Lunchtime research seminar: Suzannah Biernoff – Facelessness in Georges Franju’s Les Yeux sans Visage, 24 October

Tuesday 24 October, 12-1 pm, Room 114, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square The first face transplant, using a donor’s nose, chin and mouth, was performed on Isabelle Dinoire in France in 2005, but the idea of removing or replacing the face – either with a mask, or a living face – has been around […]

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Screening of Tim Wainwright’s About Soul, 9 November

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 6-9 pm Birkbeck Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1 0PD Screening: 6.30 pm (running time 45 minutes) Panel Discussion with David Souden (Head of Exhibitions (Interim) at British Museum), Rebecca Swift (Creative Producer, Entelechy Arts) and Professor Peter Tyler (Professor of Theology, St Mary’s […]

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Conceiving Histories exhibition

Peltz Gallery. Birkbeck School of Arts. 8th November – 13th December 2017. Gallery opening times: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Closed on Sundays. Free entry. See gallery location on a map. How can something that doesn’t happen have a history? How can there be a material trace of un-pregnancy in the archive? This exhibition explores this paradox, finding […]

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Come and work with us!

Research and teaching opportunities The Department of Psychosocial Studies is currently looking to recruit two new fixed-term members of staff to contribute to our teaching and research. Lecturer B in Psychosocial Studies/Sociology We are looking for a Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies/Sociology, for a fixed-term contract of three years starting in September 2017. The post has […]

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Reading Group: On Non-Conception – 7th December 2017

On Non-Conception The Reading Group will meet on 7th December 3-4.30, Room 321, 43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD. Led by Dr Isabel Davis This session of the Reading Group coincides with the  Conceiving Histories Exhibition in the Peltz Gallery, 8th November-13th December. Members attending the group might like to visit the exhibtion before the Reading […]

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Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection – Peltz Gallery, 15 May – 25 July 2017

The Adamson Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. It consists of approximately 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, produced between 1946 and 1981 by the residents of Netherne, a long-stay British mental hospital, under the guidance of art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. This exhibition displays selected works by […]

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