Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine CBE is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College London and Director of the UCL Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities, and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King\'s College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. Since 2008 she has served as Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the UK government regulator for assisted reproduction. In 2013-14 she will serve as President of the British Science Association, which in 2012 made her an Honorary Fellow.
The Quest for Identity

The nature of individual identity was dissected by two of Britain’s most outstanding intellectuals, renowned for their prominence inmany disciplines and their ability to make complicated issues understandable. They discussed human nature, our past, what makes us individual, the connection between the brain and the mind and what a society of fulfilled individuals would actually mean.

Carlo Ginzburg: Jews and Christians – A Story of Ambivalence
Carlo Ginzburg, the pioneer of “micro-history”, is considered by many to be the outstanding European historian of his generation. Best known for The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, an account of a villager burned at the stake for heresy. Ginzburg came to Jewish Book Week to talk with fellow Renaissance scholar Lisa Jardine about the relations between Christians and Jews since early modern times. In Threads and Traces: True False Fictive, this profou...