Everyone is welcome to our public events. Masterclasses and Theory Intensives are reserved for staff and postgraduate students in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

Usually no booking is required, but when it is, this will be clearly marked on the event information.

View our current CIDRAL programme which has a different theme each semester, and below you'll find a list of our upcoming events. Please check back as details of our events may change.

Upcoming events

Archive Fever

14:00 - 17:00 12 December 2023

This event, organised by Professor Stefan Hanß, explores the emotional resonance of archives for the fieldwork of researchers. What does the physical encounter with archival materials mean? How does it affect the stories that researchers tell in their work? How can we come to understand emotions as part of archive encounters? Unpacking the pe..

Faithful to the Salt: Mayalee Dancing Girl vs. the East India Company

16:30 - 18:00 29 February 2024

In 1818, the East India Company signed a treaty with the princely states of Jaipur and Jodhpur, offering British political and military protection in exchange for heavy cash tribute. By the early 1830s, both states were swimming in debt; so between 1835 and 1842 the Company took direct control over the revenue of the salt lake at Sambhar, stil..

Epistolary Archives and Sensibilities: Between the Personal and the Scientific in Women Mathematicians’ Correspondence

05 March 2024

In this talk, Maria Tamboukou offers the notion of sensibility as a methodological move that she has deployed in conducting archival research, but also as an epistemological lens through which she has read, understood and analysed women mathematicians’ letters in Europe during the early modern period and beyond. The talk draws on a Leverhulm..

Sound as an Archive of Memories: Constructing the Andalusi Past

16:00 - 18:00 01 May 2024

This workshop will study sound, broadly understood, as a political archive that mobilises the past to support different contemporary identity projects in the present. The event will begin by introducing the attendants to basic theory on the relationship between sound, music and memory. The speakers will then present two short, interrelated cas..

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