Rae Langton – Empathy and First Personal Imagining

Event Date: 12 November 2018 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Rae Langton (Cambridge) – Empathy and First Personal Imagining Rae Langton is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College. Born and raised in India, she studied Philosophy at Sydney and Princeton, and …

Antonia Birnbaum – Radical Equality: The Material Reason of Emancipation

Event Date: 8 November 2018 Room 0001 John Galsworthy building Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Professor Antonia Birnbaum (Department of Philosophy, University of Paris-8) – Radical Equality: The Material Reason of Emancipation Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston): ———————– Talk: ———————– Questions: …

Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust

    Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust Speakers: Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL), Dr Keith Kahn-Harris (Birkbeck) and  Professor Bruna Seu (Birkbeck). Laws prohibiting the denial of the Holocaust have been …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass II

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass II: Figures of Post-Humanity We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind …

Omar Khan – Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Book Launch: Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj Paper Jewels Postcards from the Raj by Omar Khan, a 518 Vintage Postcard Tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is co-published by Mapin Publishing and the Alkazi Collection of Photography (August …

In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies

Event Date: 6 November 2018 Room MAL 532 Birkbeck College Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life will be holding an ‘In Conversation’ with Jacqui Smith, Co-editor …

Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek – Reading Marx

Event Date: 6 November 2018 ‘The Light’ Lecture Theatre Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Reading Marx with Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …

George Michell and Helen Philon in conversation – The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan

Event Date: 2 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. George Michell (Independent Architectural Historian) and Dr. Helen Philon (Deccan Heritage Foundation) in conversation: The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan Dr. Michell and Dr. Philon will give a joint presentation in the form of a dialogue on their newly …

Katrin Kogman-Appel – A Jewish Look on World Politics: The Catalan Mappamundi (1375)

Event Date: 1 November 2018 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2018-19 Seeing Jews in Art: Networks, Fantasies and Dreams A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season’s topic will explore the agency of Jews within the networks shaping …