November 2014 Newsletter
First of all, apologies for the long absence of news updates – we had been hoping to switch over to the new website at the same time as the beginning of the new academic year, but due to a number of technical hitches this has not happened yet. So here is an interim newsletter, pointing you to the things we recorded at the end of the last, and the beginning of the present academic year:
Let’s start off with the ‘traditional’ end of the academic year at Birkbeck, University of London, which means the Friday debates from the London Critical Theory Summer School, this year with Drucilla Cornell, Etienne Balibar, Stephen Frosh, Costas Douzinas, David Harvey, Esther Leslie, Jaqueline Rose and Slavoj Zizek.
Then, over the summer we had a new client, Cumberland Lodge (situated in the Great Windsor Park). Apart from recording a number of talks, we also polished up their existing recordings – you can find them all here:
Also, still in the summer holidays, came the ‘New Man’ Symposium held at Teeside University, organised by our long-standing supporter and friend (now) Prof. Matthew Feldman. The event, which looked at the inter-war emegence of fascist conceptions of manhood, with some fantastic papers:
Only one so far from the Royal Asiatic Society:
Three from the Aristotelian Society:
‘A Space for Art’, a new series of talks from the Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at Royal Holloway begain with
- Minna Moore Ede – Two case studies: Titian Metamorphosis 2012, National Gallery, London and Sampling the Myth, Royal Opera House
and the rest of Royal Holloway weighing in with:
- Dan Stone – Assessing Holocaust Survivors: Jewish DPs and the International Refugee Organisation in the Early Cold War
A selection from events at Birkbeck:
- Phil Cohen – Our Kind of Town? Citizen Social Science, Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for a Just City
And of course not forgetting Kingston University – first off the Kingston Shakespeare Seminars:
- Chantal Schutz – The scholar’s melancholy is emulation; the musician’s, fantastical: Shakespeare and Dowland
The London Graduate School:
and finally, the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston:
- Riccardo Bellofiore/Tommaso Redolfi Riva – Die Neue Marx-Lektüre: putting the critique of political economy back into the critique of society
Again, apologies for the long absence of a newsletter – as soon as the new website is ready, there will be another one explaining all the new features and functions, as well as our latest recordings.
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