Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Nomadic proletarians? No, thanks!

Event Date: 30 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

Cheshire Calhoun – Responsibilities and Taking On Responsibility

Event Date: 29 April 2019 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State) – Responsibilities and Taking On Responsibility Cheshire Calhoun is CLAS Trustee Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University and chair of the American Philosophical Association’s board of officers. Her work spans the philosophical subdisciplines …

Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Was Antigone a man? Masculinity and other toxic entities

Event Date: 29 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs – When Tehran was the Brightest Star: A Global History of the 1979 Iranian Revolution

Event Date: 25 April 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) – When Tehran was the Brightest Star: A Global History of the 1979 Iranian Revolution Dr. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs is a Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. He …

Rayna Denison – The Hidden History of Studio Ghibli: Short Films, Advertising and the Industrial Reality of Japanese Animation

Event Date:11 April 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia) – The Hidden History of Studio Ghibli: Short Films, Advertising and the Industrial Reality of Japanese Animation While Studio Ghibli’s films have become famous around the world, their animation production in other areas remains …

Nathan Abrams – Treyf Jews?: Jewish Gangsters in McMafia and Peaky Blinders

Event Date: 4 April 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 …

Palestinian Childhoods: Human Rights, Mental Health and Resistance

  Event Date: 9 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Palestinian Childhoods: Human Rights, Mental Health and Resistance The conference addresses the mental health of children and families in occupied Palestine, exploring the psychological and relational impacts of oppression and the denial of …

Paul Morland – The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

Event Date: 2 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JL The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck) – The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World The Department of Politics at Birkbeck is hosting a book launch of ‘The Human Tide: …

Mirjam Zadoff – Shidduchim – Deals Made in Heaven: Romance, Politics and Economics

  Event Date: 1 April 2019 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Mirjam Zadoff (Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism) – Shidduchim – Deals Made in Heaven: Romance, Politics and Economics This lecture is one of a series exploring …