Trauma and the Early Modern (2)

Event Date: Friday 13 May 2011 Bedford Square 2Gower Street London WC1E 6DP   Trauma and the Early Modern (2) TRAUMA, FICTION, HISTORY seminar series School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Les Remords d’Oreste (1862), by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) On the face of things, there seems something ineradicably modern about trauma as a concept. Born, as ‘traumatic neurosis’, alongside …

Etienne Balibar – Europe, final crisis?

Event Date: 12 & 13 May 2011 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   State of the European Union According to several commentators from different countries, different disciplines, and different political orientations, the “European political construction” is undergoing a dramatic crisis, which could result either in a collapse of the “project” launched half a century ago or …

State of the European Union

Event Date: 12 & 13 May 2011 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   State of the European Union According to several commentators from different countries, different disciplines, and different political orientations, the “European political construction” is undergoing a dramatic crisis, which could result either in a collapse of the “project” launched half a century ago or …

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Antisemitism and the Law: A Round-table Discussion

Event date: 11 May 2011 Council Room, Birkbeck College University of London Bloomsbury London WC1 Disciplining Antisemitism Series: Antisemitism and the Law   Round-table discussion: Professor Didi Herman (University of Kent) Professor Maleiha Malik (Kings College London) Dr David Seymour (University of Lancaster) The role religion and race play in determining judicial thinking in England today will be explored in …

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Dougald Hine and Andrew Simms – Economies of Scarcity

      Event Date: 11 May 2011 University of Westminster Cayley Theatre Marylebone Campus 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS SCARCITY EXCHANGES   A series of exchanges on and around the topic of Scarcity, bringing together the leading thinkers in the field to expound on one of the most pressing, but often avoided, issues of the day. Scarcity Exchanges …

Antony Field – The CIA and counter-terrorism intelligence

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Antony Field (University of Warwick) – The CIA and counter-terrorism intelligence The 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks demonstrated that there were some clear deficiencies with the organisation of …

Ricardo Noronha – The most revolutionary law ever approved”: social conflict and bank nationalization in the Portuguese revolution (1974-75)

Event Date: 7 May 2011 Room B04 10:00 – 17:00 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX   The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Making of State Power in Portugal Ricardo Noronha (Institute for Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon) – The most revolutionary law ever approved”: social conflict and bank nationalization in the Portuguese …

Luís Trindade – The States of Ideology

Event Date: 7 May 2011 Room B04 10:00 – 17:00 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX   The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Making of State Power in Portugal Luís Trindade (Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Birkbeck College) – The States of Ideology This conference is part of a research project that …

José Neves – Against and For the State – The Invention of the Communist Militant

Event Date: 7 May 2011 Room B04 10:00 – 17:00 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX   The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Making of State Power in Portugal José Neves (Institute for Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon) – Against and For the State – The Invention of the Communist Militant This conference …