November 2013 Newsletter
Welcome to our November newsletter. I will have to start with an apology for the downtime at the beginning of this month – this was due to everything being computerised and not being handled by humans – and one incorrectly pointing router crashed the whole thing. I could go into detail here, but suffice to say, it didn’t laast too long, and the site was not down for everybody, so no real harm done. The good thing that came out of all the frantic to-ing abd fro-ing was that our service provider gave us a discount on the server lease for the next two years – so not all bad.
Now on to things we recorded overt the last month, and there are many, as we are into the busy time of the academic year:
We’ll start of with (by now) a frequent speaker on these pages – Jane Bennett. Her work was discussed by a number of scholars and herself in
More hard thinking came from the
event, discussing the work of Gillian Rose, with speakers Peter Hallward (CRMEP, Kingston), Peter Osborne (CRMEP, Kingston), Andrew Benjamin (LGS, Kingston), Nigel Tubbs (Philosophy & Education, University of Winchester), Kimberly Hutchings (International Relations, LSE) and Howard Caygill (CRMEP, Kingston). As well as another event from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP):
More from Kingston University, this time from the London Graduate School, with the following events:
with Martin McQuillan (Kingston University), Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus University Weimar), Mai Wegener (Institute of Philosophy, Berlin), Samuel Weber (Northwestern University), Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths College) and Stefan Heidenreich (Lüneburg).
Then, from the Aristotelian Soceity:
Now moving on to History, these two from the History Dept at Royal Holloway:
- Anindya Raychaudhuri – All trains stop there: Trains and Railway Lines in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition
From the Royal Asiatic Society:
A remarkable lecture on theatre directing:
Two recordings from the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities:
both offer an extraordinary insight into present-day China.
Postponed from April, from the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-semitism:
and from the Open University:
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research:
with Fiona MacTaggart MP, Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck), Joni lovenduski (Birkbeck) Jackie Ashley of The Guardian.
Two memorial/remembrance events, starting with the David Vileseca memorial lecture:
with Raphael Gross and Peter Pulzer, as well as a selection of music.
Last but by no means least, two big treats:
We were given a set of audio cassettes, which were in a terrible state, with recordings on them dating back some 30 years. We managed to restore and remaster them, and you can listen them here:
The most inspiring was Birkbeck’s Law School annual lecture:
Lots more to come in the next few weeks.
Over the next couple of months we will try and make the switch to the new site, so just to warn you, there might be a little downtime. Also, we are teaming up with soundcloud (who have approached us) to place most, if not all recordings on their cloud – in addition to here – so you will be able to share and embed the recordings much easier, and much more widely than before.
OK, that’s all for now.
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All the best,