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

Introduction by Dr Kamini Vellodi (CSM):

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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

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 8th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):

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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)

Welcome by Dr Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck):

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Simon Morgan Wortham – Realism and psychosis

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 18th, 2014

Event Date: 18 December 2014
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 Simon Morgan Wortham (The London Graduate School – Kingston University) - Realism and psychosis

In ‘Judiciousness in Dispute’ Lyotard gives us an image of the seventy-four year old Kant beset by a near-permanent head cold. Here, while the mind, through a sheer effort of will, has the capacity to overcome a variety of ailments, thought nevertheless causes it severe pain, a pain to which it is not just opposed, but which indeed accompanies its very operation. To the extent that this ambivalent relationship to pain is insurmountable, the ageing philosopher’s inflammation of the head is linked to what Kant himself describes as an involuntary spasmodic state in the brain, that is, a certain inability to maintain concepts, or to secure the unified consciousness of related representations, which Lyotard wants to suggest is fundamental or necessary, rather than merely contingent upon an ailment contracted late in life. To what extent is post-Kantian thought in pain? In what ways is such ‘pain’ prolonged in philosophies that seek a radical departure from Kant? For instance, in seeking an exit from the subjective representation of objects (for Lyotard, the source of Kant’s ‘pain’)? Does speculative materialism risk a certain lapse into a psychotic state that—as both Lacan and Kristeva suggest—may be arrested only through the onset of phobia?

Introduction by Christopher Kul-Want (CSM):

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New Drug Seminars – New Drugs: New Policy Landscapes

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Event Date 16 December 2014
Kent Business School
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent, CT2 7NZ

University of Kent presents:

New Drug Seminars

Seminar 1: New Drugs: New Policy Landscapes

Growing concern about new psychoactive substances and other new drugs has led to the development of novel policy responses across the globe.  The seminar will focus specifically on the results of the recent ministerial review into new psychoactive substances policy in the UK.  The main part of the seminar will be devoted to an introduction to the ministerial review followed by a round table debate on its expected impact on various stakeholders (for example, practitioners, police, and policy makers).  It will also include several ‘impulse’ presentations on new work being conducted by postgraduate students in this exciting area.

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Welcome by  Dr Caroline Chatwin (Kent):

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Introduction to ministerial review on NPS, Andrew Brown (Drugscope):

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Roundtable on ministerial review on NPS, Chaired by Professor Harry Sumnall.  Participants include: Dean Acreman  (WEDINOS Project, Welsh Government), Pete Burkinshaw (Alcohol, drug and tobacco division, Public Health England), D. I. Ian Goldsborough (Metropolitan Police),  Beverly Francis (Head of Drugs Policy Unit, Scottish Government),  Nicola Singleton, (Freelance analyst and researcher), and Rick Bradley (KCA drug and alcohol charity).

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Pushing the boundaries of our understandings of new drugs, Chaired by Dr Kate O’Brien

Speakers:

Rosa Goenraadt (Utrecht University)Demand and (online) supply of illicit lifestyle pharmaceuticals

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Katinka van de Ven (University of Kent)The expansion of the anti-doping movement

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Liviu Alexandrescu (Lancaster University) – Legal highs and speed bodies in post-communist Romania

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Rebecca Crook (Liverpool John Moores University) – An exploration of the concept of ‘identity’ in non-dependent drug users (including NPS)

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Pits and Perverts Revisited: ‘Pride’ the movie and politics now!

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 12th, 2014


Event Date: 12 December 2014

Room B01
Clore Management Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in association with BiGS (Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality) presents:

Pits and Perverts Revisited: ‘Pride’ the movie and politics now!

Enjoyed and inspired by ‘Pride’ the film? Come and see a short documentary about the real story and hear from two of the key people portrayed in the film. This will be followed by a panel discussion about  its relevance for politics today.  And stay on for drinks….

Speakers will include:

Mike Jackson- founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – LGSM (one of the main characters in the film)

Siân James - Member of Parliament for Swansea East (one of the main characters in the film)

Diarmaid Kelliher - University of Glasgow. Author of ‘Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5’ (History Workshop Journal 2014)

Bev Skeggs - Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Daniel Monk –  (Chair) Birkbeck, University of London & Director, BiGS

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Introduction and initial discussion with Daniel MonkSiân James and Mike Jackson:

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Michel Rosenfeld – Post-Secular Constitutionalism

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 12th, 2014

Event Date: 12 December 2014
Room B35
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck School of Law presents:

Leverhulme Lecture II

Professor Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo School of Law, New York) - Post-Secular Constitutionalism

Professor Michel Rosenfeld discusses how modern constitutionalism based on the ideals of the Enlightenment favours secularism over religion, relegating the latter for the most part to the private sphere. In more recent times, constitutional secularism has been attacked as anti-religious rather than neutral, but arguably this objection can be overcome from a pluralist perspective that places secularism as an ideology alongside other religious and non-religious ideologies found within the polity.

Michel Rosenfeld is Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York; and the co-editor (with Susanna Mancini) of Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival OUP (2014). His visit to Birkbeck School of Law is courtesy of a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Julie Sanders – “Full of Noises”: The adaptation of Shakespeare in music

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 11th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 11 December 2014
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 Julie Sanders (Nottingham University) – “Full of Noises”: The adaptation of Shakespeare in music

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Sussan Babaie – A nan-o halva (Bread and Sweets) in the V&A: Thoughts on the Aesthetics of ‘taste’

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 11th, 2014

Event Date: 11 December 2014
Royal Asiatic Society
Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Sussan Babaie (Courtauld Institute) -  A nan-o halva (Bread and Sweets) in the V&A: Thoughts on the Aesthetics of ‘taste’

Introduction by Professor Peter Robb (President, RAS):

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