100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices

Event Date: 17 November 2017 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices “100 Years After Balfour”, a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices, a campaigning network, challenges the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration. On 2 November 1917, …

Tamsyn Challenger – On Truth

Event Date: 14 November 2017 Picture Gallery, Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The 2017 David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture Tamsyn Challenger – On Truth This year’s David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture will be given by Tamsyn Challenger and will try to unpick and dissect ‘truth’ in an age of spin, duplicity and brand management. Weaving together …

Elizabeth Ashford – The Infliction of Severe Poverty

Event Date: 13 November 2017 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Elizabeth Ashford (St Andrews) – The Infliction of Severe Poverty Elizabeth Ashford is senior lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews. She did her MA at UNC Chapel Hill and her BA and DPhil at Oxford University, …

War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch

Event Date: 8 November 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch Introduced by the editor, eminent war historian Professor Joanna Bourke, and with short talks from some of the contributing authors, including Monica …

The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West

  Event Date: 8 November 2017 Room B35 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West This panel explores the causes behind the rise of the populist right in Western Europe and North America, with reference to nationalism and immigration. …

Xavier Bray – To change or not to change the Wallace Collection?

Event Date: 8 November 2017 Picture Gallery Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway University of London presents:   Dr Xavier Bray (Director, The Wallace Collection) – To change or not to change the Wallace Collection? Dr Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection, will explore the relationship between curating, …

Alison Moore – Morbid Love in Late Nineteenth-Century France: Between Decadence and Degeneration

  Event Date: 6 November 2017 Dreyfus Room 28 Russell Square, Birkbeck, University of London London WC1B 5DQ The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) present: Morbid Love in Late Nineteenth-Century France: Between Decadence and Degeneration Across a broad range of late nineteenth-century French medical texts that described the newly denoted sexual pathologies of frigidity, …

Victoria Haskins – Stories my Great-Grandmother Didn’t Tell Me, Or, Family Histories and the Memories of Nations

Event Date: 2 November 2017 Dreyfus Room 28 Russell Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1B 5DT The Raphael Samuel History Centre (RSHC) in collaboration with The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Family History Workshop – Stories my Great-Grandmother Didn’t Tell Me, Or, Family Histories and the Memories of Nations Speaker: Professor Victoria Haskins (Professor of History and Director …

Jessica Benjamin, Beyond Doer and Done To (2017) – Public Panel Discussion

  Event Date: 2 November 2017 Room B01 Birkbeck Clore Management Centre Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Jessica Benjamin, Beyond Doer and Done To (2017) – Public Panel Discussion In Beyond Doer and Done To, Jessica Benjamin, author of the path-breaking Bonds of Love, expands her theory of mutual recognition and its breakdown …

John Gardner – Discrimination: The Good, the Bad, and the Wrongful

Event Date: 30 October 2017 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor John Gardner (Oxford) – Discrimination: The Good, the Bad, and the Wrongful John Gardner FBA is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, with the title of Professor of Law and Philosophy in the University of Oxford. From …