Ken McMullen – Immortality and Cinema

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

 

Event Date: 27 March 2012
Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH

THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL
Presents

Professor Ken McMullen(LCC) – Immortality and Cinema

Ken McMullen is an award-winning film director and artist living currently in London. His feature films are distributed worldwide, his documentaries broadcast extensively and his art works exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries in Europe, The United States and the Far East. McMullen’s films are grounded in philosophy, history, psychoanalysis and literature. McMullen’s exhibition Signatures of the Invisible brought together artists and scientists working at CERN, the European particle physics facility near Geneva. His other work includes filming conversations with leading physicists at Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre, which he describes as “making a diary of the transition in human culture” because he believes physics is arriving at another shifting point. His latest work Arrows of Time is a radical new form of cinema consisting of 40 interchangeable elements that deal with literature, philosophy, and contemporary physics. These elements are combined in a different order for each showing. This work premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco in April 2007.

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Ken McMullen part 1

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1867 (1990)

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1871 (1990)

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Lumin de Lumine (2001)

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An Organization of Dreams (2009)

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Originalism about Concepts

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on March 27th, 2012

Event Date: 27 March 2012
Senate House
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

The Institute of Philosophy presents

Originalism about Concepts

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Introduction by Professor Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy) .

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Michael Tye (UT Austin) & Mark Sainsbury (UT Austin)
An Originalist Theory of Concepts
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Francois Recanati (IJN, Paris)
Mental Files and the Sense/Reference Distinction
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Asa Wikforss (Stockholm)
Originalist Concepts and the Transparency of Content
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David Papineau (Kingís College London)
Cutting Concepts Too Fine
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The Conceptual and Ethical Boundaries of Human Identity

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

 

 

Event Date: 26 March 2012
Room B36, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London presents:

I-D The Boundaries of Identity

Three lectures in dialogue around the themes of identity from different subject perspectives.

Lecture 3:

The Conceptual and Ethical Boundaries of Human Identity

Introduction by Professor Miriam Zukas (Professor of Adult Education and Executive Dean, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy) .

 

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Professor Joanna Bourke (Department of History, Classics and Philosophy)

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Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on March 22nd, 2012

Event Date 22 – 23 March 2012
French Institute
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy
Presents:

Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts
2011–2013 (AHRC 914469)

Workshop 2

Case Studies 1 – Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia

This two-day Workshop will examine the transdisciplinary dynamics and modes of concept construction of two now-classic transdisciplinary texts from the mid–late twentieth century, one from each of the German and French traditions: Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944; 1947) and Deleuze & Guattari’s two-volume Capitalism and Schizophenia (1972 & 1980). Written at strongly contrasting moments in European history – in the wake of fascism and of May 68, respectively – these two texts are in many ways emblematic of the national philosophical traditions from which they emerged: the one dialectical, the other anti-dialectical. Yet they are also texts that are profoundly ‘infected’ by their philosophical others – various early 20th-century anthropologies in particular – in their constructions of histories of the subject and the subject-function. And they share certain general methodological features in common: programmatic anti-systematicity and the writing practice of dual authorship, for example. They have also both been subjected to an increasingly global reception.

The Workshop aims to concentrate on the mechanisms and modes of generality/universality involved in the disciplinary dynamics of the two texts (their ‘models’ of transdisciplinarity); to consider the limitations associated with their historical formations; and to identify the continuing productivity of their afterlives, associated with their insertion into new geo-political contexts.

Day 1:
Anti-systematic Systematicity: Negative Anthropology and Dual Authorship in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment

Welcome by Philippe Lane (Attaché for Higher Education) .

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Introduction: Peter Osborne (CRMEP, Kingston University)

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Ackbar Abbas (Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine) – Adorno and the Weather: Critical Theory in an Era of Climate Change
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Nancy S. Love (Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University, NC) - ‘Why Do the Sirens Sing?’ Collaborating, Configuring and Categorizing with Dialectic of Enlightenment
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Marc Berdet (Sociology, University of Paris 1) – Institute of Social Research versus College of Sociology: An Anthropological Dispute
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Esther Leslie (English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London) – Transdisciplinary Reflexes, Trans-species Reflexes
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Howard Caygill (CRMEP, KIngston University) – Response to Berdet and Leslie

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Day 2:
Transversality: Experimentation and Dual Authorship in Deleuze & Guattari’s Capitalism and Schizophenia

