Monthly Archives: June 2015

Kent at Paris hosts summer school in Critical Theory

The University of Kent at Paris is pleased to announce that it will host the inaugural Kent Summer School in Critical Theory organised by the Kent Law School (KLS). This summer institute will run from from 29 June through 10 July at the University’s Paris Centre in the heart of the historic and bustling Montparnasse district. KLS and the Paris Centre are pleased to welcome Professor Peter Goodrich (Cardozo School of Law, USA) and Professor Davide Tarizzo (Salerno, Italy) to lead seminars over the course of the school. We are also delighted to welcome distinguished guests Professor Davina Cooper, Professor Robert Esposito and Professor Geoffrey Bennington who will present master classes to the 2015 participants.

Julia Peters on the Via Francigena

University of Kent postgraduate student Julia Peters left Canterbury on foot on 28 March 2015 for a journey that has taken her through four countries (England, France, Switzerland, and Italy) and over 1200 miles (1900 km) to Rome, she is due to arrive this Sunday.

Julia says that the purpose of her journey was one of personal enrichment, “an initiative to promote The Via Francigena and the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, to conduct research on mobility in the Roman Empire and to further links between the European Centres of the University of Kent”. A number of University of Kent students, fellow pilgrims, have joined her along the way – Julia will have made stops in 78 towns along the famous pilgrimage route.

Julia’s project received support from KIASH (Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Kent), in conjunction with the research of Professor Ray Laurence, in addition to the University of Kent’s European Centres. If you would like to read more about Julia’s project, and follow her to Rome on Sunday, please visit her blog here.