Birkbeck Arts Week 2019

Event Dates: 20 – 24 May 2018 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2019 Arts Week, Birkbeck’s annual celebration of arts and humanities culture, will return to the College on 20-24 May 2019. The week sees Birkbeck open its doors to the public, offering …

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: In Conversation with Saidiya Hartman

Event Date: 31 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX   The  Birkbeck Centre for Law and the Humanities presents: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval Saidiya Hartman and Eddie Bruce-Jones in conversation, moderated by Avery F. Gordon Saidiya Hartman’s eagerly awaited new book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: …

Brigitte Marin – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective

Event Date: 29 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Brigitte Marin (Aix-Marseille Université) – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective In what ways were ordinary people in eighteenth-century Naples integrated into management of their urban …

Adam Teller – From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century

  Event Date: 22 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Adam Teller (Brown) – From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century This lecture examines the ways in which Jews across Europe and Asia co-operated …

Peter Goodrich – Retinal Justice: Rats, Maps, and Masks

Event Date: 2 May 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck, University of London Birkbeck Main Building Malet St London WC1E 7HX   The Birkbeck School of Law presents: The 2019 Annual Law Lecture: Retinal Justice: Rats, Maps, and Masks Professor Peter Goodrich (Cardoza) – Retinal Justice: Rats, Maps, and Masks A judge springs out of his car on the way to court …

Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Nomadic proletarians? No, thanks!

Event Date: 30 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Was Antigone a man? Masculinity and other toxic entities

Event Date: 29 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

Palestinian Childhoods: Human Rights, Mental Health and Resistance

  Event Date: 9 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Palestinian Childhoods: Human Rights, Mental Health and Resistance The conference addresses the mental health of children and families in occupied Palestine, exploring the psychological and relational impacts of oppression and the denial of …

Paul Morland – The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

Event Date: 2 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JL The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck) – The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World The Department of Politics at Birkbeck is hosting a book launch of ‘The Human Tide: …

Mirjam Zadoff – Shidduchim – Deals Made in Heaven: Romance, Politics and Economics

  Event Date: 1 April 2019 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Mirjam Zadoff (Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism) – Shidduchim – Deals Made in Heaven: Romance, Politics and Economics This lecture is one of a series exploring …