Michel Rosenfeld – Constitutionalism, Globalisation and Ethno-religious Conflict – V2

Enlightenment-based constitutions, such as the American and the French, tend to downplay ethno-cultural and religious differences by stressing individualism over group affiliation and by relegating religion to the private sphere. Today, mass migration, religious revival, globalization and supra-national governance exacerbate tensions and pose major challenges that call for inquiry regarding the continuing viability of a coherent constitutional order within and beyond the nation-state. Discussants will be Drs. Stewart Motha and Marinos Diamantides from the Law School.

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Frédéric Worms – Towards a Critical Vitalism

  Event Date: 30 October 2014 Room JG5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE   The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University presents: Professor Frédéric Worms (ENS, Paris) – Towards a Critical Vitalism Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (CRMEP): Talk: Questions: share this entry:

Jonathan Harris – Byzantine Valhalla: The Life and Death of the Church of the Holy Apostles

Event Date: 27 October 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History presents: Inaugural Lecture Professor Jonathan Harris (RHUL) – Byzantine Valhalla: The Life and Death of the Church of the Holy Apostles The Holy Apostles was the second largest church in Byzantine Constantinople. Consecrated in 370 CE, …

Phil Cohen – Our Kind of Town? Citizen Social Science, Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for a Just City – V2

The emergence of Citizen Social Science (CSS) has challenged many of the claims staked by academic sociology to possess a methodology giving unique access to social reality. But under what conditions does the active participation of citizens in social research actually improve the quality of data and its interpretation, and how far does it exercise what C. Wright Mills called the ‘sociological imagination’?

Catharine Abell – Genre, Interpretation and Evaluation

Event Date: 20 October 2014 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Catharine Abell (Manchester) – Genre, Interpretation and Evaluation Catharine Abell is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Manchester. Her research is predominantly in aesthetics and focuses on issues concerning the representational arts. She has published papers on topics …

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Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme – ESRC Research Project Dissemination Event

Event Date: 17 October 2014 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: ‘Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme’ – ESRC Research Project Dissemination Event A ‘perfect storm’ of long working hours, high childcare costs, the cultural devaluing of reproductive labour and the availability …

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Mary Beth Mader – Whence intensity? Deleuze and the revival of a concept

  Event Date: 16 October 2014 Room JG5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University presents: Professor Mary Beth Mader (Memphis University) – Whence intensity? Deleuze and the revival of a concept Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (CRMEP): Talk: Questions: share this …

Mel Greaves – The Evolutionary Origins of Diversity in Cancer

Event Date: 15 October 2014 The Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF The Systematics Association presents: The 2014 Sir Julian Huxley Lecture Professor Mel Greaves FRS (Institute of Cancer Research) – The Evolutionary Origins of Diversity in Cancer All cancers share the common feature of being clonal expansions of mutant cells that, over years or decades, …