Archive of Events
Medical (In)humanities: Secret Science
Jun 3, 2014 2:00:00 PM
Jun 3, 2014 3:00:00 PM
Professor Schmidt will present research material from his forthcoming book entitled: ‘Secret Science: Human
Experimentation in Chemical and Biological Warfare Research,1915-2015’.
His work has looked at the history of the European eugenics and racial hygiene,
especially in relation to Germany and Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries,
and the history of the Nazi 'euthanasia' programme, the killing of mentally and
handicapped patients during the Third Reich.
He has published widely on the history of medicine during the Third Reich, the
history of human experimentation, the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial and the
Nuremberg Code, and the history of medical film.
His work is embedded in the historiographical tradition of social and political
historians, historians of medicine and medical humanities as well as scholars
of cultural history and history of science.
The Many Faces of Cleopatra
Jun 3, 2014 4:30:00 PM
Jun 3, 2014 7:00:00 PM
Duane Roller (Ohio State University), Cleopatra of Egypt: Myth and Reality
Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Carolyn Burdett
Jun 3, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Jun 3, 2014 7:30:00 PM
Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century a growing
interest is discernible amongst psychologists in the category of aesthetics.
Critical Philosophy of Race: Here and Now
Jun 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Jun 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Since the publication, in 1992, of Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah's In my father's house: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, the new discipline of the Critical Philosophy of Race has flourished among anglophone analytic philosophers. Yet, Critical Philosophers of Race have tended to confine themselves to an analysis of racial problems that arise in the politics, and against the historical background, of anglophone North America. This parochial focus has given the false impression that the Critical Philosophy of Race is irrelevant outside of the USA and Canada. For this reason, in this, the first of three annual international conferences on the Critical Philosophy of Race, we will challenge this false impression, by showcasing work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (a) to the British Isles. Future conferences will showcase work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (b) to the European Union and (c) to the wider world outside of anglophone North America. The aim of these three conferences is, successively, to globalise the Critical Philosophy of Race.
Scientific & Technical Metaphor in English and in Translation
Jun 5, 2014 5:15:00 PM
Jun 5, 2014 7:15:00 PM
Open to: Anyone
The Act of Killing
Jun 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM
Jun 16, 2014 9:30:00 PM
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by
Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of
Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders
in the style of the American movies they love. (http://theactofkilling.co.uk)
Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'The Act of Killing'
Jun 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM
this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog,
Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian
death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style
of the American movies they love.' - 'The Act of Killing' website
Britain, France & Africa: Legacies, Entanglements and Cultural Trajectories of Decolonization and Beyond
Jun 9, 2014 8:45:00 AM
Jun 9, 2014 6:30:00 PM
The legacies of
colonialism are as hotly debated as the struggle for independence was
contested. Cultural, political and financial entanglement remained long after
1960 in a hazily defined ‘postcolonial moment’ which has coloured our
interpretation of these events. This conference will try to tease out these
transnational bonds, articulating the mindsets, beliefs and perceptions which
governed the contested decolonization process for Britain and France. The
reality of different aims, different beliefs and different modernities did not
belie common features which linked this process across time and continents.
Child & Youth Migrants: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Jun 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Jun 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Jun 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Jun 15, 2014 4:00:00 PM
The UCL Roberts Building plays host to FutureBook Hack, which invites developers, designers and entrepreneurs to come
together for a weekend of brainstorming and problem solving in a
previously untapped sector: book publishing.