Alberto Mira – Queer uses of cinephilia in Moix’ memoirs

Event Date: 15 November 2016 Picture Gallery, Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The 2016 David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture Dr Alberto Mira (Oxford Brookes) – Queer uses of cinephilia in Moix’ memoirs Autobiographical writing by Hispanic queer authors shows a recurring interest on the movies both as a source for queer education and as a …

Karoline Cook – Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America

Event Date: 15 November 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Dr Karoline Cook (RHUL) – Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America From the earliest voyages to the Caribbean, Spanish authorities hoped that only “old Christians” – those who could …

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Beth Lord – Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Rancière

Event Date: 14 November 2016 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Beth Lord (Aberdeen) – Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Rancière Beth Lord is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She works on history of philosophy in the continental tradition, with a particular focus on Spinoza. …

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Andreas Malm – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria

Event Date: 14 November 2016 Room B18 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dr Andreas Malm (Lund University) – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria Will higher temperatures unleash revolutionary chaos? From the corridors of Pentagon to the pages of Science, such fears have grown …

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Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal

Event Date:10 November 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal Jessica Benjamin is one of the best known contemporary psychoanalysts, whose work has had a profound impact on psychoanalysis, feminism and political activism. Her path-breaking book, The Bonds …

Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell

Event Date: 9 November 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life in partnership with the PSA Women and Politics group and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell Former Labour MP …

Lisa Leff – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Event Date: 8 November 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Lisa Leff (American University, Washington DC) – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian, took tens …

Tim Dyson – On the Demographic Basis of Democratization

Event Date: 7 November 2016 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Professor Tim Dyson (LSE) – On the Demographic Basis of Democratization This talk maintains that the processes of the demographic transition have played a major role in bringing about the democratic transition. Using the median age …

Bowie at Birkbeck

  Event Date: 5 November 2016 Birkbeck, University of London Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image (BIMI)present: Bowie at Birkbeck Professor Alex Sharpe of Keele University will present a lecture titled: Scary Monsters: the Hopeful Undecidability …