Sloane's Treasures: Sloane’s Artificial Rarities

……… Event Date: 31 May 2012 Hartwell Room The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG Sloane’s Treasures – Workshop 2: Sloane’s ‘Artificial Rareties’ Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a doctor who collected curiosities with a passion. Although he always hoped society would benefit, he would be astonished at the scale of the enterprise he started…  Hans Sloane was …

Medical Prognosis in the Middle Ages

Event Date: 26 May 2012 Royal Holloway, University of London 11 Bedford Sq London WC1E 6DP The Department of History Royal Holloway University of London presents: Medical Prognosis in the Middle Ages This is the first gathering of this kind of experts on medieval medical prognosis. While scholarly work has been carried out on certain examples of the wide range …

Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance

Event Date: 25 May 2012 MY120 Avenue Campus University of Northampton NN2 6JD Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance The University of Northampton is proud to present an exciting day of postcolonial performance, poetry and visual culture at Avenue Campus, School of the Arts. The Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance Symposium will be …

Understanding Equality

Event Date: 25 May 2012 Senate House Room S349 University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents Understanding Equality ——————————————– Introduction by Professor Mark Kalberon (UCL) and Professor Thomas Pink (KCL) . ——————————————– Professor Joseph Raz (Columbia & Kingís College London) Equality: Political not Philosophical [AUDIO HERE] ——————————————– Professor Veronique Munoz-Darde (UCL & Berkeley) All …

Jane Harrigan – The Politics of Food and the Arab Spring

Event Date: 24 May 2012 Clore Management Centre Torrington Place Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies presents: Second Annual Development Studies Lecture: ‘The Politics of Food and the Arab Spring’ Professor Jane Harrigan (SOAS) –  The Politics of Food and the Arab Spring This lecture assesses the extent to which the sharp …

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Doron Rabinovici – Andernorts

Event Date: 24 May 2012 Austrian Cultural Forum London 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents:  A Reading by Doron Rabinovici Doron Rabinovici, a novelist, essayist, and historian, was born in 1961 in Tel Aviv and has lived in Vienna since 1964. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories as well …

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Speculating on Slums

…… Event Date 22 – 23 May 2012 Royal Holloway University of London 11 Bedford Sq London WC1E 6DP The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Speculating on Slums   …. This two day workshop in May 2012 in Bedford Square, London will examine the role played by global financial investments in land markets and globalised …

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David Wills – Bloodless Coup: Love in the Heart of Technology

  Event Date: 22 May 2012 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL Presents Professor David Wills (SUNY Albany) – Bloodless Coup: Love in the Heart of Technology David Wills has written widely on literary theory, especially the work of Jacques Derrida, film theory, and comparative literature. He has translated numerous texts by Jacques Derrida …

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Branka Arsic – Memorial Life: Thoreau and Benjamin on Nature in Mourning

  Event Date: 22 May 2012 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL Presents Dr Branka Arsic (SUNY Albany) – Memorial Life: Thoreau and Benjamin on Nature in Mourning Branka Arsic specialises in nineteenth-century literature and culture, and early American literature. She is the author of On Leaving: A Reading in Emerson (Harvard UP, 2010), …