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 …

Philippa Gregory in conversation with Stella Tillyard

Event Date: 16 September 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck presents: Philippa Gregory in conversation with Stella Tillyard The acclaimed historian and author of The Other Boleyn Girl talks about her new book, historical fiction and why she is now, as honorary …

2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate II

Event Date: 5 July 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate II Speakers: Eyal Weizman, Stephen Frosh, Jacqueline Rose, Esther Leslie Chair: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School …

Sara Lipton – Jewish Money and the Image of the Jewish Body in the Middle Ages

  Event Date: 3 July 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 Sara Lipton (State University of New York at Stony Brook) – Jewish Money and the Image of the Jewish Body in the Middle Ages This lecture is one of a …

2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate I

Event Date: 28 June 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate I Speakers: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Drucilla Cornell, Slavoj Žižek, and Jacqueline Rose The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking …