Events in 2011-12

Contested histories and the parameters of resistance

Tuesday 3 July 2012

One-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

World-Systems Research Day

Friday 29 June 2012

Following on from Professor Wallerstein’s public lecture on 28th June, there will be an exciting world systems research day that responds to his work on capitalist modernity and the structural crisis of capitalism.

Structural crisis of the capitalist world-system: How serious? How long? Endpoint?

Thursday 28 June 2012

Professor Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale)

Prison Fictions and Writing Imprisonment

Thursday 21 June 2012

Exploring a variety of approaches to writing about incarceration and the experience of imprisonment from a range of different perspectives

Pakistani Women's Writing: Generational Influences and Literary Examples

Tuesday 19 June 2012

A Writers at York event with Kamila Shamsie, the Department of English Writer in Residence, in conversation.

Everyday Cities and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Cities

Friday 15 June 2012

One-day conference organised by the Centre for Modern Studies and the Centre for Urban Research

Queer/Animal

Friday 8 June 2012

A one-day symposium exploring the dialogue between queer studies and animal studies, organised by the Centre for Modern Studies and King's College London

Black box workshop with Tanya Gerstle

Thursday 7 June 2012

A unique, informal, experimental, and interdisciplinary ‘black-box’ workshop, exploring issues of affect and embodiment, especially designed for Modern humanities students at York.

Authenticity

Thursday 31 May 2012

CModS postgraduate forum second annual symposium

A Willfulness Archive

Thursday 24 May 2012

Lecture by Professor Sara Ahmed, co-hosted by the Postcolonial Perspectives Reading Group and the CModS Postgraduate Forum

Interview with Tanya Gerstle

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Interview with one of Australia's leading directors and actor trainers

Complexity reading group

Wednesday 16 May 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis interdisciplinary reading group

My Truth About Prison

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Prison Fictions and Human rights event with Erwin James, writer and Guardian columnist

The Idea of the Animal (in Animal Rights Discourse)

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Prison Fictions and Human Rights event with Dr Robert McKay, University of Sheffield

Beyond the Frame: Contemporary Cuban Art

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Department of History of Art event

Queer readings of accountability and vulnerability

Wednesday 2 May 2012

An informal reading group, led by visiting researcher Sara Edenheim (Umeå University, Sweden)

Narrative workshop: Performativity, Beckett, Music

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Centre for Modern Studies narrative workshop with Emilie Morin (English) and Catherine Laws (Music)

Imprisonment and the eighteenth-century novel: The enchanted castle and the hell mouth

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Prison Fictions and Human Rights event with Lucy Powell, UCL

Complexity reading group

Wednesday 18 April 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis interdisciplinary reading group

Security, policing and social control

Thursday 15 March 2012

First in a series of conferences on the new impacts of economic, social and political change on urban life.

Writing in Troubled Times

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Talk by renowned Ivoirian writer, academic and artist Véronique Tadjo

On 'The Wire'

Tuesday 13 March 2012

The final CModS postgraduate forum interdisciplinary session of the term, pairing PhD candidates Tim Lawrence and Andrew Munzer on the theme of American Stories/American Spaces

How to Make Secrets: Pesticides, Nerve Gas and Knowledge Transfer in the Cold War

Thursday 1 March 2012

Department of History Research Seminar with Brian Balmer (University College, London)

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster session

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Taster and information session for prospective applicants, with coffee and cakes!

Other Stories: Queering the University Art Collection

Tuesday 28 February 2012

A Guided Tour at Leeds University art gallery by artist Matt Smith

Aesthetic perceptions

Tuesday 28 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

After Girl Power: What’s Next? Girls’ Studies Conference

Friday 24 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies conference 24-25 February 2012

Centre for the Americas Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Professor Philip D. Morgan, 'A Tale of Two Hamiltons: North American-Caribbean Crossings in the Eighteenth Century'

Mining the Meaning: David Peace's 'GB84' and the 1984-5 UK Miners' Strike

Monday 20 February 2012

Modern School Research Seminar with Dr Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)

The Law Becomes Us: Rediscovering Judgment

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies seminar with Prof Margaret Davies, Flinders University

Feminist Narratives

Tuesday 14 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Occam's razor and models of ecological complexity

