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#PotW: Work Stories: Documenting, Narrating and Representing the French Workplace

Work has become a critical site for apprehending broad changes in France’s society, culture and economy and their imprint on individual and collective life. At once localised and enclosed, the workplace is also traversed by structural transformations at national and international level. The purpose of this conference is to bring together a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives on […]


#PoTW: The invention and reinvention of decolonisation: rethinking the ‘waves’ narrative

This one-day workshop, sponsored by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, will pose a number of questions about global decolonisation. Was ‘decolonisation’ a European invention designed to ease the ‘white man’s burden’ and pave the way for a neo-colonial system of extraction and dependency? Was it a Latin American invention intended to […]

Music Soares

#PoTW: Surrealism and music in France, 1924–52: Alexander Soares recital

Join us at Senate House on 8 June for a music recital of relevant French repertoire by outstanding young pianist, Alexander Soares. This event, part of the ‘Surrealism and music in France, 1924–52: interdisciplinary and international contexts’ conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, will include works by Boulez, Messiaen and Jolivet. Share […]


#PoTW: Visualising ‘blackness’ in Latin America and the Caribbean, 16th-19th centuries

In recent years, a rich wave of scholarship has been examining representations of ‘blackness’ in the visual cultures of the Atlantic world. It is an avenue of enquiry particularly germane to Latin America and the Caribbean, home to the world’s largest African diasporic populations, and allows us to understand how peoples of African descent and […]


#PoTW: Luther, death and anti-Popery

When: 16 May 2018, 6-7.30pm, reception from 7:30-8:30 Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Starting with the first visual propaganda for the Reformation this lecture, in memory of Professor Eric Hobsbawm and hosted in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London, explores anti-papalism and anti-monasticism in Lutheran […]


#PoTW  Young lives at the outskirts of progress: a child-centred study of Indigenous exclusion and marginalisation in Amazonian Peru

When: 10 May 2018, 5.30–7.30pm Who: Institute of Latin American Studies, LSE, Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London Where: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU This talk by Dr Camilla Morelli, a social anthropology lecturer at Bristol University, examines the challenges faced by indigenous children and youth in Peru […]

Brazil abolition of slavery exhibition

#PoTW Labour of freedom – the photography of Lita Cerqueira, in celebration of 130 years of the abolition of slavery in Brazil

When: 1–20 May 2018, 5pm Who: Institute of Latin American Studies and Brazilarity Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU This photographic exhibition is presented by Braziliarty and the Institute of Latin American Studies. It celebrates the 130th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil which was the last American nation to do […]

#PoTW: Public commemoration and women’s history

When: 1 May 2018, 6–8.30pm Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez […]