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The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

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Birkbeck, University of London

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The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH) was established in 2004 to stimulate research, public debate and collaboration among academics and intellectuals on important public issues of our time.

Key to its remit is the promotion of new ideas and forms of understanding in the humanities. As part of this mission, the BIH aims to foster a climate of interdisciplinary research and collaboration among colleagues from three schools (Arts; Law; Social Sciences, History and Philosophy) at Birkbeck, University of London, as well as inviting in other UK-based and international academics and researchers.

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London Critical Theory Summer School 2020 Dates: 22 June to 3 July 2020

Deadline for applications: 18 March 2020

This internationally renowned Summer School enables students and academics to engage in a two-week course of day-time study with acclaimed critical thinkers.

Find out more about the Summer School and how to apply.

12 March 2020 - 18:00: Feminism and Neoliberalism: Young Women's Lives in Times of Social Polarisation.

This lecture continues our series of Feminist Flashpoint events

30 March 2020 - 18:00: Inaugural Lecture Series - Filippo de Vivo

Professor Filippo de Vivo is delivering his inaugural lecture 'Imaginary Archives of the Renaissance'.

5 May 2020 - 14:00: Professor Slavoj Zizek - masterclass

The Future of Hegel, The Future in Hegel