This is the website for a project organised by Ed Emery, entitled The Free University.
Over the past 11 years [1999-2010] I have worked to create the Free University as a network of people around the world who develop research in a variety of fields, and periodically meet to discuss, hold seminars, present papers, organise theatre events, concerts etc.
The Free University is also known as Universitas
adversitatis. In other words, the
TheFreeUniversity.net is an umbrella website to cover the various seminars
and conferences that we organise around the world.
These events are organised in
Previously our research websites were hosted on geocities.com. That company has now
been bought by yahoo.com. In an act which
can be described as a holocaust of the collective intellect, yahoo.com has
wiped all geocities.com sites off the Internet, as of
Therefore, all our research activities of the past ten
years are being placed together in this one site, for ease of access. Sigh, it
is a lot of hard work.
The conference websites can be found at the addresses below.
Muwashshah Conferences [2004, 2007]
The Maqam Project @ SOAS
Immanuello Romano research papers
Hydra Donkey Conferences [2005, 2007]
Hydra Rebetiko Conferences [2000-2009 inclusive]
Immaterial Labour Conference 
Dante Conferences [2002, 2004]
Dario Fo /
Cognitive Capitalism Conference
Les Juifs de Salonique play
La Gatta Cenerentola play
Materials related to The Famous SOAS Rebetiko Band
For Ed Emery’s writings go to:
For various political pamphlets go to:
For Ed Emery’s photographs go to:
For Ed Emery’s translations go to:
Contact: ed.emery [@] thefreeuniversity.net
Last updated: 29.iii.10
Website: Universitas adversitatis