Author: uneesah

#PotW: Homophobias, human rights and social change in the French and British Caribbean

When: Thursday 23 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.30pm Who: Institute of Latin American Studies Where: Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor David Murray, York University, Toronto The goal of this presentation is to engage with key concepts in sexual minority discrimination and rights talk occurring in transnational contexts. It will […]

#PotW: Defending the Nature-Culture Divide

When: Thursday 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.30pm Who: The Human Mind Project Where: The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor Maria Kronfeldner, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Central European University Does new scientific research on development, epigenetics and gene-culture co-evolution show that nature and culture cannot be separated? And […]

#PotW: Human Art: The First 30,000 years

When: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6 – 7pm Who: The Warburg Institute Where: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB Speaker: Professor Paul Pettitt, Durham University Recent discoveries have pushed the boundaries of art making into unimaginable depths of time and across diverse geographies bringing to light the crucial role of images in the cognitive development of the human […]

#PotW: Multisensory emotion processing in the adult and infant brain

When: Thursday 9 February 2017, 5 – 7pm Who: Institute of Philosophy, Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) Where: Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Sarah Jessen, University of Lübeck Humans very successfully recognize others’ emotions. It is the combination of a variety of information channels – including facial, bodily, and vocal […]

#PotW: ‘Insulting the autumnal sky’: Senate House and the work of the Ministry of Information 1939-46

When: Thursday 2 February 2017, 6-8pm Who: Senate House Library Where: Chancellor’s Hall, first floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Between 1939 and 1946 the University of London’s Senate House, designed by Charles Holden, was occupied by the Ministry of Information (MOI). The MOI was tasked with justifying Britain’s case during the Second World War to […]

#PotW: The Shock of the Old. Art in the European Ice Age

When: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6 – 7pm Who: The Warburg Institute Where: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB Speaker: Dr Jill Cook, British Museum Recent discoveries have pushed the boundaries of art making into unimaginable depths of time and across diverse geographies bringing to light the crucial role of images in the cognitive development of the […]