Archeology & History speakers
Archeology, History, War, World Wars, Resistance, Antiquarian, Antiquity, Ancient History, Classical History, Museums, Heritage
All things historic and archeologically important. Archeology, History, War, World Wars, Resistance, Antiquarian, Antiquity, Ancient History, Classical History, Museums, Heritage
"Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance." Alain is known as the peoples' philosopher and best known for his aim to bring philosophy to the masses in a non-threatening or intimidating manner. Also a best-selling author.
Described as the "peoples' philosopher", Alain has written a panoply of successful books, ranging in topics from love, architecture, travel, literature, and religion. His books have gone on to be best-sellers in 30 different countries. When Alain is not writing, he can be found at 'the School of Life', a book store and workshop dedicated to a new vision of education, which aims to expand on his mantra that our purpose can be found in seeking answers to intellectual questions.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her work on the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII and its long-term legacy.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge; she is also a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has published widely in the fields of history, archaeology and the heritage of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. She also regularly speaks at international conferences in these areas. She is particularly passionate about victims of Nazi persecution and has pioneered the concept of ‘Occupation Archaeology’, the archaeology of military occupation during WWII. She is a firm believer in the role of academics as activists and interventionists in the memory and heritage of those they study.
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.
Paola Antonelli's goal is to promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.
Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College.
Sarah Harper is a British gerontologist. She achieved particular acclaim when she established Oxford's Institute of Ageing, and became the University of Oxford’s first professor of Gerontology.
Simon Schama is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000) and The Story of the Jews (2013).
Simon Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.