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This pair of events brings together research presentations and roundtable discussion in response to passages from art historian Emily C. Burns’s book-in-progress, Performing Innocence: Cultural Belatedness and U.S. Art in Fin-de-Siècle Paris. Burns analyzes how the encounters in the French capital reshaped American culture, fuelled by the idea that the US had no culture, no history, and no tradition. The sections were pre-circulated to participants and will be briefly summarized at the start of the Feb 26 event. Speakers Emily C. Burns (Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University / Terra Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Oxford). Title: 'Introduction: Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900' Adrienne L. Childs (Associate, The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University). Title: 'Cordier's Caryatids: Laboring Black Bodies and the Sumptuous Second Empire Interior'. Susan Waller (Professor Emerita, Department of Art Design, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Adjunct Professor of Art History, Maine College of Art). Title: 'Muslim Models in Nineteenth-century Paris'. Kirsten Pai Buick (Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico). Title: 'Don't Look Back: African and African Diasporic Entanglements with France'. Tickets to be booked on Eventbrite. You will then be contacted with a link to the Zoom event. Contact name: David Mcallister Further details: More information about this event …
Please join this talk online using this Collaborate link on 26 February at 18:00. Contact name: Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
*PLEASE note bookings for this event close at 5PM on Friday 26 FEB* In Conversation with Jaspreet Kaur, Birkbeck Politics Ben Pimlott writer in residence, on her new memoir/manifesto Brown Girl Like Me. The event is a joint Politics and English event chaired by Ben Worthy (Centre for British Political Life) and Caroline Edwards (Centre for Contemporary Literature). Brown Girl Like Me is an inspiring memoir-manifesto challenging existing portrayals of young South Asian women in the UK; providing a millennial perspective on how brown women navigate and balance the intersectionality of their identities in the new political climate. This book will ask and answer urgent questions about the current state of the world for young British Asian women through interviews with brown women across the country. Brown Girl Like Me aims to empower, support and equip brown women with the confidence and tools to navigate the difficulties that come with an intersectional identity, unpacking key issues such as the home, the media, the workplace, education, mental health, culture, confidence and the body. Find out more about the book here . Contact name: Zoe Williams Further details: More information about this event …
Sex and sexualities in Britain, 1861–2021 Dr Sean Brady, Dr Anne Hanley and Ralph Day From nineteenth-century ideas about masculinity and same-sex desire, to racist postwar constructions of Black sexuality, to twenty-first-century debates over emergency contraception and PrEP, sex and sexuality have been infused with gendered, racialised, politicised and class-based meanings. In 2021 it will be 160 years since the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, which removed the capital charge for sodomy, but at the same time reiterated the archaic buggery laws. Join us for a roundtable discussion during which we will be drawing on our research expertise to explore how and why British attitudes to sex and sexuality have changed over the intervening years. We will look at how prejudice and inequalities persist, how they have been resisted in the past and how we might look to history to help overcome them in the future. Booking is essential so that we may send you the joining link. -------- HCA TASTER SERIES This event is part of a series of six 90-minute on-line taster events exploring histories of London, of migration, of sex and sexuality and much else besides, designed to give a flavour of studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in our department. You can join one session or the whole series; we have scheduled two evening, two Saturday and two weekday afternoon sessions so hope there will be a time and date to suit everyone. Video introductions to the topic will be available ahead of most sessions and each one will conclude with a short question and answer session about the department and opportunities for studying with us. All are welcome – from offer holders and those thinking of applying to those simply interested in the topics. Taster 1: Wed 27 January 7:00 - 8:30pm Migrants in London from the Tudors to the Twentieth Century Taster 2: Sat 27 February 2:00 - 3:30pm, Sex and sexualities in Britain, 1861–2021 Taster 3: Wed 31 March 2:00 - 3:30pm Religious radicalism past and present: from the European reformation to the Amish in America Taster 4: Wed 28 April 7:00 - 8.30pm Migration and Citizenship in the Mediterranean: From Ancient Times to the Present Taster 5: Wed 26 May 2:00 - 3:30pm Everyday cosmopolitanisms and worlding the medieval Silk Road Taster 6: Sat 27 June 2:00 - 3:30pm London: the world in a city -------- This taster series is part of Birkbeck's Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page. The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures. Contact name: Department of History, Classics and Archaeology Further details: More information about this event …
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Abstract Dr. Miles Yu will focus on various strands of US policy toward China, its continuity, changes and future prospects. About the speaker Dr. Yu served as the principal China policy advisor on the Policy Planning Staff to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In that capacity, he advised the Secretary on all China-related issues, and participated in key U.S. government interagency deliberations on major policy and government actions with regard to China and other East Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on military and intelligence history and newspaper columns; his books include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War (Yale University Press, 1997) and The Dragon’s War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937–1947 (Naval Institute Press, 2006). He is the recipient of numerous awards including the USNA top researcher award, US Navy Special Action Award, and US Navy Meritorious Service Awards. He consults with other government agencies and Congress on China-related topics and has appeared on the PBS NewsHour as a China analyst, at various congressional hearings as an expert witness, and with the History and Discovery Channels as chief historian for military documentaries. Yu received a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from Swarthmore College, and a bachelor’s degree from Nankai University. Registration This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register. * The webinar will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those that are unable to participate via Zoom. Chair: Professor Steve Tsang (Director, SOAS China Institute) Organiser: SOAS China Institute Contact email: email@example.com
