Flock to the Crown News Bulletin 23rd – 29th

Flock to the Crown News Bulletin 23rd – 29th

News bulletin on what’s going on at Birkbeck University and the Bloomsbury area.

If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on flocktothecrown@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @FlockToTheCrown

23 – 26 June

Business Week 2014

From London to Rio: The Business and Politics of Mega Sport Events

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics is pleased to announce Business Week 2014. Continuing from the huge success of previous years, this year will focus on the Business and Politics of Mega Sport Events.

Please go here for full schedule of all events for business week:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bizweek/

NOW until 30th June 2014

[Exhibition] East and West: Visualising the Ottoman City

In this exhibition, at the intersection of personal and history, the artists focus on Ottoman cities bridging East and West, past and present. Through various approaches including documentary photography or archival-based practice, some works focus on the legacies of and transitions from the Ottoman Empire and its multiple histories of Diaspora and erasure. Other works look at the transformations and forgotten sites of Ottoman cities articulated through post and transcultural memories. For more information, please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/exhibition-east-and-west-visualising-the-ottoman-city

23 June – 10 July

Birkbeck’s Pop-Up University for prospective students

Birkbeck will be popping up at Leytonstone Library in partnership with Waltham Forest Borough Council.

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/prospective-events/pop-up-university

24th June

School of Law writer-in-residence: Phillipe Van Haute

The Writer in Residence for 2013/14 is Philippe Van Haute, from the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy, Radbound University, Nijmegen. Currently professor of philosophical anthropology and a practicing psychoanalyst of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis, Philippe Van Haute specialises in the relation between psychoanalysis and philosophy and more particularly on the importance and significance Freudian thinking (and psychoanalytic thinking at large) for a contemporary philosophical anthropology. He is also working on a project on Hegel, Marx, Arendt and Heidegger.

The theme of this year’s programme is The Freudian subject between ‘normality’ and pathology.

Writer in Residence seminars: 24 June, 2-5 pm (Room B20, Malet Street, Birkbeck)

For more information, please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law/our-research/writers-and-artists-in-residence/writer-in-residence

24 June

Writing course materials and formative assessment for successful flexible learning

12.30-2.30pm (lunch provided)
Conservatory Room, International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, London WC1N 1AS

For the latest free CDE seminar there will be three fellows including Dr Clare Sansom, Senior Associate Lecturer (Birkbeck Uni) to conduct workshops on writing course materials for flexible learning. The session will consider some of the issues related to course material design, such as student retention, collaboration and assessment, and will feature presentations and much more.

For more information please go to: http://cdelondon.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/cde-seminar-writing-course-materials

25 June

Business Panel & Clinic with the Institute of Directors Start Up Group (2pm – 4.30pm)

This event presents a unique opportunity for student and graduate entrepreneurs across London to question and debate with a seasoned panel of experts, all members of the IOD Start Up Group. This group comprises company directors, and includes entrepreneurs, business mentors, investors and technology leaders.

For more information, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-panel-clinic-with-the-institute-of-directors-start-up-group-tickets-11744266417

26 June

Birkbeck Open Evening

Our Open Evenings are an excellent opportunity to find out more about our courses and meet our staff. All our open evenings run from 4-7.30pm. Doors close for admission at 7.15pm.

For more information, please click here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/prospective-events/open-evenings

26 June

The ‘femme’ fatale in Brazilian cinema: challenging Hollywood norms by Antônio Márcio da Silva

Antônio Márcio da Silva will introduce his book, The ‘femme’ fatale in Brazilian cinema: challenging Hollywood norms (2014), followed by Q&A.

The femme fatale has long been constructed and understood in popular culture and cinema as a beautiful heterosexual Caucasian woman that belongs to film noir and neo-noir. Here, da Silva shows the need to incorporate diverse ethnic groups and male homosexuals into the range of “femmes” fatales. He examines how the Brazilian representations cross genre, gender, race, and class and offer alternative instances (black, slave, homosexual, married, and teenage) to the dominant Hollywood Caucasian model.

Click here for more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/the-femme-fatale-in-brazilian-cinema-challenging-hollywood-norms-by-antonio-marcio-da-silva

26 June

Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much?

