Archive for the ‘Arts & Humanities’ Category

2
Mar

The IE School of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with IE’s Alumni Association has the honor to invite you to attend a lecture entitled “Art Collections as Self-Portrait ” on Tuesday, March 9th at 19.30h, given by Ms. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco. 

Ms. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco is a professor of Art History at the Universidad de Complutense de Madrid and author of several books and articles about 20th Century art and art collections.  These publications include “Seekers of Beauty,” written in collaboration with Cindy Mack (2008).  She has been the Editor of the Prado Guide, 2009, and Exhibition Commissioner at the Museo Reina Sofia and the Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid.   She is currently a professor at the IE School of Arts and Humanities.  

“An art collection is something much more than a mere accumulation of superb pieces, chosen for their quality, for their price or for their unique character.  An art collection is the best mirror of the personality that has shaped it.  For this reason, no two collections are the same.  By analyzing a few select collections, we can better understand, how the collector presents themselves to the world; as a daring personality, or a conservative one, as cosmopolitan or traditional, as fatuous or generous.”  

The lecture will be given in room E-107 on the IE Business School Campus located at c/ Pinar, 9. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to  ArtsHumanities@ie.edu 

IE School of Arts and Humanities en colaboración con la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del IE tiene el honor de invitarle a la conferencia titulada “Las Colecciones de Arte como Autorretratos” el martes 9 de marzo a las 19.30h, impartida por Dña. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco. 

Dña. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco es Profesora de Historia del Arte de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y autora de varios libros y artículos sobre arte del siglo XX y coleccionismo. Entre ellos destaca Buscadores de Belleza, escrito en colaboración con Cindy Mack (2008). Ha sido editora de The Prado Guide, 2009, y Comisaria de exposiciones para el Museo Reina Sofía y la Fundación Mapfre in Madrid. Asimismo, es profesora asociada de IE School of Arts and Humanities.

“Una colección de arte es algo más que una simple acumulación de piezas sobresalientes por su calidad, su precio o su carácter único. Una colección de arte es el mejor espejo de la personalidad que le ha dado forma. Por eso cada una de ellas es diferente. Analizar algunas colecciones nos ayudará a entender que, a través de su propia colección, el coleccionista se presenta al mundo como un personaje audaz o conservador, como cosmopolita o castizo, como fatuo o generoso”. 

La conferencia se impartirá  en el aula E-107 del Instituto de Empresa situada en c/ Pinar, 9. 

En caso de ser de su interés, ruego confirme su asistencia a  ArtsHumanities@ie.edu

17
Feb

Reconsidering Nations and Nationalism

Written on February 17, 2010 by Roberto Arribas in Arts & Humanities, Learning Activities, Seminars

Symposium Series, Winter Semester 2010 with Dr. Rolf Strøm-Olsen, Professor of Humanities Sala Capitular, Segovia Campus, IE University

Sala Capitular, Segovia Campus, IE University 

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010-02-17 18.30-20.00

Reconsidering Nations and Nationalism

Writing in the 17th century, Thomas Hobbes, the subject of our first Symposium, simply assumed that there was such a thing as nations, that “English” or “French” were self-explanatory categories of political and social identity. But what makes someone “English” or “French?” This question plagued thinkers starting in the late eighteenth century and remains an actively debated question today. Our second Symposium tackles the big questions of nationalism from both a historical and theoretical perspective. Using the influential and controversial work by Ernst Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, as a starting point, we’ll ask whether the concept of the nation is, in fact, a modern construction, a result of economic forces (as Gellner argued) that serve to coalesce identities into national categories. We will consider several crucial questions around the topic.

1. Does nationalism manufacture difference between ethnic and linguistic groups and did Western colonialism accelerate the development of nationalist identities?

2. What are the contradictions between nationalism and liberalism, between closing borders to reinforce identities versus opening borders to expand prosperity?

3. What role has the media played in reinforcing nationalist identities?

4. In an age of economic and political globalisation, do we have to redefine our concept of what the nation means?

To confirm your participation and to receive the readings, please send an email to ArtsHumanities@ie.edu , with the subject ‘Symposium.’ Prof. Rolf Strøm-Olsen received his doctorate in History from Northwestern University and is a professor of Humanities at IE University.

