Philip Mansel – The Sun King and the Sultan: Louis XIV and the Ottoman Empire

Event Date: 22 October 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Philip Mansel (Author) – The Sun King and the Sultan: Louis XIV and the Ottoman Empire Using unpublished archives and drawings, Dr Philip Mansel shows that the traditional alliance between France and the Ottoman Empire became a corner-stone of …

Elizabeth Sears – Academic Refugees in the 1930s: In and Around the Warburg Circle

Event Date: 22 October 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Professor Elizabeth Sears (University of Michigan) – Academic Refugees in the 1930s: In and Around the Warburg Circle Having accepted the necessity of exile, as they ventured into the unknown refugees had massive practicalities to contend with. This talk draws …

Glen Pettigrove – Ambition, Love, and Happiness

Event Date: 21 October 2019 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Glen Pettigrove (Glasgow) – Ambition, Love, and Happiness Glen Pettigrove is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, occupying the Chair in Moral Philosophy previously held by Glasgow’s favourite son, Adam Smith. Before joining the Glasgow department Glen was …

Annual Public Lecture: Rt Hon David Lammy MP

  Event Date: 14 November 2018 UCL Room Roberts 106 University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE The Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life presents: Annual Public Lecture Rt Hon David Lammy MP David Lammy will be in-conversation with Prof. Sarah Childs on his life as an MP and the campaigns and issues he has fought over since 2000. The …

Saidiya Hartman – Beautiful Experiments

Event Date: 17 October 2019 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Saidiya Hartman (Colombia) – Beautiful Experiments Followed by a conversation with Dr Gail Lewis, moderated by Ama Josephine Budge This keynote lecture was part of The Art of Not Doing Birkbeck Institute Graduate …

Stephen Martin – Surviving Asia, Sponsoring Mozart. The Polymathic Portrait of Dr Ferdinand Dejean

Event Date: 17 October 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Flute Lecture Concert Professor Stephen Martin (University of Chiang Mai) – Surviving Asia, Sponsoring Mozart.The Polymathic Portrait of Dr Ferdinand Dejean ++++++++++++++++++++ Due to technical problems, the first 12 minutes of the lecture were lost. We apologise for the inconvenience. …

Rethinking Democracy: Populism, Post-democracy and the Politics of Resentment

Event Date: 9 October 2019 Hilda Clark 2/3 Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ   The Political Quarterly presents: Book Launch: Rethinking Democracy: Populism, Post-democracy and the Politics of Resentment Democratic politics is once again under attack – this time from populist nationalists, authoritarian rulers and new forms of political communication. It was not meant to …

Lesley Pullen – Hindu Buddhist Java: Examining the Evolution of Dress on Sculpture

      Event Date: 8 October 2019 Room RG01 Russell Square: College Buildings 10 Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG The  SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies presents: Dr Lesley Pullen (SOAS) – Hindu Buddhist Java: Examining the Evolution of Dress on Sculpture This lecture examines a corpus of freestanding sculpture produced in Java during the Hindu Buddhist …

Helen Steward – Free Will and External Reality: Two Scepticisms Compared

Event Date: 7 October 2019 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Helen Steward (Leeds) – Free Will and External Reality: Two Scepticisms Compared As the first talk for the 2019-20 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year’s Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Helen Steward (University of Leeds) as …

Catherine Flood – Food: Bigger than the Plate

Event Date: 3 October 2019 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: Curatorial Conversations: Dr Catherine Flood (V&A) Dr Catherine Flood (Victoria and Albert Museum) – Food: Bigger than the Plate Dr Catherine Flood, Curator, “Food: Bigger than the Plate”, Victoria & Albert Museum (to 20 October 2019) in conversation with Professor …