What’s On

May 2022

Open Seminar

In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua by Sophie Chao

9 May 2022, 14:00 CEST

Stockholm Center for Global Asia

With In the Shadow of the Palms, Sophie Chao examines the multispecies entanglements of oil palm plantations in West Papua, Indonesia, showing how Indigenous Marind communities understand and navigate the social, political, and environmental demands of the oil palm plant.

More info & how to attend: https://www.asianstudies.su.se/2.35480/seminars/open-seminar-in-the-shadow-of-the-palms-more-than-human-becomings-in-west-papua-1.602361


Author Lecture

Like the Sea: Dancing with Mary Glass (1946-2021)

10 May 2022, 17:00 BST

The Courtauld Institute of Art

A very visual lecture with images and film clips. By Carol Mavor, Writer and Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester.

Carol Mavor is the author of Like a Lake: A Story of Uneasy Love and Photography from Fordham University Press; a vivid, imaginative response to the sensual and erotic in postwar American photography, with attention to the beauty of the nude, both male and female.

More info & how to attend: https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/like-the-sea-dancing-with-mary-glass-1946-2021/


Author Speaking Event

The Costs of Connection / Tim Arnold’s Super Connected

14 May 2022, 20:00 – 15 May 2022, 00:30 BST

Temple of Art and Music (TAM) @ Mercato Metropolitano

A special multimedia performance, part film screening part live musical performance. For fans of Black Mirror, David Bowie and Terry Gilliam.

Tim Arnold – singer-songwriter, rock musician, composer and film maker, performs a multimedia theatrical presentation of his forthcoming album ‘Super Connected’, sung live to a brand new feature length film drama, also directed by Tim. A personal journey through tech addiction and the choices we all face.

More info & how to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tim-arnolds-super-connected-tickets-275528311597


Virtual Author Talk

The First Queer Politics: Sodomy Law Reform in the Early 19th c. Britain

15 May 2022, 19:00 BST

Learn about an astonishing and almost forgotten historical moment: the attempt to end the death penalty for sodomy in early 19th c. Britain.

Hear about the latest in LGBTQ history research: a suprising, complex, and dramatic story that was almost entirely forgotten until Professor Upchurch uncovered it!

“Beyond the Law” pieces together fragments from history and uses a queer history methodology to recount the untold story of the political process through which the law allowing for the death penalty for sodomy was almost ended in 1841.

More info & how to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-queer-politics-sodomy-law-reform-in-the-early-19th-c-britain-tickets-272468088387?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Hybrid Book Talk

Places of Tenderness and Heat: The Queer Milieu of Fin-de-Siècle St. Petersburg

17 May 2022, 17:45 BST

Gatsby Room (Chancellor’s Centre), Wolfson College Cambridge

Join Dr Olga Petri on a narrated tour of late imperial St. Petersburg and its male queer milieu.

Places of Tenderness and Heat is a ground-level exploration of queer St. Petersburg at the fin-de-siècle. Olga Petri takes us through busy shopping arcades, bathhouses, and public urinals to show how queer men routinely met and socialized. She reconstructs the milieu that enabled them to navigate a city full of risk and opportunity.

More info & how to attend: https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/about/events/humanities-society-places-tenderness-and-heat-queer-milieu-fin-de-siecle-st-petersburg


Virtual Book Talk

Passing Orders: Demonology and Sovereignty in American Spiritual Warfare

18 May 2022, 16:00 BST

#USSOBOOKHOUR

USSO’s final Book Hour of the academic year will be a talk with S. Jonathon O’Donnell about their book, Passing Orders: Demonology and Sovereignty in American Spiritual Warfare (Fordham University Press, 2021).

Passing Orders is a pathbreaking, interdisciplinary study of evangelical demonologies in the post-9/11 United States.

More info & how to attend: https://usso.uk/about-bookhour/


Virtual Book Launch

Adivasi Art and Activism: Curation in a Nationalist Age

19 May 2022, 14:00 BST

This panel discussion will launch Alice Tilche’s book Adivasi Art and Activism: Curation in a Nationalist Age (University of Washington Press, 2022).

Alice Tilche draws on anthropological fieldwork conducted in rural western India to chart changes in adivasi aesthetics, home life, attire, food, and ideas of religiosity that have emerged from negotiation with the homogenizing forces of Hinduization, development, and globalization in the twenty-first century.

