Free public lectures hosted in and around London.
London School of Economics
School of Advanced Study
The Royal Society
The Courtauld Institute of Art
The British Academy
University of Westminster
Alan Turing Institute
The Francis Crick Institute
University of the Arts London
University College London
Architectural Association: AA Bookshop
t-sa Forum vol.9 brings together a series of investigations by the programme participants and collaborators under the theme of Renewal – Figure. Established in 2006, t-sa forum is an independent school set up by London based Takero Shimazaki Architects (t-sa) to question and challenge the traditional working method of architectural offices and schools, ultimately aiming to merge professional practice with academia. The book collates the students’ workshop experiments and proposals, emerging through studies of the ‘space in-between’ figures. t-sa forum Renewal – Figure was taught by the members of t-sa, together with architect Philip Christou; with guest critics including Roz Barr, Jane Houghton and Andrew Budd. The book features an extensive text by Philip Christou describing the students’ works as well as his own and Florian Beigel’s approach to ‘drawing the gap, experiencing space not objects, ways of seeing in-between-ness’. Join us for a drinks reception to celebrate the launch of this great new book.
School of Advanced Study:Room G7, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Dr Bissera V. Pentcheva, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University Public Keynote Lecture accompanying the Bilderfahrzeuge workshop "Image/ Vessel" Since the Renaissance, Western culture has promoted naturalism and the ability of the painter or sculptor to imitate nature and produce a lifelike image. By contrast, medieval culture privileged liveliness, stemming from the changing appearance of materials like gold, enamel and gems. This material flux was activated by ambient conditions such as the movement of diurnal light and shadows across the complex surfaces, or glitter stirred by the flicker of candles. Similarly, the cult images were continuously enveloped in the sound of chant. This lecture explores this temporal animation of glitter and reverberation by focusing on the twelfth-century golden retable from the monastery of Stavelot (Belgium). Image: Retable from the Abbey of Stavelot (detail), 12th century, Musée de Cluny. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW. The research project ‘Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology’ is dedicated to the study of the migration of images and ideas, objects and texts. They are explored from a political perspective and in a broad historical and geographical context. The project, which was initiated in 2014, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education. For more information please visit our website at: https://bilderfahrzeuge.hypotheses.org/
Guildhall Library:Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH
The Coronation banquets of Richard III (1483), James II (1685) and George IV (1821) show the changing styles of Royal food for nearly 350 years. Join Principal Librarian Dr Peter Ross to learn about the menus, some the individual dishes served, and why George IV’s was the last official Coronation banquet to be held.
Birkbeck:External, Wood Green Social Club 3-4 Stuart Crescent London N22 5NJ
Invited speakers: Professor Sondra Cuban (Western Washington University, BIH Visiting Fellow, Birkbeck College) and Dr Lydia Hayes (Cardiff University) Panel: Liam ODonohue (Unison), Sarah James (Cabinet member for Adults & Health, Haringey Council), Amy Hulme (Living Wage Foundation), Bob Padron (Penrose Care), Mohammed Gbadamosi (NACAS), Ingrid Koehler (LGiU), Sondra Cuban and Lydia Hayes This community engagement event focussed upon ‘homecare’, will discuss what quality homecare provision might look like and what the challenges associated with achieving this are. Two think pieces will be presented by the invited speakers to start the discussion. This will be followed by a panel of community representatives including homecare workers, Councillor Sarah James (Haringey), a Unison rep, a Homecare Agency manager, Amy Hulme from the Living Wage Foundation and Ingrid Koehler, LGiU, and a Q&A session with the audience. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND - PLEASE REGISTER HERE Sondra Cuban is an educational sociologist with an interest in immigration and education. She has worked in a range of educational settings including jails, libraries, community colleges, and non-profits, and with disenfranchised groups and non-traditional students. Her 2013 publication, Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry focused on immigrant women caregivers in England and their aspirations, trajectories, and mobilities. More recent scholarship in in the U.S. has focused on the nexus of economic justice and migrancy with Washington State. This work is featured in her 2017 book, Transnational Family Communication: Immigrants and ICTs and the film, Her Room by the Kitchen . Lydia Hayes is Reader in Law at Cardiff University, Co-director of the Law & Gender Research Group and Co-director LAWLAB Research Centre. Lydia's research is about women, work and law. She is currently writing about gender based violence in care and also about racism in the organisation of care work in the UK. Recent publications include:. Restricting minimum wage protection on social care ‘sleep in’ shifts and Stories of care: a labour of law. Gender and class at work. Contact name: Lou Miller Further details: More information about this event …
Goldsmiths: 314 , Professor Stuart Hall Building
We will focus on current policy discourse in higher education; globalisation, Lifelong Learning, the EU’s higher education discourse – and alternative practices in higher education from both the minority and majority worlds with their different learning traditions and epistemologies.
