Eric Hobsbawm: A life in History

Event Date: 7 February 2019 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU   The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck and the Institute of Historical Research presents: ERIC HOBSBAWM: A LIFE IN HISTORY Richard J. Evans in conversation with Martin Jacques and Donald Sassoon To mark the publication of Eric Hobsbawm: A Life …

Richard Evans – ‘Warrant for Genocide’? Hitler, the Holocaust and the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

  Event Date: 4 February 2019 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research presents: Holocaust Memorial Day Event Sir Richard J Evans (Cambridge) – ‘Warrant for Genocide’? Hitler, the Holocaust and the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ The …

Marilyn Monroe: a reappraisal

Event Date: 1 February 2019 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq London WC1H 0PD   The Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) present: Marilyn Monroe: a reappraisal This screening of the important but rarely discussed Niagara of 1953 will be followed by a discussion with Jacqueline Rose and Laura Mulvey, who will discuss their work …

Decolonising the curriculum: what’s all the fuss about?

Event Date: 1 February 2019 Room B04 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck College Malet St London WC1E 7HX   The Decolonising Curriculum Working Group at Birkbeck College in association with the College Assistant Deans for Equalities and SCUTREA (Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults) presents: Decolonising the curriculum: what’s all the fuss about? This event will …

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 …