Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …

George Michell and Helen Philon in conversation – The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan

Event Date: 2 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. George Michell (Independent Architectural Historian) and Dr. Helen Philon (Deccan Heritage Foundation) in conversation: The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan Dr. Michell and Dr. Philon will give a joint presentation in the form of a dialogue on their newly …

Katrin Kogman-Appel – A Jewish Look on World Politics: The Catalan Mappamundi (1375)

Event Date: 1 November 2018 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2018-19 Seeing Jews in Art: Networks, Fantasies and Dreams A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season’s topic will explore the agency of Jews within the networks shaping …