Simon Critchley – Do it, England (The Hamlet Doctrine, Part I)

in Academic Service - Archive by on November 29th, 2011

Event Date 29 November 2011
Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH.

THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL
Presents

Professor Simon Critchley
Do it, England (The Hamlet Doctrine, Part I)

Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at The New School for Social Research in New York, and the author of many books including, more recently, On Heidegger’s Being and Time, The Book of Dead Philosophers, and Infinitely Demanding.

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Introduction by Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston) .

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Innovators on Innovation – London Graduate School

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 24th, 2011




INNOVATORS ON INNOVATION

 

In this series of conversations writer and journalist Robert Rowland Smith talks to leading figures from a diverse range of fields: from music to business, from photography to social enterprise.

Podcast 1: Judith Hemming, foremost practitioner of ‘Constellations’
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 2: Matt Kingdon, chairman and chief enthusiast of ‘What If’
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 3: Matthew Herbert, musician and producer
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 4: Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 5: Noma Bar, illustrator and designer
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 6: Ori Gersht, photographer and film-maker
(AUDIO HERE)

Podcast 7: Sophie Howarth, the founding director of the ‘School of Life’
(AUDIO HERE)

This series of podcasts was produced by Patrick Oldham, with original music by Matthew Herbert. If you would like to hear more podcasts like this, or to view other LGS events, please go to www.thelondongraduateschool.co.uk

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The Humanities and Money: a Power Breakfast

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on June 16th, 2011



Event Date: 16 June 2011
London Capital Club
15 Abchurch Lane
London EC4N 7BW

 

The Humanities and Money: a Power Breakfast

 

These are challenging times for the arts and for our universities. Everywhere we look it would seem that culture and its study are in the front line of the squeeze on public spending. Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the proposed funding arrangements for universities in the future is the positioning of the arts, humanities and social sciences as non-priority subjects that no longer require any support from the Government teaching grant. It is imperative that we make the case not only for the academic value of the arts and humanities but for the social benefits they bring to the nation and their significant contribution to our economy.

‘The Humanities and Money’ is organised by Universities UK and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, as part of Universities Week. Universities Week is a national campaign which highlights the essential role of universities in the UK and their impact on the economy, culture, society, the environment and much more. This special event to promote the value of the Arts and Humanities is intended as a flagship to raise awareness of the challenges confronting our cultural disciplines and as advocacy on their behalf. The event is not an academic conference but rather will consist of short contributions (5-10 mins) by a range of speakers from across the media, arts, business and the academy: part Ted Talk, part power breakfast for the Humanities.

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Introduction by Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston).

Paul Clark (Universities UK)

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Dr Michael Bailey (Essex)

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Dr Shahidha Bari (Queen Mary, London)

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Professor Brian Cathcart (Kingston)

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Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick)

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Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

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Professor Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths)

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Dr Simon Glendinning (LSE)

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Josie Long (Arts Emergency)

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Neil Griffiths (Arts Emergency)

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Dan Hancox (Guardian)

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Professor John Holmwood (Nottingham)

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Closing Comments by Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston).

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Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on June 14th, 2011

 

 

Event Date 14 June 2011
Flett Lecture Theatre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road (Exhibition Rd Entrance)
London SW7 5BD

 

Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal

The London Graduate School is holding a one-day conference at the Natural History Museum on June 14 2011 entitled ‘Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal’. Its purpose is to analyse and discuss the numerous ways in which animals have been used in contemporary art and the humanities, the political and philosophical implications of this use, and, especially, the manner in which animals have also resisted such employment. With examples taken from philosophy, fine art, and recent films by Phillip Warnell and Vinciane Despret, we will examine whether there is an art, politics, and thinking that is peculiarly ‘animal’.

Programme

Welcome by Professor Phil Rainbow (Acting Director of Science, NHM).

