Events

Events: Date from: 05-07-2013
11
Jul
Multispecies Intra-actions
Who:A Special Lecture by Karen Barad
Venue:The Gonski Levy Theatre (G02), The Law Building, UNSW
When:11 Jul 2013, 9:30am - 10:30am

This special lecture will explore intra-actions among photons, plants, and multiple species.

12
Jul
Australia's Asian Context in the Asian Century, a one-day research workshop
Who:The Asia Research Network
Venue:Room 310, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington
When:12 Jul 2013, 9am - 5pm

The Asia Research Network in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales invites you to a one-day research workshop.

15
Jul
Political Foundations in Derrida's Work on Education
Who:Dr Samir Haddad (Fordham University)
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 310
When:15 Jul 2013, 12pm - 1pm
25
Jul
Spinozan Genealogies of Political Community
Who:
Venue:Morven Brown 310
When:25 Jul 2013, 12:30am - 12:30pm

Spinoza’s idea that ‘the right of the individual is co-extensive with its determinate power’ has influenced important strains of contemporary political thought including Deleuze and Foucault, the Althusser School with Negri and Balibar, and socialist theology after Feuerbach.

30
Jul
Heroic' versus 'Collective' Invention: The Trials of James Beaumont Neilson's Patent on 'Hot Blast' Iron Production
Who:Professor David Miller, UNSW
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 310
When:30 Jul 2013, 12:30am - 1:45pm

History Seminar Series

30
Jul
"Aesthetic Modernism & the East/West Encounter" presented by Associate Professor Harsha Ram
Who:Associate Professor Harsha Ram
Venue:Matthews 125, UNSW, Map ref F23
When:30 Jul 2013, 2pm - 3pm

What might it mean to view aesthetic modernism, political modernity, cultural nationalism as well as crosscultural cosmopolitanism from the perspective not of Paris, London or Vienna, but from the very edges of the European cultural system, in a region such as the "Russian" Caucasus? Most accounts of global modernism assume the centrality of the European metropolis, whose influence irradiates outwards, or assume a “centripetal” account of modernism, as a cultural universe of “peripheral” artists who consolidate a cosmopolitan centre. Can these accounts be modified?

1
Aug
Asia Research Network Workshop: Research on NGO accountability of social service organisations in China
Who:The Asia Research Network
Venue:Room 309, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington
When:1 Aug 2013, 11:30am - 1:30pm
6
Aug
The Unsaveables: Sovereignty and Biopolitics in the 18th Brumaire
Who:Dr. Dimitris Vardoulakis (UWS)
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 310
When:6 Aug 2013, 12pm - 1pm
6
Aug
"Problems in the Translating of Traditional Chinese Medical Texts" presented by Wai-hung Lam
Who:Wai-hung Lam
Venue:Matthews 312, map ref F23
When:6 Aug 2013, 3pm - 4pm

Over the past decades, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has become more and more popular in the English-speaking world, both as a mode of therapy and an area of study. Following this growth in interest, there is a great demand for English translations of traditional Chinese medical texts, especially Chinese medical classics, which still form the basis for the practice and studies of TCM in modern times.

9
Aug
Something Big: Rooseveltian Progressivism and Settler Conservation from Argentina to Australia
Who:Professor Ian Tyrrell
Venue:History House - 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
When:9 Aug 2013, 5pm - 7pm

In this paper, Ian Tyrrell explores global interest in Roosevelt’s ideas on conservation through the North American Conservation Conference in Washington (1908-9) and a non-starting World Conservation Congress to be held at The Hague. This interest had roots in the transformation of the material world in European colonies, the independent states of the Americas and the British self-governing ‘settler’ colonies such as Australia.

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