Charles Forsdick – Exoticism as Keyword

Event Date: 30 November 2016 Gowar & Wedderburn Common Room Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Professor Charles Forsdick (James Barrow Professor of French and AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures, University of Liverpool) – Exoticism as Keyword Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow …

James Baldwin – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Event Date: 29 November 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Dr James Baldwin (RHUL) – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo Islamic law is often portrayed as the quintessential jurists’ law, developed through an intellectual conversation between scholars, outside the purview …

James Studd – Generality, Extensibility, and Paradox

Event Date: 28 November 2016 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr James Studd (Oxford) – Generality, Extensibility, and Paradox James Studd is the University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor at Lady Margaret Hall. In addition to the philosophy of mathematics, …

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Brian Klug – Denouncing Israel: Anti-colonialism or Antisemitism on the British Left?

Event Date: 24 November 2015 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2016-17 The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967-2017 A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season´s topic intends to discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the …

Asher Kaboth – Catching ghost particles

Event Date: 23 November 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0E The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Catching ghost particles Dr Asher Kaboth (RHUL) – Catching ghost particles Every day as we go through our lives, rush to work or enjoy the sun, we are unaware of trillions tiny particles passing …

Nikolas Kompridis – Agency: Human and Non-Human

Event Date: 22 November 2016 Room 101 30 Russell Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1B 5DQ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Nikolas Kompridis (Institute of Social Justice)  – Agency: Human and Non-Human Recent discussions of non-human agency – the agency of “things” or of “actants” – have challenged the putative differences between human and non-human agency. …

Drucilla Cornell – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man

Event Date: 18 November 2016 Room B13 43 Gordon Square School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Birkbeck School of Law present: Professor Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers) with Stephen D. Seely – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man In recent years, some theorists have effectively disavowed both …

A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy

Event Date: 17 November 2016 Drayton B20 Jevons Lecture Theatre Drayton House University College London 30 Gordon St London WC1H 0AX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy Staff Debate with Alex Colas, Aideen Foley, Ali Guven, and Eric Kaufmann The ongoing political turmoil in …

Howard Caygill – Aesthetics and Madness

  Event Date: 17 November 2016 Chelsea Lecture Theatre University of the Arts London John Islip Street London, SW1P 4JU The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Aesthetics and Madness How did the work of artists incarcerated in mental hospitals at the beginning of the 20th century escape confinement, to play an …

Robert Dale – How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher

Event Date: 16 November 2016 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: An evening with Robert Dale, author of How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher (Biteback, 2015) Thousands of people apply to work in MPs’ parliamentary offices every year. Why? Because they want …