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Description How do you bring creativity into your research? How can creative practice and academic work feed into each other? This session will draw on my experiences as a practice-based researcher on projects like The Sandmanand The Secret Diary of Bloomsburyto explore non-traditional research methods and ways of building creativity into your academic writing. This event will be held online via Zoom. Participation is free; however, advance registration is required. Details about how to join the virtual meet-up will be circulated via email to registered attendees.
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Description Laura Griffiths, IALS Online Event for IALS Library members All IALS Library academic members are welcome to attend this session. Learn the basics of citing your references using the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). This includes, How to cite primary material from the UK How to construct a citation for foreign primary material The rules for citation of secondary materials This online training session is free but advance booking is required. Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated by email to registered attendees prior to the session.
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Description The Pluralist Theory of Perception Neil Mehta (Yale-NUS College) It is usually assumed that when I see an orange mango, my perception essentially involves at most one kind of direct awareness. Here I begin to defend the pluralist theory of perception, which says that my perception essentially involves two radically different kinds of direct awareness that are exercised in concert. First, I deploy a successful sensory representation of the mango and some of its property-instances. This explains various differences between perception and hallucination. Second, I have deep awareness of certain universals, in a way that reveals part – but not all – of their essences. This explains various similarities between perception and hallucination. In this talk, I focus especially on defending the pluralist theory as it pertains to the nature of perception itself. The Centre for Logic and Language hosts a regular seminar series - the Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum (LEM). The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time. and is supported by the ERC project Metacognition of Concepts (GA 681422).
At this joint research event, Birkbeck's Centres for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) and Medieval and Early Modern Worlds (CMEMWs) are pleased to welcome Professor Borja Franco from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid (currently an honorary research fellow at CILAVS) to talk about his current research. The event will be chaired by Michael Pope (PhD Iberian and Latin American Studies) Link to the event. Details of Professor Franco's paper: Material Culture and Identity: The Moriscos in Early Modern Iberia The Christian conquest of Granada (1492) triggered the conversion and acculturation of Muslims living in the Iberian Peninsula, who were henceforth known as “Moriscos”. As this process did not unfold in a uniform fashion, Christian doctrine was unevenly assimilated across the territory. Records of material culture in Morisco homes can shed light on the extent of religious conversion in the different geographical areas. Inventories of New Christian homes were traditionally compiled without reference to their counterparts among Old Christians who were subjecting and converting the Moriscos to Christianity. It is therefore important to study Old and New Christian inventories in parallel to identify any points of contact between them. On the one hand, this research will reveal how Moriscos projected their identity onto personal possessions, including devotional figures which would in fact have represented very unusual choices among Old Christians. On the other, it will show a clear hybridization of customs, as evidenced by the many objects associated to Medieval Islamic tradition found in Old Christian homes, such as adargas (shields), almalafas (robes), ‘Morisco style’ furniture, etc. The aim of this presentation is, firstly, to explore the defining features that set these two communities apart as revealed by both Old and New Christian material culture; and secondly, to learn how such objects were perceived, based on extant descriptions. Taken in combination, these sources can shed light on aspects of daily life among these coexisting communities, the way they made their different identities visible, and their emotional practices. Contact name: Isabel Davis is a PhD student in the Cultures and Languages Department at Birkbeck. His thesis is entitled, Proselytizing Empires: The Many Conversions of the Iberian Atlantic, 1479-1668 and his supervisor is Professor Carmen Fracchia. is a Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain). His research is devoted to the visual and literary representation of the otherness in Southern Europe. He has been a visiting scholar in several prestigious institutions such as the School of History and Archaeology in Rome, the Instituto Storico per el Medievo (Rome), the Warburg Institute (London), Johns Hopkins University, University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University, Columbia University, Universidade Nova of Lisbon and NYU; and Visiting Professor at the University of Genoa. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Spain), the PI of the research group “Before Orientalism. Images of the Muslim Other in Iberia (15-17th Centuries) and their Mediterranean connections” and working Group Leader of the Cost Action 18129: Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean. He has recently published the monographs titled: Pintando al converso: la imagen del morisco en la peninsula ibérica (1492-1614) (Cátedra, 2019), and Etnicità e conversione. Immagini di moriscos nella cultural visuale dell’età moderna (Affinità Elettive, 2020). He has also co-edited the book: Muslim and Jews made Visible in Christian Iberia and beyond (14-18th centuries) (Brill 2019).
