Reflections on Mantegna and Bellini

Event Date: 22 November 2018 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Reflections on Mantegna and Bellini The National Gallery exhibition Mantegna and Bellini explores the creative links between two related painters of the Venetian Renaissance. Curator Caroline Campbell, in conversation with the Institute’s Deputy Director, Michelle O’Malley, reviews the thinking behind …

Are Human Rights Neoliberal?

Event Date:22 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Are Human Rights Neoliberal? In recent years, scholars have sought to understand the simultaneous rise, from the 1970s, of neoliberalism and an individualistic, NGO-driven, politics of human rights. However, most of that scholarship maintains a narrow Eurocentric perspective. …

Jacob Ghazarian – The Ancient Silk Road: Its enduring impact on China and renewed objectives

Event Date: 20 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Jacob Ghazarian (Oxford) – The Ancient Silk Road: Its enduring impact on China and renewed objectives This lecture will deal with the arrival of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam in China, and more specifically the recent revival of interest in …

Catherine Grant – Screen studies as device?: Working through the video essay

Event Date: 19 November 2018 Picture Gallery, Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The 2018 David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck) – Screen studies as device?: Working through the video essay “And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone …

Words on the Move 3 – Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Event Date:16 November 2018 The Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Words on the Move 3 Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood SPEAKERS: David Herd (University of Kent), Fran Lock (Birkbeck), Steve Willey (Birkbeck), Daniela Cascella (Sheffield Hallam University), Luke Williams (Birkbeck), Marina Warner (Birkbeck). …

Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities

Event Date: 15 November 2018 UCL Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre University College London, Gower Street London, WC1E 6BT The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Eric Kaufmann’s new book Whiteshift argues that we need to talk about white identity if we hope to address the root causes of populism and polarisation. The West is in …

Mnemonic Waves – Postgraduate Symposium

Event Date: 15 November 2018 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Mnemonic Waves – Postgraduate Symposium The Warburg Institute will host its third Postgraduate Symposium on 15 November 2018. With this conference, we aim to identify and interrogate the ‘seismic waves’ generated by scholars active at the Warburg Institute from its …

Alan Finlayson – The Changing Rhetorical Culture of British Politics: From Parliament and PEBs to Twitter and Youtube

Event Date: 14 November 2018 UCL Room Roberts 106 University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor Alan Finlayson (East Anglia) – The Changing Rhetorical Culture of British Politics: From Parliament and PEBs to Twitter and Youtube Join The Centre for the Study of British Politics and …

Celebrating, Commemorating, Centenaries Of Suffrage

Event Date: 13 November 2018 Room MAL 152 Birkbeck College Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Celebrating, Commemorating, Centenaries Of Suffrage Join The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life for a two part evening event addressing the celebration of the Centenary of Women’s …