Humanitas series
The Nature of War: How is War directed? The Problem of Strategy
3 Feb 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
The Nature of War: Why fight? The Problem of Combat Motivation
10 Feb 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
The Nature of War: How does War end? The Problem of Victory (and Defeat)
17 Feb 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
The Nature of War: a Humanitas Visiting Professorships Symposium
18 Feb 2011 All day, The Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
On Character in Music
13 May 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music
Light and Shade of Interpretation
16 May 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music
Open Rehearsal with Alfred Brendel and Szymanowski Quartet
17 May 2011 2:00pm - 5:00pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music

Szymanowski Quartet and Alfred Brendel discuss Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, op. 132.

Concert by Szymanowski Quartet
18 May 2011 7:30pm - 9:45pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music
Writing War
29 Feb 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Figuring War
7 Mar 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Jay Winter on Jean Renoir’s ‘La Grande Illusion’
13 Mar 2012 4:30pm - 6:30pm, CRASSH

Discussion and film screening of Jean Renoir's 'La Grande Illusion' with Jay Winter, Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies 2012

Filming War
14 Mar 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Improvising Mozart
29 Oct 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chamber Music 2012: Robert Levin

Composing Mozart
30 Oct 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chamber Music 2012: Robert Levin

Robert Levin and the AAM perform works by Mozart and Beethoven
31 Oct 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chamber Music 2012 Robert Levin performs works by Mozart and Beethoven with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Open Rehearsal with Robert Levin and AAM
31 Oct 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chamber Music 2012 Robert Levin rehearses works by Mozart and Beethoven with the Academy of Ancient Music.

The Many Faces of Context
15 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9
Destruction, Alteration, Renewal
20 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9
Change as Constant
21 Nov 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9
The Multiple Lives of the Work of Art
22 Nov 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Alison Richard Building, ground floor, SG1

Humanitas Visiting Professor in the History of Art 2012-13, Professor Philippe de Montebello will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on The Multiple Lives of the Work of Art.

‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’. The Beijing Platform for Action: An Unfinished Agenda
4 Mar 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees: Critical Drivers of Economic Growth in Both Developed and Emerging Economies
6 Mar 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foregin Policy Imperative

Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
7 Mar 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative
11 Mar 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, King's College (Keynes Room)

The concluding symposium following the series of lectures by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

Ending Deadly Conflict: A Naïve Dream?
8 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes: A Hopeless Dream?
10 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: An Impossible Dream?
13 May 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 2

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

The Future of Deadly Conflict: Is Optimism Defensible?
14 May 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, The Pitt Building (Darwin Room)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

Maoist Rectification during Wartime
21 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013 Chen Yung-fa will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on The Meaning of the Chinese Communist Revolution.

Chiang Kaishek’s Experience with Britain and his Private Thoughts, 1917-1949
23 May 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013 Chen Yung-fa will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on The Meaning of the Chinese Communist Revolution.

Chiang Kaishek and the Japanese Ichigo Offensive of 1944
29 May 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013 Chen Yung-fa will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on The Meaning of the Chinese Communist Revolution.

The Meaning of the Chinese Communist Revolution
30 May 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, SG1/2 Alison Richard Building

The concluding symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013 Chen Yung-fa

Eliezer and Rebecca
24 Oct 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

The first lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Professor in the History of Art 2013-14, Pierre Rosenberg

Les Sacrements
28 Oct 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

The second lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Professor in History of Art 2013-14, Pierre Rosenberg

Poussin and England
30 Oct 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

The third lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Professor in the History of Art 2013-14, Pierre Rosenberg

Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy
31 Oct 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Department of Geography (Large Lecture Theatre)

The first lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Professor in Sustainability Studies 2013-14, Gretchen Daily

Poussin in England
31 Oct 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, CRASSH (SG1), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

The concluding symposium with CRASSH Humanitas Professor in the History of Art 2013-14, Pierre Rosenberg

Nature’s Competing Values
1 Nov 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG19)

