Orlando Figes – Love in the Russian Gulag

    Event Date: 25 June 2013 Room B18 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy presents: To seek, to find, to live A series of events examining the past and future of society and the environment Book reading and Q&A Professor  Orlando Figes reads from his …

Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

Event Date: 10 May 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Wiener Library London present: Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe What was the relationship between power and laughter in the fascist and communist dictatorships of the twentieth century? This workshop will examine …

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Contemporary Attitudes to the Holocaust

23 October 2009 – Professor Orlando Figes of Birkbeck, University of London will conduct a debate on contemporary attitudes to the Holocaust .