Naomi Standen – Colouring outside the lines: Eastern Eurasia without borders, from the Türks to the Mongols

Event Date: 21 September 2018 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT The Royal Historical Society presents: Professor Naomi Standen (Birmingham) – Colouring outside the lines: Eastern Eurasia without borders, from the Türks to the Mongols  We are still working out how to do global history, especially for premodern periods. How do we achieve the …

Steve Edwards – Photography as Social Research

Event Date: 6 September 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck College Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL    Birkbeck University of London presents: Professor Steve Edwards (Birkbeck) – Photography as Social Research Donald Trump’s presidency began with a battle over images. Photographs had been reframed, his administration insisted, to detract from the largest inauguration crowd in history. When images of …

Peter Crane – Dinosaur Landscapes and the Beginnings of Flowers

          Event Date: 21 August 2018 Crystal Palace Museum Anerley Hill London SE19 2BA The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs present: Dinosaurs and dicots (that’s flowering plants to you and me) will be the focus of this exciting talk from a world expert on the evolution of plants and ecosystems. Sir Peter Crane, former Director of …

Open Government in Australia and the UK: a discussion

Event Date: 12 July 2018 Room 407 30 Russell Square Birkbeck College London WC1B 5DT   The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Open Government in Australia and the UK: a discussion This round table discussion will look at how Australia and the UK compare in terms of the openness of their government, based on the views …

Carole Hillenbrand – Saladin’s Spin Doctors

Event Date: 6 July 2018 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT The Royal Historical Society presents: The 2018 Prothero Lecture Professor Carole Hillenbrand (St Andrews) – Saladin’s Spin Doctors We might flatter ourselves that the idea of a spin doctor is rather a modern one, but I wonder. Obviously enough, powerful rulers have …

2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II

Event Date: 6 July 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 25th June – 6th July …

Judith Butler and Lisa Baraitser – Enduring and Broken Time

  Event Date: 14 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and the Department of Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck)present: Enduring and Broken Time – Judith Butler and Lisa Baraitser This event brings together Judith Butler and Lisa Baraitser to think about enduring and ruptured time, and …

The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation

Event Dates: 5 – 7 June 2018 John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY The Temporal Belongings Network presents: The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation The 1st Temporal Belongings International Conference Supported by the Wellcome Trust Since 2011 the Temporal Belongings network has brought together scholars from …

The Church & Societal Challenges in Contemporary Britain

Event Date: 29 June 2018 Royal Holloway Central London 11 Bedford Sq London WC1E 6DP   Royal Holloway University of London  presents The Church & Societal Challenges in Contemporary Britain Chaired by Giles Fraser Are you interested in religious education in schools? Moral prejudice against atheists? Violence against clergy? The effect of administration on clergy’s ability to attend to their …

2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate I

Event Date: 29 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate I The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 25th June – 6th July …