Amelia Gentleman – The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT Birkbeck’s Postgraduate Reading Group and The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology in association with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism present: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment Amelia Gentleman, award-winning Guardian journalist, discusses the Windrush scandal and her role in exposing the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Amelia Gentleman …

The Role of Progressives in Northern Irish Unionism

Event Date: 27 February 2020 Room 421 Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life presents: The Role of Progressives in Northern Irish Unionism The newly relaunched Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life (BPL) will host a public-facing seminar on progressive Ulster unionism. With funding from the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, …

Tom Shakespeare – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics

  Event Date: 29 January 2020 Room B05 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor  Tom Shakespeare (LSHTM) – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics Professor Tom Shakespeare will discuss the international eugenics movement before and after 1900, and the euthanasia it resulted …

Slavoj Zizek – The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump seriously

Event Date: 20 November 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Rise of Obscene Masters: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Not such a long time ago, in a galaxy that now appears far, far away, the public space was clearly distinguished from the obscenities …

Helen Thompson – Popular politics and referendums: the long journey to a referendum on Brexit

Event Date: 14 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life presents: Annual Academic Lecture: Professor Helen Thompson (Cambridge) – Popular politics and referendums: the long journey to a referendum on Brexit Helen Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the University Cambridge, she is at present Deputy …

Yael Tamir – Why Nationalism

Event Date: 13 November 2019 Hilda Clark 2 & 3 Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ43 The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Professor Yael Tamir (Oxford) – Why Nationalism This years Nations and Nationalism debate examines the book Why Nationalism by Yael Tamir. Tamir makes a passionate argument for a kind of …

Robert Priest – The Oberammergau Passion Play: Actors, Audiences, Antisemitism c.1860-1910

  Event Date: 4 November 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Dr Robert Priest (RHUL) – The Oberammergau Passion Play: Actors, Audiences, Antisemitism c.1860-1910 The Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany is one of the world’s longest running dramatic performances. Staged regularly by …

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 …

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 …