The group photo-taking session for the M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History was held at the Lady Shaw Building Rooftop Garden on 10 November 2023, with the presence of faculty members and graduates. Prof. PUK Wing Kin, Vice Chairman of the Department, and Prof. HE Xi, the M.A. Programme Director, were invited to present the Scholarship awards to Ms. SHUE Yue, and Mr. SHUN Chi Ming as an encouragement for their pursuit of academic excellence.
Dr. Krisztina ILKO from the University of Cambridge was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “Chess and Skin Colour in the Global Middle Ages” on 8 November 2023. During the talk, the speaker provided an overview of intersection of chess, chivalric culture, and the game’s evolution. Through analyzing material artifacts such as the Lewis chessmen and Islamic chess pieces, she demonstrated how the game of chess facilitated cross-cultural interaction. She then delved deeper into this theme by examining medieval depictions of chess games played between individuals of differing skin tones. Contrary to the common perception of chess being steeped in Western European chivalric traditions, these examples revealed a broader social and cultural spectrum within this venerable game. The talk concluded by probing the significance of colour in the world of chess, opening new perspectives on the portrayal of skin colour and diversity during the Middle Ages.
Further Study Sharing Session of the M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History was successfully held on 10 November 2023. Prof. HE Xi, Programme Director, illustrated the key points on applying the M.Phil. Programme of the Department of History to around 20 current M.A. Programme students. Two M.Phil. students of our Department were also invited to share their application experiences in the sharing session.
Organisers: Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK
Enquiry: 3943 8541
|24 November 2023 (Friday)
|Room 401, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK (LSK 401)
|Ethical Citizen, Ethical Historian
|Prof. Noah SHUSTERMAN
Thanks for the generous sponsorship from the Research Institute for the Humanities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a group of doctoral and master’s students from the Departments of History, and Chinese Language and Literature have formed the “Interdisciplinary Reading Group on Changsha Wuyi Square Documents”. They will organise a series of reading sessions throughout the 2023-24 academic year. Each session will invite scholars from around the world who are engaged in the study of excavated documents to share their research insights, aiming to broaden the research perspectives of the reading group members. The details of upcoming session are as follows:
|29 November 2023 (Wednesday)
|Room 401, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK (YIA 401)
|Writing and Sealing in the Han Dynasty: Exploring Alternative and Complementary Forms of Written Communication in Ancient China
|Prof. MA Tsang Wing
Department of Chinese History and Culture,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Putonghua & Cantonese
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For more information on the reading group and its schedule, please visit http://bit.ly/44D1TXM.
For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department, please email your articles in both Chinese and English to email@example.com by 4:00pm every Monday.