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OPEN LECTURES: Satellites, ceramics, and the future of the book

Posted on 25 October 2019

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.

The Medieval clothier: Making and marketing cloth in England (1350-1550)
Monday 28 October 2019
This talk will examine the medieval clothier, and his (or occasionally her) work in both the making and marketing of cloth.

Geographic information and sustainability
Monday 28 October 2019
With basic geographic data lacking in many low income countries, Andy Tatem (Royal Geographical Society) explores how cell phone and satellite technologies offer new ways to help achieve and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals.

Wonders on Wednesday: Week 1 – the future of the book
Wednesday 30 October 2019
From manuscript to printed to digital, the technological journey of the book can be mapped through the collections of the Library & Archives at the University of York.

What would Garrick do? Twenty-first-century theatre tuition with eighteenth-century material
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Dr James Harriman-Smith looks at teaching eighteenth-century material in the twenty-first century.

Early Abbasid-Chinese ceramic trade: New discoveries
Thursday 31 October 2019
York Islamic Art Circle present a talk on new discoveries in Abbasid-Chinese ceramics.

Child rape in Nigeria: The weathered hands of the law and endangered human rights defenders
Friday 1 November 2019
Betty Abah will discuss her work as a child rights advocate in Nigeria and the risks it brings with it.

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