University College London: Virtual Events
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This webinar will explore an ongoing project which examines the ways in which couples make decisions about work and care and manage their household finances in the context of this new policy landscape.
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Description Dates: Tuesday 2 and Tuesday 16 March 2021 (4-6pm GMT) The onset of the pandemic and the move to remote learning has presented a huge challenge to the teaching community. Language teachers have been concerned to retain the essential interaction between teacher and pupils and to find ways that pupils can be given opportunities to practise and play with language. We are running two free online sessions to engage primary teachers who are teaching KS1 and KS2. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions in order to benefit fully from the event. For full details of the session content and speakers, please visit: https://digitalmodernlanguages.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/help-sharing-good-primary-practice/ Speakers: • Raquel Tola Rego (Spanish Teacher MFL Consultant. Education manager academic coordinator of LearnwithBravo) • Emilie Woodroffe (French teacher and Associate Teacher Manager at Primary Languages Network) • Joe Dale (Independent Languages Consultant) This event is funded by the AHRC Language Acts and Worldmaking Project, and is organised in partnership between the Digital Modern Languages initiative (Paul Spence, KCL, and Naomi Wells, IMLR), Hackney Services for Schools (Bernadette Clinton) and the independent languages consultant Joe Dale.
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Description Timothy Whelan, Professor of English, Georgia Southern University Circulating Libraries and Private Networks: Locating Sources for Mary Hays’s Female Biography, 1795-1803 This paper attempts to answer a question posed often by scholars of Mary Hays (1759-1843), the Romantic novelist, essayist, and life writer: How did a single woman of average means gain access to more than 100 works of history, politics, and biography, in English and French, published between 1650 and 1800, to compose the 300 biographies found in her 6-volume work, Female Biography (1803)? A careful analysis of ten circulating and subscription libraries operating at that time in London not only answers that question but also expands our knowledge of Hays’s reading habits as well as the strategic locations of her residences in central London and the social and familial connections she developed and nurtured as a professional writer between 1795 and 1803. Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.
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Description Tuesday, 2 March 2021 Ainoa Castro Correa, University of Salamanca The Secret Life of Writing: A Holistic Palaeography Project Dr Castro has been recently awarded an ERC-funded project entitled "The Secret Life of Writing: People, Script and Ideas in the Iberian Peninsula (c. 900-1200)". In this seminar she will tell us about how this project came up to being, discussing the new and somehow strikingly holistic method upon which it builds, its aims and first results. Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.
