Monthly Round Up: October
November 15, 2016 Leave a comment
Congratulations to Professor Carole Hillenbrand, who has been awarded the prestigious Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding for her book, Islam: A New Historical Introduction (Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2015). The prize, worth £25,000, is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly contribution to transcultural understanding. The award is designed to illustrate the interconnected nature of cultures and civilizations, and was founded by the International Relations scholar, Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan.
On 7 and 8 October, Dr Aileen Fyfe and Dr Noah Moxham participated in an international conference in Paris on ‘Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge: Industry Practices and Public Interests in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present’. They spoke about the Royal Society’s involvement in the publication of scientific knowledge, and explained how it was only in the late 20th century that the Society began to see ‘copyright’ as an appropriate tool for its scholarly mission to circulate knowledge
On 19 and 20 October 2016, in Belgrade, Serbia, Dr Tomasz Kamusella delivered two talks on the same subject, namely, ‘The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria.’ The first talk was hosted by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju) at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, and the other by the Institute for Balkan Studies (Balkanološki institut) in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
On 29th October, Dr Alex Woolf gave a short talk ‘Pefferham Revived’at the Aberlady Anglo-Saxon Feast.
Nathan Alexander, ‘E.D. Morel (1873-1924), the Congo Reform Association, and the History of Human Rights’, Britain and the World, Vol. 9, No. 2, (September 2016): pp. 213-235.