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Science and Literature Seminars: Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and the Biographical Laboratory

Start: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2014 7:30:00 PM

This talk will explore Francis Galton's use of biography; it will account for his use of biographical dictionaries as the basis for his early work in eugenics, including his own attempts to institute a so-called 'Golden Book of Thriving Families' as foundational work for early British sociology.

CenTraS Seminars: Film musicals in translation: textual choices for the song episodes

Start: Dec 3, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2014 5:00:00 PM

'My UCL Masters: what next?'

Start: Dec 4, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Dec 4, 2014 2:00:00 PM

An introduction to different options available after completing a Masters degree at UCL using data from previous UCL graduates and an employer’s perspective.  We will also consider the importance of self exploration in career planning. We will look at potential routes including further academia, we will examine strategic approaches to job-hunting and address the importance of knowing how to market a postgraduate degree in the recruitment process. 

Memories of Change: Cinema and Culture in Portugal After the Carnation Revolution

Start: Dec 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Dec 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM

One-day colloquium exploring diverse aspects of Portuguese cinema and culture since 1974.

Security and immigration at the level of the EU: What’s wrong with a securitization approach?

Start: Dec 10, 2014 5:00:00 PM

It has repeatedly been claimed that immigration has been “securitized” at the EU level. In other words, immigration has successfully been framed as a threat by officials, who subsequently deal with that “threat” as a security issue. The aim of the presentation is to construct a more nuanced version of this one-dimensional story, which would take into account the complexity of securitization processes, immigration policy, and political logics.

Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'Aftermath' (2012)

Start: Dec 10, 2014 7:00:00 PM

This contemporary drama was inspired by the 1941 progrom in the Jewish community of Jedwabne and the book Neighbors by Jan T. Gross. It tells the story of two brothers intent on finding out what happened in their village during the war and how their own family became entangled in the murder of their Jewish neighbours. In Poland, the film was very controversial and reignited the controversy about the role Poles played in the Holocaust.
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