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The Beginning of the Century:
A Reconsideration of the 20th Century in Chinese/Global History

Wang Hui
Professor of Chinese Literature and History, and Founding Director, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Lecture held at SCAS on
18 May, 2017.

The Distinctive Pattern of Revolution in the
Islamicate Civilization

Saïd Amir Arjomand
Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, and Director, Stony
Brook Institute for Global Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Lecture held at SCAS on
18 May, 2017.

Gaston Bachelard and
the Hands of Albert Flocon

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
Fellow, SCAS, Director emeritus, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. Honorary Professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Lecture held at SCAS on
11 May, 2017.

Hyperborea between Cult and Song:
Theologies of Space in Archaic Greece

Renaud Gagné,
Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS. Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion, University of Cambridge
Lecture held at SCAS on
30 March, 2017.

Kelainai - Apameia Kibotos:
The Results of
Researches in South Phrygia

Askold Ivantchik
Directeur de recherche, CNRS Institut de recherche sur l’Antiquité et le Moyen Âge, Université de Bordeaux 3. Professor of Ancient History, Moscow State University. Director, Centre for Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Seminar held at SCAS on
29 March, 2017.

Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom:
The Historian as Expert Witness

Christopher R. Browning
Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seminar held at SCAS on
15 March, 2017.

Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden
and Eighteenth-Century Politics

Elise Dermineur
Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Research Fellow, Department of History, Umeå University
Lecture held at SCAS on
7 December, 2016.

Clifford Geertz’s World

Joel Isaac
Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Political Thought,
University of Cambridge
Lecture held at SCAS on
17 November, 2016.

Sin: The Prehistory

David Konstan
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Classics, New York University
Lecture held at SCAS on
14 October, 2016.

Carl Peter Thunberg,
Japan och Linneanum

Marie-Christine Skuncke
Professor em. of Literature,
Uppsala University.
Lecture held at SCAS on
10 September, 2016.

A Very Queer Family Indeed:
Writing and Sexuality in
Nineteenth-Century England

Simon Goldhill
Professor of Greek Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge
Lecture held at SCAS on
22 September, 2016.

On Norms and Facts of Reasoning

Hans Rott
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Universität Regensburg,
Lecture held at SCAS on
9 September, 2016.

Religion in Modern Britain: Revisiting a Research Site

Grace Davie
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Exeter,
Seminar held at SCAS on
17 March, 2016.

The Modern Communications Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective

Merlin Donald
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Seminar held at SCAS on
18 February, 2016.

Traditional China: ‘Superstitious’ or ‘Rational’? Another View of Cross-cultural Master Narratives

Michael Lackner
Short-term visitor, SCAS.
Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Seminar held at SCAS on
28 January, 2016.

Choreographed Diplomacy: The German-Israeli Encounter in Luxembourg 1952

Dan Diner
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Modern European History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seminar held at SCAS on
1 October, 2015.

Houses of Refuge and Entertainment: The Development of Institutes for Advanced Study and Their Role in Contemporary Academia

Peter Goddard
Professor and former Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Pro Futura lecture held at SCAS
17 September, 2015.

Translating and Editing ”Unfinished” Writings: August Strindberg’s Diaries and Letters

Elena Balzamo
Fellow, SCAS.
Literary Scholar and Translator,
Seminar held at SCAS on
10 February, 2015.

Decomposing a ‘Great Narrative’. The Exodus: The Context and Background of the National Myth
of Ancient Israel

Jan Retsö
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Arabic, University of Gothenburg
Seminar held at SCAS on
11 March, 2015.

Can You Trust a Text You Read/Interpret? Case in Point: Strindberg’s Inferno and Legender in Samlade Skrifter and Samlade Verk, a Text Critical Comparison

Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Barbro Osher Endowed Professor of Swedish Studies, University of Washington, Seattle. Seminar held at SCAS on
3 February, 2015.

To Edit Strindberg Again: On the National Edition of August Strindberg’s Collected Works

Gunnel Engwall
Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Romance Languages, specializing in French, Stockholm University.
Seminar held at SCAS on
29 January, 2015.

From Values to Probabilities

Wlodek Rabinowicz Non-
resident Long-term Fellow, SCAS. Professor Emeritus of Practical Philosophy, Lund University.
Centennial Professor, London
School of Economics and Political Science.
Seminar held at SCAS on
4 December, 2014.

Linguistics and Normativity

John Broome Fellow, SCAS.
White’s Professor of Moral
Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus
Christi College, University of
Oxford. Adjunct Professor,
Australian National University,
Seminar held at SCAS on
16 October, 2014.