11
Feb

El profesor Illarregui publica Cantabria weapons

Written on February 11, 2010 by Roberto Arribas in Arts & Humanities, General, Highlights

Acaban de publicarse las actas del 15th International Roman Military Equipment Conference dentro de la serie de Oxford Press Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. Este tomo, coordinado por Lászlo Kocsis, conservador del Museo Nacional de Budapest, es un monográfico dedicado a los “Enemigos de Roma”.  El profesor Emilio Illarregui, de la Unidad de Arqueología de IE University, es el único autor peninsular invitado a participar en este importante volumen con un capítulo titulado Cantabrian weapons, donde analiza las evidencias arqueológicas, históricas y de los textos clásicos referentes a este pueblo del norte de Hispania, que luchó contra Roma durante las denominadas guerras cántabras (29-19 a.C)

Descargar: THE ENEMIES OF ROME

9
Feb

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IE School of Arts & Humanities Symposium Series, Winter Semester 2010

with Dr. Rolf Strøm-Olsen, Professor of Humanities 

Campus Details 

Symposium I:

Reading the Leviathan in the 21st Century: Hobbes and the dilemmas of Liberty, Freedom and the State

This Symposium centres around the founding work of social contract theory, Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan. Written in the climate of chaos and uncertainty that engulfed England during its Civil War, Hobbes’ Leviathan proposed a radical, if to modern eyes, rigid and overly authoritarian definition of the state. But the questions that animated Hobbes – the balance between individual freedom and state responsibility, between our physical and moral security – are again in focus. The expansion of state responsibilities and civil monitoring, the export of democracy to areas like Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Western response to the threat of Terror all implicate the kinds of questions that animated Hobbes 460 years ago.

This Symposium asks participants to engage these ideas from a Hobbesian perspective, based both on a selected reading from Leviathan, as well as the perspectives of scholars like Quentin Skinner and Jean Hampton.

To confirm your participation and to receive the readings, please send an email to ArtsHumanities@ie.edu, with the subject ‘Symposium.’ Read more…

27
Jan

“Worldwide Religious Tendencies: Freedom v Intolerance”

The IE School of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Xavier Zubiri Foundation and the IE Alumni Association have the honor of inviting you to a lecture entitled, “Worldwide Religious Tendencies: Freedom v Tolerance” on Wednesday, February 3rd at 19.30h.

Professor Antonio González Fernández, Director of Studies and Publications at the Xavier Zubiri Foundation, will observe and analyze the current global religious trends.  The lecture will contrast how religions, including atheism and agnosticism, are spreading in different areas of the world through the analysis of cultural, political, sociological and legal variables which then create atmospheres of either freedom or intolerance. The lecture will conclude with some reflections about the intrinsic ambiguity of religion and the audience will be invited to participate.   

The lecture will be given at IE Business School at C/ Pinar, 9 in Room E-107.  

If you are interested, please RSVP to ArtsHumanities@ie.edu

“Tendencias Religiosas Mundiales: Libertad v Intolerancia”

IE School of Arts and Humanities en colaboración con la Fundación Xavier Zubiri y la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del IE tiene el honor de invitarle a la conferencia titulada “Tendencias Religiosas Mundiales: Libertad v Intolerancia” el miércoles 3 de febrero a las 19.30h.

El profesor Antonio González Fernández, Director de Estudios y Publicaciones de La Fundación Xavier Zubiri, observará y analizará la situación mundial de las religiones. Se contrastarán los crecimientos de la fe religiosa en las distintas zonas del mundo, así como del ateísmo y del agnosticismo, mediante el  análisis de algunas de las variables culturales, políticas, sociológicas y legales que explican y propician climas de libertad o intolerancia religiosa. Se concluirá con una reflexión sobre la intrínseca ambigüedad de la esencia religiosa en la que el público estará invitado a participar.

La conferencia se impartirá  en el aula E-107 del Instituto de Empresa situada en c/ Pinar, 9.

En caso de ser de su interés, ruego confirme su asistencia a ArtsHumanities@ie.edu

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