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Lewis Gordon – Race in the Birth of the Human Science

Event Date: 3 May 2012 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents Race in the Birth of the Human Science Professor Lewis Gordon (Temple): Race in the Birth of the Human Sciences Modern thought developed a dissociative relationship to the study of race, and contemporary …

Carey Jewitt – Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Environments

Event Date: 2 May 2012 Room B03,  43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Environments Speaker:  Professor Carey Jewitt This talk will introduce multimodality and some of its key concepts. It will then explore how these can be applied to digital data and environments …

Susan Greenfield – Finding Humanity in a World of Technology

Kennedy Lecture Theatre UCL Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH The Anne Frank Trust and the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: The Anne Frank Lecture 2012 Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE – Finding Humanity in a World of Technology Humans occupy more ecological niches than any other species on the planet because of our …

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Ideology Now Conference

Event Date: 28 April 2012 Room B04 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Ideology Now – Conference What is the role of ideology in politics and culture today? With the disappearance of conflict between East and West in the Cold war, and with the apparent blurring of Right and …

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The Politics of Population Change

  Event Date: 19 April 2012 Room G16 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London presents: The Politics of Population Change ‘If the 20th century was the century of the population explosion, the 21st century…is looking like the century of the fertility implosion,’ wrote …

Sloane’s Treasures: Understanding Sloane’s Natural Objects

      Event Date: 17 April 2012 Dorothea Bate Seminar Room Natural History Museum London SW7 5BD Sloane’s Treasures Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a doctor who collected curiosities with a passion. Although he always hoped society would benefit, he would be astonished at the scale of the enterprise he started… Hans Sloane was one of the great men …

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Kevin Greenbank – Reel Histories: The Film and Oral History Collections of the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge

Event Date: 12 April2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   Dr Kevin Greenbank Reel Histories: The Film and Oral History Collections of the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge —————————————————- Introdcution by Dr Gordon Johnson (President, RAS) . —————————————————- Talk —————————————————- Questions —————————————————- Accompanying images: —————————————————- Film clips “Elephant Man” —————————————————- “Glimpse of India” —————————————————- “Film …

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Ken McMullen – Immortality and Cinema

  Event Date: 27 March 2012 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL Presents Professor Ken McMullen(LCC) – Immortality and Cinema Ken McMullen is an award-winning film director and artist living currently in London. His feature films are distributed worldwide, his documentaries broadcast extensively and his art works exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries in …

Originalism about Concepts

Event Date: 27 March 2012 Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents Originalism about Concepts ———————————————– Introduction by Professor Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy) . ———————————————– Michael Tye (UT Austin) & Mark Sainsbury (UT Austin) An Originalist Theory of Concepts [AUDIO HERE] ———————————————– Francois Recanati (IJN, Paris) Mental Files and the Sense/Reference …