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Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse

            Event Date: 18-20 July 2012 Hotel Solstrand Solstrandveien 200, Postboks 54, 5201 Os, Norway Modernism, Christianity, and Apocalypse A conference organised by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway; funded by the Bergen Research Foundation through the ‘Modernism and Christianity’ research project. The modernist imperative ‘Make it new!’ posits a …

Jules Boykoff – Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents

Event Date: 17 July 2012 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Buliding Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents This talk examines ‘celebration capitalism’, the affable cousin of Naomi Klein’s ‘disaster capitalism’. First, Boykoff will explain precisely what he means by ‘celebration capitalism’ before …

Sloane’s Treasures: Texts and Transcription

……… Event Date: 16 July 2012 Eliot Room 4 British Library Conference Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Sloane’s Treasures – Workshop 3: Texts and Transcription 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 …

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Securitisation as a Political Strategy: Creating Insecurity, suppressing Dissent

Event Date: 11 July 2012 Garden Court Chambers 57 – 60 Lincoln Inn’s Fields London WC2A 3 The Campaign against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) in association with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights (EDLH), the Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol), G4S Campaign and CagePrisoners  present: Securitisation …

Norman Cohn FBA – A Colloquium

Event Date: 7 July 2012 The Council Room Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX.   The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: NORMAN COHN FBA – A COLLOQUIUM Programme: Welcome by Robert Baldock (Yale University Press). Session 1 PURSUIT OF THE MILLENNIUM:  Millenarian Movements in the Medieval & Early Modern Period Introduction by Professor  John Arnold …