Welcome to the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year!
1) More Slaves Today than at any Time in Human History - Human Trafficking
10:00 – 17:00, Sat 7th Oct, 2017
Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX
'More Slaves Today than at any Time in Human History’ - Exchanging Scottish and International Perspectives on Human Trafficking
Along with the ACTS Anti-Human Trafficking Group and The Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) at the University of Edinburgh we are pleased to co-host this one day conference, exploring current issues related to human trafficking, from different contexts and perspectives. There will be keynote speakers, parallel sessions for short research papers, an exhibition and to conclude the day, a panel discussion.
More details and booking on our main website here.
2) The Albertus Annual Lecture – 12 October 2017
The first Albertus Annual Lecture will take place on Thursday 12 October at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ, at 6.30pm.
To mark the Luther Quincentenary, Professor Andrew Pettegree, FRHistS, Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews will speak on:
Print and the Reformation. A drama in three acts.
The power of the printing press was a major contribution to the spread of the Reformation. The Reformation both revolutionised the market and stimulated crucial innovations in the design and selling of books. This began in Wittenberg, where the partnership of Martin Luther and Lucas Cranach played a critical role in shaping the Reformation pamphlet.
The event is being jointly hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and will be chaired by Dr Brian Lang CBE FRSE, a former Chief Executive of the British Library and a former Principal of the University of St Andrews.
Booking is through the RSE website www.rse.org.uk Please note there has already been considerable interest in this event and you are strongly advised to book early as places are limited.
The event is free but there will be an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to help cover costs.