• Justice and the Memory of Dictatorship in Spain and Latin America: Listening to Judge Garzón - Saturday, 11 June 2011,  3.30 pm – 7.00 pm,  Clore Lecture Theatre Clore Centre, Birkbeck , Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL We are screening Isabel Coixet’s most recent film Listening to Judge Garzón, documenting an interview conducted by Spanish author Manuel Rivas with judge Baltasar Garzón. Prof Jens Andermann, Dr […]
  • MA World Cinema programme launch - Join us on Friday June 24 at 7pm in the Birkeck Cinema to celebrate the launch of our new MA World Cinema. This MA will introduce students to the cinematic traditions of different regions and continents and help explore them through our expertise in key technological, cultural and political developments. […]
  • Research Student Workshop: Exploring Portuguese & French Literature - Adaptations in Manoel de Oliveira’s Iconic Films Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 June 2012, Birkbeck, Room G02, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Three Separate Sessions from 10am to 9pm Programme Monday, 25 June First Session: 10am -1pm Introduction & ‘Aniki-Bòbò’ (1942) (71mins) inspired by the poem ‘Os Meninos e […]
  • Picturing Place: Images and the London Olympics - Thursday, 21 June 2012, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Room B20, Malet Street (Entrance via Torrington Square), London WC1 A cross-disciplinary panel discussion on images and urban change Organised as part of Open City Docs Fest, ‘Picturing Place’ is an interdisciplinary research project which critically explores the role of images and image-production in […]
  • The representation of Brazil in the 1920s cinema: World Fair and scientific expeditions - Eduardo Morettin (ECA-USP) Thursday, 26 April 2012, 6.00pm, Room B06, Malet Street, London  WC1E 7HX (Entrance via Torrington Place) The representation of the Brazilian nation in the cinema of the 1920s will be examined through three films: No país das Amazonas (1922), No Rastro do Eldorado (1925), both from Silvino […]
  • Exhibition: Textile Sculptures: Recent work by Warmi - Monday, 19 to Friday, 30 March 2012, Embassy of Peru, The Portable Gallery, 52 Sloane Street London SW1X 9SP Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 15:00-17:00 I admire the sensibility and mathematics involved in the choice of colour by Peruvian embroiderers, who still challenge the viewers’ intellect and senses. They demand concentrated […]
  • International Conference: Textiles, Techne and Power in the Andes - Thursday, 15 to Saturday, 17 March 2012, The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) and the Stevenson Lecture Theatre,  British Museum, London This Conference arises from the AHRC-funded project Weaving communities of practice. Textiles, culture and identity in the Andes, based at CILAVS in collaboration with the Department of Computer […]
  • Creating imperial histories: the iconography of Inca colonial wooden beakers (qeros) - Cristiana Bertazoni (Centro de Estudos Mesoamericanos e Andinos, Universidade de São Paulo) Friday, 2 March 2012, 6.00 to 7.30pm, Birkbeck, Room G15, Malet Street, London  WC1E 7HX (Entrance via Torrington Place) This paper presents an iconographical analysis of Inca colonial beakers (qeros) in order to offer an insight into Inca […]
  • Spaces of Dissent: An interdisciplinary workshop on Occupy London - Thursday, 23 February 2012, 2-5pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD A panel of academics from a range of disciplines will discuss Occupy London.  They will focus on how urban space and politics intersect in the historically, politically and theologically charged context of St Paul’s Churchyard and the […]
  • Mozambican Film Screening in London - Saturday, 4 February 2012, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD 2.30pm: Chikwembo (Feitiço, Júlio Silva, 65 min). The film is in Changana with Portuguese subtitles A fiction feature film, covering topics such as abortion, obscurantism, witchcraft and shamanism. It also discusses the wealth wildlife in the game reserve […]

Image credit @ Carmen Fracchia