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Medical (In)humanities: Secret Science

Start: Jun 3, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: 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

Start: Jun 3, 2014 4:30:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Duane Roller (Ohio State University), Cleopatra of Egypt: Myth and Reality

Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Carolyn Burdett

Start: Jun 3, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: 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

Start: Jun 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: 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

Start: Jun 5, 2014 5:15:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2014 7:15:00 PM

Open to: Anyone

The Act of Killing

Start: Jun 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2014 9:30:00 PM

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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'

Start: Jun 6, 2014 7:00:00 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.' - 'The Act of Killing' website

Britain, France & Africa: Legacies, Entanglements and Cultural Trajectories of Decolonization and Beyond

Start: Jun 9, 2014 8:45:00 AM
End: Jun 9, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Britan France Africa Poster
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

Start: Jun 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

FutureBook Hack

Start: Jun 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Jun 15, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Futurebookhack logo
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.
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