Reading the riots

Event Date: 20 June 2012 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Law on Trial 2012: 18 June – 22 June 2012 CRIME, ORDER AND JUSTICE Are effective justice and the fairness of the criminal process always in tension? This year’s Law on Trial will address this question, which has been brought into …

Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East

Event Date: 19 June 2012 Room 421, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX.   The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism in partnership with Birkbeck Institute of Humanities presents: Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East A roundtable  discussion with Professor Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary, University of London; Professor Bryan Cheyette, University of …

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Protesting in a time of cuts: a clampdown on civil liberties?

Event Date: 19 June 2012  Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Law on Trial 2012: 18 June – 22 June 2012 CRIME, ORDER AND JUSTICE Are effective justice and the fairness of the criminal process always in tension? This year’s Law on Trial will address this question, which has been brought into …

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Matthew Weait – Unsafe Law: Public Health, Human Rights and the Legal Response to HIV

Event Date: 18 June 2012 Beveridge Hall University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU Law on Trial 2012:  18 June – 22 June 2012 CRIME, ORDER AND JUSTICE Are effective justice and the fairness of the criminal process always in tension? This year’s Law on Trial will address this question, which has been brought into sharp focus by events …

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Unruly Creatures 2 : Creative Revolutions

    Event Date 18 June 2012 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum Cromwell Road (Exhibition Rd Entrance) London SW7 5BD The London Graduate School and the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum London present: Unruly Creatures 2 : Creative Revolutions This is the second in a series of one-day conferences that analyse and discuss …

Michael Smith – Agents and Patients

Event Date: 18 June 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Michael Smith (Princeton) – Agents and Patients Can we draw substantive conclusions about the reasons for action agents have from premises about the desires of their idealized counterparts?  The answer is that we can.  The argument for this conclusion is Rawlsian in …

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Critical Theory Summer School 2012 – Friday Debate I

Event Date: 15 June 2012 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Critical Theory Summer School 2012 – Friday Debate I Roundtable debate summing up and discussing themes from the first week of the course with speakers: Wendy Brown, Costas Douzinas, Stephen Frosh,  Slavoj Zizek Introduction …

The 2012 British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

  Event Date: 14 – 16 June 2012 The Shakespeare Institute Mason Croft Church Street Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HP The Shakespeare Institute presents: The 2012 British Graduate Shakespeare Conference The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference is held annually at The Shakespeare Institute, in Stratford-upon-Avon, and is organized by its students. In this year of the World Shakespeare Festival, the conference welcomed over …

Kieran Setiya – Knowing How

Event Date: 14 June 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Kieran Setiya (University of Pittsburgh)  – Knowing How I argue from the possibility of basic intentional action to a non-propositional theory of knowing how. The argument supports a broadly Anscombean conception of the will as a capacity for practical knowledge. Kieran Setiya …

Rogerio Miguel Puga – The British Presence in Macau and Representations of the Enclave in British Travel Writing

Event Date: 14 June 2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   Dr Rogerio Miguel Puga (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH, New University of Lisbon) The British Presence in Macau and Representations of the Enclave in British Travel Writing ————————————————————————- Introduction by Professor P. Robb (President, Royal Asiatic Society) . ————————————————————————- Talk: ————————————————————————- Questions: …