• Public Tears and Secrets of the Heart: Political Emotions in a State of Crisis - L. Elena Delgado (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Wednesday 11 May 2016, 6.00pm, Room 112, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD In a society of hyper-communication, compulsive transparency and prescribed positivity, who can make claims, express political grievances and ‚Äúspeak from the heart‚ÄĚ in the public sphere? […]
  • Anachronisms? El Escorial and the Christian Reconquest: Preserving Visual Chronicles of Warfare in Early Modern Castile - Laura¬†Fern√°ndez-Gonz√°lez (University of Lincoln) Wednesday 18 November 2015, 6.00pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD The Hall of Battles in El Escorial Monastery is a long gallery covered in frescoes commissioned by Philip II of Spain (1527-1598). The gallery is one among of the […]
  • Memory as Montage: The Visual Archive of the Spanish Civil War - Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) Tuesday 9 February 2016, 6.00pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD Images were central to the story of the Spanish Civil War and continue to be central in its memory today. After all, the war in Spain was the first […]
  • Exhibition: Tejas Verdes: I was not there - An Aesthetic Intervention and a Meditation on Absence Friday 3 June¬† – 15 July 2016,¬†Peltz Gallery, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD ‘Tejas Verdes: I was not there’ is a collaborative project between sociologist Margarita Palacios and visual artist Livia Marin. Bringing together Palacios‚Äô research on […]
  • Indigenous filmmaking in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia - Monday 16 May 2016, 6.00-9.00pm, Room B04, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6.00-9.00pm, Room 110, ¬†School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD Sunday 22 May 2016, 6.30-8.30pm, Muxima Cafe, 618 Roman Road, Bow, London E3 2RW A unique […]
  • Hollywood depictions of Portugal and Europe - Friday 20 May 2016, 2.00-5.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD During World War II and the Cold War, Europe served as the setting of numerous Hollywood productions, particularly stories of intrigue and espionage. This event will include a screening of the 1944 spy thriller¬†The Conspirators¬†(a follow-up to¬†Casablanca,¬†set […]
  • Film Screening with Q&A: London as a Village - Talk with filmmaker Takum√£ Kuikuro Moderated by Prof Paul Heritage (Queen Mary University of London) Wednesday 24 February 2016, 6.00-7.00pm,¬†Birkbeck Cinema, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square,¬†London WC1H 0PD In April 2015, filmmaker Takum√£ Kuikuro travelled all the way from his village, set within the Xingu Indigenous Territory (North […]
  • UTOPIA – 6th UK Portuguese Film Festival - Saturday 21 November 2015, Room B04, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD Programme 2.15pm –¬†Warriors¬†(Quem vai √† guerra, Marta Pessoa, Portugal, 2011, 130mins) Forty years after its abrupt conclusion, Portugal’s colonial war is still a sensitive and opaque topic, with narratives built mostly around male protagonist, […]
  • Circular: 4th Brazilian Youth Film Festival - Saturday 24 October 2015, 1.30-5.30pm, Room B33, Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street (entrance via Torrington Square), London WC1E 7HX CILAVS is delighted to host the 4th¬†edition of Circular: Brazilian Youth Film Festival, bringing to London the best films made in Brazil for youthful audiences. The films screened […]
  • Eating the New World: Foods from the Americas in the Old World, 1500-1700 - Rebecca Earle (Warwick University) Wednesday 11 November 2015, 11-12.30pm, Paul Hirst Room (102), 10 Gower Street, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 6HJ Prof Rebecca Earle¬†is a cultural historian of Spanish America and early modern Europe at Warwick University. She is interested in how ordinary, every-day cultural practices such as […]

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