Gaining Wisdom through History: Herodotus and His Inquiry

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A founder of Western History and an outstanding representative of Humanism, Herodotus is honored as the “Father of History”. In his passionate lecture, Professor Zhang Xingang will discuss the role and significance of history, how to study history, and he will help us to emulate Herodotus by scrutinizing the past. In studying history, new generations gain wisdom and a deeper understanding of human nature. History can help us grasp the causes of development and change in cultures and societies such as the reasons for the rise and fall of heroes and great empires. Understanding history can help us plan for a better future by avoiding mistakes that have already been made in the past.

ISF Academy PTA Speaker Series Presents:

a Talk of “Gaining Wisdom through History: Herodotus and His Inquiry” 

A founder of Western History and an outstanding representative of Humanism, Herodotus is honored as the “Father of History”. In his passionate lecture, Professor Zhang Xingang will discuss the role and significance of history, how to study history, and he will help us to emulate Herodotus by scrutinizing the past. In studying history, new generations gain wisdom and a deeper understanding of human nature. History can help us grasp the causes of development and change in cultures and societies such as the reasons for the rise and fall of heroes and great empires. Understanding history can help us plan for a better future by avoiding mistakes that have already been made in the past.

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Venue: Zoom Online Seminar

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Talk + Q&A           


Speaker: Professor Zhang Xin Gang  

Language: Putonghua

Fees:  Free to parents and students of The ISF Academy and The ISF Pre-School

           (This event is open to The ISF Academy community only.)

 

Speakers: Professor Zhang Xin Gang

Professor Zhang is a professor at the School of History and Culture of Shandong University. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Law and a Post-Doctorate Degree of History at Peking University. He was an Assistant Professor at the Western Classics Center and the Department of History at Peking University. His research fields are Western ethical political thought (particularly ancient Greek and early modern political thought), and ancient Greek and Roman history, political theory. His publications include “Friendship and Community: A Study of Greek Political Thought” (Peking University Press, 2020), and “State and Liberty: Quentin Skinner’s Lectures in China” (Peking University Press, 2018). He has also translated books such as “Platonic Political Theory”, “Plato’s Second Best Society”, and many other articles on the history of Western political thought and ancient history.

 

弘立書院家長教師會專題講座系列呈獻:

之父走上智慧博之路多德的史智慧看學習講座

作為西方史學的奠基人、人文主義的傑出代表,希羅多德被尊稱為「歷史學之父」。張新剛教授在他充滿激情的講座中,將帶領我們一起跟隨希羅多德,用審視的目光投向過去,了解甚麼是歷史,歷史有甚麼作用和意義,以及如何學好歷史。通過學習歷史,可以增長智慧學識,同時深入了解人性,讓新一代知曉人類社會的發展脈絡,還有文化及社會的變遷,從而探究偉大的帝國和英雄因何盛極而衰,反思成敗得失。

 

日期:2021923 (星期四)

地點:Zoom網上講座

時間:晚上 8:00  9:30  研討會 + 問答時間

         

演講張新剛教授

語言:普通話

收費:  免費開放予弘立書院和弘立幼稚園的家長和學生

          (研討會只開放給弘立書院社群。)

 

講者:張新剛教授

張教授是山東大學歷史文化學院教授,他亦是北京大學法學博士及歷史學系博士,曾擔任北京大學西方古典學中心、歷史學系助理教授。其研究領域為西方倫理政治思想(特別是古希臘和現代早期政治思想)、古希臘及羅馬史、政治理論等。著有《友愛共同體:古希臘政治思想研究》(北京大學出版社,2020年),主編《國家與自由:昆廷.斯金納訪華講演錄》(北京大學出版社,2018年)等,譯有《柏拉圖的政治理論》及《柏拉圖的次優城邦》等多部著作,另發表多篇有西方政治思想史和古代史論文。

 

 

When
September 23rd, 2021 8:00 PM through  9:30 PM
Location
Zoom Online Seminar
Hong Kong
Event Fee(s)
ISFA PTA Mbrs HK$ 0.00
ISFA Non-PTA Mbrs/ISF Pre-School Parents HK$ 0.00