Alenka Zupančič – Power in the Closet (And Its Coming Out)

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 21st, 2015

 

Event Date: 21 May 2015
JG Room 0001
Penrhyn Road Campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

 

 

 

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

Professor Alenka Zupančič (Institute of Philosophy, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana) – Power in the Closet (And Its Coming Out)

This is the keynote lecture from CRMEP’s 2015 Graduate Student conference ‘Philosophy, Power, Potentialities’

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David Rechter – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 21st, 2015

Event Date: 21 May 2015
Room B33
Birkbeck University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HX

 

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents:

Professor David Rechter (Oxford) – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

In Jewish collective memory, the First World War has long been overshadowed by the incomparably greater disaster of World War Two and the Holocaust. But at the time, and for the following generation, Jews regarded the Great War as an unprecedented catastrophe. If for the Jews of eastern Europe in particular the war was a protracted trauma, its effects were profound also for Jews elsewhere in Europe and further afield in the United States and the Middle East.

The importance of the war for European and global history has been evident for a hundred years. Its consequences and meanings for Jews and Jewish history, however, have received remarkably little attention. Only by understanding the Jewish experience of the First World War, David Rechter suggests, can we properly grasp the course of later Jewish history and the tragedy that was to come.

David Rechter is Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford. He is a specialist on post-Enlightenment central and eastern European Jewry and in that field focusses on the Jews of Habsburg Austria from the 1770s to the end of the First World War. His publications include: The Jews of Vienna and the First World War (Littman, 2001) and Becoming Habsburg: The Jews of Austrian Bukovina 1774-1918 (Littman, 2013).

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World Museums: Geographies and Genealogies

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 21st, 2015

Event Date: 19 May 2015

Wolfson Room 1
Institute of Historical Research,
Senate House,
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

World Museums: Geographies and Genealogies

Speakers: Anthony Shelton (Director of the Museum of Anthropology, University of Briitsh Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and Annie E. Coombes (Professor of Material and Visual Culture & Director of the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, University of London)

This HARC Dialogues event will focus on the idea of the world museum, as expressed originally in the concept of the universal or encyclopaedic museum, and reinvented for the twenty-first century in museums of world cultures: the world, its peoples and their objects, brought under one roof. What does it mean to define  the remit and audiences of museums as global? Does it matter where museums are located? What obligations do world museums have to local, national, diasporic or displaced populations? How should world museums deal with difficult and dissonant heritage? What is the relationship between the world museum and world heritage?

In collaboration with the London Group of Historical Geographers

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Anthony Shelton (Director of the Museum of Anthropology, University of Briitsh Columbia, Vancouver, Canada):

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Annie E. Coombes (Professor of Material and Visual Culture & Director of the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, University of London):

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Sacha Golob – Self-Knowledge, Agency and Self-Authorship

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 18th, 2015

Event Date: 18 May 2015
Room 349
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Sacha Golob ((KCL) – Self-Knowledge, Agency and Self-Authorship

Sacha Golob is a Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London; prior to that he was a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. His research focuses on the intersection between the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind, action and ethics. He is the author of Heidegger on Concepts, Freedom and Normativity (CUP 2014), and the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy (CUP 2016).

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Women, Gender and Political Leadership

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

Event Date: 15 May 2015
Room B36
Birkbeck University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

PSA Political Leadership Specialist Group and the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group, Birkbeck University and Canterbury Christ Church University presents:

Women, Gender and Political Leadership

The study of leadership is a growing area of political studies. However, the issue of gender and leadership remains relatively understudied. The increasing prominence of female leadership and recruitment, from the major parties in Scotland to the US Presidential race, has given the discussion a new urgency and importance. This event, coming so soon after the general election, will examine in detail the challenges for women in office and the means by which they can attain it.

This one day symposium will examine how gender can influence leadership and how political leadership influences and sets barriers for aspiring women leaders.

Plenary Discussion with Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck), Rainbow Murray (QMUL), Tim Bale (QMUL) and Ben Worthy (chair, Birkbeck)

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Eugene Rogan – The Dardanelles Campaign viewed from both sides of the trenches

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 14th, 2015

Event Date: 14 May 2015
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Eugene Rogan (Oxford) – The Dardanelles Campaign viewed from both sides of the trenches

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Simon Prosser – Why are Indexicals Essential?

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 11th, 2015

Event Date: 11 May 2015
Room 349
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Simon Prosser (St Andrews) – Why are Indexicals Essential?

Simon Prosser is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. His main research interests are in the philosophy of mind and in metaphysics. He has published articles on temporal experience, intentionalism about conscious experience, indexical thoughts, the metaphysics of time, and emergent properties. He is currently adding the finishing touches to a monograph on the experience of time and change, and also writing a couple of papers on the individuation of concepts. In the future he plans to write more about the nature of conscious experience.

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Who Will Win in 2015?

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 30th, 2015

Event Date: 30 April 2015
Room 415
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents:

Who Will Win in 2015?

The May 2015 General Election shaping up to be the most unpredictable in decades. From the SNP in Scotland to UKIP’s assault on Labour and Conservative heartlands and the Green insurgency, this election is full of uncertainties. This event will try to make sense of a contest even pollsters are seeing as too close to call.

Birkbeck staff from the Politics Department will each give a five minute pitch and bite size assessment on a different aspect of the election. Can we piece together who will win?

Staff will look at a variety of topics including

• What Will be the UKIP Effect?

• How Will the Greens Do?

• Will Algorithms Win the election?

• Who is the Average Voter (it isn’t a man)?

Order of Speakers: Rosie Campbell, Diana Coole, Jason Edwards, Ben Worthy and Eric Kaufman

Chair: Tony Wright

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Andrew Goffey – Guattari: Theories and Institutions

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 30th, 2015

Event Date: 30 April 2015
JG5002,
Penrhyn Road Campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

 

 

 

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

Dr Andrew Goffey (Nottingham) – Guattari: Theories and Institutions

Andrew Goffey is Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the coeditor, with Éric Alliez, of The Guattari Effect and the translator of Isabelle Stengers and Philippe Pignarre’s Capitalist Sorcery, of Félix Guattari’s Schizoanalytic Cartographies, and of work by Maurizio Lazzarato, Barbara Cassin, and Etienne Balibar. He is also coeditor of the journal Computational Culture.

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Yossi Beilin – The Place of the Holocaust in the Life of the Post-war Generation in Israel

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 29th, 2015

 

Event Date: 29 April 2015
The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

 

The Wiener Library presents:

Dr Yossi BeilinThe Place of the Holocaust in the Life of the Post-war Generation in Israel

Dr. Yossi Beilin is a former member of the Knesset and was the chairman of Israel’s Meretz party between 2003-2008. He held ministerial positions in the governments of Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak. Beilin works with issues relating to Jewish continuity and relations between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, and is the founder of the ‘Birthright’ programme, which facilitated tens of thousands of Jews from across the world to go to Israel.

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