Zoë Waxman – Words of Pain: Interpreting Personal Memories of the Holocaust

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 27th, 2011

Event Date: 27 January 2011
University of Northampton
Park Campus C101

The University of Northampton Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

Key-note Lecture by Dr Zoë Waxman (Royal Holloway) –
Words of Pain: Interpreting Personal Memories of the Holocaust

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Simon Schama – The Fate of the Idea of Toleration

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 25th, 2011

Event date:  25 January 2011

Kennedy Lecture Theatre

UCL Institute of Child Health

30 Guilford Street, London

WC1N 1EH

 

 

PEARS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF ANTISEMITISM

Birkbeck, University of Londonin association with the Anne Frank Trust

 

Public Lecture

 

Professor Simon Schama (University Professor of Art History and History, Columbia University)-The Fate of the Idea of Toleration

In this panoramic lecture, Simon Schama begins by considering the appeal and significance of Anne Frank and her diary for successive generations. He relates Anne’s experiences in hiding, as well as the choices and dilemmas facing the Dutch population in the face of Nazi occupation and murderous antisemitism, to the long and chequered history of toleration in Europe. In particular, he traces the idea and practice of toleration to the writings of figures such as Milton, Locke and Voltaire as well as to the politics of the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. Schama goes on to consider the challenges to toleration both in modern European history and in the present. He  asks what the limits to toleration are and whether we are required to show forbearance towards those who are themselves intolerant.

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

“The relationship between antisemitism and other forms of racism and exclusion is not only a historical question. It is an urgent issue for today.”

Professor David Feldman, Director

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is funded by the Pears Foundation and based at Birkbeck, University of London. It is a centre of innovative research and teaching, contributing to discussion and policy formation on antisemitism as well as other forms of racial prejudice and intolerance. It is both independent and inclusive.

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Welcome and Introduction by Gillian Walnes MBE

Director of the Anne Frank Trust

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Vote of Thanks by Professor Lord Bhiku Parekh

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Siavush Randjbar Daemi – The Presidency in Iran

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 25th, 2011

Event Date: 25 January 2011
Location:Royal Holloway



Department of History Royal Holloway University of London

Departmental Research Seminar Series 2010/2011


Siavush Randjbar Daemi (Royal Holloway) – The Presidency in Iran

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Dan Michman – The Reasons Behind the Emergence of Ghettos During the Shoah – Trying to Solve the Enigma

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 24th, 2011

Event date: 24 January 2011
Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway University of London
TW20 0EX




Professor Dan Michman (Bar-Ilan University & International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem) –
The Reasons Behind the Emergence of Ghettos During the Shoah – Trying to Solve the Enigma

This lecture will examine the conceptual problems in Holocaust historiography regarding the function of ghettos in the Nazi era.


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Introduction by Professor Paul Layzell Principal, Royal Holloway University of London

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Andrew Benjamin – Hegel’s Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel’s Lectures on Fine Art

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 20th, 2011



Event Date:  20 January 2011
Art Workers Guild Lecture Hall, 6
Queen Square London, WC1N 3AT

Andrew Benjamin (Aesthetics and Critical Theory, Monash University) -
Hegel’s Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel’s Lectures on Fine Art

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Tony Harrison in Conversation and Performance

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 19th, 2011

Event date 19 January 2011 (18:00)
Location: Main Lecture Theatre



The Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

Tony Harrison (Leverhulme Artist in Residence) In Conversation and Performance

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Graham Smith – ‘Changing embodied narratives in oral histories of general practice in Britain c.1948-1990′

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 18th, 2011

Event Date: 18 January 2011
Location:Royal Holloway



Graham Smith (Royal Holloway) -  Changing embodied Narratives in Oral Histories of General Practice in Britain c1948 – 1990.

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Capitalist Realism: Is there No Alternative?

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 17th, 2011

Event date: 17 January 2011 (14:00-15:30)
Room 151 Birkbeck Main Building


Capitalist Realism: Is there No Alternative?

Mark Fisher in conversation with Amber Jacobs.

Last year Mark Fisher published Capitalist Realism: Is There no Alternative? (Zero Books 2009) in which he addressed the condition of ideological malaise produced by neo-liberal capitalism -or as he puts it- the “widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.” The economic crisis has only reinforced and accelerated the rhetoric of capitalist realism that demands that we all must face the hard facts of economic ‘reality’ in our acceptance of the dismantling of the public sector. Fisher argues that now, more than ever, alternatives must be articulated and fought for and the current resistance being lead by students makes this all the more urgent. As Zizek puts it “Fisher’s book is simply the best diagnosis of our predicament that we have.” This research seminar will be organised around a discussion of Capitalist Realism and the questions of theories and practices of resistance, cunning and subversion -which also inform Amber Jacobs’ current research.

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Andrew Robinson – The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 13th, 2011

Event date: 13 January 2010 (18:00-21:00)
Location:Royal Asiatic Society




Dr Andrew Robinson (University of Cambridge) – The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic

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Dark Materialism

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 12th, 2011

 

 

Event Date: 12 January 2011
Flett Lecture Theatre
Natural History Museum
London

Dark Materialism

This symposium draws on recent paradigms in contemporary philosophy, physics and critical theory. It assembles unique and multidisciplinary reflections on the idea of darkness in its relation to matter in diverse locations, namely: physics, astronomy, ecology, mysticism, speculative realism, psychoanalysis and literature. As a conceptual framework, dark materialism engages with matter at the thresholds of its annihilation and disappearance beyond the topographies of ‘base materialism’ and at the very edges of forms of thought where the objects, things, Things and no-things on which it depended exert their independence. Darkness, in matter, energy, ecology and life itself, in black holes in the universe and in the mind, emerges as baseless and founding, exterior and interior at once. It leaves thought in the void, enabling disruptions and speculative realignments of diverse concepts and the real itself, reshaping not only the world of ideas but also the very order of things.

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Fred Botting – Introduction .

Dorothée LegrandConstitutive Self-Negation (AUDIO HERE)

Gabriel CatrenThe Thing and the Shrink (AUDIO HERE)

Eugene Thacker -Divine Darkness (AUDIO HERE)

Jean-Jacques Lecercle  - Dark Epiphanies (AUDIO HERE)

Reza NegarestaniA veritable earth? An Afterthought in Territopic Materialism
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Roundtable Discussion .
Chair: Stella Sandford
Ben WoodwardWith a response to Reza Negarestani’s paper


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