John Wood – Plant Hunting in the 21st century

  Event Date: 28 November 2013  The Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF   The Systematics Association presents: Professor John Wood (Oxford) – Plant Hunting in the 21st century The speaker will illustrate trends in plant hunting using his experience in the field and the herbarium as a means of highlighting changing methods and priorities. During …

Religion, Conflict, and Digital Communication in the Greater Muslim World

Event Date: 16 December 2013 Room 264 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Religion, Conflict, and Digital Communication in the Greater Muslim World: Dialogue Among Policy Makers and Researchers While an excess amount of media attention and government resources are regularly expended on acts …

Temporal Vertigo: The Paradoxes of Ageing

  Event Date: 16 December 2013 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) Group and the Birkbeck Department of Psychosocial Studies present: Temporal Vertigo: The Paradoxes of Ageing Public seminar to think about ageing. Discussions will confront our fears and prejudices around old age, while also pondering …

Craig J. Thompson – Marketplace Performativities and the Naturalization of Gender Transgression

  Event Date: 13 December 2013 Torrington Room Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The School of Management at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Professor Craig J. Thompson (Wisconsin-Madison) – Marketplace Performativities and the Naturalization of Gender Transgression Through an analysis of the roller derby field, we develop a new conceptualization of the interrelationships between …

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Ernst Bloch London Symposium

Event Date: 12 December 2013 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building Central Saint Martin’s University of the Arts London London N1 4AA The London Graduate School and  Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University  present: Ernst Bloch London Symposium The work of Ernst Bloch posits a utopian impulse that Fredric Jameson has described as ‘governing and encompassing everything, …

Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

  Event Date: 12 December 2013 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History Bryan Cheyette’s important and original new book, Diasporas of the Mind, sheds new light on a wide …

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Jack Halberstam – The Wild: Humans, Animals, Anarchy

  Event Date: 10 December 2013 Room B01 C;ore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) Group and Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London present: The Wild: Humans, Animals, Anarchy Speaker: Professor Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California) Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity …

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State Surveillance, Counter-Terror Powers and Global Securitisation Strategies

  Event Date: 10 December 2013 National Union of Journalists 308-312 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8DP Statewatch, National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF), The Haldane Society and the Campaign against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) present: PANEL DISCUSSION ON State Surveillance, Counter-Terror Powers and Global Securitisation Strategies ‘National security’ has been the common rationale for …

Racialization and Religion

  Event Date: 2 December 2013 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University presents: A roundtable discussion on Racialization and Religion This collaborative event marks the publication of a new and ground-breaking …

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Francesco Berto – On Conceiving The Inconsistent

Event Date: 2 December 2013 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Francesco Berto (Aberdeen) – On Conceiving The Inconsistent  Francesco Berto is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy and Research Leader at the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen. He has also worked at the University of Notre Dame …