100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices

Event Date: 17 November 2017 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices “100 Years After Balfour”, a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices, a campaigning network, challenges the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration. On 2 November 1917, …

War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch

Event Date: 8 November 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch Introduced by the editor, eminent war historian Professor Joanna Bourke, and with short talks from some of the contributing authors, including Monica …

Victoria Haskins – Stories my Great-Grandmother Didn’t Tell Me, Or, Family Histories and the Memories of Nations

Event Date: 2 November 2017 Dreyfus Room 28 Russell Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1B 5DT The Raphael Samuel History Centre (RSHC) in collaboration with The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Family History Workshop – Stories my Great-Grandmother Didn’t Tell Me, Or, Family Histories and the Memories of Nations Speaker: Professor Victoria Haskins (Professor of History and Director …

Re-Reading the Revolution: Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek

Event Date: 6 October 2017 John Snow Lecture Theatre London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Keppel St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HT  The Birkbeck School of Law and The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Re-Reading the Revolution: Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek The School of Law and the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities are very pleased to …

Slavoj Zizek – Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences – Masterclass 2

Event Date: 6 October 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj Žižek – Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences – Masterclass 2 With the recent turn towards realism, the notion of transcendental subjectivity is (again) dismissed as philosophically outdated and politically harmful. Furthermore, the …

Slavoj Zizek – Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences – Masterclass 1

Event Date: 4 October 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj  Žižek– Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences – Masterclass 1 With the recent turn towards realism, the notion of transcendental subjectivity is (again) dismissed as philosophically outdated and politically harmful. Furthermore, the progress …

John Maynard – The Political Influence of Garveyism on Aboriginal Australia

Event Date: 3 October 2017 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor John Maynard (Chair of Aboriginal History at the University of Newcastle and Director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre) – The Political Influence of Garveyism on Aboriginal Australia In …

London Critical Theory Summer School 2017 – Friday Debate 2

Event Date: 7 July 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: London Critical Theory Summer School 2017 – Friday Debate 2 The annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 26th June – 7th July 2017. At the end of …

Costas Douzinas – The Left in Power?

Event Date: 30 June 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck, and Syriza member of the Hellenic parliament for Piraeus) – The Left in Power? Amidst the turmoil of economic crisis, Greece has become the first European experiment of Left rule …

Feminist Emergency – International Conference

Event Date: 22 – 24 June 2017 Birkbeck, University of London Birkbeck Main Building Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities  in collaboration with British Comparative Literature Association, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS), the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, and Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MaMSIE) presents: Feminist Emergency – International Conference This major international …