Daniel Miller and Matt Cook – ‘Home’

Event Date: 28 October 2010 12:00 – 14:00 Room 321 Birkbeck Main Building Daniel Miller (UCL) and Matt Cook (Birkbeck) – ‘Home’ —————————————————— At home with Shannon and Ricketts –  Matt Cook The artists Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts met at the City and Guilds Technical Art School in Kennington Park Rd, London, in 1882. They lived together in London (in …

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Catherine Malabou – What is a Psychic Event? Freud and Contemporary Neurology on Trauma

Event Date: 26 October 2010 Catherine Malabou What is a Psychic Event? Freud and Contemporary Neurology on Trauma     CRMEP The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) is the leading centre for postgraduate level study and doctoral research in Continental Philosophy in the London area. Since its inception in 1994 it has developed a national and international …

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Should the University Survive in its Current Form? – Panel Discussion

Event Date: October 25 2010The William Beveridge Hall Should the University Survive in its Current Form? Panel Discussion What does the future hold for universities? What could the role of the university be in the Big Society? Just days after the Coalition Government’s first Comprehensive Spending Review, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, …

Paul Julian Smith – Hispanic Gay Autobiography: from Text to Film

    Event Date: Tuesday 19 October, 6 pm in Main Lecture Theatre (MLT), Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway, University of London     The David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture ‘Hispanic Gay Autobiography: from Text to Film’ Professor Paul Julian Smith     On Tuesday 19 October 2010, Professor Paul Julian Smith will deliver the first David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture, ‘Hispanic Gay …

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Evrim Binbas – The Timurid Republic of Letters in Iran and Central Asia 1400-1450

Event date: 19 October 2010 17:30 McCrea 219 Royal Holloway Department of History Research Seminars 2010/2011 Dr. Evrim Binbas (Royal Holloway) The Timurid Republic of Letters in Iran and Central Asia 1400-1450 This lecture discusses whether informal intellectual networks existed in late medieval Islamic history and if they did, whether they had any political potency. The presenter attempts to elucidate …

Weipin Tsai – Breaking the Ice: the Modern Chinese Postal Service in the Winter Season in the Late Qing Period

Event date: 14 October 2010 18:00 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD Dr. Weipin Tsai Breaking the Ice: the Modern Chinese Postal Service in the Winter Season in the Late Qing Period The story of the modern Chinese postal service is highly instructive in understanding modern Chinese history. It particularly reveals how the Qing Government and later governments in the …

Robert Gildea – The Personal and the Political in Oral Testimonies of French 1968 Activists

Event date: 12 October 2010 17:30 McCrea 219 Royal Holloway Department of History Research Seminars 2010/2011 Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford University) The Personal and the Political in Oral Testimonies of French 1968 Activists Chair: Graham Smith This emerges from a collaborative project of historians from across Europe entitled ‘Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories’, which is rewriting the history of Europe’s …

Robert Eaglestone and Dan Stone – Trauma and History: Approaches to the Holocaust

Event Date: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 5.00 pm Venue: Royal Holloway, Room WIN 1-05 School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures TRAUMA, FICTION, HISTORY seminar series Professor Robert Eaglestone and Professor Dan Stone– Trauma and History: Approaches to the Holocaust Abstract: How should we write and talk about the Holocaust? Do the facts speak for themselves, or do they defy …

Norah Titley: Tributes and Memories

Event Date: 7 October 2010 18:00       Norah Titley: Tributes and Memories Norah M. Titley Memorial Lecture Dr Barbara Brend and Mr Jerry Losty This lecture commemorates the life and achievements of Norah Titley, the noted Islamic art historian who died on the 21st March 2010 at the age of 89. She was known, in particular, for her …

Charlotte Epstein – When the Pre-modern is Post-Modern. Hobbes, Lacan and the Making of the International System

Event date: Wednesday 6 October 2010 5.00-6.30pm FW101, Founder’s Building,  Royal Holloway University of London Humanities and Arts Research Centre and the New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway University of London Dr. Charlotte Epstein, University of Sydney – When the Pre-modern is Post-Modern. Hobbes, Lacan and the Making of the International System Abstract: From Hans Morgenthau to Kenneth Waltz, …