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Cindi Katz – Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste

Event Date: 25 January 2012 Room B04, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents Professor Cindi Katz (CUNY) Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste Contemporary capitalism is in the throes of crisis precipitated by over-accumulation and the effects of decades of privatization, commodification, and financialization, each sieved …

Dudley Knowles – Good Samaritans and Good Government

Event Date: 23 January 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Dudley Knowles (Glasgow) – Good Samaritans and Good Government In this paper I review and provide a qualified defence of Samaritanism—Christopher Heath Wellman’s novel approach to the old fashioned problem of political obligation. I outline Wellman’s theory, clarifying the details and …

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Developing Your Research Career – Getting Journal Articles Published

Event Date: 19 January 2012 Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Developing Your Research Career – Getting Journal Articles Published with: Professor Miriam Zukas Professor Li Wei Professor Esther Leslie In 2011-12 BISR is running a new series of lunchtime workshops on ‘Developing your research career’.  The workshops offer opportunities to develop …

David Abulafia – The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

  Event Date: 17 January 2012
 
McCrea 219 Royal Holloway University of London Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2011/2012 Professor David Abulafia (Cambridge) in conversation with Professor Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway) and Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway) about his acclaimed new book The Great Sea. A Human History of the Mediterranean share this entry:

Ming Wilson – Dressed to Rule: The Chinese Emperor's Wardrobe

Event Date; 12 January 2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   Ming Wilson (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum) Dressed to Rule: The Chinese Emperor’s Wardrobe ——————————————- talk: ——————————————- questions:   ——————————————-   share this entry:

Seth Yalcin – Bayesian Expressivism

Event Date: 9 January 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   The Aristotelian Society presents: Seth Yalcin (Berkeley) – Bayesian Expressivism There is a tension between the broadly decision-theoretic view of agents and the received picture of linguistic communication. The received view takes the transmission of nongraded, ‘binary’ belief as the paradigm. What one generally ‘puts into …

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Teaching History in Deep Time

29 April 2009 – Teaching History in Deep Time – Two historians – Professor Peregrine Horden and Professor Penelope Corfield – and one geographer – Professor Clive Gamble – explore the relationship between ‘time’ and ‘History’ and how the study of History over long periods of time, or ‘Deep History’, can further an understanding the past. While present research clearly points to a shift in periodisation and classification, teaching History in ‘Deep Time’ is clearly something that has not yet entered the syllabus of undergraduate teaching. The discussion here proposes some practical models.