T.J. Clark – Cézanne and the Fetishism of Commodities Session 1

Event Date: 30 January 2018 Room B01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, University of London. London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Cézanne and the Fetishism of Commodities – A Masterclass with T.J. Clark: Session 1 Speaker: Professor T. J. Clark, Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) and Professor Emeritus …

Angela Dimitrakaki – Situated Struggles: Sex Workers, Art Workers and the Politics of Freedom from Work

Event Date: 18 January 2018 Room 539 Malet Street Building Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Dr Angela Dimitrakaki (Edinburgh) – Situated Struggles: Sex Workers, Art Workers and the Politics of Freedom from Work In recent years, the term ‘worker’ has entered a range of debates and struggles for recognition, over legitimacy, …

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 …