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We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for Trinity term’s Humanitas events.

We will be hosting three Humanitas chairs in Trinity term; Intelligence Studies, Contemporary Art and Historiography.

Intelligence Studies will see us welcome Professor John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University. McLaughlin has worked on nearly every part of the world and supervised clandestine operations, analysis, and scientific and technical work.  He has frequently briefed the President and the Congress, represented the intelligence community in meetings of the National Security Council, and travelled widely to strengthen U.S. relations with national security counterparts in numerous countries. He will give two public lectures on “Challenges Facing American Intelligence” and “An Intelligence Officer Looks at Terrorism: Where it's Been, Where it's Heading”.

We will then welcome Maya Lin as our Visiting Professor in Contemporary Art.  During the course of her remarkable career Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials. During the course of her visit to Oxford Maya Lin will be giving a public lecture; “Between Art and Architecture”.

Our Historiography chair, Professor Barbara Rosenwein will be exploring the “History of Emotions”. Rosenwein is an internationally renowned historian and the author or editor of several books, including A Short History of the Middle Ages and Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages. She is currently working on a general history of the emotions in the West. Her series will include a lecture on “How can there be a history of emotions?” followed by a guest lecture by Professor Ute Frevert on “Rationality versus emotionality in the century of extremes” and closing with “Generations of Feeling” by Barbara Rosenwein.