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Research Seminar

During the academic year, ITIA postgraduates, faculty and guests meet each Friday from 1.00PM to 2.15PM, unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. This page will continue to be updated as speakers are confirmed. This semester, most seminars will be held online. Occasionally, they will be in dual mode (online and in person).

If you are not already on the ITIA Research Seminar mailing list, and you would like to join us for the seminar, please email Dr Rebekah Lamb, rl89@st-Andrews.ac.uk

ITIA Seminar © Transpositions
ITIA Seminar © Transpositions


Martinmas Seminar 2021


17 – Dr Lenia Kouneni (St Andrews), ‘Exploring transcultural and monastic relations in a late Dugento triptych’

24 – Dr Natasha O’Hear (ITIA), ‘Reversing Babel? ‘Genesis 11, Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, and the EU.’


1- ITIA will join St. Andrews’ Art in Conversation: Seminar 10 on Music

How do we engage cognitively and emotionally with music? We will discuss mechanisms of music processing involving multidisciplinary approaches to music perception and experience.


Julia Merrill, PhD, Systematic musicologist, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Eric Clarke, Heather Professor of Music, University of Oxford

** This session will run on Teams via 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Nicole Ruta at nvgr1@st-andrews.ac.uk if you would like to join. 

8- Prof. Philip Mitchell (Dallas Baptist University), ‘“An Inner Meaning”? C. S. Lewis and Rival Versions of Metahistory’.

**2:00 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m. (BST)

15- Dr Joel Mayward (George Fox University), ‘The Dardenne Brothers’ Cinematic Parables: Integrating Theology, Philosophy, and Film’.


29 – Prof. Bennett Zon (Durham), ‘Elgar as Theology.’


5- Dr Michael Ward (Oxford),  ‘Reflections on The Abolition of Man’.

12-Erik Eklund (Nottingham), ‘Redemption and Metafiction after Lolita’.

19- Dr Chris Grey (Open University), ‘Musical beauty and Maritain: Constructing a Thomist philosophy’

26- Dr Lori Branch (Iowa), title t.b.c.

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