Chris Wood, Stu Page and Stuart O’Mahoney – How has Auschwitz become the symbol of the Holocaust?

in Academic Service, Academic Service - Archive by on January 27th, 2012

Event Date: 27 January 2012
University of Northampton
Park Campus HLT1

 

The University of Northampton Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

Chris Wood, Stu Page and Stuart O’Mahoney:
How has Auschwitz become the symbol of the Holocaust?

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 at the University of Northampton

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 27th, 2012

Event Date: 27 January 2012
University of Northampton
Park Campus HLT1

Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 at the University of Northampton

The following Statement of Commitment is adopted by The University of Northampton:

We recognise that the Holocaust shook the foundations of modern civilisation and its unprecedented character and horror continues to hold universal meaning. We will strive to ensure that future generations are made aware of the Holocaust and other more recent genocides e.g. in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda – and reflect upon their consequences.

We vow to remember the victims of all genocides and will also do all in our power to prevent future genocides from occurring. We are proud of our diverse, multicultural, multi-racial and multi-faith community. We pledge to strengthen our efforts to promote education and research about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide/injustice/discrimination. We will do our utmost to ensure that the lessons learnt from these events are fully understood and disseminated.

We value the sacrifices of those who risked their lives to protect or rescue victims of the Holocaust and other genocides as a permanent reminder of the human capacity for good in the face of evil. We recognise that humanity is still scarred by the misconception that some people’s lives are worth less than others because of their disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.

Racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia and discrimination still persist, and we have a shared responsibility to fight these evils. We value the right of all to live in a free, tolerant, just and democratic society. We believe that the Holocaust and all other genocides must have a permanent place in our collective memory and we honour the survivors still with us.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 programme contributions available as podcasts:

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Opening statement by Stuart O’Mahoney (University of Northampton History Society)

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Welcome by Chris Moore (Dean of Social Sciences, University of Northampton)

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Introduction by the Rt. Hon. Michael Ellis MP

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Professor Dan Stone (Royal Holloway): Why we need to think about Holocaust perpetrators
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Chris Wood, Stu Page and Stuart O’Mahoney: How has Auschwitz become the symbol of the Holocaust?
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Dan Stone – Why we need to think about Holocaust Perpetrators

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 27th, 2012

Event Date: 27 January 2012
University of Northampton
Park Campus HLT1

The University of Northampton Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

Keynote Lecture by Professor Dan Stone (Royal Holloway)
Why we need to think about Holocaust Perpetrators

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Tobias Döring – Beginning to spell: Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella and the Crux of Protestant Poetics

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 26th, 2012

Event Date: 26 January 2012
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6HP

Professor Tobias Döring (University of Munich)  – Beginning to spell: Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella and the Crux of Protestant Poetics
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The Shakespeare Institute

An internationally renowned research institution established in 1951 to push the boundaries of knowledge about Shakespeare Studies and Renaissance Drama. The Shakespeare Institute offers a wide range of innovative postgraduate degrees, including postgraduate research.
During the Autumn and Spring terms, the Institute runs a series of Thursday seminars which are given by members of staff and invited speakers. The seminars start at 2.00pm lasting approximately 45 minutes followed by a question and answer session. University of Birmingham staff and students, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Cindi Katz – Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 25th, 2012

Event Date: 25 January 2012
Room B04, 43 Gordon Square,
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents

Professor Cindi Katz (CUNY) Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste

Contemporary capitalism is in the throes of crisis precipitated by over-accumulation and the effects of decades of privatization, commodification, and financialization, each sieved through the other.  These crises have profound and uneven consequences for the present and future that can be seen in the shifting discourses and material social practices around children and childhood.  This paper builds upon my ongoing project, ‘childhood as spectacle,’ to examine what is at stake in the accomplishment of social reproduction—and its failures—in turbulent times and heterogeneous spaces.  Looking closely at the ways aspirations for the future are defined, managed, reached, and deferred in and through the family and schools, I will take stock of contemporary social reproduction and its anxieties.  Drawing on three popular and contradictory cultural productions of the past year, the films Race to Nowhere and Waiting for Superman, and the best selling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua this presentation will address some of the ways the lives and wellbeing of some children—middle class and wealthier children—have been fetishized while others—the vast majority of children—suffer the consequences of a disinvested public sphere and a radically reduced social wage.  As the sense of precariousness stemming from the financial crises of the past decade widens and infiltrates everyday life more deeply this situation becomes more acute.  In this context aspiration and its management can be framed as a cultural politics ripe for unpacking; a structure of feeling whose drives and effects may illuminate the present as a political moment.
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Dudley Knowles – Good Samaritans and Good Government

