Anthony Price from Birkbeck College, University of London visited ECLA to give two guest lectures (4th and 6th December) on the theme of tragedy in Book X of Plato’s Republic and in Aristotle’s Poetics. Price has published extensively on ethics and moral psychology in ancient-Greek literature and he professes an academic interest in the ‘epistemology
Two guest lectures visited ECLA during the first week of International Summer University. On Monday, July 17th, Violeta Dinescu presented her lecture: ‘On Tabu’. Dinescu has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been successfully performed and recorded across Europe. She wrote the film score for F.W. Murnau’s Tabu, which was
On Friday, May 19th, Marvin Carlson gave a guest lecture at ECLA entitled, ‘Speaking in Tongues: Multiple Languages on the Modern Stage’. The lecture was most relevant for students taking David Levine’s Performance elective this term: Acting Shakespeare. Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Center of the City University of
On Monday, April 24, Professor Heinrich Meier presented his lecture: ‘Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire – Rousseau on the Philosophical Way of Life.’ Professor Meier is professor of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He is also director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung. In 2005 he was awarded the Leibniz-Medaille der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Dr. Marina Della Giusta led the Global Issues elective on Thursday, February 23rd, where she presented her lecture: “Faraway So Close: Critical Issues in Globalisation”. Della Giusta is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. She has written numerous articles on economics of trust and social capital, and economics of gender. Much of
On Wednesday February 8th Professor Horst Bredekamp presented his lecture: “The Political Iconography of the Piazza Signoria in Florence.” Professor Bredekamp currently teaches at Humboldt University here in Berlin. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1991), the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin (1992), and at the Getty Center, Los Angeles (1995 and
Alumnus Alex Nazare (2002-2004, Romania) invited Anca Daniela Boagiu, the Minister of European Integration of Romania, to give a special lecture at ECLA on November 26. Boagiu discussed the current state of Romania’s preparations towards EU membership and contemplated the future role of Romania within the European project. Addressing the, mostly Romanian, audience of approximately
On June 30th, ECLA welcomed Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift to our campus for a guest lecture about her extraordinary experiences as a journalist. Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and appears regularly as a panelist on the nationally (US) syndicated talkshow “The McLaughlin Group.” Her column, “Capitol Letter,” is posted each week on