Birkbeck Institute for Social Research – Autumn 2015 Programme

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Political and Social Theory Seminar
Autumn Term 2015

*** This seminar series is open to Birkbeck PhD students and academic staff only. ***

Totalitarianism and Justice: Hannah Arendt and Judith Shklar

Wednesday 14 October 2015 | 2.00 – 3.30pm | Paul Hirst Seminar Room (102), 10 Gower Street

Speaker: Dr Samantha Ashenden, Birkbeck, University of London

Abstract to follow.

Decolonising Environmental Security

Tuesday 10 November 2015 | Time and venue tbc

Speaker: Prof Jan Selby, University of Sussex

Abstract to follow.

Reflections on the “Postmodern Turn” in the Social Sciences

Monday 7 December 2015 | 4.00 – 5.30pm | Paul Hirst Seminar Room (102), 10 Gower Street

Speaker: Dr Simon Susen, City University, London

Simon will talk about his recent book, The ‘Postmodern Turn’ in the Social Sciences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), details of which can be found – here

If you wish to attend any of these seminars, please email Jason Edwards.

The purpose of this seminar series in Political and Social Theory, organised by Jason Edwards (Department of Politics, Birkbeck), is to provide a forum for colleagues at Birkbeck to discuss their research, and also to promote the public face of the College for political and social theory by inviting outside speakers to present their work. The seminar will run regularly over the course of the academic year with three sessions in the Autumn and Spring terms, and two in the Summer term. The scope of the seminar will be broad, including matters concerning contemporary social theory, normative political theory, political and historical sociology, political philosophy, and critical theory.