Kings College:Bush House South East Wing, Strand Campus
There is a widespread image of right-wing populism being driven by supporters who are disproportinately older, white men. This seminar will examine in detail the gendered aspects of populism, focusing in particular on the cases of Britain, France and the US. To what extent are women voting, standing and campaigning for left and right wing populist parties? What is driving support for populist parties (or lack of it) among women? What are the gendered aspects of populism? These and other key questions will be examined in a series of short talks from a panel of leading academic experts on gender and populism, followed by a Q&A. This is the inaugural seminar in a series of events on gender and politics, held jointly by the University of Paris and KCL. Professor Clarisse Berthezene, Paris Diderot University and Professor Jeremy Jennings, KCL will provide a short introduction about the collaboration. Chair: Professor Jeremy Jennings, KCL Speakers: Dr Rosalind Shorrocks, University of Manchester Professor Azadeh Kian, University of Paris & Head of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies Professor Rosie Campbell, King's College London Professor Romain Huret, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales
Kings College:Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
We'll be presenting the resource to you all and explaining how it has been developed and what we learned from the project. You'll also have the opportunity to use the resource yourself and tell us what you think of it. We'll also be holding a drinks and light snacks reception following our presentations. About Pregnancy, birth and parenthood after childhood sexual abuse This work, funded by a Wellcome Trust Engaging Science People Award, has involved the co-production of an e-resource alongside women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA). CSA is a serious public health issue that ‘casts a long shadow'. Its impact can last a lifetime for the one in five women affected and they frequently encounter both physical and psychological consequences. As childbirth inevitably involves the crossing of body boundaries, it can be a particularly traumatic time for these women who are often silent and hidden and who do not tend to disclose their history to healthcare professionals. Our project has brought together women who have experienced CSA and who have either had children or hope to one day, to share their experiences and concerns. With the support of an expert advisory group we have developed an interactive e-resource including films, animations and quotes from women who have participated in our work. These powerful words will help those accessing the resource to realise that they are not alone. The resource, which is hosted on The Survivors Trust website, raises awareness of the impact of CSA on pregnancy and birth and identifies coping strategies that have helped others cope at this time. Women can access the resource in private and at their own pace and it will therefore provide a safe space for them to explore concerns as they contemplate pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Project team: From King's College London: Dr Elsa Montgomery, Principal Investigator Dr Yang-Shing Chang, Lecturer Anne Youssef, Senior Learning Technologist From The Survivors Trust: Fay Maxted, CEO, The Survivors Trust Sarah Cheadle, Communications Officer, The Survivors Trust From other areas: Kathryn Gutteridge, President, Royal College of Midwives Lucy Duckworth, researcher and member of the Victims and Survivors' Consultative Panel for the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse Julia Seng, Professor of Nursing, Obstetrics and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, USA
The Courtauld Institute of Art:Lecture Theatre 2, 2nd floor, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW
This lecture, set in New York City during the Great Depression, will focus on the formative years of Brooklyn-born painter, Lee Krasner (1908-1984), beginning with her study at the National Academy of Design. There she met her long-time companion, the artist Igor Pantuhoff, a Russian émigré, whose family had been close to the Czar. We will follow Krasner’s progress from academic art to modernism, prompted in part by the opening of the Museum of Modern Art; Krasner’s study with the German émigré, Hans Hofmann; her participation as a muralist in the Federal Art Project known as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and, later, in the American Abstract Artists (championed by Mondrian and Léger). This talk examines Krasner’s engagement with the Artists Union, and her radical political pursuits, including activism that resulted in her arrest. Krasner’s struggles as a woman will be contrasted with the experiences of her influential male friends including John Graham, Arshile Gorky and Willem de Kooning. Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. The acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper, she is author of many books and articles on this artist, including the catalogue raisonné and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. Her work on twentieth century and contemporary art has won international acclaim, been widely published, and translated in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Articles range from theory of artists’ biographies to explorations of the intersection of American and Asian cultural studies. She has also focused on the art of Jewish women artists in historical context. Her interest in women artists led to biographies of Judy Chicago (2007) and of Lee Krasner (2011).
