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Late Roman Ramparts in Northern Gaul and their Social Implications

Thursday 22 February from 19:00 until 20:30
Fulton Building Lecture Theatre A
University of Sussex Archaeological Society
James Bromwich

From the late third century many cities of north Gaul were enclosed by ramparts. These defences mark a major change in Gallo-Roman society as a whole.


The world in deep transition: Prospects for transformative innovation policy

Wednesday 28 February from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Johan Schot, Professor in the History of Technology and Sustainability Transitions Studies

The world is facing an unprecedented time of change and transition. Systems of provision for food, health, mobility and fuel are at a point of crisis.


‘The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement

Wednesday 14 March from 16:00 until 18:00
Jubilee Building, Room 155
MFM Research seminar series
Wendy Willems, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics

‘The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement - Wendy Willems, LSE


On the track of Neanderthals in Jersey: The Ice Age Island Project

Thursday 15 March from 19:00 until 20:30
Fulton Building Lecture Theatre A
University of Sussex Archaeological Society
Dr Matt Pope FSA, MCIfA (Principal Research Associate in Palaeolithic Archaeology at UCL)

Find out how the prehistoric archaeology of a small island off the coast of France is changing how we think about Neanderthals in Northern Europe.


Sex, gender and sexuality in Europe: Sinking in quicksand?

Wednesday 21 March from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Nuno Ferreira, Professor of Law, School of Law Politics and Sociology

Sex has been the crux of philosophical, legal and ethical debate in Europe from time immemorial.


Running in the family: Can we help anxious parents to raise confident children?

Wednesday 11 April from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Sam Cartwright Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, School of Psychology

Parental mental health matters: children of parents with mental health problems are at substantially greater risk of mental health problems themselves


From Sussex to Shetland: The archaeology of medieval coastal transport and trade

Thursday 12 April from 19:00 until 21:00
Fulton Building Lecture Room A
The Holleyman Archaeology Lectures
Dr Mark Gardiner FSA (University of Lincoln)

We will review medieval navigation methods and the remains of trading sites, fishing centres and victualling ports along the coast of Britain.


What can we learn from humble insects to build better AI?

Wednesday 18 April from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Thomas Nowotny, Professor of Informatics, School of Engineering & Informatics

Professor Nowotny will present his research in insect olfaction and bio-inspired AI to illustrate how we can learn from nature’s inventions.


Re-interpreting the sounds of World War I

Wednesday 25 April from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Michael Bull, Professor of Sound Studies, School of Media Film and Music

World War One is referred to as the first “Total War’ a culturally traumatized coming together of war, technology, power and sonic experience.


Who framed American English?

Wednesday 9 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics, School of English

This talk examines the "mini moral panic" about the state of the language and what it can tell us about linguistic identity in modern Britain.


‘Food-work city’: Oral histories of and for changing places

Wednesday 16 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Ben Rogaly, Professor of Human Geography, School of Global Studies

Could changing the way we think about migration lead to a more hopeful, less divisive debate and improved wages and conditions for low-paid workers?


Forests, famine and communities: Towards an environmental history of eastern India

Wednesday 23 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Vinita Damodaran, Professor of South Asian History, School of History Art History and Philosophy

This lecture on the impact of globalisation on the forested landscapes and indigenous or adivasi cultures of India will focus on environmental history


Education, conflict, war and peace: Between governance and resistance

Wednesday 6 June from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Mario Novelli, Professor of the Political Economy of Education, School of Education and Social Work

This lecture investigates the complex relationship between education and conflict in a period of increased globalisation, neoliberalism and inequality




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