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    April 2015 Newsletter

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    April 2015 Newsletter

    Welcome to our April 2015 newsletter. March is traditionally our busiest month for recording, so here are the many events we recorded for you all last month, starting with the Aristotelian Society:

    At the University of Warwick we recorded the keynote lectures from the  ‘Narcissism and Melancholia’ conference, with contributions from Stephen Frosh, Ranjana
    Khanna and Elizabeth Lunbeck:

    Another very noteworthy conference was the ‘Equal Rights for All – A New Path for Israel-Palestine’ event at Birkbeck, which we covered in its entirety. You can listen
    to it here:

    Two contributions from the Royal Asiatic Society:

    The Kingston Shakespeare seminars continued with

    and you can access the whole series here:

    The series on museum and gallery curation talks at Royal Holloway ‘A Space for Art’ held their final two talks of the series:

    A new series of talks has just started at the Wiener Library on contemporary aspects of Antisemitism, and here are the two latest talks:

    And the 20th Anniversary lectures from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston university concluded with these two:

    The University of Kent has stared a series of one-day symposia on Government drug policies entitled ‘The New Drug Seminars’ and we recorded the latest one at Durham Univesrity and you can listen to here:

    - and, in case you missed the first one, it is here:

    The Bedford Centre for the History of Women (at Royal Holloway) held their annual lecture:

    and, also at Royal Holloway, we recorded the very eloquent Peter Hennessy as part of the Runnymede Literary Festival and the Magna Carta celebrations:

    as well as an inaugural lecture:

    and a History seminar:

    The London Graduate School was host to Rosi Braidotti:

    and last but by no means least, podcasts from Birkbeck, University of London, starting with a book launch:

    Canterbury Christ Church University and Birkbeck teamed up for the ‘Postpolitics and Neoliberalism’ on the 20th and 21st of March, with an impressive line-up of speakers, including Erik Swyngedouw ,Neal Lawson, Andrew Simms, Owen Hatherley, Costas Douzinas,  Jeremy Gilbert , Nina Power, Ben Little, Eliane Glaser, Chantal Mouffe and many others. You can listen to the Canterbury part here:

    and the London one here:

    And finally, an excellent debate organised by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanitoes on the present situation in Greece, with Costas Douzinas, Paul Mason and Slavoj Zizek:

    So, that’s it for the March recordings, plenty to chose from or listen to them all. He haven’t got many recordings over the Easter holidays, and as the universities are preparing for the exam season, there will be fewer new recordings. But, as you well know, there is always the archive, with over 6000 hours of talks, lectures and conferences. We are now reaching an average of about 5000 visitors/listeners every day, with between 200 and 1000 downloads and over 15000 pageviews a day. So, should your institution is hosting any seminars, conferences or workshops, and you would like the whole world to know about them, book us! Email here.

    OK, more next month. In the meantime please note that we have a ‘follow us on Twitter’ button now on our home page, so if you someone who collects tweets, or tweets, please follow us and I will send out every new recording on Twitter.  Follow @Backdoor_Radio

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    All the best,






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