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Organised by: Mari Paz Balibrea, Luis Trindade, Patricia Sequeira Bras This film series continues the work initiated by the symposium Culture and Crisis in Portugal: Cultural Responses to Austerity in Southern Europe  held at CILAVS in June of 2017. The… Continue Reading →

Half-day conference: Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City

5 July 2017 This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists working across the boundaries of the humanities and the social sciences exploring the cultural aspects of urban life and the importance of culture nowadays in… Continue Reading →

Culture and Crisis in Portugal. Cultural Responses to Austerity in Southern Europe, A Symposium

1-3 June 2017 No one seemed to be prepared for this. Ten years ago, progress was still taken for granted and a worse future looked as unthinkable as the need to go back to past forms of representation and activism…. Continue Reading →

Latin American Women’s Filmmaking

18th and 19th September 2017 Senate House, University of London Birkbeck, University of London Latin American filmic production has rightly held a celebrated place in the global cinematic canon with many key filmmakers and theorists receiving significant scholarly and public… Continue Reading →

International Conference: Border Subjects/Global Hispanisms

  Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2017 This conference brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, writers  and post-graduate students from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe and the UK to explore the emergence, nature and redefinitions of… Continue Reading →

Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City

Starts 05 July 2017 – 14:15 Finishes 05 July 2017 – 19:30 Venue Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square Booking details Free entry; booking required This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists… Continue Reading →

Roundtable: Landscapes of abandonment

6 April, 2017, 6-8:30pm After an introduction by Luciana Martins (Birkbeck), there will be short presentations by Jordan Goodman (UCL), Leslie Wylie (Leicester), and Ignacio Acosta (Brighton) followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception, including a private view… Continue Reading →

Screening: 327 cuadernos: Los diarios de Ricardo Piglia/ 327 Notebooks

written and directed by Andrés di Tella (2015) 24 March, 2017, 6-8:30pm The filmmaker will be in conversation with John Kraniauskas (Birkbeck) following the screening. This is the Opening Night of the Essay Film Festival 2017: A Critical Eye For… Continue Reading →

Black African Spain in the time of Murillo

22 February, 2017 A talk by Luis Mendez Rodriguez This talk analyzes the cultural history of slavery and the Black African presence in the Spain of the Golden Age, in relation to the paintings of Murillo. During the seventeenth century, Spanish… Continue Reading →

Early digital art in Argentina: re-examining the Victoria and Albert Museum collection

15 February, 2017 A talk by Melanie Lenz The V&A holds over 700 objects from Latin America. Currently on display in the World Ceramics Galleries are 17th century ceramic búcaro vases from Mexico, whilst the recently opened Europe Galleries 1600-1800… Continue Reading →

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