Etienne Balibar – Antinomies of Citizenship

12 May 2009 – Professor Etienne Balibar – Cassal Lecture in French Culture: ‘Antinomies of Citizenship’ – Ever since the origins in ancient societies, the concept of the citizen and the corresponding “community of citizens” (the Greek politeia, the Roman civitas) have moved in polarities which accounted for a permanent tension: between rights and duties, membership and exclusion, participation and representation, etc. In periods of crisis of the political institution such as the current ‘trans-nationalization’ of the Law and the global Economy , the constitutive tensions can become genuine antinomies, which confront individuals and collectives with radical choices. This Lecture will try to clarify their formulation and show what is at stake in their uncertain perspectives.

Beth Lord – Launch of the Spinoza Network

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion Birkbeck College 7th & 8th May 2009 Room May 8th Beth Lord Launch of the Spinoza Network Spinoza Research Network: www.dundee.ac.uk/philosophy/spinoza share this entry:

Aaron Garret – Knowing the Essence of the State

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion Birkbeck College 7th & 8th May 2009 Room May 8th Aaron Garrett (Boston University) Knowing the Essence of the State Chair: Beth Lord (University of Dundee) share this entry:

Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion

7th & 8th May 2009 – Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion – a two day conference. Speakers: Etienne Balibar, Moira Gatens, Pierre-Francois Moreau, Don Garrett, Warren Montag, Aaron Garrett, Susan James

Laurenzo Vinciguerra – The Prophet and the Sign

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion Birkbeck College 7th & 8th May 2009 May 7th: Laurenzo Vinciguerra (Université de Reims) The Prophet and the Sign Chair: Susan James (Birkbeck) share this entry: