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G I TAYLOR LECTURE – Some wrinkles in Gauss’ Theorem: Mathematics of everyday objects from Pizza to Umbrellas and Parachutes

The G I Taylor Lecture by Professor Dominic Vella, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute in the University of Oxford.

Petrizzi Santa Lucia

Departures: Rethinking the History of Mediterranean Migrations?

Tue 22 November 2022

Wolfson College

This talk examines the history of migration from the perspective of departures. It asks what happens when we shift our analytical focus to explore continuity and change in relation to places left behind. How are continuities and connections navigated? How are separations and changes explained? How do each become part of larger constellations of membership and meaning in the history of migration? It explores these questions through two examples. First, the departure of Italian migrants from Egypt in the mid-twentieth century, during the waning of Mediterranean colonialism. Second, the (partially) emptied landscapes of southern Italy. Together, these stories challenge how we see migration history and convey a different sense of historical process.

Joseph John Viscomi is a lecturer in European History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a historian and anthropologist specialised in temporality, migration, and political processes in the Mediterranean region.

This is a hybrid event, which will take place in-person in the Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre) and also on Zoom.
If you would like to attend online, please register for the Zoom link.
For the in-person audience, drinks and snacks will be available after the talk.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Chantal Holland Website Email: events-coordinator@wolfson.cam.ac.uk


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Tue 22 November 2022 5:30PM - 7:00PM


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