Liam Byrne MP on the History of British Capitalism

Event Date: 30 June 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Liam Byrne MP on the History of British Capitalism Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne joins a panel of Birkbeck academics to discuss his forthcoming …

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Helen Graham – Crossing Borders:The Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation

Event Date: 30 June 2016 Wolfson 1 Institute of Historical Research Senate House Univerity of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Cañada Blanch Centre presents: Professor Helen Graham (RHUL) – Crossing Borders:The Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation For Europe, the Great War of 1914-18 famously ‘changed everything and nothing’. Empires had fallen, but established social hierarchies re-emerged, often …

Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present

  Event Date: 30 June 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents: Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present Roundtable Discussion Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and Birkbeck Institute …

Ilker Evrim Binbas – Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran

Event Date: 13 June 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: BOOK LAUNCH Dr Ilker Evrim Binbas (RHUL) – Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran By focusing on the works and intellectual network of the Timurid historian Sharaf al Dīn ‘Alī Yazdī (d.1454), this book presents a holistic view of intellectual …

Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy

  Event Date: 28 June 2016 Jubilee Room Westminster Hall, House of Commons London SW1A 0AA The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism Birkbeck, University of London in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism presents: Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy PROGRAMME Introduction John Mann MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism David Feldman, Director, …

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The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed?

Event Date: 28 June 2016 Birkbeck, University of London Room 101 30 Russell Square, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research  presents: The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed? A Roundtable discussion and reception launching the MSc in Global Environmental Politics and Policy, organised by the Birkbeck Population, …

Hillel Kieval – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe

      Event Date: 28 June 2016 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Hillel Kieval (Washington University in St. Louis) – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe When trials against Jews for the “ritual murder”of …

Michael Loewe – Problems of Han Administration

Event Date: 23 June 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: BOOK LAUNCH Professor Michael Loewe (Cambridge) – Problems of Han Administration Michael Loewe calls on literary and material evidence to examine three problems that arose in administering China’s early empires. Religious rites due to an emperor’s predecessors must both …

Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises?

Event Date: 20 June 2016 Council Room Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in association with the University of East Anglia presents: Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises? The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in a range …

Dorothea Debus – Shaping Our Mental Lives

Event Date: 20 June 2016 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Dorothea Debus (York) – Shaping Our Mental Lives Dorothea Debus teaches Philosophy at the University of York. Her main areas of research lie in the Philosophy of Mind and Psychology. She has written on philosophical questions relating to the phenomena …