Jodi Dean – The Communist Horizon

Event Date: 19 May 2011 Room B34, Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX   The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Jodi Dean – The Communist Horizon The antagonism that cuts across capitalist countries is increasingly apparent. Dominant ideological forces can’t obscure it. So they name it and they name it communism. …

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Slavoj Žižek – Screening Thought: The Media’s Philosophical Problem

Event date: 4 May 2011 Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH Slavoj Žižek – Screening Thought: The Media’s Philosophical Problem Continental philospher Slavoj Žižek and Paul A. Taylor (author of Žižek and The Media) explore the difficulty of conveying philosophical ideas within today’s media. Increasingly, intelligence is only tolerated in pre-approved and reassuringly non-challenging forms – deprecatory humour (Stephen …

Aleksander Naymark – International and Local Coinage of Sogd

Event Date: 19 May 2011 Seminar Room Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RB   Central Asian Numismatic Institute presents: Dr. Aleksander Naymark (Hofstra University) – International and Local Coinage of Sogd Dr. Aleksander Naymark of Hofstra University (USA) is well known in archaeological and numismatic circles for his long-standing work in pre-Islamic Central Asian coinage. He will k giving …