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Alenka Zupančič – Power in the Closet (And Its Coming Out)

  Event Date: 21 May 2015 JG Room 0001 Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE       The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Professor Alenka Zupančič (Institute of Philosophy, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana) – Power in the Closet (And Its Coming Out) This is the keynote lecture …

Talking Mr Turner

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Birkbeck Cinema Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Talking Mr Turner Join us for an evening’s discussion of Mike Leigh’s recent film, Mr Turner. Jacqueline Riding, Historical Consultant, Sarah McBryde, Production Manager, and Tim Wright, who taught Timothy Spall to paint, …

Historical Fictions

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Historical Fictions The historical novel is a major presence in the contemporary literary landscape. Why should this genre possess such appeal? And how can we best define it? Joe Brooker (Birkbeck) and Martin Eve …

Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Room G01 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition This year, the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology will open a major exhibition of Portuguese popular art. In this talk the Museum’s …

David Rechter – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor David Rechter (Oxford) – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War In Jewish collective memory, the First World War has long been overshadowed by the incomparably greater disaster …

World Museums: Geographies and Genealogies

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Wolfson Room 1 Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: World Museums: Geographies and Genealogies Speakers: Anthony Shelton (Director of the Museum of Anthropology, University of Briitsh Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and Annie E. Coombes (Professor of Material and …