In this round-table discussion, Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author who has written widely on Jewish identity in Europe, and Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist, whose recent book explores the debates over Israel among Jews in Britain, join David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute, to explore the perennial, perplexing question – why do Jews disagree so much on the issue of antisemitism?

For more information, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/debating-antisemitism-why-do-jews-disagree-so-much-tickets-11776877959

26 June

Roundtable Talk: East and West: Visualising the Ottoman City

As the main impact event of the AHRC conference project Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories, this exhibition brings together three contemporary artists using lens-based media, focusing on the representations of the Ottoman City: Aikaterini Gegisian, Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Paris Petridis. Leslie Hakim-Dowek is also the curator of the exhibition.

7-9pm: Roundtable with Ruba Asfani (British Arab Centre); Bea Lewkowicz (Sephardi Voices) and Nouritza Matossian (Armenian Institute)

For more information, please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/exhibition-east-and-west-visualising-the-ottoman-city

27 June

Angelopoulos Screening The Travelling Players

Angelopoulos said: ‘My work [in The Travelling Players] is based on what we call collective memory, and more than collective individual memory, collective historical memory, mixing time in the same space, changing time not through a flashback that corresponds to a person but to a collective memory. This could be accomplished within a single shot, in such a way that three or four historical periods coexist in the space of this shot, a series of frightening leaps into time. For example, in The Travelling Players, an actor is talking about Asia Minor while travelling by train in 1940, the beginning of the war. When the train stops, the actor gets off and looking straight into camera talks about the war in Asia Minor that took place in 1922. But when he looks into camera, that moment is now, now being each time one sees the film. In this manner, three different historical times are being juxtaposed: the present, 1940 and 1922.’

For more information, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/angelopoulos-screening-the-travelling-players-tickets-10292321611

27 June

BiGS Event: Paul Hallam in Conversation with Andrew Asibong and Stefan Dickers

Film screening & discussion in partnership with the Bishopsgate Institute

A unique evening around biography, autobiography and archive with screenings of the film collaborations of Paul Hallam and Andrea Luka Zimmerman (The Last Biscuit), Ron Peck (Soho), Kate Boyd (King’s Cross), Lasse Johansson (Untitled), and Tijmen Veldhuizen, produced by Abbas Nokhasteh (The Paul Hallam Archive).

The screenings will be followed by a discussion with writer and filmmaker Paul Hallam, in conversation with Stefan Dickers (archivist, Bishopsgate Institute) and Andrew Asibong (academic/writer, Birkbeck).

For more information, please click here: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/461/Paul-Hallam-in-Conversation-with-Andrew-Asibong-and-Stefan-Dickers?&Keyword=&TypeID=

27 June

Japan’s All-Female Takarazuka Revue—Considering Gender/Sexuality from Cross-Cultural Perspectives

14:00 to 16:30

This event aims at providing an opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural understanding of Takarazuka. The screening of Dream Girls (1994), the documentary of the Takarazuka Revue, directed by British female documentary makers Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, is followed by the discussion session led by Dr. Nobuko Anan at Birkbeck College and short performance by two former Takarazuka performers, each of whom used to be a “female-role player” and a “male-role player” respectively. Jano Williams will attend the event as well.

For more information please go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/japans-all-female-takarazuka-revueconsidering-gendersexuality-from-cross-cultural-perspectives-tickets-10956811117?aff=eorg

28 June

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities & Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image / Theo Angelopoulos: Cinema as History and History of Cinema – A Symposium (10am – 7.30pm)

Cinema as history and most particularly cinema as the means to tell the history of his native Greece were always at the heart of Theo Angelopoulos’ work and over the course of his long career his films consistently responded to changes in Greek society and Greek politics.

Panel 1.  Dimitris Papanikolaou and Konstantinos Tsoukalas.
Chair: Costas Douzinas

Panel  2. Maria Komninos and Ian Christie
Chair: tbc

Panel 3.  Lydia Papadimiritiou, Mark Betz, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Chair: Laura Mulvey

For more information, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/theo-angelopoulos-cinema-as-history-and-history-of-cinema-a-symposium-tickets-10586230701

28 June

Smoke and mirrors: the secrets of sci-fi special effects

No blockbuster movie would be complete without some special effects. Zero gravity? Check. Massive explosion? Check. Giant, salivating, wheezing alien? Check. But how do the experts do it? Science London will be peeking behind the scenes to find out exactly what’s going on back there.

