July 2014 Newsletter
As the summer break approaches, here are the events we recorded in the month of June – hopefully you will have time to listen to them, as there are many fantastic talks to stimulate your grey cells.
We start with one of our regulars, the Royal Asiatic Society:
- Jan-Peter Hartung – Of ‘Creeds’ and ‘Guidances’: Tradition, Commentary and Canon in the Early Modern Persianate World
And here is the regular contribution fron the Aristotelian Society:
The director of the Congolese film ‘Viva Riva’ (2011), Djo Munga, speaks eloquently about the film at a showing in London – you can listen to him here:
and should you get an opportunity to see the film, I can recommend it (some parts available on youtube).
From cinema to theatre – the Kingston Shakespeare Seminars culminated with the 2014 Garrick lecture, given by the great Shakespearean actor Simon Callow:
Another contribution from Birkbeck’s newly established Msc in Politics of Population, Migration and Ecology by Professor Malcolm Potts and Dr Martha Campbell:
and equally interesting, this contribution, also from the Politics Department at Birkbeck:
The postgraduate conference of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway had invited Lynne Segal – you can listen to her here:
Responses to disasters and humanitarian giving is explored in this one day colloquium at Birkbeck:
- Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes
and UK flood defenses being discussed here:
And now on to some events under the ‘Psychoanalysis’ banner:
- Elissa Marder – Dream and the Guillotine: Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation
- The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times – Discussing the Issues
- Freud and Philosophy
From the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism:
And now for the very topical centenary of WWI:
- Jay Winter – The Great War and Jewish Memory
- New Zealand in the First World War
- James Belich – Better Britons? NZ, Britain and World War One
Finally, the Birkbeck Law School held its annual ‘Law on Trial’ series of talks again – with five fantastic events:
- The Power of Experts
- State Violence under the Microscope
- Forensic Futures
- Justice and Research Evidence
- Renata Salecl – What’s on my mind? Law, neuroscience and psychoanalysis
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