Andrew Bacon – Vagueness at Every Order

Event Date: 16 March 2020 Virtual [SKYPE] University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Andrew Bacon (Southern California) – Vagueness at Every Order Andrew Bacon is an associate professor at the University of Southern California. His main interests are in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. He has recently completed a …

Jules Lubbock – The Fallibility of Perception: Lorenzetti’s frescoes in Siena’s Sala della Pace

Event Date: 10 March 2020 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Professor Jules Lubbock (Essex) – The Fallibility of Perception: Lorenzetti’s frescoes in Siena’s Sala della Pace The dominant tradition of commentary on Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s frescoes of Peace and War is text based. The aim is to reconstruct the political theory …

Adi Heyman – The Big Cover-Up: Modest Fashion

Event Date: 4 March 2020 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 …

Amelia Gentleman – The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT Birkbeck’s Postgraduate Reading Group and The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology in association with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism present: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment Amelia Gentleman, award-winning Guardian journalist, discusses the Windrush scandal and her role in exposing the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Amelia Gentleman …

The Role of Progressives in Northern Irish Unionism

Event Date: 27 February 2020 Room 421 Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life presents: The Role of Progressives in Northern Irish Unionism The newly relaunched Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life (BPL) will host a public-facing seminar on progressive Ulster unionism. With funding from the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, …

Mary Fulbrook – A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany

  Event Date: 18 February 2020 Room ‘The Light’ Friend’s House 173 – 177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research presents: Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture Professor Mary Fulbrook (UCL) – A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day …

Curatorial Conversations: Victoria Avery & Melissa Calaresu

Event Date: 18 February 2020 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Curatorial Conversations: Victoria Avery & Melissa Calaresu (Cambridge) Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu, Curators of Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1550–1800, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (to 26 April 2020) in conversation with Professor …

Alexander Douglas – Spinoza’s Unquiet Acquiescentia

Event Date: 17 February 2020 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Alexander Douglas (St Andrews) – Spinoza’s Unquiet Acquiescentia Alexander Douglas is a lecturer in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. Previously he taught at Heythrop College, University of London. He …

Simon O’Meara – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi

Event Date: 13 February 2020 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper. …

Andrew Arsan – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919

Event Date: 6 December 2019 JZ Young Lecture Theatre Anatomy Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Dr Andrew Arsan (Cambridge) – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919 The Arab thought of the long nineteenth century has long exerted a powerful gravitational pull on scholars. For almost a century, successive …