University College London:Room 803, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
Over the last twenty years, the widespread production and use of multimodal texts in educational settings, as well as advances in communication technologies, has prompted educators to consider ways to address these changes through their educational practices. However, few in-service teachers are able to teach their students how to read both image and writing, while pre-service teachers receive little training in multimodal communication so as to teach their students to make meanings from multimodal texts. Dr Vânia Soares Barbosa (Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Language, Federal University of Piauí, Brazil) and Dr Maria Zenaide Valdivino da Silva (Professor of English Language and Teaching, State University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) share findings from two different projects that focused on the visual literacy practices of in-service and pre-service English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in Brazil. Both projects explored how the EFL teachers engage with image and text in their educational practice. One of the projects further explored the impact that training in multimodality and reading images can have on how teachers incorporate visual literacy as part of learning. The presenters argue that investing in teachers’ training in visual literacy and multimodality is key in preparing them to work in the contemporary education and communication landscapes.
School of Advanced Study:Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Presented by Kate Lowe, Professor of Renaissance History and Culture, Queen Mary University of London. Please note this is a series of three events taking place on 18th, 19th and 20th June. From the mid fifteenth century, all manner of ‘new’ peoples, objects and animals began to arrive in Lisbon from the worldwide Portuguese trading empire; over the next 150 years, examples from these categories were sporadically shipped to the Italian peninsula. These lectures will analyse the ways in which this global empire shaped diverse social, cultural and economic spheres in Renaissance Italy, primarily Florence and Rome. Most people and goods arrived in Italy with their place of origin erased, and the lectures will focus particularly on the issues of provenance and possession. Global goods offered an opportunity for the rich and well connected to acquire novel and rare possessions of both people and things, yet who chose these objects, on what basis, what made them attractive, and what effects they had on the population remain central questions. 18 June: Renaissance Florence meets sub-Saharan Africa: Mixed-ancestry children at the Innocenti, 1450-80 The records of the orphanage of the Innocenti in Florence in the second half of the fifteenth century capture the precise moments when babies born to enslaved African mothers (often imported via Lisbon) and usually Florentine fathers were deposited, allowing some understanding of the physical and cultural encounters between them. 19 June: Buying for the Medici collection in the 1540s: chance, choice and expertise in the acquisition of global goods The discovery of unpublished information concerning non-European goods and enslaved people purchased for Cosimo I de’ Medici introduces significant new material for the history of the early Medici collections, raising questions about the relationship between empires, acquisition and knowledge. 20 June: Possessing consciousness of the global world in Renaissance Rome: a Vatican official in Lisbon in the 1590s A corpus of letters and avvisi written from Lisbon and sent to Rome at the end of the sixteenth century shows what was considered newsworthy or interesting on the global stage, which non-European acquisitions were considered desirable, and what attitudes and behaviours were assimilated by residence in a globally mixed population. Organised by the Warburg Institute and Princeton University Press. Free and open to all. Image credit: Cantino Planosphere, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy (1502)
Gresham College:Museum of London
THE 2019 PROVOST'S LECTUREA century has passed since the establishment of the ill-fated Weimar Republic, founded in August 1919 and superseded 14 years later by the Nazi dictatorship. Sir Richard Evans, one of the world's foremost authorities on modern German history, asks why the Republic failed in its attempt to make Germany democratic, and what lessons can be learned for the future of democracy in the 21st century.No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)
After 17 years in operation, The International Criminal Court (ICC) has come under repeated criticism, including accusations of bias against African states and failure to prosecute against genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. This event will look at on-going human rights issues across Africa with a particular focus on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Sudan. The discussion will highlight potential ways to reform the ICC and implement best-practice regarding integration with domestic judiciaries and institutions in order to protect fundamental human rights on the African continent.
