Slavoj Žižek – Like a Thief in the Night

Event Date: 9 March 2018 Room B01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, University of London. London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Like a Thief in the Night – A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Slavoj Žižek (International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) – Like a Thief in the Night How will a radical social transformation happen? Definitely …

Fake News and Alternative Facts

Event Date: 21 February 2018 Room B04 Malet St building Birkbeck College London WC1E 7HX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Workshop Week Staff Debate: Fake News and Alternative Facts How do we distinguish between truth and fact? Is there such a thing as an “alternative” fact? In the age of fake news and “fake news!”, …

John Bercow – Parliament as Pathfinder: Changing the culture of an ancient institution

Event Date: 12 February 2018 Room B34 Malet St Building Birkbeck College London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Speaker of the House Rt Hon John Bercow MP on Parliamentary Reform The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck welcomes the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker …

Ulrike Weckel – Shaming with Images: German Responses to Atrocity Films, 1945-46

Event Date: 31 January 2018 Wolfson Suite Institute of Historical Research Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Ulrike Weckel (Justus Liebig University Gießen) – Shaming with Images: German Responses to Atrocity Films, 1945-46 For a long time, scholars have been convinced that films produced by the Allies documenting atrocities …

T.J. Clark – Cézanne and the Fetishism of Commodities Session 2

Event Date: 31 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 2 Speaker: Professor T. J. Clark, Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) and Professor Emeritus …

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 …

Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon

  Event Date: 25 January 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) present: Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon Speakers: Milford Bateman, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia Kate Maclean, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Microfinance began as …

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, …

Tim Cole – ‘Please mind the gap’: integrated histories and geographies of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory

Event Date: 10 January 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Tim Cole (Bristol) – ‘Please mind the gap’: integrated histories and geographies of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory This lecture is part of the ‘Beyond Camps and Forced Labour’ 2018 conference. …

Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities

Event Date: 29 November 2017 BJA Library, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG The Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities, University of London presents: Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny and continuing government and legislative intervention …