Europe: The Emergence of a Disputed Idea

Events List

Thursday 23rd May | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

NAILL ODDY talk – 3rd May

Book cover | Europe: The Emergence of a Disputed Idea

Thursday 23 May | 6pm

A talk with Niall Oddy

Members’ priority booking until 26th April

What did Europe mean to people during the Renaissance? In this talk, Niall Oddy introduces his book Writing Europe in Renaissance France, which examines how the idea of Europe emerged in parallel with new ideas about nationhood and identity. The sixteenth century was a period of great intellectual transformation as overseas voyages of exploration reshaped Europeans’ mental maps of the world. Within this changed picture of the world, the question of what ‘Europe’ meant emerged as a contentious issue.

Members’ priority booking until 26th April

A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)