Slavoj Zizek – ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life 2

Event Date: 17 May 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life – A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Reality as Constricted Ideology Speaker: Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Chair: Stephen Frosh, Pro-Vice-Master …

Will 2017 be 1984? Rethinking Orwell’s dystopia

Event Date: 17 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 Will 2017 be 1984? Rethinking Orwell’s dystopia 1984 was conceived as a warning, not a prophecy. But are we now in Orwell’s dystopia? Decide with our panel of experts from …

Slavoj Zizek – ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life 1

Event Date: 15 May 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life – A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Ideology as Augmented Reality Speaker: Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Chair: Esther Leslie, Co-Director, …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3

Event Date: 11 May 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3: Terrorism & State Power Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck, University of London In this Masterclass, which is …

Michael Kenny – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?

Event Date: 8 May 2017 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor Michael Kenny (QMUL) – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?  The English radical lineage has been repeatedly invoked on the British left in recent years: as an antidote …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 2

Event Date: 4 May 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 2: Gender, Sex & Trans Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Sarah Lamble, Birkbeck, University of London In this Masterclass, which is …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 1

Event Date: 27 April 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 1 Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Jacqueline Rose, Co-Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities In this Masterclass, which is spread …

Éric Alliez – Capital’s Art of War

  Event Date: 6 April 2017 Chelsea Lecture Theatre University of the Arts London John Islip Street London, SW1P 4JU The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Professor Éric Alliez (Kingston) – Capital’s Art of War What ‘war’ are we talking about? Did the concept of ‘global civil war’, advanced at the same time by Carl Schmitt …

Vicki Squire – Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence

  Event Date: 29 March 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dr Vicki Squire (Warwick) – Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence People on the move are often viewed with fear and suspicion on the part of ‘host’ communities. …

Peter Hallward – Mass Sovereignty and the Eclipse of Representation

  Event Date: 23 March 2017 Chelsea Lecture Theatre University of the Arts London John Islip Street London, SW1P 4JU The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – Mass Sovereignty and the Eclipse of Representation For most of Europe’s history, oligarchy and democracy were taken to be antithetical forms of government. Competition between …