Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Book Launch a success at the Ashmolean Museum

Friday, 17 March 2017

Book launch photo

On Friday 10th March, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an event to promote and celebrate the recent publications from academics across the faculty.

The book launch took place at the world-renowned Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, and was fully-booked. 

With over eighty attendees, the event built upon the success of November 2016’s book launch, held at the Old Fire Station. The occasion gave members of the public, students, and staff the chance to engage with the research carried out by the academics. 

Nine academics from across the faculty spoke on their research area and newly published books.

Dr Tom Crook, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History - Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health, 1830-1910

Dr Michael John-Hopkins, Senior Lecturer in Law - The Rule of Law in Crisis and Conflict Grey Zones

Professor Joanne Begiato, Head of Department of History, Philosophy and Culture and Professor Bill Gibson, Professor in Ecclesiastical History - Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century: Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution

Dr Dominic Welburn, Lecturer in Politics- Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

Professor Daniel Lea, Lecturer in Contemporary Literature - Twenty-First Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Dr Michele Paule, Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education - Girlhood, Schools, and Media: Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl

Dr Susannah Wright, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies - Morality and Citizenship in English Schools: Secular Approaches 1897-1944

Professor Gary Browning, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and Lecturer in the History of Political Thought - A History of Modern Political Thought - The Question of Interpretation

Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Dean of the Faculty said, “The book launch event held at the Ashmolean Museum last Friday was a fantastic celebration of the hard work and dedication of colleagues across our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was entirely right that we celebrated the achievements of our colleagues and the monographs they have produced in such a prestigious setting and it was another timely reminder of the valuable and relevant contribution that our disciplines continue to make to wider society both locally, nationally and internationally.”

The event concluded with a Q&A session which allowed those attending the opportunity to discuss the research with the authors as well as purchase the books.

Find out more about the research carried out in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.