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November 2017

School of Art PhD seminar: Visual/Artistic Cultures as Portable Monuments of the Congo

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar room (F.05), Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
Birmingham , B3 3BX
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Jacob Koster | Visual/Artistic Cultures as Portable Monuments of the Congo As Nietzsche noted in On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, history can be a source of growth and regeneration as well as stagnation and apathy. With the concept of “plastic power” he denotes the capacity of individuals and societies to make constructive use of the past for future projects (1874/1997). Recent scholarship has shown that collective memory is not just culturally constructed (Assmann 1995) but that it…

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BCMCR Seminar: Online Solidarity and its Limitations

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar: Online solidarity and its limitations 1600-1730 Wednesday 22 November 2017 P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Dr. Miriyam Aouragh (University of Westminster) - Solidarity and the "refugee crisis": Engagement beyond Affect An extraordinary shift in perception occurred when the photo of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi broke all media headlines in 2015. The dramatic picture of a drowned and washed-up toddler provoked a truly global public outcry that led several EU states to open their borders. The reaction to this image…

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