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Research seminars: September 2017

Wednesday 13 September 2017
C19c Brown paper-bag research seminar series 2017-18
“Sharing a 19th-Century Object and/or Concept”
Helene Sicard-Cowan, French Studies
Concept: Compassion
Helene will be presenting on the ethical implications of representations of indigestion in Emile Zola’s novel The Belly of Paris as a way to introduce a discussion on naturalism and its vexed relation to experimental sciences.
1-2pm, Byre Conference Room

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Brexit means?
…for the Economy
A roundtable conversation, moderated by Professor Gustavo San Román (CISI), with:
Brad Mackay, Professor of Strategy, School of Management, and Vice Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)
Dame Anne Pringle, Senior Governor, University Court and an experienced diplomat
David Ulph, Professor of Economics
Topics will include the Divorce and the Repeal Bills, the goal of “free and frictionless trade”, the perspective from Scotland and the opportunities that may come with Brexit.
Questions will also be taken from the audience.
4.00 - 5.30 pm, Byre Theatre
The event is free, but ticketed. Please visit the Byre Theatre webpage to get your tickets.

Wednesday 27 September 2017
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
The Pear Tree (Dariush Mehrjui, 1998)
1h 35 min, in Persian with English subtitles
Mahmoud is a successful writer and intellectual who retreats to his family's rural estate in order to overcome a severe case of writer's block. While there, he begins to contemplate his life, comparing it to a pear tree in the yard which has stopped producing fruit. From there, the film chronicles Mahmoud's memories of the past, including his love towards his adolescent cousin and his fervent hopes for the future.
3pm, Buchanan Building, room 103

Thursday 28 September 2017
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar Series
Conflict and Change
Dr Eve Morisi, University of Oxford
‘"Just Killings? Albert Camus's Terrorisms"
4-5.30pm, School V, St Salvator's Quadrangle