London Critical Theory Summer School 2017 – Friday Debate 2

Event Date: 7 July 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: London Critical Theory Summer School 2017 – Friday Debate 2 The annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 26th June – 7th July 2017. At the end of …

Costas Douzinas – The Left in Power?

Event Date: 30 June 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck, and Syriza member of the Hellenic parliament for Piraeus) – The Left in Power? Amidst the turmoil of economic crisis, Greece has become the first European experiment of Left rule …

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 …

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 …