Giles Pearson – What Are Sources Of Motivation?

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 1st, 2015

Event Date: 1 June 2015
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Giles Pearson (Bristol) – What Are Sources Of Motivation?

Giles Pearson is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bristol.  He has been at Bristol since 2007.  Prior to that he was a lecturer at Birkbeck College, London (2006-2007), and a research fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge (2003-6).  His research is in ancient philosophy and metaethics, with particular interests in Aristotle’s moral and philosophical psychology, and philosophical accounts of motivation.  He is the author of Aristotle on Desire (2012, Cambridge University Press) and he co-edited (with M. Pakaluk) Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle (2011, Oxford University Press). He is currently working on his second monograph, on contemporary metaethics, concerning the role of desire in motivation.

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Shakespeare and Waste

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 23rd, 2015

Event Date: 23 May 2015
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars present:

Shakespeare and Waste

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT): a series of seminars and conferences for postgraduate students and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program will be committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers – from Aristotle to Žižek.

It is intended that one-day KiSSiT conferences will be held three times a year at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, which was developed by the great director Sir Peter Hall to be a ‘teaching theatre’, where actors and academics would work together. KiSSiT events will be free and open to all.

The inaugural KiSSIT conference will take place at the Rose Theatre on Saturday 23 May, 2015, on the theme of SHAKESPEARE AND WASTE  Confirmed speakers include Scott Wilson (Kingston University) and Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent University).

Plenary 1:

Scott Wilson (Kingston University) – ‘Vile Jellies’: Bataille, Shakespeare and the Exhumanities
Chair: Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia)

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Plenary 2:

Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent) -  ‘Rude Wind’: King Lear – Canonicity versus Physicality
Chair: Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway)

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Concluding roundtable discussion with Stephen Unwin, Aleksandra Sakowska, Scott Wilson, Peter Smith, Ildikó Solti and Andrew Jarvis. Chaired by Anne Sophie Refskou

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Desert Island Pics: Martin Barnes

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 23rd, 2015

Event Date: 23 May 2015
Photo London
Somerset House
Strand,
London WC2R 1LA

 

photoworks presents:

Desert Island Pics: Martin Barnes

Which eight photos would you take with you to a desert island? Martin Barnes, Victoria & Albert Museum Senior Curator of Photographs, reveals his choices to our regular host Stephen Bull and discusses how they reflect his life and career.

Desert Island Pics is an ongoing series of Photoworks talks, loosely based on the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Previous castaways have included Jeremy Deller, Martin Parr, Anna Fox, Sean O’Hagan, Peter Fraser, Mishka Henner, Simon Baker and Simon Roberts.

Martin Barnes is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London, which he joined in 1995 from his previous position at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Since 1997 he has worked on the Photographs Gallery at the V&A drawing exhibitions from the museum’s collection. He has curated numerous UK and international touring shows, including Aspects of Architecture, Where Are We?: Questions of Landscape and Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A. He curated the V&A exhibitions Diane Arbus Revelations (2005-6); Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour (2006); Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography (2010) and co-curated Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography (2011). He is currently working towards exhibitions of early photographs of India and Burma by Linnaeus Tripe and a major retrospective of Paul Strand.

His publications include Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England through a Victorian Lens, (V&A Publications, 2001); Illumine: Photographs by Garry Fabian Miller – A Retrospective (Merrell, 2005), Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour (V&A / Merrell, 2006), Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography (V&A / Merrell, 2010) and Horst: Patterns from Nature (V&A / Merrell, 2014). He was presented with the Royal Photographic Society J Dudley Johnston Award in 2013 in recognition of ‘major achievements in the field of photographic criticism and the history of photography, awarded for sustained excellence over a period of time.

Martin was editor of Talking Photography, a catalogue of the audio and visual collections of the British Library National Sound Archive, where he is an interviewer for the Oral History of British Photography project. He has written articles and essays on various contemporary photographers for publications and journals including Photoworks and Aperture, entries for The Folio Society Book of the 100 Greatest Photographs (2006) and the Encyclopaedia of Nineteenth Century Photography (2007) and contributed to international exhibition catalogues on the role of photography in the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts Movements.

Photoworks is an organisation dedicated to enabling participation in photography, the most democratic medium of contemporary visual culture. Photoworks’ programme includes commissions, publishing and participation. In collaboration with local, national and international partners, Photoworks connects outstanding artists with audiences and champions talent and ambition. Photoworks produces Brighton Photo Biennial, the UK’s leading curated photography festival, promoting new thinking around photography through a commissioned programme of events and exhibitions. Photoworks is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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Developing a Career in the Arts – Collaboration & Transferability

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

Event Dates: 22 May 2015
Keynes Library
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Developing a Career in the Arts – Collaboration & Transferability

Worried about the type of employment opportunities available in the creative industries? At this event, graduates from Birkbeck’s School of Arts will share and reflect upon their experiences of work in the creative industries. It will be an opportunity for you to understand the various ways further study can help you develop your personal career path. The event will end with a wine reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the MA Arts Policy and Management programme.

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Sarah Weir OBE (Rothschild Collections):

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David Heinemann (Index on Censorship):

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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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Talking Mr Turner

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

Event Date: 21 May 2015
Birkbeck Cinema
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Talking Mr Turner

Join us for an evening’s discussion of Mike Leigh’s recent film, Mr Turner. Jacqueline Riding, Historical Consultant, Sarah McBryde, Production Manager, and Tim Wright, who taught Timothy Spall to paint, will discuss the film, and its representation of the great artist.

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Historical Fictions

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

Event Date: 19 May 2015
Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street
82 Gower St,
London WC1E 6EQ

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Historical Fictions

The historical novel is a major presence in the contemporary literary landscape. Why should this genre possess such appeal? And how can we best define it? Joe Brooker (Birkbeck) and Martin Eve (Lincoln) will explore the fascination of historical fiction today with Caroline Magennis (Salford).

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Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition

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

Event Date: 21 May 2015
Room G01
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition

This year, the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology will open a major exhibition of Portuguese popular art. In this talk the Museum’s Director, Anthony Shelton,  will discuss the complex mixture of ideologies which underlie the representation of popular art during the dictatorship (Estado Novo), its re-accommodation after the establishment of democracy in 1974, and the challenges of curating an exhibition that deals with historical imaginations.

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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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