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Introduction to the conference by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston)

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Cary Wolfe (Rice University) - Biopolitics, Biopower, and the (Non-Human) Animal Body
(AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Wahida Khandker (Manchester Metropolitan University)
(AUDIO HERE)

Vinciane Despret (l’Université de Liège/l’Université Libre de Bruxelles) -
Experimenting with Politics and Happiness — through Sheep, Cows and Pigs
(AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Katerina Kolozova (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Macedonia)
(AUDIO HERE)

Steve Baker (University of Central Lancashire) – Dislocations in Contemporary Animal Art
(AUDIO HERE) This entry is restricted. For access please email Professor John Mullarkey


Respondent: Robert McKay (University of Sheffield) (AUDIO HERE)

Phillip Warnell (Kingston University) – Projections of Animality (AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Stella Baraklianou (University of Portsmouth) (AUDIO HERE)

 

Unruly Creatures 2 is here

Unruly Creatures 3 is here

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Providing Public History: Challenges and Opportunities

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 10th, 2011

Event Date: 10 June 2011
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road Campus
Kingston-upon-Thames
KT1 2EE

Providing Public History: Challenges and Opportunities

a workshop to launch the Centre for the Historical Record


The Centre for the Historical Record is a new initiative at Kingston University which promotes collaborative research and knowledge exchange between historians, archivists, curators, heritage providers and the public. By acting as a forum for debate the CHR also plans to provide a central location where historians, other professional and public researchers, and all those who are devoted to preserving, displaying and presenting historical artefacts, can meet to share their common concerns and formulate new strategies.

To mark the launch of this new Centre, we are inviting people with an interest in the future of public history to join us for a workshop and discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing providers and researchers in the 21st century, and to contribute to the direction this important new Centre should take. Speakers from the Museums, Archives and Heritage sector will share their experiences of engaging with public history and there will be ample time for discussion and networking.

PROGRAMME

Welcome By Professor Julius Weinberg (Vice-Chancellor Kingston University).

Session 1 Museums, Galleries & Public History

Ludmilla Jordanova (King’s College, London) –
Historians and Museums (AUDIO HERE)

Martha Fleming (Kingston University & Natural History Museum) –
Natural History, Global History (AUDIO HERE)

Tim Boon (Science Museum) –
Public History at the Science Museum (AUDIO HERE)

Quintin Colville (National Maritime Museum) –
Naval history, National Heritage and Public Display: a case study of the National Maritime Museum (AUDIO HERE)

Panel 1 discussion.

Session 2 Privacy, Public History and Medical Archives

Simon Chaplin (The Wellcome Library) –
How Public? Medical History and Open Access (AUDIO HERE)

Julian Pooley (Surrey History Centre) -
Private Minds, Public Histories
(AUDIO HERE)

Mark Stevens (Berkshire Records Office) –
Broadmoor Revealed: High Security Patients and Their Stories (AUDIO HERE)

Jennifer Haynes (The Wellcome Library) –
Private Papers? Access, Ownership and individual Rights in Archival Collections
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Panel 2 discussion.

Session 3 Digitisation, Heritage and History

Jane Golding (English Heritage) –
Historic Environment Records: meeting the challenge and opportunities for local engagement (AUDIO HERE)

Paul Carter (The National Archives) –
From Private to Public: the Poor Law enquiries into medical neglect (AUDIO HERE)

Sarah Hutton (The National Archives) -
The dictatorship of the archivist? (AUDIO HERE)

Closing Comments

Andrew Foster (The Historical Association)

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For more information please contact: Dr Nicola Phillips [n.phillips@kingston.ac.uk]

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Media, New Media, Post-Media: What is German Philosophy of Media?

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 26th, 2011

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Event Date: 26 May 2011
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents

Media, New Media, Post-Media:
What is German Philosophy of Media?


Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston).

Professor Boris Groys (New York University)

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Professor Lorenz Engell (IKKM, Bauhaus University Weimar)

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Professor Bernhard Siegert (IKKM, Bauhaus University Weimar)

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response: Professor Eric Alliez (Kingston)

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Chair: Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston)

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