Barbara Mowat

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.298  Monday, 27 November 2017

 

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Deutschland hat Platz für Wisente

WWF-Studie untersucht Gebiete für Wiederansiedlung des Wisents

Wisent
Foto: Tobias Kümmerle

Deutschland hat ausreichend Platz für wildlebende Wisente. Das ist das Ergebnis einer vom WWF in Auftrag gegebenen Studie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, die die Naturschutzorganisation am Freitag veröffentlicht hat. Prof. Dr. Tobias Kümmerle und Benjamin Bleyhl vom Institut für Geographie haben darin zehn potentielle Gebiete für eine Wiederansiedelung des Wisents in Deutschland identifiziert. Besonders vielversprechend sind demnach der Müritz-Nationalpark mit der Mecklenburgischen Seenplatte, die Region Cottbus-Spreewald-Guben, der Harz und der Pfälzer Wald. Der Europäische Wisent ist der größte überlebende Pflanzenfresser in Europa und ein naher Verwandter des Amerikanischen Bisons.

„Unter ökologischen Gesichtspunkten gibt es in Deutschland genügend Platz für den Wisent“, sagt Dr. Diana Pretzell, die Leiterin des WWF-Naturschutzes für Deutschland. „Jetzt kommt es darauf an, ob die Bevölkerung in den potentiellen Wisent-Regionen sowie die Politik eine Rückkehr der einst ausgerotteten Wildrinder wollen. Dass eine Ansiedelung gelingen kann, zeigen andere Projekte in Mittel- und Osteuropa.“

Spreewald, Müritz, Harz oder Pfälzer Wald

Für Wiederansiedlungen kommen in Deutschland vor allem Lebensräume infrage, die dem Wisent genügend natürliche Rückzugsorte bieten. Faktoren wie die Entfernung des Gebietes zu Siedlungen und Straßen und die Beschaffenheit der Umgebung spielen dabei eine Rolle. Neben den vier bereits genannten Regionen finden sich laut WWF im gesamten Bundesgebiet noch weitere gut geeignete Wisent-Habitate. Dazu zählen die Mittelgebirge Schwarzwald, Spessart, Bayerischer und Thüringer Wald, sowie die deutschen Alpen und die Region rund um Celle/Hermannsburg.

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CFP: Borderlines XXII: Sickness, Strife, and Suffering at Queen’s University Belfast 2018

Call for papers for Borderlines XXII: Sickness, Strife, and Suffering. This conference will be held from 13-15th April 2018 at Queen’s University Belfast.

Proposals for both papers and panels are welcomed from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of both Medieval and Early Modern studies.

Sickness, strife and suffering punctuate many medieval and early-modern narratives. When viewed by the modern eye, however, these experiences can be difficult to comprehend and empathise with, without resorting to anachronisms. Indeed, in her landmark treatise on pain, Elaine Scarry contests that ‘[p]hysical pain does not simply resist language but actively destroys it’ (Scarry, 1985: 4), thus rendering any description or explanation of pain practically impossible, regardless of era.

In the light of Scarry’s work, the specific difficulties posed by the expression and understanding of pain in the Middle Ages have been expounded upon and theorised by numerous scholars. Esther Cohen’s work on the various symbolisms of medieval pain (Cohen, 2010), in addition to Robert Mills’ adumbration of translative pain theories, mapping the medieval experience of pain onto that of the current day and vice versa (Mills, 2005), are just two examples of scholarship exploring this fascinating area of research connecting the human experience of the present with that of the past.

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Peter Spufford, FSA, FRHistS, FBA (1934 - 2017)

It with sadness that I write with the news of the passing of Professor Peter Spufford, FSA, FBA, Professor Emeritus of European History, on Sunday 19 November.  Peter came to Cambridge and to Queens’ College in 1979 from the University of Keele.  During his years in the Faculty, he developed pioneering research on merchants, finance and exchange in late medieval Europe, upon which he drew for his enthusiastic supervision teaching and popular undergraduate papers on medieval and early renaissance Florence and other themes.  This culminated in a major study, Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe (2002), since translated into a number of European languages.  After his retirement in 2001, he continued to write and to publish.  He was honoured earlier this year by the Royal Numismatic Society in the publication of a collection of essays to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his ground-breaking Money and its Use in Medieval Europe (1988).  This is a reflection of breadth of his impact as a scholar and teacher, and a colleague who will be greatly missed.

Details of the funeral are given below at the request of Peter's family.

Chair, Faculty of History

 


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Peter Spufford, FSA, FRHistS, FBA (1934 - 2017)

It with sadness that I write with the news of the passing of Professor Peter Spufford, FSA, FBA, Professor Emeritus of European History, on Sunday 19 November.  Peter came to Cambridge and to Queens’ College in 1979 from the University of Keele.  During his years in the Faculty, he developed pioneering research on merchants, finance and exchange in late medieval Europe, upon which he drew for his enthusiastic supervision teaching and popular undergraduate papers on medieval and early renaissance Florence and other themes.  This culminated in a major study, Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe (2002), since translated into a number of European languages.  After his retirement in 2001, he continued to write and to publish.  He was honoured earlier this year by the Royal Numismatic Society in the publication of a collection of essays to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his ground-breaking Money and its Use in Medieval Europe (1988).  This is a reflection of breadth of his impact as a scholar and teacher, and a colleague who will be greatly missed.

