Moving Performers, Travelling Performance

28 January 2010 – Three roundtable discussions on the theme of ‘Moving Performers, Travelling Performance’ aim to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on the movement of performers, their practices, and their artefacts. speakers are: Robert Hampson, Liz Schafer, Henry Stobart


Understanding the Holocaust Today

27 January 2010 – this evening of debate and discussion brings together leading historians of the Holocaust David Cesarani, Peter Longerich, Dan Stone and Zoe Waxman to discuss the state of current research.


Brian Dillon – Hypochondriac Lives

27 January 2010 – In this talk Brian Dillon traces the development of hypochondria from an organic illness to a style of life, with reference to certain key figures in the annals of debility:

Janet Newman – Working the Spaces of Power: Feminism, Activism and Social Change

20 January 2010 – The research on which the paper is based began with a relatively simple proposition: that feminism had opened up new spaces of political experimentation, many of which had been absorbed or incorporated into – but more importantly have been generative of –important political and governance innovations in late 20th and early 21st century.


The Historian and the Public

19 January 2010 – Markus Daeschel – The Historian and the Pakistan Crisis ; and Vanessa Martin – The Historian and the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Warwick Ball: Ralph Pinder-Wilson and Afghanistan

14 January 2010 – An overview of the ‘Pinder-Wilson years’ at the British Institute of Afghan Studies in Kabul, where he was Director from 1976 until its closure in 1982 following the Soviet invasion.