Celia Washington – The Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 26th, 2016

Event Date: 26 May 2016
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Celia WashingtonThe Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre

Celia Washington is a practicing artist based between London and Kathmandu. After a nomadic childhood, she studied painting at the Byam Shaw Art School in London 1977 – 81. Since then she has lived in Florence, Edinburgh, Paris, Tokyo, Madrid London and Kathmandu – painting, printing and searching. In 2006 she became Artist in Residence at Kathmandu University. In 2007 she set up the British Charity Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre.

“In 2006 I spent seven months as artist in residence at Kathmandu University. I was impressed by the creativity and determination of a newer, younger generation of artists despite their dificulties and felt their voice deserved to be heard by the outside world. I wanted to help and began collecting books to expand the University Art Library.
UK friends generously donated over 800 books which, with the support of the British Council, arrived in Nepal in October 2006. Over the next few months in discussion with Napali artists the proposal for the KCAC began to evolve. Then I met Sangeeta Thapa, of the Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu and we discovered that we shared the same vision. I am excited to be involved with her on such an extraordinary and ground-breaking project.”

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Todd Endelman – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 24th, 2016

 

Event Date: 24 May 2016
Room B34
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents:

Professor Todd Endelman (University of Michigan) – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences

Historians of antisemitism tend to focus on political parties and ideologies; on extra-parliamentary associations and movements; on legal and bureaucratic obstacles to Jewish mobility; and on the representation of Jews in literature and public forums.  Rarely do they ask how Jews – especially “ordinary” Jews – experience the stigmatization of Jewishness.  In this lecture Todd Endelman explores how the persistence of hostility to Jews in social and cultural life, even in liberal states, influenced the emotional life and self-understanding of Jews in Western and Central Europe and the United States, and how this, in turn, contributed to indifference to Judaism and alienation from Jewish communal attachments.

Todd Endelman is Professor Emeritus of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. His books include: Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (Princeton University Press, 2015), Broadening Jewish History (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011) and The Jews of Britain 1656-2000 (University of California Press, 2000).

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Queer Conversation with Dennis Altman

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 24th, 2016

 

Event Date: 24 May 2016

The Keynes Library
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square,
London, WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents:

Queer Conversation with Dennis Altman

Drawing on forty years of writing about queer life and politics, Dennis Altman reflects with Caoimhe Mader McGuinness on queer life and politics – in local and global perspective.This informal ‘in conversation’ event marks the publication of Dennis Altman and Jon Symons’ Queer Wars. It is chaired by Birkbeck’s Lynne Segal.

Dennis Altman, a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at LaTrobe University, is the author of thirteen books, since Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation was first published in 1972. In 2006, The Bulletin listed Dennis Altman as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever, and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He has been President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific [2001-5], a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society [2004-12] and the Board of Oxfam Australia [2006-10]. His most recent books are The End of the Homosexual? [2013] and [with Jon Symons] Queer Wars [2016]

Caoimhe Mader McGuinness is a PhD candidate and teaching associate at Queen Mary University of London. Her project seeks to critique liberal conceptions of the politics of theatre in contemporary London whilst also seeking to identify performances and events that might destabilise such conceptions. Her framework draws from a combination of Feminist, (post) Marxist, Queer and Critical Race theory, as they inflect and destabilise liberal modes of imagining community. She has been published in Contemporary Theatre Review and Studia Dramatica. Alongside scholarly pursuits, she is also an anti-casualisation activist and union representative, as well as having been involved in grassroots queer organising over the last 10 years in London.

Lynne Segal has been engaged in Left & feminist politics since coming to London from Sydney in the early 1970s. She teaches at Birkbeck, University of London, in Psychosocial Studies, and has published wisely on feminism, gender and politics, including: Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure; Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology & Politics; Making Trouble: Life & Politics. Her latest book is Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing. She is currently thinking about moments of collective joy, what remains after the commodification of happiness.

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Dominic Scott – From Painters to Poets: Method in Plato, Republic X

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 23rd, 2016

Event Date: 23 May 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Dominic Scott (Oxford)- From Painters to Poets: Method in Plato, Republic X

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Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

Event Date: 20 May 2016
Room G10
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths

At the 2016 Brighton Festival, physical comedy ensemble Spymonkey will premiere The Complete Deaths – a compendious enactment of all 75 on-stage deaths found in Shakespeare.  Join the show’s director Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb) and critic Andrew Dickson (New Yorker, New Statesman, Guardian) for a conversation about the deaths incarnated in Shakespeare’s plays and the show’s distinctive approach to re-imagining them.

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You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

Event Date:20 May 2016
Room B04
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

Taking Toby Litt’s new collection of non-fiction essays, Mutants (Seagull Books, 2016), as a starting point, Toby and Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck) will discuss developments in contemporary fiction as it attempts to deal with an increasingly fast-paced technological world.

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Lewis Gordon – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

 

Event Date: 20 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Lewis Gordon (Birkbeck/UCONN-Storrs) – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

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Eric Laurent – Contemporary Symptoms

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

 

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

The MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present:

Eric LaurentContemporary Symptoms

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 Véronique Voruz (Dept. Psychoanalysis, Kingston University, London):

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Mark Crinson – Brutalism: from New to Neo

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Room Mal 153
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Brutalism: from New to Neo

The last few years have seen a wealth of publications and exhibitions about Brutalism, yet without any quite seeming definitive. This talk from Professor Mark Crinson (Manchester) sifts through them, and attempts to separate what they say about our present preoccupations from what they say about the past. What was Brutalism? Why does it still seem to separate us into either ardent advocates or angry critics? This public talk looks ahead to Professor Crinson joining History of Art at Birkbeck. This event is presented by Birkbeck’s Architecture Space and Society Centre.

Professor Mark Crinson (Manchester) – Brutalism: from New to Neo

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Stella Sandford – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

 

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Stella Sandford (Kingston) – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

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