Are Human Rights Neoliberal?

Event Date:22 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Are Human Rights Neoliberal? In recent years, scholars have sought to understand the simultaneous rise, from the 1970s, of neoliberalism and an individualistic, NGO-driven, politics of human rights. However, most of that scholarship maintains a narrow Eurocentric perspective. …

Words on the Move 3 – Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Event Date:16 November 2018 The Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Words on the Move 3 Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood SPEAKERS: David Herd (University of Kent), Fran Lock (Birkbeck), Steve Willey (Birkbeck), Daniela Cascella (Sheffield Hallam University), Luke Williams (Birkbeck), Marina Warner (Birkbeck). …

Alan Finlayson – The Changing Rhetorical Culture of British Politics: From Parliament and PEBs to Twitter and Youtube

Event Date: 14 November 2018 UCL Room Roberts 106 University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor Alan Finlayson (East Anglia) – The Changing Rhetorical Culture of British Politics: From Parliament and PEBs to Twitter and Youtube Join The Centre for the Study of British Politics and …

Celebrating, Commemorating, Centenaries Of Suffrage

Event Date: 13 November 2018 Room MAL 152 Birkbeck College Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Celebrating, Commemorating, Centenaries Of Suffrage Join The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life for a two part evening event addressing the celebration of the Centenary of Women’s …

Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust

    Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust Speakers: Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL), Dr Keith Kahn-Harris (Birkbeck) and  Professor Bruna Seu (Birkbeck). Laws prohibiting the denial of the Holocaust have been …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass II

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass II: Figures of Post-Humanity We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind …

In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies

Event Date: 6 November 2018 Room MAL 532 Birkbeck College Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life will be holding an ‘In Conversation’ with Jacqui Smith, Co-editor …

Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek – Reading Marx

Event Date: 6 November 2018 ‘The Light’ Lecture Theatre Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Reading Marx with Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …

Steve Edwards – Photography as Social Research

Event Date: 6 September 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck College Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL    Birkbeck University of London presents: Professor Steve Edwards (Birkbeck) – Photography as Social Research Donald Trump’s presidency began with a battle over images. Photographs had been reframed, his administration insisted, to detract from the largest inauguration crowd in history. When images of …