The second lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies 2013-14, Gretchen Daily

Feeding the World and Security Biodiversity
4 Nov 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty, LG19

The third lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies 2013-14, Gretchen Daily

Humanitas Symposium in Sustainability Studies
5 Nov 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, The Pitt Building (Darwin Room)
Why Journalism, and Why it Matters in a World in Flux
13 Nov 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Faculty of Law (LG19)

The first lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media 2013-14, Alastair Campbell

Journalism and Democracy: Grounds for Optimism in the Face of the Future?
14 Nov 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)

The second lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media 2013-14, Alastair Campbell

Media and Politics in a Changing World
20 Nov 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm, The Pitt Building (Darwin Room)

A symposium with CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media 2013-14, Alastair Campbell

European Society and War
3 Feb 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG19)

First Lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies, Margaret MacMillan.

Thinking about war before 1914
4 Feb 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG19)

Second lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies, Margaret MacMillan.

Planning War before 1914
6 Feb 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG19)

Third Lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies, Margaret MacMillan.

The Changing Nature of European War Between 1815 and 1914
7 Feb 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road (SG1&2)

Concluding Symposium

Can you Text a Divorce? Negotiating Women’s Rights in Law and Society
10 Mar 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 3
Mary in Christian-Muslim Relations
11 Mar 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

From the Feminine to Feminism: Women in Islamic Thought and Literature
12 Mar 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 3
Feminism, Religion, and Women’s Rights
13 Mar 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm, Keynes Room, King's College

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

Interpreting Bach on the Piano
24 Apr 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Illustrated lecture on how to interpret Bach on the piano.

Masterclass with Angela Hewitt
25 Apr 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Performances by the University Instrumental Award Holders.

Symposium on The Art of Fugue
28 Apr 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Angela Hewitt in conversation with Professor John Butt (University of Glasgow).

The Art of Fugue
29 Apr 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Final concert of the Humanitas Series in Chamber Music 2014. Angela Hewitt will perform the complete Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach.

From Mara Poet to Nobel Laureate: On Modern Chinese Literary Culture
13 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The first lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14

The Lyrical in Epic Time: On Modern Chinese Literary Thought
15 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The second lecture by CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

Sailing to the Sinophone World: On Modern Chinese Literary Cartography
20 May 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 1)

The third lecture by CRASSH Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

The Chineseness of Chinese Literature
21 May 2014 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Ramsden Room, St Catharine's College

The concluding symposium with the CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2013-14.

Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries (HUMANITAS)
28 Oct 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site

Public lecture.

Planetary Boundaries 2.0: Defining a safe Operating Space for Humanity on Earth (HUMANITAS)
29 Oct 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Cambridge Conservation Initiative Seminar.

Competition of Life Game (HUMANITAS)
30 Oct 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm, University Centre (Mead Room)

Interactive event for teenagers along with Professor Johan Rockström. Participants are divided into teams of 4-5 and using simple tools to represent renewable resources, this activity will hopefully inspire understanding and discussion on the different strategies people use to manage resources in the real world.

From Sustainable Development to Global Sustainability (HUMANITAS)
31 Oct 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm, SG1&2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Concluding symposium with respondents Bill Adams (Cambridge), Gretchen Daily (Stanford Woods) and Bill Sutherland (Cambridge).

On Performing the Classics
14 Jan 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall
Murray Perahia in Conversation with John Rink on Chopin
15 Jan 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall
Open Rehearsal with the Doric String Quartet
19 Jan 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm, West Road Concert Hall
Doric String Quartet
20 Jan 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall
Michelangelo in Song
23 Feb 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Featuring Britten's song cycle “Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo”. 

The Construction of the Role of Wotan
25 Feb 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Illustrated lecture by Sir John Tomlinson in conversation with Patrick Carnegy.

