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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 2019

Our internationally renowned Summer School takes place this year from 24 June - 5 July 2019. The Summer School enables graduate students and academics to engage in a two-week course of day-time study with acclaimed critical thinkers.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here

19 March 2019 - 18:00: Jews, Money, Myth

A public exhibition in collaboration with Jewish Museum London

17 June 2019 - 10:00: Jews, Money, Myth: International Workshop

This workshop is one of a series of events exploring themes from the exhibition Jews, Money, Myth.

18 June 2019 - 14:00: Homecare: A Community Engagement Event

A community engagement event focussed upon 'homecare'

21 June 2019 - 17:30: Marxism in Culture: Two book launches on Landscape and Utopia

Marxism in Culture seminar featuring Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck) and Dr John Timberlake (Middlesex University)

3 July 2019 - 18:30: Jewish Money and the Image of the Jewish Body in the Middle Ages

This lecture is one of a series exploring themes from the exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth at the Jewish Museum London (19 March – 7 July).