Radha D’Souza & Peter Hallward – What’s Wrong with Human Rights?

  Event Dates: 28 February 2019 Fyvie Hall (G03) The University of Westminster 309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) in collaboration with the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC), University of Westminster presents: Dr Radha D’Souza (Westminster) & Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – What’s Wrong with Human Rights? Chair: Dr Federica …

Word and Image in times of Crisis – Roundtable Discussion

Event Date: 21 February 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Roundtable Discussion: Word and Image in times of Crisis This roundtable brings together a group of historians, art historians and media theorists to discuss the role of images in digital communication, the continuously increasing speed with which information travels, and …

Magnificent Women

Event Date: 20 February 2019 Beatrice Shilling Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0E The Bedford Centre for Women’s and Gender History presents: Magnificent Women The Bedford Centre for Women’s and Gender History celebrates 100 years of women engineers with a panel discussion, ‘Magnificent Women’. After being side-lined after undertaking crucial engineering and technical roles during the First …

Jane O. Newman – Warburg on Luther and Dürer: Media Wars and the Freedom to Think

Event Date: 20 February 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Professor Jane O. Newman (UC Irvine) – Warburg on Luther and Dürer: Media Wars and the Freedom to Think Today’s mad landscape of fake news is not unique; a “sensationalizing press” (Sensationspresse) has sought to stir up public opinion, and …

Oliver Crawford – The Languages of Indonesian Socialism

Event Date: 19 February 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Oliver Crawford (University of Cambridge) – The Languages of Indonesian Socialism In the interwar years, Marxism exercised a powerful influence on Indonesian intellectual and political life. The most conspicuous proof of the spread of Marxism was the formation of …

Nicholas Jones – Propositions and Cognitive Relations

Event Date: 18 February 2019 Room 802 UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Nicholas K. Jones (Birmingham) – Propositions and Cognitive Relations Nicholas K. Jones’ research interests lie at the intersection of metaphysics with the philosophy of logic and language, especially anything connected with objecthood. He is currently working on the …

Placeless People: The Calamity of Statelessness

  Event Date: 18 February 2019 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Placeless People: The Calamity of Statelessness Speakers: Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths); Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham); Mr Daniel Trilling (Journalist). In 1944, the political philosopher and refugee, Hannah Arendt wrote: ‘Everywhere the word ‘exile’ …

Richard I. Cohen – Moses Mendelssohn – The German-Jewish Icon of Modernity

Event Date: 14 February 2019 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 …

Silvia Davoli – Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill

Event Date: 13 February 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Curatorial Conversations: Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Silvia Davoli in Conversation with Bill Sherman Dr Silvia Davoli in conversation with Bill Sherman, Institute Director. Part of Curatorial Conversations; a series of lectures which invites curators from around the world to …

Simon MacLean – Charles the Bald, the Origins of the Medieval Castle and the End of the Carolingian Empire

Event Date: 8 February 2019 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Professor Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews) – Charles the Bald, the Origins of the Medieval Castle and the End of the Carolingian Empire The castle sat at the centre of medieval social and political order …