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This blog is dedicated to charting, mapping, and capturing a sense of the academic multiverse that is the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Part news bulletin, part research epistle, the blog will provide a regular pulse reading of what is... Continue Reading →

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Addressing Authority: An Online Symposium on Petitions and Supplications in Early Modern Society

On 18 March 2016, a symposium which was co-funded by the BIH, brought historians and literary scholars together to talk about the history of ‘addressing authority’. The symposium asked: How can people without official political power push the authorities to... Continue Reading →

“A Real Buzz…” Gareth Bentley Reflects on the London Critical Theory Summer School

Dr Gareth Bentley, Senior Teaching Fellow and Subject Lecturer in Critical Media at the SOAS Centre for Media Studies, generously gave up an afternoon with us to reflect upon his experiences of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Critical Theory Summer... Continue Reading →

Radical Philosophy in Abeyance

Many of the concerns of the BIH have been reflected in the journal Radical Philosophy and contributors to it have spoken at our events. One of its editors, Esther Leslie, is current Acting Co-Director of BIH. Here she reflects on... Continue Reading →

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