Entries by Victoria Olszewska

Dr. Robert J. Wallis delivers lecture at Suffolk Institute for Archaeology and History, 11 January 2020

‘As the Falcon her Bells’ at Sutton Hoo? Falconry in Early Anglo-Saxon England. This lecture re-examines the earliest evidence for falconry in England and proposes that falconry may have been introduced from Scandinavia to the region of East Anglia around the late sixth to early seventh centuries, and that falconry and falconry birds may have […]


Richmond professor addressing 200+ postgraduate students

Dr Parviz Dabir-Alai, professor of economics at the Richmond Business School, spent the best part of Friday 8th November at a by-invitation-only event sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He was part of a 3-person panel discussing the challenges of achieving economic development via technological progress in low-income and fragile states. Dr Dabir-Alai’s fellow […]

“Bullion: the story of gold as money and how the markets are changing to reflect modern values” – Wednesday November 6th, Kensington campus, Briggs Hall 216 at 3pm

Gold still fascinates people and markets as much as it has always done. The Wellbeing Research Centre is pleased to welcome back Visiting Professor Dr Paul Fisher to the University to talk about gold. Dr Fisher is the current Chair of the London Bullion Market Association and also a previous member of the Monetary Policy […]

Rafal Soborski presents paper at a conference in China

Dr Rafal Soborski, Professor of International Politics at Richmond, presented his paper, “Globalization and the Future of Ideology”, at the International Conference of Philosophical Thinking on the Developmental Trend of Globalization in the Future organized by School of Philosophy at Renmin University of China in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Philosophy […]

Film Screening and Discussion of ‘Positive Women, Heartache, Hope and Living with HIV’, with Anne Lotter FRAI, co-hosted by IVAC and SPG

In 2016, filmmaker Bex Devaraj and anthropologist Anne Lotter were given unique access to one of the biggest slums in Kampala, Uganda, where every day is a struggle for survival. In this intimate film, six courageous women share their stories of heartache, hope and living with HIV. From polygamous marriage, to being bewitched, to dreams […]


Dr. Fred Vermorel book launch

The IVAC research centre was proud to co-host with Strange Attractor Press the launch of Dr. Fred Vermorel’s new book, ‘Dead Fashion Girl: A Situationist Detective Story’, on Thursday 3 October. The book is ‘A crime and a six-decade cover-up: the death of a fashion designer in the cesspit of vice and violence that was […]

What role do institutions play in the creation of development norms?

Sabine Spangenberg, Richmond Professor of Economics has been working jointly on this question with her colleague Edward S Cohen from Westminster College, US (Professor of Political Science). They recently presented a paper at the World International Network for Institutional Research WINIR Conference on Inclusive Societies in Lund, Sweden. The paper compares two contrasting normative frameworks […]

‘Then, Now, Next: Reimagining the Arkansas Art Center’

‘Then, Now, Next: Reimagining the Arkansas Art Center’ Katie Hall, MA AVC alumnus, Collections Manager and Head Registrar, Arkansas Art Center 18 Sep 4pm, Briggs 305   MA Art History and Visual Culture alumna 2012, Katie Hall, returned from the US to talk to current students on this MA and the sister programme, MA Visual […]

Dr. Caleb Turner presents at The Superhero Project, Essen, Germany

The Third Superhero Project hosted in Essen, Germany was an interdisciplinary event of over 20 different nationalities that bridged together academia, fandom and industry to discuss the evolving superhero phenomenon in film, television, comics, games and popular cultural trends. Dr. Turner’s paper explored the relationship between Superheroes and the Far Right, in terms of the rise […]