FROM VENICE TO VENEZUELA: UTOPIA AND ITS TRAVELS
Speakers: Professor Wes Williams and Professor Richard Scholar
Utopia began life as a learned Latin fiction, with the publication in 1516 of Thomas More’s imaginary blue-print for an ideal island community. Within a century, Utopia had migrated – as both idea and political project – into many different languages and locations across the globe. From Europe to the New World, from More through Montaigne to Shakespeare (and beyond), the travels of Utopia represent a timely challenge to political and cultural insularity, as we ourselves try to start picturing what ‘better’ might look like now.
Join Professor Wes Williams and Professor Richard Scholar of Oxford University for a fascinating discussion.
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