Friday 10 February 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA) Interdisciplinary Seminar

Juggling with Machetes: The US Occupation of Nicaragua, 1927-1933

Thursday 9 February 2012

Department of History research seminar with Alex Goodall (University of York)

'La vie moderne'

Tuesday 7 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Authors for Peace Seminar with Priya Basil

Thursday 2 February 2012

Seminar hosted by the English Society and the Aftermaths Research Strand, with support from Writers at York

Bookgroup with Priya Basil

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Aftermaths research strand and York English Society event

Parker Tyler, Mae West and Queer Fandom

Thursday 26 January 2012

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Event

Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American war in Vietnam

Monday 23 January 2012

Department of History of Art research seminar with Professor Mignon Nixon (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Drawing on the Holocaust

Monday 23 January 2012

Aftermaths Spring workshop

Art in China: Global Challenges and Opportunities in Presenting the Art of Other Civilisations

Monday 23 January 2012

History of Art lecture by visiting Professor Ding Ning from Peking University

Debating Multidirectional Memory

Friday 13 January 2012

'Translating Freedom' event with Professor Michael Rothberg

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 8 December 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

Standing in defiance of nature?: Imperial change in British West Africa, 1900-39

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Department of History research seminar with Chris Prior, University College Dublin

The Possibilities for and of a Global Sociology

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

The impact and politics of inequality

Tuesday 6 December 2011

A public lecture on inequality by Professor Kate Pickett and Professor Richard Wilkinson

Writing the Sixties

Friday 2 December 2011

History of Art event

Is it bad for us to die?

Thursday 1 December 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Chris Belshaw

Comparative Histories: Sport and Medicine in the long 20th Century

Thursday 1 December 2011

Department of History research seminar with Vanessa Heggie, University of Cambridge

The nice and the nasty: Towards a consensus morality

Monday 28 November 2011

Baroness Mary Warnock

Up To A Point: The Psychoanalyst and the Essay

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Public lecture by Professor Adam Philips, writer and psychoanalyst

Postgraduate Seminar - Adam Phillips

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Department of English postgraduate seminar with Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips

The virtues of character

Thursday 17 November 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Debbie Roberts

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 17 November 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

FR Leavis and British Student Protests, 1963-1974

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Modern School seminar with Dr David M Fowler, University of Cambridge

Social Theory in an Age of Limits

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

Between Words and Images

Wednesday 16 November 2011

'Aftermaths' research workshop

If the Shoe Fits: Footwear, Gender and Identity

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Centre for Women's Studies seminar

An Empire of Machines: Britain in the Second World War

Thursday 10 November 2011

Department of History research seminar with David Edgerton, Imperial College

Thinking together cultural sociology and urban studies: the example of Brussels

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

Social Change in York 1900-2011

Saturday 5 November 2011

Seminar forming part of the ESRC Festival of Science

The self and how to know it

Thursday 3 November 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Nick Jones

Black Identity in Education

Monday 31 October 2011

Discussion to mark Black History Month

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 27 October 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

(Self)-Transformation through Transportation:Empathy, Neoliberalism and International Development

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Centre for Women's Studies seminar with Dr Carolyn Pedwell

'Lumumba' film screening

Monday 24 October 2011

A rare screening of Raoul Peck’s extraordinary film about Patrice Lumumba to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Bright Side of the Landscape

Monday 24 October 2011

History of Art departmental seminar with Professor TJ Clark

Social Change in Post-War Britain: biographical accounts from the 1958 National Child Development Study

Thursday 20 October 2011

Department of History research seminar with Mike Savage, Sociology

Spectres Haunting ... Postcommunism and Postcolonialism

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Modern School guest lecture by Professor Neil Lazarus

Bookgroup with Ellen Banda-Aaku

Monday 17 October 2011

Reading and discussion of her novel 'Patchwork', winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing

Doing business with indigenous peoples: Transnational corporations and human rights

Monday 17 October 2011

Human Rights public lecture series

Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945

Friday 7 October 2011

A three-day international, interdisciplinary conference on theatre and human rights

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Bringing human solidarity back into the rights equation

Thursday 6 October 2011

Public lecture by Justice Albie Sachs