Introduction: Éric Alliez (CRMEP, Kingston/Philosophy, University of Paris VIII)

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Dorothea Olkowski (Philosophy & Women’s Studies, University of Colorado) – Deleuze and Guattari: Capitalism and Sovereign Freedom
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Stephan Nadaud (l’hôpital de Ville-Évrard, Seine-Saint-Denis) – Is the Collective Assemblage of Enunciation Humanly Possible?
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Patricia Pisters (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam) – “With Full Reciprocity”: Transdisciplinary War Machines
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Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, Universiy of London) – Credit and Critique
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Katherine Craik – The Renaissance Sublime

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 22nd, 2012

Event Date: 22 March 2012
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6HP

Dr Katherine Craik (Dept of English and Drama: Oxford Brookes) – The Renaissance Sublime

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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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Joanna Michlic – Bringing the Dark to Light: Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 20th, 2012

Event Date: 20 March 2012

Council Room,
Birkbeck main Building
Malet Street,
London WC1B 7HX

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents:

Dr Joanna MichlicBringing the Dark to Light: Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

With the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, coming to terms with the Holocaust and the destruction of the East European Jewry was one of the political, moral and cultural challenges that encumbered post-communist countries in their ‘return’ to Europe. However, the restoration of memory has not been a smooth or unifying process. It is still undergoing many dynamic transformations of competing and discordant remembering, hindered by recollections of the Gulag and reluctance to come to terms with the wartime past and fate of local Jewish communities.

Dr Michlic will examine the two major stages in the process of restoration of Holocaust memory in post-communist Europe. She will argue that in order to understand its ongoing dynamics, three key dimensions should be considered: remembering to remember, remembering to benefit, and remembering to forget. It is by studying these dimensions carefully, she proposes, that we can learn the nature of the reconceptualization of Jews and the Holocaust, and the limits of recognition and integration of the “dark past”, by broader multigenerational sections of post-communist societies.

Joanna Beata Michlic is a social and cultural historian and Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Families, Children and the Holocaust. Her publications include: Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne, Princeton University Press, 2004 (co-edited with Antony Polonsky); and Poland’s Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present, University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Bringing the Dark to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe (co-edited with John-Paul Himka), University of Nebraska Press, will be published in spring 2013.

Joanna is a Rothschild Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Pears Institute

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Introduction by Professor David Feldman (Director, Pears Institute) .

 

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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 was established by the Pears Foundation and is 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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The Multiple Identities of Multilingualism

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 20th, 2012

Event Date: 20 March 2012

Room B36, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London presents:

I-D The Boundaries of Identity

Three lectures in dialogue around the themes of identity from different subject perspectives.

Lecture 2:

The multiple identities of multilingualism

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Introduction by Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) .

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Dr Derek Hook (Department of Psychosocial Studies)

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Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele (Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication)

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The Political and Geographical Boundaries of Identity and Ethnicity

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

Event Date: 19 March 2012

Room B36, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London presents:

I-D The Boundaries of Identity

Three lectures in dialogue around the themes of identity from different subject perspectives.

Lecture 1:

The political and geographical boundaries of identity and ethnicity

Speakers:

  • Dr Eric Kaufman (Department of Politics)
  • Dr Karen Wells (Department of Geography, Environment & Development Studies)

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Introduction by Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck) .

Professor Eric Kaufman (Birkbeck)

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Dr Karen Wells (Birkbeck)

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Paul Mason in conversation

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

Event Date: 17 March 2012
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

Paul Mason - Talk  and  Panel Debate

Paul Mason author of Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions and a panel including: Prof Deborah Mabbett (Birkbeck), and Prof Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck) discuss the global Occupy movements, coalition policy on the City and financial regulation and the future of the City.

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Resoponses by Prof Deborah Mabbett (Birkbeck), and Prof Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck)

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Ann H. Peters – Paracas Necropolis: communities of textile production, exchange networks and social boundaries of the central Andes 150 BC to AD 250

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 15th, 2012

Event Date: 15 March 2012
Senate Room, Senate House

University of London
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual
Studies (CILAVS)
presents:

Ann H. Peters (Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, USA):
Paracas Necropolis: communities of textile production, exchange networks and social boundaries of the central Andes 150BC to AD 250

This plenary talk is part of the Textiles, Techne and Power in the Andes international conference

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