagement with the natural world.

Aug 06 2015

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Rank #10: Our Religious Traditions in a long Historical Perspective

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Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary gives a lecture for the Humanitas lecture series on Interfaith Studies.

May 28 2013

1hr 29mins

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Rank #11: Rationality versus emotionality in the century of extremes

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Professor Ute Frevert discusses rationality vs emotionality with a response from Professor Barbara Rosenwein Professor Ute Frevert talks "Rationality versus emotionality in the centry of extremes"

May 19 2015

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Rank #12: Marshall G S Hodgson, Islam and World History

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Professor Sir Christopher Bayly gives a talk for the Humanitias lecture series in Historiography with a response from Dr Faisal Devji.

May 28 2013

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Rank #13: Pictures and Texts

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A symposium with William Kentridge, Ivo Mesquita and Estrella de Diego Otero, chaired by Shearer West on Thursday 9 May 2013 in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford.

May 28 2013

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Rank #14: A Conductor's Point of View

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A lecture by Christian Thielemann Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies 2015-2016 Christian Thielemann discusses the commonalities and differences between Wagner and Strauss at a lecture on 21 January 2016.

Feb 22 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #15: Class dismissed... Art, creativity and education

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A lecture by Vik Muniz, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Contemporary Arts

Aug 11 2014

1hr 20mins

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Rank #16: Histories of the Self

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A roundtable discussion with Lynn Hunt (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography), Lyndal Roper (Regius Professor of History) and Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English).

May 29 2014

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Rank #17: An Intelligence Officer Looks at Terrorism: Where it's Been, Where it's heading

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Professor John McLaughlin looks at Terrorism in the 21st Century Humanitas Visiting Professor in Intelligence Studies John McLaughlin discusses Terrorism: Where it's been and his views on where it is heading.

May 19 2015

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Rank #18: In Conversation: Writing the History of Reason

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Professor Lorraine Daston in conversation with Professor Sally Shuttleworth.

May 28 2013

34mins

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Rank #19: Kelly Reichardt "In Conversation"

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Filmmaker and Humanitas Visiting Professor in Film and Television, Kelly Reichardt, in conversation about her films. American landscapes and narratives of the road are themes that run throughout Reichardt’s five feature films: River of Grass (Strand Releasing, 1994), Old Joy (Kino International, 2006), Wendy and Lucy (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2008), Meek’s Cutoff (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2010) and Night Moves (Cinedigm, 2013); and the short narrative Ode (1999). Kelly has taught at School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York University and is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College.

Jun 12 2014

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: Generations of Feeling

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Barbara Rosenwein discusses the generations of feeling Humanitas Visiting Professor Barbar Rosenwein concludes her series on the "History of Emotions" with this lecture on the generation of feeling

May 18 2015

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