Shop on Greame Street
A talk by Daniel Meadows. Daniel is a Lecturer in Photography and Participatory Media and a Cardiff University & Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
NGOs in the Caucasus
A talk by Dr Kay Richmond. Kay will talk about her work with NGOs in the Caucasus (in Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia), Sierra Leone and Lesotho.
The Future of Citizenship in Europe
Professor Jo Shaw has held the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh since January 2005, and is co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute.
Closer to the Citizen? Sub-state Parliaments and EU Governance
Dr Rosanne Palmer will talk on the aspects of her Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship project which she took up at the start of October 2008
Why Save the Planet?
A seminar by Dr Thom Brookes. The evidence that global climate change is taking place as a result of human activity is ever more confirmed.
Bloch, Hegel, Žižek: Hope, the Metaphysics of Pure Contingency and the Ideology of Necessity
This seminar argues that Bloch and Žižek both approach history with a Hegelian glance, seeing it not as a closed and teleological system but as an...
Outsourcing Authority: On Lars Von Trier’s The Boss of it All
This seminar looks at Lars Von Trier’s probing of the ‘outsourcing’ of authority as a particular ideological form.
Is the food crisis really over or just beginning?
A public lecture by Professor Tim Lang. One of the biggest social and political challenges that we face is the ability to feed the world.
The Politics of Climate Change in Affluent Countries
A seminar by Dr Hugh Compston. This paper reports the results of an international investigation into the politics of climate policy.
Togliatti, a man between two worlds
On the occasion of the publication of the English edition of his biography of Palmiro Togliatti, Professor Aldo Agosti (Turin University, Italy) will present a paper.
Wales in Europe
The conference will bring together practitioners, academics and other stakeholders from across Europe to deliberate and exchange across the theme of Wales in Europe.
Engaging with the Contact Zone
The Engaging with the Contact Zone workshop is part of 'Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures', an interdisiplinary research project.
Hobbesian Absolutism and the Paradox in Modern Contractarianism
In this talk, Professor Baumgold will discuss the political arguments of Hobbes, in particular his defence of absolutism.
Catalan Theatre in the Twenty-First Century
A lecture by Professor David George, Swansea University. Sergi Belbel's Latest Work as Playwright and Director.
Sex, Gender and Heteronormativity: seeing ‘Some Like it Hot’ as a heterosexual dystopia
A Political Theory Research Unit seminar on Butlerian reading of classic film, with critique of Butler/Lloyd on ‘drag’.
Key Documents in European Economic Governance and Policies
The workshop seeks to identify the key documents in the development of European economic governance and to examine criteria of selection of documents
The State of the Kingdoms: Nationalist Challenges in Britain and Spain
A multi-disciplinary one day event examining nationalist movements in the Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, Wales and Scotland.
The Neapolitan Camorra and its Relationship with Politics
A seminar by Dr Felia Allum, lecturer in Italian Politics and History at Bath, and in 2006 published Gangsters, Politicians and Businessmen.
The Italian Elections. What Happened and Why?
Silvio Berlusconi first became Prime Minister of Italy in 1994. The Economist declared him "unfit to govern". Now he is back for the third time.
Coming-of-age in diaspora
A seminar by Daniela Berghahn. Coming-of-age films, a loosely defined sub-genre of the youth film, centre on the transition from childhood to adolescence...
Engaging with the Contact Zone
An 'in conversation' piece on Ad van Denderen’s long-term project in Europe (GO NO GO) which looks at migratory experience and politics from a documentary photographer’s perspective.
Made in the GDR - Visual Culture in the Other Germany
The conference will be interested in encouraging interdisciplinary discussion about how and why certain images were created in GDR culture and how they came to bear upon that culture.
Photography and the Mexican Revolution
A seminar by Professor Andrea Noble, Durham University. Professor Noble's research interests lie in the fields of Mexican visual culture studies and cultural theory.
A talk and workshop in connection with the Translation Studies pathway, MA European Studies, by Fiona Harris, translator with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation.
The Southern Balkans after Kosovo's Independence
A lecture presented by James Pettifer, writer and journalist (author of 'The Albanian Question: re-shaping the Balkans').
New modes of governance and citizenship in the EU
Governance in the EU relies increasingly on soft law and new policy instruments other than binding legislation. A central claim in the debate on such 'new governance' is that it would...
A Return to the Wales Office - A Personal View
Cardiff University is to mark St David’s Day, in its 125th anniversary year, with a public lecture delivered by the Secretary of State for Wales.
A seminar by Dr. Elizabeth Ezra, Senior Lecturer in French at Stirling University and the author and editor of a number of key texts on French and European cinema.
The Spanish Civil War - History, Memory, Representation
In the modern, dynamic Spain of the 21st century, the relationship between history, memory and representation is perhaps more alive than in any other European country