Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

Event Date: 10 May 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Wiener Library London present: Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe What was the relationship between power and laughter in the fascist and communist dictatorships of the twentieth century? This workshop will examine …

Ken Gemes – Nietzsche on The Value of Truth

  Department of Philosophy Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck) – Nietzsche on the Value of Truth Nietzsche claims that the with the rejection of religious underpinning of the value of truth (the truth as God’s word) we can now raise the question of why and to what extent we should value truth.  He argues that our need for meaning conflicts with …

Ken Gemes – Nietzsche on Nihilism and the Death of God

  Department of Philosophy Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck) – Nietzsche on Nihilism and the Death of God This lecture introduces Nietzsche as the philosopher of the death of god. Nietzsche claims that we have not yet fully understood the ramifications of the modern rejection of belief in God.  Giving up on belief in God undermines all our values, though many …

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Slavoj Zizek – The Event: Politics, Art, Ontology

    Event Date: 9 May 2013 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Department of Psychosocial Studies presents: Professor  Slavoj Zizek – The Event: Politics, Art, Ontology share this entry:

Molly Andrews – Using Narratives to Study Social Change

Event Date: 8 May 2013 Room 532, Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Using Narratives to Study Social Change Doing Critical Social Research This is the fourth in this seminar series. Speaker: Molly Andrews (Professor of Political Psychology UEL , and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research) …

Romantic Transdisciplinarity: Art and the New

                                           Event Date 8 – 9 May 2013 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy Presents: ‘Romantic Transdisciplinarity: Art and the New’ Conference 2011–2013 (AHRC 914469) This conference is dedicated to discussion of the transdisciplinary legacies of early German Romanticism in contemporary theory and practice in …

After, Beyond the Fragments?

Event Date: 3 May 2013 Jeffery Hall Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL The Birkeck Institute for Social Research presents: AFTER, BEYOND THE FRAGMENTS? with Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal & Hilary Wainwright & Max Farrar, Pragna Patel, Rosie Rogers & Sasha Roseneil chaired by Melissa Benn A generation ago Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright wrote …

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Catherine Malabou – Whither Materialism? Althusser/Darwin

Event Date: 2 May 2013 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: Professor Catherine Malabou (Kingston) – Whither Materialism? Althusser/Darwin I propose here to interpret the important shift in materialism announced …