Vicki Squire – Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence

  Event Date: 29 March 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dr Vicki Squire (Warwick) – Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence People on the move are often viewed with fear and suspicion on the part of ‘host’ communities. …

Decolonising Witchcraft: Implications for Knowledge and Health

  Event Date: 3 March 2017 Keynes Library Birkbeck, University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Peltz Gallery present: Decolonising Witchcraft: Implications for Knowledge and Health This Panel Discussion will open the Decolonising Witchcraft: Portraits of Traditional Healers in Bolivia exhibition being …

Dominic Janes – British Caricature and Queer Fashioning 1750-1900

Event Date: 16 December 2017 The Bevan Suite BMA House Tavistock Square London WC1H 9JP. The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with The Raphael Samuel History Centre present: Professor Dominic Janes (Keele) – British Caricature and Queer Fashioning 1750-1900 What are the links between the histories of fashion and of sexuality? Did Oscar …

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Andreas Malm – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria

Event Date: 14 November 2016 Room B18 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dr Andreas Malm (Lund University) – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria Will higher temperatures unleash revolutionary chaos? From the corridors of Pentagon to the pages of Science, such fears have grown …

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Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal

Event Date:10 November 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal Jessica Benjamin is one of the best known contemporary psychoanalysts, whose work has had a profound impact on psychoanalysis, feminism and political activism. Her path-breaking book, The Bonds …

Tim Dyson – On the Demographic Basis of Democratization

Event Date: 7 November 2016 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Professor Tim Dyson (LSE) – On the Demographic Basis of Democratization This talk maintains that the processes of the demographic transition have played a major role in bringing about the democratic transition. Using the median age …

Bowie at Birkbeck

  Event Date: 5 November 2016 Birkbeck, University of London Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image (BIMI)present: Bowie at Birkbeck Professor Alex Sharpe of Keele University will present a lecture titled: Scary Monsters: the Hopeful Undecidability …

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Louis Chude-Sokei – At the Borders of Flesh: A Secret History of Race and Technology

  Event Date: 13 October 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research  presents: At the Borders of Flesh: A Secret History of Race and Technology Speaker: Louis Chude-Sokei (University of Washington) Chair: Karen Wells (Birkbeck, University of London) In this talk, based on his new book …

Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present

  Event Date: 30 June 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents: Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present Roundtable Discussion Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and Birkbeck Institute …

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The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed?

Event Date: 28 June 2016 Birkbeck, University of London Room 101 30 Russell Square, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research  presents: The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed? A Roundtable discussion and reception launching the MSc in Global Environmental Politics and Policy, organised by the Birkbeck Population, …