Date / time
23 May, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for the Study of Internationalism Inaugural Lecture: Professor Holly Case on ‘The Age of Questions’, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
The event will mark the launch of the new Centre for the Study of Internationalism. Jessica Reinisch will introduce the Centre, followed by Holly Case’s lecture on her current book project on a period in modern history – roughly 1810 to 1950 – when ‘questions’ reigned. The Russian writer Leo Tolstoy wrote his views on the ‘Eastern question’ through the character in Anna Karenina, the future president of Czechoslovakia penned over 700 pages on the ‘social question’, and a German novelist expressed his immoderate views on the ‘oyster question’. When and why did people start thinking in terms of ‘questions’ and what did it mean?
The talk and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.
Free event open to all – Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centre-for-the-study-of-internationalism-inaugural-lecture-tickets-24429320756