Southern European Crisis and the Future of Europe

Event Date: 30 June 2015 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Southern European Crisis and the Future of Europe Speakers: Etienne Balibar, Boaventura de Sousa Santos & Costas Douzinas The dramatic developments in Greece culminate on June 30 when the loan to Greece and the …

New Drug Seminars – Psychopharmacology, Identity, and Human Enhancement

Event Date 29 June 2015 Redmonds Building Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool   L3 5UG University of Kent presents: New Drug Seminars Seminar 3: New Drugs: Psychopharmacology, Identity, and Human Enhancement The third event in our seminar series focuses on psychopharmacology, identity and human enhancement. The seminar will ask questions about how psychopharmacology adds to our understanding of, and response to, …

Making Space for Art Symposium

Event Date: 19 June 2015 Arts Lecture Theatre 2 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Making Space for Art Symposium For as long as art has existed, so too has the question of where and how it is experienced. Art institutions, from the major …

Angela Dalle Vacche – What Photographic Cinema Can Teach the Twenty-First Century

Event Date: 18 June 2015 Main Lecture Theatre Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX   The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London presents: Keynote Lecture at the 2015 Postgraduate Colloquium Professor Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology) – What Photographic Cinema Can Teach the Twenty-First Century As the conclusion to …

Race, Equality and the Law

Event Date: 16 June 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Race, Equality and the Law This collaborative event marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Race Relations Act. Three scholars working in this field reflect on the history of race relations law in …

Jack Straw – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities?

Event Date: 16 June 2015 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: The 2015 Magna Carta Lecture The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities? Since 9/11 there has been much discussion about the perceived ‘competing’ interests of the …

Susanna Siegel – Epistemic Charge

Event Date: 15 June 2015 Room 349 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Susanna Siegel (Harvard) –  Epistemic Charge Susanna Siegel is Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. She is author of The Contents of Visual Experience (Oxford University Press, 2010), and numerous articles in the philosophy of perception. Recent papers …

Restless Futures Conference

Event Date: 11 June 2015 Platform Theatre Central Saint Martins Granary Building 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA     Central St Martins presents: Restless Futures  ‘How do we live in an age of extraordinary change in which the futures opening up before us are uncertain and volatile’ The Restless Futures Conference is the culmination of a 12-month …

Andrew Gamble – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism

    Event Date: 3 June 2015 Paul Hirst Seminar Room Birkbeck Department of Politics 10 Gower St London WC1E 6DP The Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: Professor Andrew Gamble (Cambridge) – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism In this lecture on British Political Thought, Professor Andrew Gamble will consider the work of Michael Oakeshott. Oakeshott does not engage directly with the concept …