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The Actuality of the Absolute: Hegel, Our Untimely Contemporary

Event Date: 10 – 12 May 2013 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Actuality of the Absolute: Hegel, Our Untimely Contemporary Hegel is the ultimate bête noire of the last two centuries of philosophy:proponents of Lebensphilosophie, existentialists from Kierkegaard onwards, materialists, historicists, analytic philosophers …

Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

Event Date: 10 May 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Wiener Library London present: Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe What was the relationship between power and laughter in the fascist and communist dictatorships of the twentieth century? This workshop will examine …