Resisting the (internal) Border: a Conference for Academics, Activists and Advocates

Event Date: 17 June 2017 Clore Lecture Theatre Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Capital and Social Justice Working Group, Department of Geography, the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, and the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, University of London, with the support of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: …

Jean-Michel Rabaté – A Time to Laugh – Session 3

Event Date: 8 June 2017 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: A Time to Laugh – Session 3 Speaker: Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania) The recent US campaign and fraught election results have reminded us of the loaded political significance of political …

Jean-Michel Rabaté – A Time to Laugh – Session 2

Event Date: 7 June 2017 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: A Time to Laugh – Session 2 Speaker: Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania) The recent US campaign and fraught election results have reminded us of the loaded political significance of political …

Jean-Michel Rabaté – A Time to Laugh – Session 1

Event Date: 6 June 2017 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: A Time to Laugh – Session 1 Speaker: Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania) The recent US campaign and fraught election results have reminded us of the loaded political significance of political …

Tracey Reynolds – Mapping the Role of ‘Transnational Family Habitus’ in the Lives and Identity of Black Minority Ethnic Young People

  Event Date: 5 June 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Professor Tracey Reynolds (Greenwich) – Mapping the Role of ‘Transnational Family Habitus’ in the Lives and Identity of Black Minority Ethnic Young People This talk will explore the notion of ‘transnational family habitus’ …

Zionism and Antisemitism – International Conference

  Event Date: 24-26 May 2017 Clore Lecture Theatre Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM International Conference This three day international conference brings together more than 35 scholars from institutions in eight countries, from different disciplines and with diverse perspectives, to examine …

John Beverley – A new Orientalism

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Public Talk by John Beverley: A new Orientalism One of the legacies of postcolonial criticism is the proposition that modern literature itself was complicit in the processes of European colonization …

Writing well and writing to get well: Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale in conversation

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Writing well and writing to get well: Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale in conversation Nathan Filer, author of the prizewinning novel The Shock of the Fall (2013), and Agata Vitale, …

America in Crisis

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Waterstones Bookshop 82 Gower St London WC1E 6EQ Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 America in Crisis Join two of Birkbeck authors for a discussion of two key moments of crisis in recent US history, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (1979) and Hurricane Katrina as it devastated the US Gulf …

The Sublime Real: painful excitements in eighteenth-century art and criticism

Event Date: 18 May 2017 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 The Sublime Real: painful excitements in eighteenth-century art and criticism This talk on the slippery relations between art and reality starts from a much misunderstood paragraph on ‘real sympathy’ in …