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 23rd, 2012

Event Date: 23 January 2012
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

 

The Aristotelian Society

presents:

Professor Dudley Knowles (Glasgow) – Good Samaritans and Good Government

In this paper I review and provide a qualified defence of Samaritanism—Christopher Heath Wellman’s novel approach to the old fashioned problem of political obligation. I outline Wellman’s theory, clarifying the details and defend an amended version against a variety of objections concerning, successively, an alleged conflation of duties of care and beneficence, a difficulty concerning the distinction of perfect and imperfect duties, a problem deriving from the ‘particularity requirement’, and related issues deriving from the international applications of Samaritan values.

Dudley Knowles retired in July 2011 as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He studied for his first degree at Bedford College, University of London, graduating in 1970. After a spell managing a hotel in Glencoe, he studied for a two-year thesis (MLitt) at the University of Glasgow, where he was appointed lecturer in 1973. He remained in Glasgow throughout his academic career. Although he has published on a variety of topics, his main interests have been in political philosophy and its history. He has published three books – Political Philosophy(2001), Hegel and The Philosophy of Right (2002) and Political Obligation (2010) – and edited several more. In retirement, he has continued to work on problems associated with political obligation and is preparing a second edition of Political Philosophy. He anticipates working on the nature and value of political freedom in his dotage.

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Developing Your Research Career – Getting Journal Articles Published

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 19th, 2012

Event Date: 19 January 2012
Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Developing Your Research Career – Getting Journal Articles Published

with:
Professor Miriam Zukas
Professor Li Wei
Professor Esther Leslie

In 2011-12 BISR is running a new series of lunchtime workshops on ‘Developing your research career’.  The workshops offer opportunities to develop and share knowledge about key aspects of a successful academic career: publishing journal articles, gaining grants, getting book contracts, networking and getting promoted. All the workshops are relevant to early career researchers, some will also be useful to research students and to more experienced staff.

This session will examine useful practices for increasing your chances of getting articles published in academic journals.  The panel is made up of Birkbeck academics who serve as editors for both traditional and open access journals.  The session will look at the question of where to publish and how to produce articles that are likely to be accepted.  Research students and staff at all stages of their careers are welcome.

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Almanya – Welcome to Germany

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 18th, 2012

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Event Date 18 January

Institut Français

17 Queensberry Place

London SW7

Almanya – Welcome to Germany

A film by Yasemin Samdereli

Germany | 2011 | col | 97 mins | dir. Yasemin Samdereli, with Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Rafael Koussouris, Denis Moschitto | cert. tbc | in German & Turkish with English subtitles

‘Who or what am I – a German or a Turk?’, asks six-year old Cenk Yilmaz. The film offers an answer by taking the arrival of the one-millionth ‘guest worker’ in Germany on 10 September 1964 as its narrative starting point. This heart-warming comedy about Hüseyin Ylimaz and his family imagines labour migration as a magical tale of German hospitality and successful Turkish integration.

Introduction by Professor Daniela Berghahn (Royal Holloway)

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Hannah Thompson – Two Parisian re-writings of the flâneur: the failure and the planner

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 18th, 2012

Event Date 18 January 2012

Windsor Building Win 004

Royal Holloway University of London

 

School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
presents
‘The Flâneur’
Research Seminars in Comparative Literature and Culture, 2011-12

 

Seminar 2

Dr Hannah Thompson (SMLLC, RHUL)

Two Parisian re-writings of the flâneur: the failure and the planner

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David Abulafia – The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 17th, 2012

 

Event Date: 17 January 2012

McCrea 219 Royal Holloway
University of London

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History

Departmental Research seminars 2011/2012

Professor David Abulafia (Cambridge) in conversation with Professor Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway) and Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway) about his acclaimed new book The Great Sea. A Human History of the Mediterranean

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