Sweet Saliva….

The Exeter Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Seminar Series 2008-9 presents:

‘Your sweet saliva is the living wine’: Drink, desire, and devotion in thirteenth-century Syriac Christian wine songs’

Dr. David G. K. Taylor (University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac, The University of Oxford)

Wednesday 10th December, 5.15pm

Lecture Theatre 1, IAIS Building

Coffee and Tea in the Common Room from 4.45.

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Van Gelderen on Toleration in the Dutch Republic (Exeter, 16 December)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2-4pm Amory 219

Professor Martin van Gelderen (EUI) – Rembrandt, Grotius and Judaism: Toleration in the Dutch Republic

Martin van Gelderen is Professor of History and Civilization and Director of the Boccaccio Intellectual History Programme at the European University Institute in Florence, where he is also Dean of Studies. His work focuses mainly on the intellectual and cultural history of early-modern Europe, with particular reference to the republican tradition, theories of natural rights and conceptualisations of freedom and toleration. Among his many publications are The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt and (with Quentin Skinner), Republicanism: a shared European Heritage. His lecture ‘Rembrandt, Grotius and Judaism: Toleration in the Dutch Republic’ will explore early-modern Dutch attitudes to – and imaginings of – Jewish communities and what they mean for understanding the concept of toleration in that, and the broader European, context.

‘Love and Death in Early Modern England’: Mini-Colloquium at Exeter

The last Exeter Early Modern Seminar of the term will take place this Wednesday 3 December at 4pm, in Room 417.This will take the form of a mini-colloquium on ‘Love and Death in Early Modern England’:

Jennifer Evans (History)
‘It is Caused of the Woman’s Part or of the Mans Part: The Role of Gender in Diagnosing and Treating Sexual Incapacity in Early Modern England’
Natasha Mihailovic (History)
‘”A Set of Men who Live by Death”: Undertakers in Eighteenth-Century England’

All are welcome to attend, and refreshments will follow.