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 …

On Rosa Luxemburg: Drucilla Cornell and Jacqueline Rose In Conversation

Event Date: 27 June 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: On Rosa Luxemburg: Drucilla Cornell and Jacqueline Rose In Conversation Speakers: Professor Drucilla Cornell and Professor Jacqueline Rose The work of Rosa Luxemburg has never been more important. It was Luxemburg who first argued …

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 …