Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Evening talk: "Rome has fallen. Why should we care?"

Exploring the fall of the Roman Empire in the twenty first century.

Why has the Western world been so obsessed with the fall of Rome? Since Edward Gibbon's publication of his monumental The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776- 1789), scholars have not stopped debating whether we should view the vanishing of the Roman Empire in the West as a disaster, a transformation, or just much ado 'bout nothing. An inquiry into their ideas shows a fascinating dialogue between shifting paradigms and how we view our own world.

Speaker: Dr Jeroen Wijnendaele has taught at University of Melbourne, Ghent University, and is currently lecturing Roman History at University College Cork. He is the author of the monographs Romeinen en Barbaren (Leuven, 2013) and The Last of the Romans. Bonifatius, warlord and Comes Africae (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 19:30 - 21.00pm
Location: Cork Educational Support Centre
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Jeroen Wijnendaele
0871236881
http://www.classicalassociation.ie/cork.html

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