Book Launch – “The Defeat of Gilgamesh” by Greta Sykes

Thursday December 10th at 7pm [via Zoom]

This book presents an epic feminist narrative about ancient Mesopotamia. It tells the story of the beginning of writing, the spiritual world of the people, their harvest festivals and their close relationship with their gods. Taking the form of an adventure story, many details of life in the earliest known civilisation are depicted in a dramatic way. Read on ...

Contested Minorities in the ‘New Europe’: National Identity from the Baltics to the Balkans, 1918-1939

A Conference at Birkbeck, University of London 
1-2 June 2019

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Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arose on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the ‘minorities question’. Across this mosaic of geopolitical boundaries, what the Czech philosopher Tomáš Masaryk emphatically termed ‘New Europe’, thousands of disparate communities suddenly discovered that they now existed as minorities, often in areas adjacent to their designated homelands. Read on ...