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IAS Lies: Insurgency in the Archives - The politics and aesthetics of sedition in colonial India

Start: Jan 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM
End: Jan 13, 2018 7:00:00 PM

This workshop, partially funded by the Institute of Advanced Studies as part of its 2017-18 research theme of Lies, will explore new approaches to studying sedition, with special focus on publications banned for seditious intent in colonial India: nationalist texts intended for a mass audience during a period of low literacy levels, which were often multimedia in format (meant to be sung, orated or seen).

Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia: Bookishness and Bureaucracy? Icelandic Bishops and the Introduction of New Genres and Literacy Techniques

Start: Jan 16, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 16, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The IAS is delighted to host the Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia seminar series, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  The third in the series, 'Bookishness and Bureaucracy? Icelandic Bishops and the Introduction of New Genres
and Literacy Techniques', will be given by Professor Lena Rohrbach (Universitäten Basel und Zürich).

IAS Vulnerabilty Seminar: Stupid Shame

Start: Jan 17, 2018 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 17, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The IAS Vulnerability Seminar Series is delighted to welcome Professor Steven Connor from the University of Cambridge for this talk, which will consider the vulnerability of those assigned to a category which most human groups treat with angry revulsion: the stupid. Professor Connor will suggest that stupidity is more tightly than ever twinned with shame in our growing epistemocracy. But if the power to shame is toxically potent, the condition of shame, though the most exquisitely painful form of vulnerability, may also harbour surprising, and dangerous powers of insurgence.

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Post Truth: Panel Discussion

Start: Jan 24, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM

As part of this year’s research theme on ‘Lies’, the IAS is pleased to welcome an interdisciplinary panel discussion about the role of psychoanalysis in the age of post-truth.

Vulnerability, Viability and the Life of AIDS: Elisabeth Lebovici in conversation with Oliver Davis

Start: Jan 29, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 29, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The IAS is pleased to announce a conversation with Elisabeth Lebovici to discuss her new book Ce que le sida m'a fait: art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle (‘What AIDS has done to me. Art and Activism at the End of the 20th Century’, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2017). Restoring the voices of friends in the fight against AIDS; articulating the "I" and the "we" of then and now; examining facts and affects little known to the French and European public; analyzing the epidemic of representation which followed the emergence of AIDS: such is the agenda of this book, conceived by Elisabeth Lebovici as a "discourse on method" in which the personal is always political, and public and private spheres are closely intertwined. Engaged alongside French and American AIDS activists, Elisabeth Lebovici was a privileged observer, as an art historian and journalist, of the debates of the 1980s and 1990s. In this book, Lebovici analyzes the relationships between art and activism at this pivotal moment, which she revisits from her memory as witness and survivor.

Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia: Political rule-breakers and cultural brokers - Norway as a bureaucratic bully-state in Europe in the late thirteenth century

Start: Feb 6, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The IAS is delighted to host the Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia seminar series, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  The fifth in the series, 'Political rule-breakers and cultural brokers: Norway as a bureaucratic bully-state in Europe in the late thirteenth century' will given by Professor Bjørn Bandlien (Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge).

IAS Book Launch: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

Start: Feb 26, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 26, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The East India Company at Home, 1757–1857, edited by Margot Finn and Kate Smith, explores how empire in Asia shaped British country houses, their interiors and the lives of their residents. It includes chapters from researchers based in a wide range of settings such as archives and libraries, museums, heritage organisations, the community of family historians and universities. It moves beyond conventional academic narratives and makes an important contribution to ongoing debates around how empire impacted Britain.

Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia

Start: Mar 6, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The IAS is delighted to host the Bureaucracy in Medieval Scandinavia seminar series, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

IAS Book Launch: Feminism and the Politics of Childhood - Friends or Foes?

Start: Mar 7, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 7, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? edited by Rachel Rosen and Katherine Twamley, is a collection of 18 chapters which together offer an innovative and critical exploration of perceived commonalities and conflicts between women and children and, more broadly, intersections and antagonisms between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. This unique collection brings into dialogue authors from a wide variety of geographical contexts, academic disciplines, activist organisations, and theoretical perspectives. Together the contributions offer new ways to conceptualise relations between women and children and to address injustices faced by both groups.

Centre for Early Modern Exchanges Seminar: Black Tudors - Three Untold Stories by Miranda Kaufmann

Start: Mar 14, 2018 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The IAS is pleased to share details of this Early Modern Exchanges seminar.  Dr Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans: a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the Mary Rose, a Moroccan woman baptised in Elizabethan London and a porter who whipped a fellow servant at their master’s Gloucestershire manor house.

IAS Book Launch: Short Films from a Small Nation - Danish Informational Film 1935-1965

Start: Mar 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 PM

For three decades, state-sponsored short filmmaking educated Danish citizens, promoted Denmark to the world, and shaped the careers of renowned directors like Carl Th. Dreyer. This book, written by Dr C. Claire Thomson and published by Edinburgh University Press in January 2018, traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and architecture were commissioned, funded, produced and reviewed from the inter-war period to the 1960s. Examining the life cycle of a representative selection of films, and discussing their preservation and mediation in the digital age, this book presents a detailed case study of how informational cinema is shaped by, and indeed shapes, its cultural, political and technological contexts.