More info & how to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adivasi-art-and-activism-curation-in-a-nationalist-age-tickets-314015497807


Book Talk

Talking Animals, Thinking in Fables: Kalilah wa Dimnah or, Aesop in Arabic

19 May 2022, 18:00 BST

Birkbeck University of London, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square

A discussion of the politics of the animal fable and its potential as a model for tackling questions of our time, chaired by Marina Warner. In-person.

The Arabic Aesop, or collection of animal fables, is called Kalilah wa Dimnah: Fables of Virtue and Vice. It is packed with witty, cynical wisdom about rulers and ruled, envy and rivalry, the uses and abuses of power. It has been newly translated by James E. Montgomery, professor of Arabic at Cambridge. He will be joined by the Lebanese storyteller and translator Wafa Tarnowska, and they will explore how, in an age of exacerbated rhetoric, such canny uses of fables can exercise influence.

More info & how to attend: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=29690


Book Launch

A Reader in Early Franciscan Theology

27 – 28 May 2022

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square

Author Lydia Schumacher will launch her new Fordham University Press book A Reader in Early Franciscan Theology, as part of The Powers of the Soul in Medieval Franciscan Thought conference.

A Reader in Early Franciscan Theology presents for the first time in English key passages from the Summa Halensis, one of the first major installments in the summa genre for which scholasticism became famous.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-powers-of-the-soul-in-medieval-franciscan-thought-tickets-226594719907


Book Launch

Dreams of Flight: The Lives of Chinese Women Students in the West

31 May 2022, 16:00 AEST

Australian Centre on China in the World, Lotus Hall

Discussion with A/Prof. Fran Martin (Uni of Melbourne) on her new Duke University Press book, Dreams of Flight: The Lives of Chinese Women Students in the West.

In Dreams of Flight, Fran Martin explores how young Chinese women negotiate competing pressures on their identity while studying abroad.

More info & how to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dreams-of-flight-the-lives-of-chinese-women-students-in-the-west-tickets-329664654857


June 2022

Book Launch

Ghosts of War: Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in Soviet Belarus

1 June 2022, 17:00 CEST / 16:00 BST

The Joint Centre for History and Economics & Free University Berlin

A virtual discussion with the author, chaired by Sebastian Conrad (Free University Berlin) and Emma Rothschild (Harvard/Cambridge), with comments by Iryna Ramanava (European Humanities University) and Lynne Viola (University of Toronto).

How do states and societies confront the legacies of war and occupation, and what do truth, guilt, and justice mean in that process? In Ghosts of War, Franziska Exeler examines people’s wartime choices and their aftermath in Belarus, a war-ravaged Soviet republic that was under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

More info & how to attend: https://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/ghosts/index.html


Virtual Conference

Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society (RAI 2022)

6 – 10 June 2022

AI has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech and other emerging technologies. The implications for human society could hardly be more significant, and feed into a host of already contemporary concerns, such as sovereignty, economics, politics, reproduction and kinships, ethics and law, conflict and many more.

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected Anthropology titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/rai-2022/

Conference website: https://therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-ai-and-the-future-of-human-society

Follow the conference on Twitter: #RAI2022


Conference

British Association for Islamic Studies Conference (BRAIS 2022)

6 – 7 June 2022

University of Edinburgh

The British Association for Islamic Studies is delighted to be hosting its 2022 Annual Conference in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Edinburgh.

The British Association for Islamic Studies is a learned society and professional organisation focused on enhancing research and teaching about Islam and Muslim cultures and societies in UK higher education.

Conference website: https://www.brais.ac.uk/conferences

Follow the conference on Twitter: #BRAIS2022


Conference

Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD) Conference 2022

7 – 10 June 2022

Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT), Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

The Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) is hosting the VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg. The conference will focus on the theme Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives and will address processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways of thinking.

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected African Studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/vad-2022/

Conference website: https://nomadit.co.uk/vad/vad2022/


Conference

European Architectural History Network Conference (EAHN 2022)

15 – 19 June 2022

School of Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

EAHN2022 will take place in Madrid, Spain, hosted by the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Established in 2005, the European Architectural History Network supports research and education by providing a public forum for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge of the histories of architecture. Based in Europe, it is open to architectural historians and scholars in allied fields from all countries.

