Dominic Gregory – Visual Content, Expectations, and the Outside World

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 26th, 2015

Event Date: 26 January 2015
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Dominic Gregory (Sheffield) – Visual Content, Expectations, and the Outside World

Dominic Gregory teaches Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. He has written on the logic, epistemology, and metaphysics of modality, but his work has lately focused upon various questions concerning distinctively sensory representations such as pictures and sensory mental images. His recent book Showing, Sensing, and Seeming (OUP 2013) develops a general account of the nature of the contents belonging to those representations: the book contains detailed philosophical examinations of sensory mental imagery and pictorial representation, and of memory, photography, and analogous nonvisual phenomena.

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Desert Island Pics: Simon Roberts

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 24th, 2015

Event Date: 24 January 2015
London Art Fair
Business Design Centre
London N1 0QH

 

photoworks presents:

Desert Island Pics: Simon Roberts

Award-winning British photographer Simon Roberts is best known for his expansive large-format photographs and an approach to creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, communicating on social, economic and political issues with projects such as Pierdom (2010-13), The Election Project (2010), We English (2007-8) and Motherland (2004-5).

Desert Island Pics is an ongoing series of Photoworks talks, loosely based on the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Previous castaways including Martin Parr, Alison Jackson and Jeremy Deller.

In this talk for London Art Fair 2015, Simon will reveal the eight photographs he’d like to have with him if castaway on a desert island. He’ll discuss his choices and how they reflect his life and career with with our regular Desert Island Pics host Stephen Bull.

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Martin Regal – Shakespeare and Modernist Theatre

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 22nd, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 22 January 2015
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Professor Martin Regal (Reykjavik)  – Shakespeare and Modernist Theatre

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Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 22nd, 2015

 

Event Date: 22 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins presents:

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent debate psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences

Catherine Malabou is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her work focuses upon the inter-relationship between Continental philosophy, neuroscience and recent discoveries in epigenetics through which she has developed the concept of ‘plasticity’. Her publications include ‘The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage’ (2007) and ‘Self and Emotional Life: merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience’ (with Adrian Johnston, 2010).

Éric Laurent is a psychoanalyst and former president of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. Trained by Jacques Lacan in the 1970s, Éric Laurent was a member of the directorate of the École freudienne de Paris at the time of the School’s dissolution in 1980 and has been a member of the École de la Cause freudienne since its inception. He was editor-in-chief of La Cause freudienne from 1992 to 1994 and currently teaches within the framework of the Clinical Section of the Department of Psychoanalysis at University Paris-VIII.

Introduction by Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) and Dr Véronique Voruz (Kingston):

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Information about the MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University can be found HERE.

 

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Robert Priest – Renan, Religion, and the Republic: The Life of Jesus Controversy in Fin-de-Siècle France

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 20th, 2015

Event Date: 20 January 2015

McCrea 336

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History


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Dr Robert Priest (RHUL) – Renan Religion, and the Republic: The Life of Jesus Controversy in Fin-de-Siècle France

Disputes over the iconoclastic depiction of sacred figures in France are not a new phenomenon, but the belligerents and their context have certainly changed. In the midst of the Republican campaign for the separation of church and state in 1903, the leading figures of the French government trooped off to a small town in Brittany to unveil a statue to one of their intellectual heroes: Ernest Renan. As this talk will explain, republican secularists celebrated Renan, above all else, as the author of Life of Jesus: a commercially successful biography of Jesus that had been published to great controversy in 1863. Many French Catholics detested Renan for the same book, which had depicted Jesus as an all too human character, neither divine nor miraculous but heroic and troubled. The event in Brittany descended into a brawl between Catholic and anticlerical protestors. These polarised crowds seemed to typify the ‘War of the Two Frances’ that some argue had – and has – divided the nation ever since the French Revolution. Exploring both the long history of Renan’s controversial book and the short-term politics of the statue, this talk will ask whether this is a useful way of looking at things.

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Santanu Das – British India and the First World War: Words, Objects and Images

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 15th, 2015

Event Date: 15 January 2015
Royal Asiatic Society
Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Santanu Das (KCL) – British India and the First World War: Words, Objects and Images

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Howard Caygill – Philosophical Kafkas

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 15th, 2015

Event Date: 15 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present:

A Lecture of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Philosophical Kafkas

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Michael Garnett – Autonomy and Indoctrination

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 12th, 2015

Event Date: 12 January 2015
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Michael Garnett (Birkbeck) – Autonomy and Indoctrination

Michael Garnett is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College. He works in political philosophy and the philosophy of agency, where his research concerns a number of issues related to the idea of freedom. Recent papers are on the nature of autonomy, the idea of human unpredictability, coercion, and the relationship between freedom and agency.

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Lesley Chamberlain – Wagner’s “Reformation” Shakespeare

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Event Date: 8 January 2015
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Lesley ChamberlainWagner’s “Reformation” Shakespeare

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Nik Wachsmann – After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 7th, 2015

Event Date: 7 January 2015
Beveridge Hall,
Senate House,
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU

 

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents:

Public lecture hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London as part of the Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Conference

Professor Nik Wachsmann (Birkbeck)  – After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps

On the 29 April 1945 US troops entered the grounds of Dachau concentration camp, near Munich, where they found 32,000 inmates from over 30 European nations. Among them was Edgar Kupfer, a 39-year-old German political prisoner. A few hours after his liberation, Kupfer noted in his diary: ‘I shall celebrate this all my life as a second birthday, as the day, when I received the gift of life anew.’

In this lecture, Professor Wachsmann will explore the second life of Edgar Kupfer and the lives of others who survived the concentration camps, estimated at up to half a million people. In particular, he will consider the first months and years after liberation, looking at the fate of survivors, at the testimony and memory of the camps, and at the punishment of perpetrators. He will conclude by looking at the legacy of the camps since the 1950s.

Nikolaus Wachsmann is Professor in Modern European History at Birkbeck. He has written widely on race, discipline and punishment in modern Germany, with a special focus on the Third Reich. His books include the prize-winning monograph Hitler’s Prisons (Yale University Press, 2004) and Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories, co-edited with Jane Caplan (Routledge, 2010). His comprehensive history of the SS concentration camps will appear in April 2015.

This public lecture, hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, forms part of the Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Conference, organised by Birkbeck, University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Wolverhampton, in association with Imperial War Museums, and the Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’ (Stiftung EVZ)

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