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#PotW: Being Human Festival Showcase

When: 27th June 2016 – 13:30 – 19:30.  Who: Being Human Festival. Where: The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Click here to book tickets and for more information. Come and join us at Senate House on the 27th June when we’ll be celebrating some of the best bits of the 2015 Festival, and […]

#PotW: Brexit – Then and Now

  When: 24th May 2016 – 10:00 – 17:00.  Who: Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Where: The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Fees:  Standard: £25.00. Students/retired/unwaged: £15.00. A symposium comparing debates in 1975 and 2016. Further information at:

#PotW: Living Literature: The Great Gatsby

  When: Thursday 5 May 2016, 19:30-22:00 Who: Living Literature Where: Senate House – Malet Street, London, WC1E. Travel back in time with us to 1922, and explore the tastes, sights, smells and sounds of Gatsby’s lost world, with guidance from experts in the history of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Prohibition-era New York. Audiences will come away with renewed understanding of how ‘The […]

#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 Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies: 5th Conference 5-6 August

Organised and sponsored by the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Linguistics and The Journal of Philology. The conference is devoted to the development of English and Russian studies, lexicography, sociolinguistics, English teaching in Russia, and the History of the Book. The Organising Committee welcomes presentations for the […]

#PotW – Self-portraiture in Word and Image

Organised by: James Hall (Independent Scholar) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute) Speakers: Simon Gilson (Warwick), Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), James Hall (Independent Scholar), Paul Holberton (Paul Holberton Publishing), Helen Langdon (Independent Scholar), Jacqueline Lichtenstein (Paris-Sorbonne), Martin McLaughlin (Oxford) and Alison Wright (UCL) Programme 10.00 Registration 10.15 Welcome: Peter Mack 10.20 Simon Gilson: ‘Authorial Self-Presentation in Dante’ 11.00 James Hall: ‘The […]

#PoTW – A State of Our Own: Second Independence, Federalism and the Decolonisation of the State in Africa

The lecture interrogates the intriguing features of statehood and politics in Africa. It argues that the decolonisation process in Africa is incomplete without the liberation of the state which retains its colonial cast and remains the locus and embodiment of colonisation. This process is already underway in different forms and at various stages all over […]