Conference website: https://eahn2022conference.aq.upm.es/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #EAHN2022


Conference

Twelfth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900

17 – 20 June 2022

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is delighted to be hosting the Twelfth International Conference on Music Since 1900 from 17th-20th June 2022. This event features 4 days of conference papers, compositions, and performances, including the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s new Piano Concerto, a performance of Janáček’s Sinfonietta by the RBC Symphony Orchestra, and of Grisey’s Vortex Temporum by RBC/BCMG NEXT ensemble.

Conference website: https://www.musicsince1900.org/


Conference

European Academy of Religion Conference

20 – 23 June 2022

Bologna, Italy

The Fifth Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion will take place in Bologna, June 20-23, 2022. FSCIRE (Fondazione per le scienze religiose) will be the organising institution.

​The overarching topic of the Conference will be Religion and Diversity.

Conference website: https://it.europeanacademyofreligion.org/euare2022

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected Religious Studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/euare-2022/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #EuARe2022


Conference

European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (NECS 2022)

22 – 26 June 2022

Bucharest, National University of Theatre and Film

The 2022 NECS Conference invites scholars to reflect on audiovisual media’s capacity to organize, create and challenge human knowledge. The conference aims to scrutinize the traditional historiographies surrounding audiovisual media and question the relationship between audiovisual media’s operative and spectacular qualities, pondering the wider implications of the juncture between audiovisual culture and epistemic practices.

Conference website: https://necs.org/conference/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #NECS2022


Conference

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Annual Conference (HOTCUS 2022)

22 – 24 June 2022

University of Edinburgh

Following the success of our first online conference in 2021, we are running a hybrid format for 2022, with a range of both in-person and online events.

Established in 2007, Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) exists to facilitate and promote scholarship in the field of twentieth century American history.

Conference website: https://hotcus.org.uk/annual-conference-2022/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #HOTCUS2022


Hybrid Joint Book Launch

The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power

23 June 2022, 12:00-18:00 CEST / 11:00-17:00 BST

Utrecht University

A hybrid book launch and discussion of four books on the theme of migration and borders in a digital and datafied world. The afternoon will feature book talks, responses and open q&a sessions with authors and editors.

In The Digital Border, Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou offer a holistic account of the digital border as an expansive assemblage of technological infrastructures (from surveillance cameras to smartphones) and media imaginaries (stories, images, social media posts) to tell the story of migration as it unfolds in Europe’s outer islands as much as its most vibrant cities.

More info & how to attend: https://fairdigitalasylum.sites.uu.nl/joint-book-launch-event/


Hybrid Joint Book Launch

Unruly Speech: Displacement and the Politics of Transgression

23 June 2022, 12:00-18:00 CEST / 11:00-17:00 BST

Utrecht University

A hybrid book launch and discussion of four books on the theme of migration and borders in a digital and datafied world. The afternoon will feature book talks, responses and open q&a sessions with authors and editors.

Based on a long-term ethnography in China, the United States and Germany, Unruly Speech by Saskia Witteborn explores how Uyghurs in China and in the diaspora transgress sociopolitical limits with “unruly” communication practices in a quest for change.

More info & how to attend: https://fairdigitalasylum.sites.uu.nl/joint-book-launch-event/


Conference

British Graduate Shakespeare Annual Conference (BritGrad 2022)

23 – 25 June 2022

The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

The conference provides a friendly and stimulating academic forum for graduate students from all over the world to meet, present and discuss their research in an active centre for Shakespeare scholarship. The student run conference is held at the University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute, in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Conference website: https://www.britgrad.com/

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected Renaissance & Early Modern Studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/brit-grad-2022/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #BritGrad2022


July 2022

Conference

Leeds International Medieval Congress (IMC 2022)

4 – 7 July 2022

University of Leeds

IMC 2022 will be a hybrid event with registered delegates and speakers participating both in-person here in Leeds and virtually. The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for sharing ideas relating to all aspects of the Middle Ages.

Conference website: https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc-2022/

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected Medieval Studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/imc-2022/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #IMC2022


Conference

The Development Studies Association Annual Conference (DSA2022)

6 – 8 July 2022

University College London

This conference adopts justice and equity as central normative lenses to explore just futures in an urbanising and mobile world, facing a climate and ecological crisis in a pandemic or post-pandemic context. It will explore the interconnections of these three major processes, and their implications for future development.

Conference website: https://www.devstud.org.uk/conference/conference-2022/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #DSA2022