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Essay Film Festival Prelude: The Devil Never Sleeps/EI Diablo Nunca Duerme (6 March)

Date and time: Fri, 6 March 2020, 18:00 – 21:00 GMTLocation: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD The Devil Never Sleeps (EI Diablo Nunca Duerme) 1994 • Video • 82 min. • Lourdes Portillo Screening as a prelude… Continue Reading →

Essay Film Festival Prelude: Things in the Distance – Alberto Seixas Santos (7 March)

Essay Film Festival Prelude: Things in the Distance – Alberto Seixas Santos Date and Time: Saturday 7 March, 1pm-6pmLocation: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1. Reflecting on the Carnation Revolution’s filmic production, Portuguese filmmaker Alberto Seixas Santos often criticised the… Continue Reading →

(CANCELLED) “I didn’t want to be a mother”: the enforced lives of women who don’t follow society’s norms – Dr Trifonia Melibea Obono (21 Feb)

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. In this seminar, Trifonia Melibea Obono will talk about her feminist and LGBT activism, as well as her latest nonfiction book Yo no quería ser madre (I didn’t want to be a mother), in… Continue Reading →

Screening + Talk HAPTIC FILMS: Video Essays by Ricardo Vieira Lisboa

UTOPIA FILM FESTIVAL in partnership with CILAVS proudly presents the UK premiere of Haptic Films: Video Essays by Ricardo Vieira Lisboa (rated 15*), followed by a talk with the director. Attendance is free but booking necessary:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-talk-haptic-films-video-essays-by-ricardo-vieira-lisboa-tickets-80673012151 In Ricardo Vieira Lisboa’s own words: ‘In this… Continue Reading →

‘A change of government, a change of recipe. The use of food in the Mexican Nationalist discourse’ A talk by Dr Claudia Prieto-Piastro, Brunel University

Wednesday 4th December, 11AMPaul Hirst Seminar Room (102)10 Gower StreetBirkbeck, University of LondonLondon WC1E 6HJ.All welcome. No booking necessary. In her talk, Dr. Pietro-Piastro will discuss the importance of food in the Mexican official nationalist discourse and how the roots… Continue Reading →

Spanish exiles in the UK: History and Legacies (Nov 12, Instituto Cervantes and CILAVS)

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the beginning of Spanish Republican Exile at the end of the Spanish Civil War, this event brings together scholars and artists to discuss the presence and legacies of Spanish Republican exiles in Britain within a… Continue Reading →

Book launch Nov 23 (Peltz Gallery): ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 by Carmen Fracchia

A book launch and Q&A will be held on the 23rd of November, 3.00-5.00 PM, at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University of London. In this book launch, Birkbeck scholar Mpalive Msiska will interview Dr. Carmen Fracchia, from the Department of Cultures and Languages,… Continue Reading →

Dreaming to Change the World: The Films of the Victor Jara Collective

Join us for a screening of The Terror and the Time (1978) and In the Sky’s Wild Noise (1983), two movies from Guyana’s Victor Jara Collective. Guyana’s Victor Jara Collective may have produced just two films, yet as an example… Continue Reading →

Black History Month 2019: The African Presence in Spain from the 16th to the 18th Centuries – Carmen Fracchia

On the 8th of October Dr Carmen Fracchia will be giving a lecture titled “The African Presence in Spain from the 16th to the 18th Centuries” as part of Black History Month 2019. You can find the event description here,… Continue Reading →

Book launch Dec 9 (Senate House): ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 by Carmen Fracchia

Carmen Fracchia has recently published her new book ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700. It is the first book about the visual representations of African slaves and ex-slaves in Spain during the Hapsburg dynasty, when… Continue Reading →

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