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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 Chandaria Lectures 2017 | Cognitive Gadgets

When: Friday 8 December, 6-7pm Who: Institute of Philosophy Where: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Evolutionary psychology casts the human mind as a collection of cognitive instincts – organs of thought shaped by genetic evolution and constrained by the needs of our Stone Age ancestors. This picture was plausible 25 years […]

#PotW: The 2017 Wordsworth Trust London Lecture: Byron and Wordsworth, Art and Nature

When: Tuesday 31 October, 6-8pm Who: Institute of English Studies Where: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Wordsworth and Byron fell out in a not very dignified way over politics, and there was heavy collateral damage in their opinion of each other’s poetry. But there was a fundamental intellectual difference, too. Share […]

#PotW: Telling Stories about Law and Development

When: Thursday 26 October, 5.30-7pm Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Where: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR Diamond Ashiagbor, professor of law and director of research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, will deliver her inaugural lecture, examining regions, market building, and labour law in the European Union and the African […]

#PotW: Why Do We Need Monsters?

When: Tuesday 17 October, 6-8pm Who: Institute of Classical Studies Where: Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Almost every society has imagined monsters, often hybrids of humans and beast. Today we worry about chimaeras, organisms created by combining genes from more than one species, and science fiction writers imagine bizarre aliens on other […]

#PotW: Dickens Day 2017

When: Saturday 14 October, 9am – 6pm Who: Institute of English Studies Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Jointly run by Birkbeck, Cardiff University, the Dickens Fellowship, and the Institute of English Studies, this one-day conference will explore all aspects of Dickens and fantasy. Fantasy pervades Dicken’s writing. His deeply held commitment to ‘fancy’, a word […]