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Lear: 400 years of the second quarto of Shakespeare’s great tragedy

Talking Humanities

King Lear: 400 years of the second quarto of the Bard's great tragedy

 A compelling look at the story behind the 'Q2' publication and how Senate House Library came to own a copy.

Talking Humanities is the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication and covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.

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Research Directory

Our Directory of Research and Expertise is the first stop for anyone seeking experts or further information about projects managed by the School of Advanced Study.

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Architecture without Architects. Early Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the Refashioning of their own Houses

Videos and Podcasts

Architecture without Architects

To build, you need a language and a programme. Guido Beltramini introduces the Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the refashioning of their own houses - the people who provided the models and sources for the language and the strategies for the programme.

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Latest video: J. P Barron Memorial Lecture "Socrates, Eros and Magic"