CILAVS: International Conference Border Subjects/Global Hispanisms

CILAVS has the pleasure to invite you to the

International Conference

Border Subjects/Global Hispanisms

24-25 November 2017

Clore Management Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre

Birkbeck, University of London

London WC1E 7JL

Organised by the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, CILAVS, and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, BIH

This conference brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, writers and post-graduate students from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe and the UK to explore the emergence, nature and redefinitions of Border Subjects in the globalized Hispanic world from the Early Modern period to our current situation.

Attendance free but booking essential. Click here for more information and to book.

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Birkbeck Institute of Humanities Summer Term 2016 Programme

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Masterclass: Heaven and Earth According to Breugel

1, 2 & 6 June 2016| 2-4pm | Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Malet Street main building, Room 421, Torrington Square main entrance.

Speaker: T. J. Clark, University of California, Berkeley

This Masterclass – which is spread over three sessions – will revolve around a painting by Bruegel, The Land of Cockaigne (Munich, Alte Pinakothek), done in 1567, the year the Duke of Alva brought a Spanish army to the Netherlands to try to end Protestant revolt in the colony. Bruegel’s painting is a vision of the hereafter, building on materials drawn from peasant culture, launched at a moment of bitter religious strife. An account of Bruegel’s imagining of heaven on earth, and of his wider treatment of Christian and other eschatologies, will form the first chapter of a book in preparation, Heaven on Earth: Bruegel, Giotto, Poussin, Veronese. The Masterclass will outline the preoccupations of the book, and its possible relevance in a time like the present, of renewed apocalyptic politics and wars of religion. Thinking about Bruegel and the other artists in the book is, among other things, my way of pursuing issues – of political temporality, and reform versus revolution – broached in an essay, ‘For A Left With No Future,’ published in New Left Review in 2012, and as a booklet in Brazil the following year.

Full details

This event is free and open to all and you can book your place using the links below.
You are welcome to join us for one or all of the sessions.

Session 1: Wednesday 1 June, 2-4pm.

Chair: Jacqueline Rose, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

Free event open to all: Book your place

Session 2: Thursday 2 June, 2-4pm.
Chair: Lynda Nead, Birkbeck, University of London

Free event open to all: Book your place

Session 3: Monday 6 June, 2-4pm.
Chair: Fiona Candlin, Birkbeck, University of London

Free event open to all: Book your place

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Introducing the Birkbeck Institutes

Dear PhD Student,

You may already have heard about the Birkbeck Institutes and the exciting wide ranging events we present. We comprise three different Institutes (BIH, BISR, BIMI) working separately and sometimes collaboratively presenting talks, seminars, symposia and conferences reflecting the research of the academic staff at Birkbeck.

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Some events are specifically aimed at PhD students, such as the “Developing Your Research Career” series of workshops and the “Birkbeck Institute Graduate Conference” (to be held April/May 2016). All our events are open to you as well as to the public and we hope that you will come along or even take part where appropriate.

Best wishes,

Julia Eisner, Sarah Joshi and Reina Goodwin-van der Wiel, Institute Managers

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH) aims, through its events and activities, to engage with important public issues of our time as well as fostering and promoting a climate of interdisciplinary research and collaboration among academics and researchers. It promotes new ideas and forms of understanding in the humanities. It invites prominent writers, broadcasters and public figures to spend short periods at the Institute and engages the highly rated Birkbeck Humanities research departments in cross-disciplinary work.

The Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) is a response to the growing interest in film and the moving image across the College. Through public events and academic research initiatives, BIMI will address a wide variety of contemporary issues, particularly those relevant to its interdisciplinary structure.  Working closely with the Birkbeck Cinema, BIMI programmes public screenings and special seasons, making use of 35 mm film in addition to the Cinema’s high quality DVD projection.

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR) is the focal point for social research at Birkbeck, and a hub for the dissemination and discussion of social research in London and beyond. Our distinctively critical and socially-engaged approach to social research is organised around five themes, each of which has a global/comparative dimension: social, psychosocial and feminist theory and methods; social movements, citizenship, policy and participation; subjectivity, intimacy, life-course and home; place, nation and environment; and media, culture, communication and learning.

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