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Description Timothy Whelan (Professor of English, Georgia Southern University): 'Circulating Libraries and Private Networks: Locating Sources for Mary Hays’s Female Biography, 1795-1803' This paper attempts to answer a question posed often by scholars of Mary Hays (1759-1843), the Romantic novelist, essayist, and life writer: How did a single woman of average means gain access to more than 100 works of history, politics, and biography, in English and French, published between 1650 and 1800, to compose the 300 biographies found in her 6-volume work, Female Biography (1803)? A careful analysis of ten circulating and subscription libraries operating at that time in London not only answers that question but also expands our knowledge of Hays’s reading habits as well as the strategic locations of her residences in central London and the social and familial connections she developed and nurtured as a professional writer between 1795 and 1803. This seminar series concentrates on examining all aspects of the provision of libraries during all periods of history and all countries. Talks are based on substantial original research and are usually by established researchers; but we do encourage new students to present their research as well. The seminar can be found on Twitter: @HistLibraries Organisers: Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library); Dr. Keith A. Manley (National Trust); Dr. Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute); Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary) FREE VIA ZOOM
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Abstract In 2011, the world watched as dictators across the Arab world were toppled from power. In Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, ordinary Arab citizens mobilized across the region during the Arab Spring to reinvent the autocratic Arab world into one characterized by democracy, dignity, socioeconomic justice, and inviolable human rights. This unique comparative analysis of countries before, during and after the Arab Spring seeks to explain the divergent outcomes, disappointing and even harrowing results of efforts to overcome democratic consolidation challenges, from the tentative democracy in Tunisia to the emergence of the Islamic State, and civil war and authoritarian retrenchment everywhere else. Tracing the period of the Arab Spring from its background in long-term challenges to autocratic regimes, to the mass uprisings, authoritarian breakdown, and the future projections and requirements for a democratizing conclusion, Stephen J. King establishes a broad but focused history which refines the leading theory of democratization in comparative politics, and realigns the narrative of Arab Spring history by bringing its differing results to the fore. About the speaker Stephen J. King is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University and the author of Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia (2003), The New Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa (2009), and co-editor of The Lure of Authoritarianism: The Maghreb After the Arab Spring (2019). He has published multiple articles and book chapters on the politics of economic reform and regime transition processes in the Arab world. His most recent publication is The Arab Winter: Democratic Consolidation, Civil War, and Radical Islamists (2020). Registration This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register * The webinar will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those that are unable to participate via Zoom. Chair: Dina Matar (SOAS) and Narguess Farzad (SOAS) Organiser: SOAS Middle East Institute Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Description In the first of a series of online seminars jointly sponsored by the ICwS and the Toronto branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Professor John Ferris, author of the authorised history of GCHQ, Britain's signals intelligence agency, will talk about its origins and growth and about the significance of Commonwealth liaison in the collection and sharing of this material through the 'Five Eyes' alliance (USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) which was formalised in the wake of World War II.
States of Prevention and the Politics of Vaccines Dr Dora Vargha (Exeter) in conversation with Dr Sarah Marks (Birkbeck) There finally seems to be an endpoint to the epidemic crisis in sight, as multiple vaccines are rolled out with great fanfare across the world. However, despite the powerful imagery of rocket launches and moonshots, achieving a vaccine that is proven to be safe and efficient in the laboratory and in controlled trials is but one point in the extended temporalities of vaccination. Historical analysis helps us to understand vaccines as integrated technologies, at the intersection of trust, politics and materialities and highlights the role of international collaboration and tensions in pandemic management. Through the development of competing polio vaccines in the middle of a geopolitical competition, this talk addresses the relationship between science and politics at the local, national and global level. The event is free but you need to book so we can send you information on how to join. -------- This event is part of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page. The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures. Contact name: Department of History, Classics and Archaeology Further details: More information about this event …
Gresham College: Online Lecture
Highly energetic particles from outer space travelling at the speed of light, known as cosmic rays, originate from the sites of extreme particle acceleration in the Universe. This lecture considers just how energetic these rapid particles are, the origins of their extreme energies and the implications for Earth. Register for Online Lecture Given Covid-19, we are live-streaming all our lectures online in 2020-21 and aim to re-introduce in-person lectures gradually as social distancing rules change.To attend lectures online, please register using the button above. This also allows us to let you know how to book in-person tickets when they are reintroduced. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.
Gresham College: Online Lecture
Even the most humdrum of electrical devices nowadays contains at least one computer; yet surprisingly few people are aware of their history, their form or function. In this talk we will see that not only is the history of computers rich and diverse, their architecture likewise. Astonishingly, all the computers ever made can be modelled by one universal machine – the Turing machine.Image © Jitze Couperus CC BY Register for Online Lecture Given Covid-19, we are live-streaming all our lectures online in 2020-21 and aim to re-introduce in-person lectures gradually as social distancing rules change.To attend lectures online, please register using the button above. This also allows us to let you know how to book in-person tickets when they are reintroduced. The registration process is simple, free, and only requires an email address.