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April 2016

‘Academic Diary’ Book Launch

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Thursday 5th May, 7pm at Brick Lane Bookshop

To celebrate the publication of his new book, ‘Academic Diary’, Les Back will be talking higher education with sociologist and broadcaster Laurie Taylor, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’. Is a university education still relevant? What are the forces that threaten it? Should academics ever be allowed near Twitter?

Please email info@bricklanebookshop.co.uk to reserve your free seat.

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The Insistence of the Possible: A Two-Day Symposium with Isabelle Stengers

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// 18th & 19th May 2016, 2-6pm
// Professor Stuart Hall Building 314, Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 6NW

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Between Documentality and Imagination: Five Theses on Curating the Violent Past

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On Thursday 21st April Professor Vikki Bell will be giving a talk at the University of Valparaiso, Chile. It is entitled: ‘Between Documentality and Imagination: Five Theses on Curating the Violent Past’. Her article of the same name has been accepted by the journal Memory Studies.

Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation

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Sara Farris will be speaking at the “Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation” conference in New York.

This year’s Arendt-Schurmann Memorial Symposium explores the theme of “Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation” It convenes a diverse group of thinkers who are currently engaged in developing a feminist/anti-capitalist perspective for the coming period. Scholars, students, activists, and anyone interested in the feminist critique of capitalism are welcome.

The symposium will be held on April 21–22, 2016 in the Wolff Conference Room at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in New York City.

Rethinking Economies with Marsha Rosengarten and Martin Savransky

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Professor Marsha Rosengarten & Dr Martin Savransky will be presenting at the ‘Rethinking Economies Seminar Series 2016‘ at the University of Tampere, 21 April.

Rob Imrie keynote at Celebrating the ADA event

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‘Celebrating the ADA: The Next 25 Years’

On April 6 2016, Rob Imrie gave a keynote at ‘Celebrating the ADA: The Next 25 Years’ event at the University at Buffalo

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Website launched for New Urban Multicultures: Conviviality and Racism Conference

Organised by Dr Emma Jackson and Dr Anamik Saha, the New Urban Multicultures conference will re-engage with ‘New Ethnicities and Urban Cultures: Racisms and Multiculture in Young Lives’ by Les Back, and its themes of the co-presence of racism and the possibilities of multiculture.

Visit the New Urban Multicultures: Conviviality and Racism Conference website now!

Sovereignty and Deviation: Notes on Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, Vol. 2

Alberto Toscano’s article ‘Sovereignty and Deviation: Notes on Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, Vol. 2’ – exploring the French philosopher’s account of the emergence of Stalinism – is now available [pdf] in the journal Crisis and Critique.

Truth Telling in Nepal

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Truth telling in Nepal: Vikki Bell at the ‘Unofficial Truth-telling: International Experiences and Lessons for Nepal conference, Kathmandu, March 2016.

Organised by The UN Development Plan for Nepal, and the newly launched Transitional Justice Resource Centre the ‘Unofficial Truth-telling: International Experiences and Lessons for Nepal’ conference took place to coincide with the ‘International Day for the Right to the Truth’, 24-26th March 2016 in Patan, Kathmandu.

As part of a panel on aesthetic approaches to truth-telling, Vikki Bell spoke about her research in Argentina, with a focus on protest and/as art; on memorials; and on museum and documentation centres.

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