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Events in 2015-16

European Screens 2016

Monday 5 September 2016

An International Conference on Film, TV Drama and the Audiovisual Industries in Europe

Death and Culture

Thursday 1 September 2016

A 3 day conference organised by the Department of Sociology and supported by the CModS Death research strand

David Jones: Dialogues with the Past

Thursday 21 July 2016

An international, interdisciplinary conference

Humour, vitality, and the lone togetherness of social media

Monday 6 June 2016

This Centre for Modern Studies lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to meet Professor Weitz.

Physical Comedy: The theory and practice of joking for bodies

Monday 6 June 2016

This lunchtime workshop for postgraduate students is sponsored by the Centre for Modern Studies.

The Modern Body 1830-present

Friday 3 June 2016

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum sixth annual symposium

Creative Labour

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Two linked events addressing Creative Labour. These events will appeal to those interested in neoliberalism, creativity, contemporary politics, cultural studies and issues including gender, equality, and the theorization of work, or labour.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) at 20

Monday 23 May 2016

A one-day conference organised by The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) to mark the 20th anniversary of the South African TRC's first public hearings.

Musical Materials

Thursday 19 May 2016

A CModS postgraduate forum event

Connecting Dots: Art History and the British Empire

Wednesday 18 May 2016

An informal workshop of short presentations, exploring the collective intellectual genealogy of British art and empire studies.

Uncommon: Hobbes and Theoliberalism

Tuesday 10 May 2016

This event is part of the Freedom After Neoliberalism research strand.


Thursday 28 April 2016

An innovative interdisciplinary conference, aiming to shed new light on Sargent studies, and to explore fresh avenues of approach to this great man and his work.

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster and information session

Wednesday 27 April 2016

A taster session for offer holders and prospective applicants to the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945

Complexity in the Humanities Workshop 2

Wednesday 20 April 2016

This year's second Complexity in the Humanities workshop centres upon the topic of time and complex systems.

Remapping Place, Space, and Politics: Locality and the Legend of American Isolationism

Wednesday 13 April 2016

York Centre for the Americas public lecture by Professor Kristin Hoganson (Department of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor at the Rothermore American Institute, Oxford)

Phenomenology and Creativity

Friday 4 March 2016

An inter-disciplinary workshop considering creativity and creative processes from a phenomenological perspective.

Everyday Lives

Tuesday 1 March 2016

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Capturing the Flag: Paris after Terrorism and Global Mourning

Friday 19 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum Short Talk by Hannah Pinsent - all welcome.

The John Forster Collection at the V&A

Friday 12 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum short talk by Victoria White

Myths of Homecoming in Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane'

Friday 5 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum short talk by Lotta Schneidemesser

'Nothing' research strand meeting

Friday 5 February 2016

The Centre for Modern Studies ‘Nothing’ research strand first meeting of the Spring term

Postgraduate virtual open day

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Considering the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945? Visit us online at the Virtual Open Day and we'll answer any questions you may have.

The Freedom of Each and the Freedom of All? Freedom in a Capitalist Market Economy

Friday 22 January 2016

Lecture by Professor Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin), part of the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

Complexity in the Humanities Workshop 1

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Centre for Modern Studies Complexity in the Humanities Workshop

CModS postgraduate forum wine reception

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Wine reception organised by the CModS postgraduate forum - postgraduates working in the modern period in all disciplines are cordially invited to attend.

Literary Tourism and Authenticity: From Charles Dickens to Harry Potter

Monday 23 November 2015

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Seminar

Postgraduate open afternoon

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Meet the MA convenors and find out about postgraduate study in the Centre for Modern Studies

Freedom after Neoliberalism reading group

Monday 16 November 2015

The third meeting of the "Freedom After Neoliberalism" interdisciplinary reading group

The Past and Future of Museums: Questions of Representation and Experience

Friday 13 November 2015

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Seminar

Workshop on Phenomenology

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Presented by CHiPhi (White Rose Centre for the History of Philosophy), in conjunction with the CModS Research Strand 'Back to the Things Themselves'

Academic Freedom After Neoliberalism

Wednesday 28 October 2015

A lecture by Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick) in the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series, preceded by a drinks reception at 5.30 to kick-start the CModS academic year. All welcome.

'Nothing' research strand meeting

Friday 23 October 2015

The Centre for Modern Studies ‘Nothing’ research strand reconvenes with a presentation by Michael White

Reading and In Conversation: Olive Senior

Monday 12 October 2015

Back in the UK for a rare visit, Olive’s York event will highlight her new collection of short stories 'The Pain Tree'. She will also discuss her award-winning work of non-fiction, 'Dying to Better Themselves'.