Susanna Siegel – Epistemic Charge

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

Event Date: 15 June 2015
Room 349
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Susanna Siegel (Harvard) -  Epistemic Charge

Susanna Siegel is Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. She is author of The Contents of Visual Experience (Oxford University Press, 2010), and numerous articles in the philosophy of perception. Recent papers discuss the varieties of influences on perceptual experiences from cognition, affect, and learning, their impact on the epistemic role of perception, and the nature of belief.

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Restless Futures Conference

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on June 11th, 2015

Event Date: 11 June 2015
Platform Theatre
Central Saint Martins
Granary Building
1 Granary Square, King’s Cross,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

Central St Martins presents:

Restless Futures

 ’How do we live in an age of extraordinary change in which the futures opening up before us are uncertain and volatile’

The Restless Futures Conference is the culmination of a 12-month programme of events organised by Central Saint Martins and is a rare and unique opportunity to listen and meet a world-class group of experts and speakers from the worlds of art, design, music, performance, environmentalism, architecture, urbanism and public policy. The programme is basedon the premise that we live in an age of extraordinary change in which the futures opening up before us are uncertain and volatile. What is clear is that the standard ways of thinking and acting are not sufficient to deal with emerging societal issues and in many cases are failing us. Against this, art and design thinking, with its contingent, speculative and lateral modes of operation, is perfectly placed to develop new ways of approaching these restless futures.

This day-long event has more than 20 renowned national and international contributors, including novelist, director, actor and comedian Stella Duffy; writer, cultural commentator and award-winning broadcaster Ekow Eshun; founding partner of muf architects Liza Fior; award winning designer Usman Haque, founder of the Internet of Things & Umbrellium; Director of Somerset House Jonathan Reekie; authority on cultural policy and Director of SESC Sao Paulo, Danilo Santos de Miranda and world-leading author, sociologist and urbanist Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. These speakers are joined by many other artists, academics, designers, performers, entrepreneurs and thinkers.

 

Programme:

No More Stuff?

Chaired by Jeremy Till (Head of Central Saint Martins), with:
Michelle Baddeley (University College London)
Orsola de Castro (Pioneer in Sustainable Fashion)
Cecilie Elisabeth Rudolph (Designer and Artist)
Ekow Eshun (Writer and Broadcaster)
Sanjay Nazerali (Global Chief Strategy Officer – Dentsu Aegis Network)
Alice Sherwood (Kings Policy Institute)
Clare Twomey (Artist)

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Democratising Innovation

Chaired by Lorraine Gamman (Professor of Design, CSM), with:
Ian Goldin (Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin school, University of Oxford)
Danilo Santos de Miranda (Regional Director of SESC São Paulo)
Timothy Klofski (MA Communication Design, CSM)

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Disruptive Technologies

Chaired by Carole Collet (Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures, CSM), with:
Peter Gregson (Cellist and Composer)
Usman Haque (Founder – Umbrellium)
Amy Congdon (Tutor, MA Material Futures CSM)
Serena Kutchinsky (Digital Editor of Prospect)

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Expanded Boundaries

Chaired by Mark Dunhill (Dean of Academic Programmes, CSM), with:
David Buckland (Artistic Director of Cape Farewell)
Gigi Barker (Cast of Creatives)
Stella Duffy (Co-director of Fun Places)
Liza Fior (muf Architecture)
Anna Hart & Tilly Fowler (AIR)
Rob Kesseler (UAL Chair of Design and Science)
Jonathan Reekie (Artistic Director of Somerset House)
Richard Sennett (Sociologist)

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Andrew Gamble – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 3rd, 2015

 

 

Event Date: 3 June 2015
Paul Hirst Seminar Room
Birkbeck Department of Politics
10 Gower St
London WC1E 6DP

The Birkbeck Department of Politics presents:

Professor Andrew Gamble (Cambridge) – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism

In this lecture on British Political Thought, Professor Andrew Gamble will consider the work of Michael Oakeshott. Oakeshott does not engage directly with the concept of totalitarianism in his writings, but he nevertheless developed in them an account of the nature of the western liberal tradition which provides a powerful implicit critique of totalitarianism. He defended liberalism as a more comprehensive expression of Western civilisation than any of its rivals, particularly fascism and communism, while noting its shortcomings and the complexity of the relationship between faith and scepticism as two separate but linked attitudes to the power of the modern state. The interplay  between them reveals the deep roots of ‘totalitarian’ thinking in Western thought.

Andrew Gamble is Professor Emeritus of Politics and Fellow Emeritus of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. He is a joint editor of New Political Economy and The Political Quarterly, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences. He is the author of numerous books on political economy, political ideologies, and British politics, including The Conservative Nation (1974), Britain in Decline: Economic Policy, Political Strategy, and the British State (1981), The Free Economy and the Strong State: The Politics of Thatcherism (1988) and Between Europe and America: The Future of British Politics (2003).

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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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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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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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