Jonathan Phillips – Saladin: Life and Legend – From the Medieval Age to the 21st Century

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 28th, 2012

Event Date 28 February 2012
Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway University of London

 

 

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Jonathan Phillips (Department Of History) – Saladin: Life and Legend – From the Medieval Age to the 21st Century

This lecture will review Saladin’s career and look at how his reputation was formed and preserved over the centuries, considering the influences of his legacy in both the Islamic world and the West.

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Slavoj Žižek – The Wire or the clash of civilisations in one country

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 24th, 2012

Event Date: 24 February 2012
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

Slavoj  ŽižekThe Wire or the clash of civilisations in one country

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Hayden White -Truth and Disbelief III

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Event Date: 23 February 2012
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Hayden White – Masterclass

Day three : Truth and Disbelief III

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Goran Stanivukovic – Imagination and the Style of Limning in The Sonnets

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Event Date: 23 February 2012
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6HP

Dr Goran Stanivukovic (Marie Curie Research Fellow, University College of Cork)
Imagination and the Style of Limning in The Sonnets

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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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Developing Your Research Career – Research Grants

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Event Date: 23 February 2012
Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Developing Your Research Career – Research Grants

Liz Francis, Head of Research Grants & Contracts (Birkbeck)

This seminar will be concentrating on post-doc research funding in the Social Sciences.

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.

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James Clifford Kent – The psychogeographic mapping of a city: city-dwellers and lived spaces in Walker Evans’ Havana portfolio (1933)

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Event Date 22 February 2012

International Building IN 243

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 3

James Clifford Kent (SMLLC, RHUL)
The psychogeographic mapping of a city: city-dwellers and lived spaces in Walker Evans’ Havana portfolio (1933)

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Efraim Lev – Practical and Theoretical Medicine in Medieval Eastern Societies: the Case of Cairo Geniza

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Event Date: 22 February 2012 

Royal Asiatic Society

Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD

 

Professor Efraim Lev (University of Haifa)
Practical and Theoretical Medicine in Medieval Eastern Societies: the Case of Cairo Geniza

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Hayden White – Truth and Disbelief II

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 21st, 2012

Event Date: 21 February 2012
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Hayden White – Masterclass

Day two : Truth and Disbelief II

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Rafe Blaufarb – Pirates in the Carribean

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Event Date: 21 February 2012

McCrea 219 Royal Holloway
University of London

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History

Departmental Research seminars 2011/2012

Professor Rafe Blaufarb (Florida State) - Pirates in the Carribean

Professor Blaufarb studied at Amherst College, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996.  He is the author of The French Army, 1750-1820: Careers, Talent, Merit (Manchester, 2002), and Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Refugees and Exiles on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835 (Alabama, 2005).  He has published articles in the American Historical Review, Annales, H.S.S., French Historical Studies, French History Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, and Annales historiques de la Révolution Française.  He has received fellowships and research grants from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, Camargo Foundation, as well as a Bourse Châteaubriand.

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Tom Cohen – Theory and the Disappearing Future

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 21st, 2012

 

Event Date: 21 February 2012
Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH

THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL
Presents

Theory and the Disappearing Future

Tom Cohen (Professor in Literary, Cultural and Media Studies, SUNY at Albany) presents a lecture on ‘Theory and the Disappearing Future’. The book of the same name, co-authored with Claire Colebrook and J. Hillis Miller, is published by Routledge. This  includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, the volume presents de Man’s work as a critical resource for dealing with the most important questions of the twenty-first century and argues for the place of theory within it. The humanities are flooded with crises of globalism, capitalism and terrorism, contemporary narratives of financial collapse, viral annihilation, species extinction, environmental disaster and terrorist destruction. Cohen, Colebrook and Miller draw out the implications of these crises and their narratives and, reflecting on this work by de Man, explore the limits of political thinking, of historical retrieval and the ethics of archives and cultural memory.

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