Birkbeck:Birkbeck Main Building, 631
Free entry; booking required International experience can be an incredible asset to your career prospects; it shows employers you are confident, motivated and independent! It can help you build a network of international contacts and gain in depth knowledge of other cultures. This workshop will include Employer and Alumni-led delivery on overseas opportunities and experiences. Speakers will include Irene Sartorio and Rory Brooks from LWAI, a recruitment agency dealing with recruitment in the arts sector both here and abroad, along with Birkbeck Alumna, Malwina Chudzinska. Malwina Chudzinska is an emerging London based producer. In collaboration with Przymierska Morgan and The Cockpit she produced Crossing the Line for the Voila Europe – theatre festival in November 2018. She has also collaborated with the African jazz band, Scarletones, and co- produced a sold out jazz/gospel concert at Canada Water Theatre (July 2017). Malwina graduated from Birkbeck University in 2014 where she studied Theatre and English and worked in various roles across London (Gate Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe & Unicorn Theatre.). Currently she works for the Royal College of Music, as their Box Office Supervisor. Irene Sartorio was born in Italy in 1992 and she has travelled for most of her life, spending her early childhood in Congo and Nigeria. After attending an international high school in Cairo she moved back to Italy to pursue a BA in Fine Arts at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. During this time she also spent a semester as an international exchange student at The Pratt Institute of New York. Following her graduation she worked for two years as a Gallery Assistant at Kaufman Repetto, a contemporary art gallery in Milan. She moved to London in 2015 to complete a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, here she had the opportunity to explore the London art scene and also participated in an international residency in Japan. Now she works at Lacey West Art, an art recruitment agency, as a Consultant and Administrator and continues her artistic practice in her spare time. Rory P Brooks is originally from the UK and grew up in Tanzania, Uganda, and Ghana, before moving to London to finish high school. Having studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, he has worked with a number of London based institutions across the creative industries. He has worked in an operational capacity with Sunday, START, and Frieze art fairs, on exhibitions with The Wellcome Collection and The Design Museum, and as an administrator with graphic designers, publishers, and the University of the Arts London. A Researcher and Recruitment Consultant for Lacey West Art, he maintains an artistic and critical practice in his spare time. This workshop is open to all students and will cover aspects relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. * Exclusive to Birkbeck Students* Contact name: Mari-Paz Balibrea Enriquez Further details: More information about this event …
Birkbeck:Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01
Join Professor Helen Milroy, Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia, for a lecture as part of The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous Bush Medicine exhibition programme. The lecture will consider the importance of understanding health and healing through an Aboriginal cultural lens where imagery and storytelling play an important part in healing practices. Discussion will explore how traditional aspects of healing are combined with contemporary knowledge systems in Aboriginal culture today in order to improve health and wellbeing. The lecture will take place on the 8th floor of Bush House, with an opportunity to see The Art of Healing exhibition in the Arcade. About the speaker Professor Helen Milroy is a descendent of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She was a Commissioner with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 2013-2017. Currently she is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Western Australia, Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission and co-chair of the Million Minds medical research advisory group.
Kings College:Strand Campus
In the past three decades, China has risen to become an economic, political and military superpower. Many commentators predicted that as it reformed, and grew economically, China would liberalise politically. To some extent, until 2012, there were some signs of relaxation. A movement of human rights lawyers grew, civil society space increased, media freedom, particularly online, improved and freedom of religion or belief was, within strict limits, permitted. Severe human rights violations continued, but within certain limits there were signs of opening. Progress in human rights appears to have changed radically with the arrival of Xi Jinping. This event will discuss the current state of human rights in China, and debate whether thirty years after the Tiananmen Square massacre the prospects for human rights development offers hope for progress or whether the prospect is for continued regression. Speaker: Benedict Rogers Benedict Rogers specialises in human rights in Asia. He works for the international human rights organisation CSW and is also co-founder and Chair of Hong Kong Watch. He is the author of six books, and a regular contributor to international media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, the Diplomat, The Catholic Herald, and The Huffington Post, and has appeared regularly on the BBC, CNN, Sky News and Al-Jazeera. He is the author of The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016. Benedict is a frequent speaker in universities, schools and conferences around the world. He has testified at hearings in the British Parliament, the US Congress, the European Parliament and the Japanese Parliament. He has a BA in History and Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MA in China Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426 & 4429
Student Presentations Seminar ( SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School Day 3: Wednesday 19th June 2019 09:00-12:30) Open to Everyone As part of the Summer School, we have scheduled a student-focused research seminar open for all to attend. The session offers undergraduate and post-graduate students the opportunity to share their research, get feedback and gain valuable experience in presenting in an academic environment. If you are interesting in taking part please register your interest here and we might be able to fit you in as a last minute entry.