The Construction of the Role of the Minotaur
27 Feb 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Sir John Tomlinson in conversation with composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

From Sexism to Solidarity
3 Mar 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

HVP Women's Rights Natasha Walter

From Reform to Revolution
5 Mar 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

HVP Women's Rights Natasha Walter

Making Waves
8 Mar 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm, The Cambridge Junction

Humanitas Women's Rights

World Order: Definition and Description
21 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG18)

Lecture by Richard Haass (American Diplomat), 2015 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy.

The Decline of World Order: Causes and Explanations
22 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG18)

Lecture by Richard Haass (American Diplomat), 2015 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy.

World Order: What Can be Done?
23 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law Faculty (LG18)

Lecture by Richard Haass (American Diplomat), 2015 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy.

World Order: Its Past, Present & Prospects
24 Apr 2015 10:00am - 12:30pm, CRASSH (SG1&2), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Concluding symposium with Richard Haass (American Diplomat), 2015 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy.

The Reactivation of Tradition
27 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9
Xu Bing at the Fitzwilliam Museum
28 Apr 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Fitzwilliam Museum Courtyard
The Energy of Reality and the Creativity of Art
29 Apr 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

Humanitas Chinese Studies Lecture

Chinese Tradition: Chinese Reality
30 Apr 2015 1:45pm - 5:30pm, Darwin Room, The Pitt Building

HVP in Chinese Studies Xu Bing

Preventing Conflicts and Building Fair Societies: What can we learn from the Nordic countries?
19 Oct 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, LG18 Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site

Humanitas Visiting Professor Martti Ahtisaari gives his first lecture.

In Order to Succeed in Peace Mediation you have to be an Honest Broker
21 Oct 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, LG18,Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site

The second lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor Martti Ahtisaari.

In Conversation with Humanitas Visiting Professor Martti Ahtisaari
22 Oct 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Alison Richard Building SG1/2 Please note change of venue

Humanitas Visiting Professor Martti Ahtisaari in conversation with invited speakers.

How can Peace be Made? Humanitas concluding symposium with Martti Ahtisaari
23 Oct 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Humanitas  concluding symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor Martti Ahtisaari.

“On Keys and Music”, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations
27 Nov 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Mitsuko Uchida performs Beethoven's Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, followed by a lecture.

The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism
2 Mar 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, LG19 Faculty of Law

An open lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media Emily Bell.

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media Emily Bell in Conversation with Mary Beard
3 Mar 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm, LG18 Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site

In Conversation with Emily Bell, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media.

Facebook Eating the World: Symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media Emily Bell
4 Mar 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Alison Richard Building SG1/2

A symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media Emily Bell.

Environmental Problems are Human Problems: insights from the behavioural sciences
8 Mar 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site

Open Lecture by Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies, Paul Ferraro

Impact Evaluation of Protected Areas: what do we know about impacts, moderators and mechanisms?
9 Mar 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site

A seminar on conservation with HVP in Sustainability Studies, Paul Ferraro

Effective Environmentalism: Symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies
11 Mar 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Room1.25A/B, David Attenborough Building, Mew Museums Site

A symposium with Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies, Paul Ferraro.

POSTPONED: “On Keys and Music”, Illustrated Lecture
4 May 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Mitsuko Uchida will give an illustrated lecture exploring the continuing relevance of diatonic tonality and offering a new perspective on the oft-made comparison of Mozart and Beethoven's Piano Concerti.

Refurbishing the Rijksmuseum: Open Lecture by Wim Pijbes
6 May 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, LG18, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site

HVP in the History of Art, Wim Pijbes gives an open lecture

When is Art National? Conversation with Wim Pijbes and Nick Cullinan
9 May 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Gallery 3, Fitzwilliam Museum/Doors open 4.45pm at the main entrance

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Art History, Wim Pijbes, will be in conversation with Nicolas Cullinanan.

Old Masters Fit for the Future: Conversation with Wim Pijbes and Emilie Gordenker
10 May 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm, LG19 Faculty of Law

Conversation with Wim Pijbes, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Art History

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