• Traces of Nitrate: some documents - 11-15 March 2013, Peltz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD An exhibition of the photographic work in progress of the AHRC funded Traces of Nitrate project developed at the University of Brighton by Ignacio Acosta, Louise Purbrick and Xavier Ribas. The Peltz […]
  • Stolen Gazes: Images of Peoples from Peruvian Amazon and Colombia - 23 April – 7 May 2013, Peltz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD An exhibition of the photographic work by Agata Lulkowska Opening on Monday, 22 April at 6pm with a discussion with Julio Etchart on Latin American photography A drinks reception […]
  • Snow Star: Artwork by Sephira Salazar - 4-15 June 2013, Peltz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Snow Star documents a mysterious, ancient Andean ceremony, Qoyllur Ritt’i (Quechuan for Resplendent Snow), which takes place annually hidden in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes. The ritual, associated with the […]
  • Water Quipu: A performance lecture with video and slide projections by Cecilia Vicuña - Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 6.00-7.30pm, Room G10, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In this multimedia performance the artist Cecilia Vicuña weaves images, chants and stories of her life as a quipu maker, a quipucamayoc of the 21st century. Weaving in and around […]
  • Global Gifts: Art and Diplomacy between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 - When? 25/01/2013 10-5:30 Where? Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD A one-day workshop at Birkbeck in collaboration with the Global History and Culture Centre (Warwick) and the Centre for Overseas History (Lisbon) This one-day workshop aims to enquire into the material and aesthetic culture […]
  • Botany and Beyond: Re-Exploring Kew Collections - Friday, 7 December 2012, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Pat Brenan Suite, Herbarium) This workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines, including art history, history of science, history of empire, collecting, and the history of cross-cultural encounters together with various professionals who care for these collections. The workshop will draw […]
  • 3rd UK Portuguese Film Festival - Portuguese culture is not just about listening to a poetic Fado or eating some Sardines. There is much more to be explored and the 3rd edition of the UK Portuguese Film Festival 25 NOV – 08 DEC 2012 brings some of the unseen/unheard from this extraordinary culture. Spread in four […]
  • CIRCULAR Film Festival - Saturday, 20 October 2012,  1pm – 9pm, Room B33, Malet Street (Entrance via Torrington Place), Birkbeck, University of London The first Festival of Brazilian youth film in London. It is a collaboration between CILAVS and ABRIR. Curator: Cristiane Pederiva For more details visit http://circularfestivalinfanto-juvenil.blogspot.co.uk/.
  • Spanish Film Industry - Professor José María Álvarez Monzoncillo Monday, 10 December 2012, 6.00-7.30pm, Room 252, Malet Street (Entrace via Torrington Place), Birkbeck, University of London This lecture will focus on the current situation of the Spanish film industry. It will discuss the level of production and the situation of production companies, including the […]
  • The negation of the city: language trappings and the legitimation of urbanicide postmodern urban planning - Jordi Borja Sebastià (BISR Visiting Fellow) Friday, 26 October 2012, 6.00-7.30pm, Room 416, Malet Street (Entrance via Torrington Place), Birkbeck, University of London Marx (Groucho): “These are my principles and if you don’t like them… well, I have others” This talk deals with postmodernism as a legitimating tool for urban […]

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