Category Archives: Conferences, seminars, talks, public events

Academic and public events organised and hosted by the Faculty of Arts

40 Years On: The Domain of Design History – Looking Back Looking Forward

22nd May 2015, The Open University, Milton Keynes 2015 marks forty years since The Open University launched its pioneering course History of architecture and design 1890-1939 (A305) in 1975. The course has been widely acknowledged as a landmark in the … Continue reading

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Whose Mediterranean is it anyway?

48th Spring Byzantine Symposium Whose Mediterranean is it anyway? Cross-cultural interaction between Byzantium and the West 1204-1669 With public lectures, a feast, main programme and a short communications papers programme The Open University, Milton Keynes 28-30 March 2015 Symposiarch: Dr … Continue reading

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Research Seminar: Adivasis (original dwellers), animists or…? Hindu nationalists and the counting of Hindus

Adivasis (original dwellers), animists or…? Hindu nationalists and the counting of Hindus Gwilym Beckerlegge, Professor of Modern Religions. He has a particular interest in the religions of South Asia and Japan from the nineteenth century to the present. 13 January … Continue reading

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Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties 1.00pm – 4.00pm – 15th January 2015 – The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA With Professor Adam Dinham (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Marie Gillespie (Department of Sociology, The Open University) and … Continue reading

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Getting Religion – Challenging religious illiteracy in a time of global uncertainty

Getting Religion – Challenging religious illiteracy in a time of global uncertainty 6 January 2015 12noon – 4pm (starting with a buffet lunch) Portcullis House, near Westminster Bridge, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW This a joint Lapido Media and … Continue reading

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‘Building on History: Religion in London’ shortlisted for award

Prof John Wolffe’s ‘Building on History: Religion in London’ project has been shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. See more details at: http://www.the-awards.co.uk. To discover more about … Continue reading

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Valuing Electronic Music, 26 November 2014

Date: 26 November 2014 Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm Venue: Arts Music Studio, The Open University Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (directions) Speakers: Daniel Allington (Department of Applied Linguistics and English Language, Open University); Byron Dueck (Department of Music, Open University); Anna Jordanous (School … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’, ed. Mia Ridge

The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities book launch party for Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage (2014), edited by Mia Ridge, Tuesday 20th November, 6.30pm. Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory … Continue reading

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The Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014

The Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014 Thursday 20th November 2014 Time: 10:00am – 16:30pm Venue: Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, London, UK Homepage:http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings The keynote speaker will be Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Digital Transformations. The … Continue reading

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Leading Hollywood stars offer new insights into Shakespeare’s great plays in new OU/Sky Arts series “My Shakespeare”

Starting on Monday 22nd September “My Shakespeare”, a new 6 part series, will start on Sky Arts 1 HD at 9.00pm. Leading Hollywood stars offer new insights into Shakespeare’s great plays in a new OU / Sky Arts series “My … Continue reading

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