‘Pink slave’ or the Modern Young Woman? Au Pairing in the UK from the 19th Century to the Present

Event Date: 5 February 2016 Room G02 28 Russell Square, Birkbeck, University of London London WC1B 5DQ Birkbeck Gender Studies (BiGS) in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre presents: ‘Pink slave’ or the Modern Young Woman? Au Pairing in the UK from the 19th Century to the Present Speakers:              Dr Eleni Liarou (Birkbeck) and Dr Rosie Cox (Birkbeck) In …

Andrew Sayer – Social Science, Critique and the Rich

In the light of the extraordinary return of extreme wealth at the top over the last 35 years Andrew Sayer will talk about how social science might contribute to the critique of the political, economic and symbolic domination of the rich.

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Gendering Representations of the Financial Crisis

In this seminar – the first of a BIGS series on Gender and Austerity – Louise Owen and Kate Maclean discuss their work on gendering representations of the financial crisis, with a focus on popular culture responses to this notoriously complex event, that has – some have argued – constituted a coup d’état.

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Journalism, Whistleblowing and the Security State

Event Date: 20 November 2014 Room B04 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and Media Reform Coalition  presents: Journalism, Whistleblowing and the Security State This unique event brings together a group of whistleblowers from the …

Phil Cohen – Our Kind of Town? Citizen Social Science, Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for a Just City – V2

The emergence of Citizen Social Science (CSS) has challenged many of the claims staked by academic sociology to possess a methodology giving unique access to social reality. But under what conditions does the active participation of citizens in social research actually improve the quality of data and its interpretation, and how far does it exercise what C. Wright Mills called the ‘sociological imagination’?

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Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme – ESRC Research Project Dissemination Event

Event Date: 17 October 2014 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: ‘Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme’ – ESRC Research Project Dissemination Event A ‘perfect storm’ of long working hours, high childcare costs, the cultural devaluing of reproductive labour and the availability …

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times – Discussing the Issues

Event Date: 30 June 2014 Room 421 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: “The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” – Discussing the Issues Speakers: Barbara Taylor, with David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal Chaired by Sasha …

Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes

Event Date: 7 June 2014 Room 153 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes with Peter Singer BISR Colloquium: Caring in Crisis? Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychosocial Studies Keynote …

Eliot Higgins – Brown Moses: Investigating Conflict Zones Through Social Media

Event Date: 13 May 2014 Room 416 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: Brown Moses – Investigating Conflict Zones Through Social Media Speaker: Eliot Higgins Chair: Dr Tim Markham (Birkbeck) This talk will be on the growing importance of analysing open source information, …