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Kings College:Guy’s Campus
The influence of antibody subclass on human B cell development Speaker: Louisa James Host: Dr Alexandra Santos The James group aims to understand the role of antibody in B cell development and in particular the regulation and maintenance of B cell memory. The ability of B cells to generate antibody and provide immune memory is one of the cornerstones of immunology. Humans make nine different antibody subclasses with effector functions that differ according to the type of antigen and route of exposure. We are combining molecular approaches such as single cell RNAseq and high-throughput antibody repertoire sequencing to examine how antibody subclass influences the induction, expansion and maintenance of human B cells.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Dr Cath Taylor presents this innovative programme to promote compassionate healthcare. All are welcome to attend.
Birkbeck:Birkbeck 30 Russell Square, 102
The Birkbeck Department of Philosophy invites you to a workshop with LISA GUENTHER (Queen’s University, Ontario) on Wednesday 19th June from 2 – 4.30 p.m. Room 102, 30 Russell Square Professor Guenther will discuss her book Solitary confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives. Commentators Charlotte Knowles (Groningen) and Sarah Richmond (UCL) Distinguished discussants David Batho (Essex), Lorna Finlayson (Essex), Koshka McDuff (Nottingham), Mohammed Rashed (Birkbeck), Benedict Rumbold (Nottingham) For further information please contact Susan James (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hallvard Lillehammer (email@example.com) Contact name: Eden Davis Contact phone: 020 7631 6383
The Francis Crick Institute:The Francis Crick Institute
Sara Rankin is a Professor at Imperial College London working in the field of Regenerative Pharmacology. She is dyslexic and dyspraxic.
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Crossing scales in single-cell biology Speaker: Professor Lucas Pelkmans, Ernst Hadorn Chair, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich Speaker Biography: Lucas studied at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and obtained his PhD from the ETH Zurich in 2003, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany. In 2005, he became an Assistant Professor at the ETH Zurich, and in 2010 he was elected Ernst Hadorn Chair at the University of Zurich in the Department of Molecular Life Sciences. The Pelkmans lab operates at the forefront of research in quantitative cell biology, in the study of cell-to-cell variability, as well as in systems approaches based on large- scale genetic perturbations and network biology. Over the years, they have made groundbreaking discoveries in virus entry, endocytosis, and the assembly of caveolae. They pioneered multi-parametric image-based RNAi screens in mammalian cells, were the first to reveal that cell-to-cell variability in human cells is largely predictable, have defined a novel type of regulatory genetic interaction and mapped these in the endocytic membrane system, and invented image-based transcriptomics. They have also uncovered a novel principle by which a kinase couples liquid phase transitions in the cytoplasm to signal transduction and identified a cell-intrinsic molecular mechanism by which cells adapt their lipid composition to local crowding, driving variability in single- cell behaviour and pattern formation in cell populations. They are highly motivated to stay at the forefront of these fields by developing new computational and single- cell methods and by combining unbiased data-driven research with reductionist approaches in innovative ways.
SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S312
Throughout the Brexit fiasco, a continuous minor theme has been the inordinate decisive power accorded to a handful of MPs, members of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party. How has this party, socially far to the right even of the Tory party, and with deep associations with paramilitary violence, succeeded in securing so powerful an influence over British political affairs? What may seem anomalous in western European democratic polities may become explicable and theoretically typical within the framework of settler colonial theory applied to the emergence and maintenance of the Northern Irish statelet. This paper will explore how far comparative settler colonial frameworks, including Palestine/Israel, Algeria or the United States, are helpful in understanding Northern Ireland’s relation to the United Kingdom. David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, works primarily on postcolonial and cultural theory, critical race theory, and on Irish culture. His most recent books are Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity: The Transformation of Oral Space (2011) and Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre (Edinburgh University Press 2016). His collection of essays Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics appeared from Fordham UP in 2019. He has also published numerous articles on Palestine and Israel.
SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S209
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