Click here for more information, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-and-mirrors-the-secrets-of-sci-fi-special-effects-science-london-event-tickets-11167392973

28 June

London Pride March

For the fourth year running, Birkbeck College will be marching at London Pride on 28 June. Birkbeck Pride had a great turn out previously with inventive banners, whistles blown, songs sung and chants shouted.

For more information, please click here: http://birkbeckpride.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/london-pride-2014/

28 June

Perversions of Paper Symposium – (All day)

‘Perversion’ may apply to deviations from normal usage but also to our psychological investments in paper. To talk of having a fetish for books is common, but is there more to this than merely well-worn cliché? What part do books and other written artefacts play in our imaginary and psychic lives, and what complex emotional attachments do we develop towards them? Also, how might literary studies or cultural history register these impulses and acts; what kind of methodologies are appropriate?

This event invites reflections on perverse uses of – and relationships with – paper and parchment. Includes a schedule of academic guest speakers.

For more information, please click here: http://perversionsofpaper.com/programme/

28 June

1950’s Sci-fi: The Gamma People

Join Science London as they revisit the Golden Age of sci-fi B-movies… the 1950’s, when goo was radioactive, brains atomic and viruses extra-terrestrial. They will be screening a rarely-seen British cult classic, The Gamma People (1956). This wonderfully low-budget feature has it all – a scientist-dictator, human experiments, Lederhosen, and even Carry-on star Leslie Phillips! Bizarre, bonkers, yet rich in socio-political commentary, the film’s themes and post-war context will be expertly introduced by a historian of science.

For more information, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1950s-sci-fi-the-gamma-people-science-london-event-tickets-11167603603

28 June

Health, lies and videotape

Just how much has health advice changed in the last 100 years? We’ll be exploring the archives of public health announcements, with films from the 1930s to the present day. Joining us will be experts to help us separate the fact from the fiction, and the hilarious from the health-conscious!

For more information, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-lies-and-video-tape-science-london-event-tickets-11167218451

Academic Workshops at Birkbeck this week (Wednesday 25th June) include

Introduction to Panopto

What to do when you don’t know what to do!

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=GLOBAL

2 July 2014 (7pm – 8pm)

Crystallography: the past and the future, always in fashion

Crystallography is the subject, which has contributed more than any other to the elucidation of structures at a molecular level, from protein molecular machines to industrial materials. This talk will trace the history of the subject from its beginnings, over 100 years ago, to the present and beyond. Drawing on archival material, the talk will describe the role that Birkbeck has played in the development and use of crystallography in the past 60 years.

For more information, please click here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crystallography-the-past-and-the-future-always-in-fashion-tickets-11151854497?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

3 July

MA Contemporary Literature & Culture Taster Evening

Click here for more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ma-contemporary-literature-culture-taster-evening-tickets-12050398065

7 July 2014

Digital Dickens: A Dickens Day Workshop

Senate House, London

This free, one-day workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect upon and develop a number of digital Dickens projects, including a sequence of online serial reading projects and Dickens Journals Online (DJO).

For more information, please go to: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/DigitalDickens

Other News at Birkbeck, Bloomsbury and University of London

International Office Merit Scholarships

Birkbeck is offering an unlimited number of merit scholarships to suitably qualified students from Thailand,Vietnam and India who accept offers to do Master’s degree programmes at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2014.

Please click here for more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/international/fees-money-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-loans/international-office-merit-scholarships

Employment News:

Post for International Callers at the International Office

The International Office is looking to recruit a number of Campaign Assistants to take part in the International Telephone Campaign 2014. This is an exciting opportunity to gain some work experience as part of the University’s External Relations Department.

For more information, please click here: http://jobs.bbk.ac.uk/fe/tpl_birkbeckcollege01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=53932%2C2335766561&key=81112561&c=332376763412&pagestamp=sewgvfoegsvtiidglk

For more information on current vacancies at Birkbeck University, click here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/jobs/

If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on flocktothecrown@gmail.com or following us on Twitter @FlockToThecrown

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