Slavoj Zizek – The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump seriously

Event Date: 20 November 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Rise of Obscene Masters: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Not such a long time ago, in a galaxy that now appears far, far away, the public space was clearly distinguished from the obscenities …

Aby Warburg’s Leonardo Lectures: A Reconstruction

Event Date: 16 December 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents:   Aby Warburg’s Leonardo Lectures: A Reconstruction Reader: Professor John Prag (Honorary Professor, Manchester Museum & Emeritus, University of Manchester) Chair: Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute) A reading of a special translation – the first in English – of Aby …

Werner Oechslin – Of Buildings and Books

Event Date: 12 December 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Of Buildings and Books: The Oechslin Library and Foundation On the occasion of the publication of a comprehensive guide to Architectural Theory in Early Modern Germany, Werner Oechslin joins us to discuss his library and foundation. Created in partnership with …

Light | Sensitive | Material

  Event Dates: 1 and 2 November 2019 University of West London St Mary’s Rd, Ealing, London W5 5RF The University of West London presents: The fields of photography theory and history have in recent years moved away from the assumption of a break between the analogue and digital image to a more nuanced understanding of both past and contemporary …

Meena Dhanda – Philosophical Foundations of Anti-Casteism

Event Date: 9 December 2019 Room 802 UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Meena Dhanda (Wolverhampton) – Philosophical Foundations of Anti-Casteism Meena Dhanda is Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Politics at the University of Wolverhampton. She is an advocate of socially engaged philosophy. Her research focus is on understanding injustices, …

Margot Finn – Material Turns in British History III: Collecting: Colonial Bombay, Basra, Baghdad and the Enlightenment Museum

Event Date: 6 December 2019 JZ Young Lecture Theatre Anatomy Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Presidential Address 2019 Professor Margot Finn (UCL) – Material Turns in British History III: Collecting: Colonial Bombay, Basra, Baghdad and the Enlightenment Museum Museums lay at the heart of the European Enlightenment project, and today share …

Henry Bial – Jewish on Demand: Representation and Difference in the Streaming Era

Event Date: 5 December 2019 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2019-20 Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. The proposed lecture series investigates the complex nature of what it means to act or …

Roger Chartier – Between Cultural History and History of the Book

Event Date: 5 December 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Professor Roger Chartier (Paris and UPenn) –  Between Cultural History and History of the Book Alongside his outstanding research on the history of books, publishing and reading, Professor Chartier has also dedicated part of his work to epistemological questions in …

Polly Toynbee – The Lost Decade

Event Date: 4 December 2019 BMA House Tavistock Square London, WC1H 9JP   The Political Quarterly presents: The 2019  Political Quarterly Annual Lecture ‘The Lost Decade’ with Polly Toynbee Award-winning journalist Polly Toynbee gives the Political Quarterly annual lecture on ‘the lost decade’ in British politics. In the welter of immediate events, it’s easy to forget just how tumultuous the …

Royal Holloway Christmas Physics Lecture

Event Date: 3 December 2019 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Christmas Lecture 2019 Our popular Christmas lecture is back for 2019! This time we have a fantastic line up of young researchers, who will be talking about their work at Royal Holloway. Join …