Birkbeck Arts Week 2019

Event Dates: 20 – 24 May 2018
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
London WC1H 0PD

Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2019

Arts Week, Birkbeck’s annual celebration of arts and humanities culture, will return to the College on 20-24 May 2019. The week sees Birkbeck open its doors to the public, offering them a chance to experience the creativity of research and teaching in the arts at Birkbeck.

The broad theme of ‘memory’ runs through this year’s programme, which is particularly important as Birkbeck approaches its 200th anniversary in 2023. More than 50 events will take place, including lectures, performances, screenings, book launches, workshops and discussions. It features contributions from Birkbeck’s own academics and guest artists and scholars from all over the world. All events are free to attend and are open to anyone with an interest in arts and culture.

Professor Anthony Bale, Dean of the School of Arts said: “Arts Week is an opportunity for us to showcase, and for you to experience, the creativity of research and teaching in the arts and humanities at Birkbeck. Each year we offer a thrilling range of events, from the local to the global. As ever, the arts engage with contemporary social and political debates, and this year explore, in broad terms, the idea of memory.”

Recorded Programme:

Monday 20 May 2019:

Telling stories about syphilis

Thinking (about) automata in Descartes, Shaftesbury, and Diderot

Tuesday 21 May 2019:

Too much/not enough: neurodiversity and cultural production

Reading bad men

Digital Afterlives and Genealogy Industries

Sickness and cure in Emile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart Novels

Thursday 23 May 2019:

Japanese Transnational Cinema

Patrons and Lovers of Art

Organic systems: science fiction and ecology today

Friday 24 May 2019:

Architecture and dust: a discussion with Teresa Stoppani





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