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Martin Polley – If I ever did one good thing: Ludwig Guttmann, Stoke Mandeville and the Birth of the Paralympics

  Event Date: 22 August 2012 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP  The Wiener Library presents: “If I ever did one good thing”: Ludwig Guttmann, Stoke Mandeville and the Birth of the Paralympics A talk by Dr Martin Polley (University of Southampton) In the 1940s the gifted German-Jewish surgeon Ludwig Guttmann pioneered wheelchair sports at Stoke Mandeville …

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Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse

            Event Date: 18-20 July 2012 Hotel Solstrand Solstrandveien 200, Postboks 54, 5201 Os, Norway Modernism, Christianity, and Apocalypse A conference organised by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway; funded by the Bergen Research Foundation through the ‘Modernism and Christianity’ research project. The modernist imperative ‘Make it new!’ posits a …

Jules Boykoff – Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents

Event Date: 17 July 2012 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Buliding Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents This talk examines ‘celebration capitalism’, the affable cousin of Naomi Klein’s ‘disaster capitalism’. First, Boykoff will explain precisely what he means by ‘celebration capitalism’ before …

Sloane’s Treasures: Texts and Transcription

……… Event Date: 16 July 2012 Eliot Room 4 British Library Conference Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Sloane’s Treasures – Workshop 3: Texts and Transcription Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a doctor who collected curiosities with a passion. Although he always hoped society would benefit, he would be astonished at the scale of the enterprise …

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Securitisation as a Political Strategy: Creating Insecurity, suppressing Dissent

Event Date: 11 July 2012 Garden Court Chambers 57 – 60 Lincoln Inn’s Fields London WC2A 3 The Campaign against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) in association with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights (EDLH), the Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol), G4S Campaign and CagePrisoners  present: Securitisation …

Norman Cohn FBA – A Colloquium

Event Date: 7 July 2012 The Council Room Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX.   The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: NORMAN COHN FBA – A COLLOQUIUM Programme: Welcome by Robert Baldock (Yale University Press). Session 1 PURSUIT OF THE MILLENNIUM:  Millenarian Movements in the Medieval & Early Modern Period Introduction by Professor  John Arnold …

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Sam Binkley – Happiness as Enterprise: A Meditation on Governmentality and Neoliberal Life

Event Date: 26 June 2012 Room B18 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Department of Psychosocial Studies presents: The MA Psychosocial Studies Annual Lecture Professor Sam Binkley (Associate Professor of Sociology, Emerson College, Boston):  Happiness as Enterprise:  A Meditation on Governmentality and Neoliberal Life Recent decades have seen an explosion of interest in …

Where are we now? MSc Development Studies Alumni Talks

Event Date: 23 June 2012 Room B33 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies presents: Where are we now? MSc Development Studies Alumni Talks This afternoon event is an opportunity to hear MSc Development Studies alumni working in the development sector talk about their work since graduating from Birkbeck College …

Law on Trial 2012: Crime, Order and Justice

Event Date: 18-22  June 2012  Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Law on Trial 2012: 18 June – 22 June 2012 CRIME, ORDER AND JUSTICE Are effective justice and the fairness of the criminal process always in tension? This year’s Law on Trial will address this question, which has been brought into sharp focus by events such …

Critical Theory Summer School 2012 – Friday Debate II

Event Date: 22 June 2012 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Critical Theory Summer School 2012 – Friday Debate II Roundtable debate summing up and discussing themes from the second week of the course with speakers: Etienne Balibar, Drucilla Cornell, Costas Douzinas (Chair) Debate: share …