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COMING SOON | The Parkes Institute – Montefiore Lecture 2023-24 presents: “Jerusalem in Rome and Galilee: Encountering the Holy City in Jewish and Christian Mosaics”

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This lecture explores a wide range of depictions of Jerusalem in floor and wall mosaics produced during late antiquity (third to eighth centuries CE). During this period, which saw the emergence of both orthodox Christianity and novel forms of Judaism, visual representations of Jerusalem became increasingly prominent in the decoration of religious buildings throughout the Mediterranean, from the grand basilicas of Rome in the west to rural synagogues and churches in Palestine and Arabia in the east. We will show how images of Jerusalem bridged the great gaps in both space and time that separated the religious communities of late antiquity from Jerusalem and its glorious past. In the process, these images brought the visual presence of the Holy City into spaces of worship throughout the Roman Empire, thereby fostering memories of the past, hopes for the future, and forging networks of belonging that radiated out from this sacred center into the cities, towns, and even villages of the late Roman world.

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THIS WEEK | SIAH Public Life Seminar Series presents: Alexander Rehding from Harvard University

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Join the Southampton Institute of Arts and Humanities for its Public Life seminar series, with Alexander Rehding (Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University) in conversation with Ryan Bishop (Professor in Graphic Arts at the University of Southampton). Their discussion will cover Rehding’s research in music theory and history, focussing on questions of music and identity, cultural transfer, historiography, as well as ecomusicology, media theory, sound studies, and digital humanities.

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REGISTER NOW | International Women’s Day Lecture 2024 – “Inspiring Inclusion” | Rt Hon Justine Greening

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The University of Southampton is delighted to welcome former MP and alumna , the Rt Hon Justine Greening, who joins us for our annual International Women's Day event celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from our University community. Justine has become a household name, tackling some of the biggest projects and challenges facing society. The focus of our special ‘in conversation’ online event will be ‘Inspiring Inclusion’ and will be hosted by our Vice President, Professor Jane Falkingham.

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THIS WEEK | REGISTER NOW | A Journey into Cancer Immunology: how Southampton is leading the way

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Join us online for this event which will focus on world-leading Cancer Immunology research at the University of Southampton. Our experts will share highlights of our world class cancer immunology research. Learn about the incredible impact of our work through the story of one of our patients, and find out how donations from alumni and supporters are helping to train the next generation of cancer scientists.

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WATCH NOW | Annual STAG Public Lecture 2023: Artificial Intelligence & Scientific Discovery: The Deep Learning Revolution

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Recording now available online! This talk reviews the challenges posed by the explosive growth of data generated by facilities such as the Diamond Synchrotron and the CryoEM Facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Scientists are beginning to use machine learning and AI tech to automate parts of the data pipeline and to find new scientific discoveries. The ‘Deep Learning’ neural networks discovered in 2012 have already transformed many areas of computer science. Most recently these Deep Learning networks have created powerful ‘chatbots’ such as ChatGPT. The talk concludes with a vision of how this ‘AI for Science’ agenda can be truly transformative for many areas of scientific discovery. Click on "View Details" to access the recording.

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WATCH NOW | Black History Month Lecture 2023: In conversation with Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí

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Recording of this talk is now available online! To celebrate Black History Month 2023 - Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí, Outstanding Alumni Award Winner, spoke with with Pascal Matthias about her academic and professional career, and about her mission in founding Coders of Colour. Click on "View Details" to access the recording.

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SIAH PGR Seminar Series: Amna Smith

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This talk will discuss the barriers female refugee ESOL learners face when accessing ESOL provision in the east of England.

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WATCH NOW | Helen Alexander Memorial Lecture 2023 presents Dame Kate Bingham

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Recording of this lecture is now available online! This annual lecture is devoted to the memory of Dame Helen Alexander, a much loved and pioneering figure in British business, and supported by three organisations that she was closely associated with: The Economist, Informa and the University of Southampton. This year's speaker was Dame Kate Bingham, managing partner at SV Health Investors, talking on the topic: The role of venture capital in growing the UK's life sciences sector and driving innovation to tackle diseases. Click on "View Details" and/or "Register" to access the recording.

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WATCH NOW | Annual 34th Wellington Lecture 2023 presents: Professor Tony Pollard

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Recording of lecture now available online! We were honoured to welcome University of Glasgow's Professor Tony Pollard, Professor of Conflict Archaeology and History to Southampton in October. Professor Pollard spoke on 'Aftermath, 1815 and Beyond: Battlefield Clearance and Archaeology at Waterloo'. We are honoured to welcome University of Glasgow's Professor Tony Pollard, Professor of Conflict Archaeology and History. Professor Pollard will be speaking on 'Aftermath, 1815 and Beyond: Battlefield Clearance and Archaeology at Waterloo'. Click on "View Details" to access the recording.

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WATCH NOW | MENA Network Lecture – In Conversation with Muna AbuSalayman

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Recording of this talk now available online! We welcomed Muna Abu Sulayman to the University in October as part of the MENA Network lecture programme for an 'In Conversation' talk, hosted by Professor Jane Falkingham OBE. Muna AbuSulayman is an award-winning strategic development leader and one of the Arab World's most popular media personalities whose work has focused on systems thinking solutions to ensure universal opportunity for all. Click on "View details" to access the recording.

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SIAH Public Life Lecture: Kate Crawford

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Kate Crawford in conversation with Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani, discussing the social implications, creative collaborations and visual investigations of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Southampton Institute for Arts & Humanities | Archive

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Choose from a fantastic series of archived talks and webinars - topics include "Female Serial Killers in Contemporary Victorian Gothic" to "Urban Space in Contemporary Chinese Neo-Noir"

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UoS – Clinicians Meet Engineers

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Do you have a vision for solving a health problem but don’t know the available technologies? Are you a technologist interested in applying your technology to health problems but need domain expertise? Please join us at this event to find out more!

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Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities presents: Public Life with Laleh Khalili

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Laleh Khalili, a Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London - and author of Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: The Politics of National Commemoration (Cambridge 2007); Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford 2013); and Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula (Verso 2020) will be in conversation with Stephanie Jones (Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton)

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SIAH: Public Life – Helle Porsdam

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Helle Porsdam is Professor of History and Cultural Rights and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a PhD from Yale University in American Studies and has held fellowships at Harvard Law School, University of Cambridge, and the University of Munich. In conversation with Professor Joanna Sofaer (Archaeology, University of Southampton).

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Helping Women access better Healthcare, with Dr Kizanne James-McCarthy

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Join us to celebrate women’s achievements during our annual International Women’s Day Lecture: "Helping women access better healthcare", with Dr Kizanne James-McCarthy. Winner of the 2022 Alumni Rising Star Award, Kizanne is a women’s rights and health activist and a physician with a passion for global health.

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