What’s On

December 2021

Virtual Book Launch

The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood, and the British Welfare State

8 December 2021, 17:00 GMT

Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation and Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

Join the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation and Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies in conversation with Dr Shaul Bar-Haim: The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood and the British Welfare State.

The Maternalists is a study of the hitherto unexplored significance of utopian visions of the state as a maternal entity in mid-twentieth century Britain. Demonstrating the affinities between welfarism, maternalism, and psychoanalysis, Shaul Bar-Haim suggests a new reading of the British welfare state as a political project.

More info: https://www.essex.ac.uk/events/2021/12/08/book-launch-the-maternalists-psychoanalysis-motherhood-and-the-british-welfare-state


Virtual Book Launch

Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in 19th Century America

13 December 2021, 17:30 GMT

IAS & SPRC Book launch of Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America by Xine Yao.

WOC scholars in dialogue: Jade Bentil, Lara Choksey, Lucia Lorenzi, Kerry Mackereth, Christine Okoth and Rianna Walcott respond to Xine Yao’s book Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America. Chaired by Christine Okoth.

In Disaffected Xine Yao explores the racial and sexual politics of unfeeling—affects that are not recognized as feeling—as a means of survival and refusal in nineteenth-century America.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/disaffected-the-cultural-politics-of-unfeeling-in-19th-century-america-tickets-198292878337


Hybrid Conference

Palaeontological Association’s Annual Meeting

18 – 20 December 2021

University of Manchester

The 65th annual meeting of the Palaeontological Association will take place at the University of Manchester from 18th to 20th December 2021. We are aiming to welcome delegates to an in-person meeting at the University of Manchester, with enhanced online access to allow remote participation where possible.

Conference website: https://www.palass.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting

Visit the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive discount on selected Palaeontology titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/pa-2021/


January 2022

Conference

Political Thought Conference

6 – 8 January 2022

St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford

The Political Thought Conference has been held in Oxford, first at New College, now at St Catherine’s, annually since the 1970s. Over that time it has become a vital part of the intellectual and professional calendar.

Conference website: https://www.associationforpoliticalthought.ac.uk/conference/2022-conference/

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


Virtual Conference

Mobilising Methods in Medical Anthropology Conference

18 – 21 January 2022

Royal Anthropological Institute

The RAI and RAI Medical Committee members are delighted to announce the new dates for our conference on ‘Mobilising Methods in Medical Anthropology’. After much deliberation, and following the constantly changing Covid-19 restrictions, we decided that we will hold this conference online, supported by NomadIT. It will take place over four half-days, alternating mornings and afternoons to make it as inclusive as possible for participants from different time zones.

Conference website: https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/mobilising-methods-in-medical-anthropology-2022

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