Details of the funeral are given below at the request of Peter's family.

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Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.294  Tuesday, 21 November 2017

 

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Maitland PhD Studentship in Legal History available, commencing October 2018

The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one Studentship for Home/EU, or Overseas/Islands students applying to undertake doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2018. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English.

For further details, visit:

https://www.law.cam.ac.uk/coursesprospective-studentspostgraduate-research/funding

Maitland PhD Studentship in Legal History available, commencing October 2018

The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one Studentship for Home/EU, or Overseas/Islands students applying to undertake doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2018. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English.

For further details, visit:

https://www.law.cam.ac.uk/coursesprospective-studentspostgraduate-research/funding

Secondary Education and Social Change project launches its new website

The website for a major new ESRC research project based in the History Faculty, 'Secondary Education and Social Change in the United Kingdom since 1945', has now launched. The site includes a blog with up to date news relating to the project, an interactive timeline, and downloadable resources. You can browse the site here: https://sesc.hist.cam.ac.uk.

Secondary Education and Social Change project launches its new website

The website for a major new ESRC research project based in the History Faculty, 'Secondary Education and Social Change in the United Kingdom since 1945', has now launched. The site includes a blog with up to date news relating to the project, an interactive timeline, and downloadable resources. You can browse the site here: https://sesc.hist.cam.ac.uk.

Repositorium für die Geschlechterforschung geht am 4. Dezember online

Berlins Senatorin für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung schaltet die Infrastruktur live

Die von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderte Publikations- und Speicherplattform für Ergebnisse der Geschlechterforschung „GenderOpen“ wird am 4. Dezember 2017 im Foyer des Hauptgebäudes der Technischen Universität Berlin für die Fachwelt und die Öffentlichkeit freigeschaltet. In einem feierlichen Rahmen wird Berlins Senatorin für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung Dilek Kolat symbolisch den Startknopf drücken. „GenderOpen“ ist ein gemeinsames Projekt von Freier Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Technischer Universität Berlin. Das Projekt wird mit rund 500.000 Euro über zwei Jahre gefördert.

Mit der elektronischen Infrastruktur sollen die Ergebnisse der Geschlechterforschung nachhaltig gesichert und besser zugänglich gemacht werden. Gleichzeitig soll sie eine Plattform für freies Publizieren in einem fächerübergreifenden wissenschaftlichen Feld bieten. Das Repositorium ermöglicht einen Brückenschlag zwischen der mehrere Jahrzehnte umfassenden Forschungsgeschichte der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung und ihrer Zukunftsfähigkeit als anerkanntes und vernetztes Forschungsgebiet. Die Einrichtung des Repositoriums ist ein Schritt auf dem Weg zu einer an Open Access, dem offenen Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Informationen, orientierten Publikationspraxis in der Geschlechterforschung.

Am Projekt führend beteiligt sind Dr. Anita Runge, Geschäftsführerin des Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrums der Freien Universität Berlin (Projektleitung), Dr. Karin Aleksander vom Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin sowie Professorin Dr. Sabine Hark vom Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung der Technischen Universität Berlin.

Zeit und Ort

Montag, 4. Dezember 2017, 14.00 Uhr
Technische Universität Berlin, Hauptgebäude, Foyer,
Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.292  Saturday, 18 November 2017

 

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Date:         November 17, 2017 at 2:56:32 PM EST

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Internal Competition 2018 now open

For full information for applicants please see the Research funding webpage.

The Fellowship is a highly prestigious, fiercely competitive, post-doctoral award for researchers who are near the start of their career and is tenable for three years on a full-time basis.

We look forward to receiving your 1st stage applications by Tuesday 2 January 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Faculty then arranges a preliminary competition to select a small number of applications and put forward for Isaac Newton Trust 50% match-funding before the selected candidates apply to the Leverhulme Trust by 1st March 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact Research Grants Administrator Ina Grebliunaite-Reddy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about applying for this award.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Internal Competition 2018 now open

For full information for applicants please see the Research funding webpage.

The Fellowship is a highly prestigious, fiercely competitive, post-doctoral award for researchers who are near the start of their career and is tenable for three years on a full-time basis.

We look forward to receiving your 1st stage applications by Tuesday 2 January 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Faculty then arranges a preliminary competition to select a small number of applications and put forward for Isaac Newton Trust 50% match-funding before the selected candidates apply to the Leverhulme Trust by 1st March 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact Research Grants Administrator Ina Grebliunaite-Reddy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about applying for this award.

Professor Gareth Austin featured in Ghanaian business magazine

Professor Austin gave a lecture to the Institute of Economic Affairs in Ghana entitled Ghana’s Economic History, 60 Years after Independence.

More on this talk can be found on the IEA website.

As a result of this talk Gareth was featured in an article in the magazine

Ghana Business and Finance

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