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Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government Speakers:  Costas Douzinas,  Paul Mason (Channel 4 News) &  Slavoj Zizek This roundtable discussion will begin with a screening of a 15 minute film …

Emily West – The dual exploitation of enslaved women in America, c.1815-1865

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Moore Management Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Bedford Centre for the History of Women presents: 2015 Bedford Lecture Dr Emily West (Reading) – The dual exploitation of enslaved women in America, c.1815-1865 This lecture provides an overview of the lives of enslaved women in America from the colonial era …

Peter Hennessy – Meritocracy and the Establishment

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Main Lecture Theatre Founder’s Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Royal Holloway Department of English as part of the Runnymede Literary Festival presents: Professor Peter Hennessy (QMUL) – Meritocracy and the Establishment As part of our Magna Carta season of events, we’re pleased to welcome Professor Peter Hennessy, Baron Hennessy …

Aisa Martinez – Omani Costumes

Event Date: 17 March 2015 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Aisa Martinez (British Museum) – Omani Costumes ‘Dress studies’ is a relatively new academic field whose major theories and case studies emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Joanne Eicher, one of the earliest scholars, states that clothing …

George Manginis – The Benaki Museum Chinese Art Collection Resurrected

Event Date: 17 March 2015 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr George Manginis (SOAS) – The Benaki Museum Chinese Art Collection Resurrected – Strategies for making visible the invisible The 1,300-item-strong Benaki Museum Chinese Art Collection, largely donated by George Eumorfopoulos between 1927 and 1936, went into storage in …

Barry Langford – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema

Event Date: 16 March 2015 Picture Gallery Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Inaugural Lecture Professor Barry Langford (RHUL) – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema In 1967 Time Magazine hailed the birth of a “New American Cinema”. This lecture will examine how a multi-faceted US film culture, emerging during the 1960s, contributed to and …

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Equal Rights for All – A New Path for Israel-Palestine

Event Dates: 14 – 16 March 2015 Room B01 Clore Building and Room B34 Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   Independent Jewish Voices and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: Equal Rights for All – A New Path for Israel-Palestine The failure of the Kerry peace plan, the devastating bombardment of Gaza in …

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Stella Sandford – The Sex of Natural History

Event Date: 12 March 2015 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: A Lecture of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, …

Narcissism and Melancholia: Reflections on a Century

  Event Date: 11 – 12 March 2015 Scarman House University of Warwick Warwick Campus Warwick CV4 7AL   The Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick presents: Lucian Freud, Narcissus (1948) © Tate, London 2014 Narcissism and Melancholia: Reflections on a Century This centenary symposium brings together scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two …

Frances Guy – Coming Home: Reclaiming Hepworth for Wakefield

Event Date: 11 March 2015 Picture Gallery Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Frances Guy (Head of Collection & Exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield) – Coming Home: Reclaiming Hepworth for Wakefield The third in the HARC ‘Making Space for Art’ series, this talk will …