May 2021

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The Department of English at Durham has announced a call for its new lecture series, to be held online. Abstracts for 45 minute papers or panels addressing the theme of "Past, Present, and Future" should be sent to by May 30th 2021. Full details of the call are on this poster!

4th and 5th Lectures
Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST

The Commssion on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST is very glad to announce the continuation of its ongoing series of monthly virtual open lectures on “Literature and the Pandemics in Historical Perspectives” to be given by distinguished scholars in the field. The fourth and fifth lectures are as follows:

19th MAY 14.00 UK Time (15.00 CET / 16.00 Greek Time)
Prof Pablo Mukherjee, University of Warwick
Refusing to get better: (Post-)Colonial Vaccines

16th JUNE 14.00 UK Time (15.00 CET / 16.00 Greek Time)
Prof Martin Willis, Cardiff University
Imagining a Post-Pandemic: Coronavirus Narratives and Histories of the Future.

The virtual lectures are hosted by the M.Sc. program “Science Communication” of the Hellenic Open University and are jointly organized with the University of Birmingham.

George Vlahakis and John Holmes, CoSciLit President and Secretary

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, is holding an exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and colours from 18 May - 20 June.

The exhibition features drawings and watercolours by Pre-Raphaelites such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Ruskin, which will be of interest to some of the BSLS's members. Tickets are available from today! Full information here.