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Meet our Professors at the QMUL Inaugural Lecture Series

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Christina Von Hodenberg’s inaugural lecture: Don’t trust anyone under thirty? Being old in the sixties

Professor Christina Von Hodenberg, Professor of European History, will be holding her inaugural lecture on Thursday 22 October at 6.30pm, with a drinks reception to follow. The lecture will take place in the Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace at the Mile End campus.

Professor Christina von Hodenberg holds an MA degree at the University of Munich and a PhD in History from Bielefeld University. She worked at the Universities of Freiburg, Harvard and Berkeley before joining Queen Mary in 2006. Professor von Hodenberg has written widely on the social and cultural history of 19th and 20th century Germany. In 2014 Professor von Hodenberg won the Humboldt Research Award granted in recognition of her achievements to date within her discipline. Most recently she has been researching the history of generational conflict in West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.

Professor Von Hodenbergs inaugural lecture will look at generational conflict in West Germany, a country so deeply affected by the aftermath of war and Nazism.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from Eventbrite.  

Professor William Gillin’s inaugural lecture: Material Miracles

Professor William Gillin, Professor of Experimental Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, will be holding his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 25 November at 7pm, with a drinks reception to follow. The lecture will take place in Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus.

Professor Gillin is the Director of the Materials Research Institute at Queen Mary and the UK Director of the Sino-British Materials Research Institute at Sichuan University, China. His research is focused on the electrical and optical properties of novel semiconducting materials.

Professor Gillin’s inaugural lecture will look at how technological breakthroughs are based on developments in the fabrication of new materials. This lecture will highlight some examples of the ways materials have influenced the modern world and go on to explain the current research that may lead to future miracles.

Attendance is free of charge but please book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from Eventbrite.

Visit the QMUL events website for information on other upcoming events: qmul.ac.uk/events  

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