Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Humanities in the 21st Century

This small graduate conference was designed to explore the role and value of the humanities for public and intellectual life. Eight high-quality papers by current UK graduate students from a variety of disciplines provided much food for thought. Several papers considered the various public contributions made by the humanities. Gerald Mako’s paper explored the value […]

Christ Church Tour

On Monday 3 March Ertegun Scholars continued their series of insider-tours of Oxford colleges  with a visit to iconic Christ Church. Boasting a cathedral, a library with numerous special collections, and even its own picture gallery, Christ Church has an embarrassment of riches that we were hard-pressed to see in a 90-minute visit. The tour […]

Inaugural Meeting of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network

On 24 February 2014, Ertegun House hosted the inaugural meeting of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network.  This new research group aims to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary forum for the many scholars across Oxford working on Enlightenment correspondences to discuss their research; explore methodologies for reading and publishing letters from the long eighteenth century, including digitised […]