FIGS Events

Translation and the Digital: new tools for creativity and communication

Start: Apr 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 25, 2014 5:00:00 PM

This event is funded as part of the Arts & Humanities workshop and seminar series 2013-14. The workshop is free to attend for delegates from both subscribing and non-subscribing institutions but booking is essential to secure your place as numbers are limited.

Society for Archaeological Masters Students Annual Conference II

Start: May 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: May 9, 2014 5:00:00 PM

8--‐9th May, 2014 Institute of Archaeology, University College London

2 or 3 Things I Know About Him

Start: May 12, 2014 7:00:00 PM
End: May 12, 2014 9:30:00 PM

German filmmaker Malte Ludin explores the questionable legacy of his father, executed Plenipotentiary Nazi Party Minister Hanns Ludin, in this documentary that delves into a dark family history while exploring just how stories are passed down through the generations. It's been 60 years since the end of World War II, and though the story of Hanns Ludin is now a matter of public record, his family continues to whitewash their history and deny the brutal facts. (rottentomatoes)

FLAWS: Medieval Research Conference

Start: May 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The London Medieval Graduate Network is pleased to announce that its annual conference will take place at UCL on 29th May 2014 with the theme of 'Flaws.' This inter-disciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.

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.

The Act of Killing

Start: Jun 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM
End: 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. (

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.

I Was A Slave Labourer

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


Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum (PZAF)

Start: Jun 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum (PZAF) is an established event for postgraduate students and early career researchers to present their research in a friendly arena, whilst encouraging networking amongst the wider academic community. This year, the conference will be held by UCL’s Hunters and Herders Research Network at the Institute of Archaeology from 20th-21st June, thanks to a generous grant from JFIGS.

Run Run Run

Start: Jun 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Jun 26, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Headline Acts: Dr Hayden Lorimer, Reader, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. Professor Gregg Whelan / Lone Twin, artist and Professor of  Performance, Falmouth University

Disturbing Pasts: Reverberations of the Second World War in Europe after 1945

Start: Jul 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 5, 2014 3:30:00 PM

This conference sets out to explore the complex and diverse reverberations of the Second World War after 1945. The notion of  ‘disturbing pasts’ refers to the experience of war and violence. But the aim is to understand how and why these experiences continue to disturb a later present, and how some people later disturb an apparently dormant past. The focus is on conflicting, unexpected and often dissonant interpretations and representations of these events among both those who were the witnesses, victims and perpetrators of these events and among different communities in the generations that followed. On a theoretical level, therefore, one objective of this conference is to raise challenges to the widely used and yet under-theorized concept of ‘collective memory’. 

English Grammar Day 2014

Start: Jul 4, 2014 9:30:00 AM
End: Jul 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The Great War and the Idea of Europe

Start: Jul 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Aug 1, 2014 12:30:00 PM

University College London and University of East Anglia