We warmly welcome all of those interested in 'the past'/past(s), how it is constructed, remembered, memorialized, theorized and otherwise invented, objectified, subjected and/or turned into 'History' - in short Philosophy of History and theories of History - to come along to the meetings. Please do not feel that you don't 'know enough'. Philosophy of History is only now re-emerging as a serious, critical topic, and our group was the first new collection of scholars in the UK and other English-speaking contexts to form together to discuss the issues in over a decade. In this we were quickly followed and since then have been lucky to partner with these developing networks and programs, as well as the previous generation of groups and scholars. The point is that the material, ideas and discourses are fresh to most of the people who come to the meetings, so please feel open to attend. The discussions, although lively and serious, are also ver
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The next meeting of Quilting Points is Wednesday 4th December, 3.30pm, Alumni Room, School of English We will be continuing our exploration of history and redemption by discussing Benjamin's "Eduard Fuchs: Collector and Historian" which is available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/96807532/Walter-Benjamin-Eduard-Fuchs Also recommended to accompany this, is his shorter essay "Unpacking my library" which is available here: http://art.yale.edu/file_columns/0000/2138/benjamin.pdf The text will be introduced by Leila Nassereldein (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) We hope you can join us! As this is our last session this semester, there is talk of going for a drink after the discussions.
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Quilting Points: Reading Benjamin will meet: Wednesday 20th November, 3.30pm, The Alumni Room, School of English We shall be continuing our discussion of Theses on the Concept of History – use this link for a (perhaps) better translation than the one used last week http://cscs.res.in/dataarchive/textfiles/textfile.2010-11-02.7672177498/file In addition, we shall consider Adorno’s essay ‘Progress’, which can be accessed in full in google books (the ‘Critical Models’ volume) here: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=W1Refr-z8roC&pg=PA143&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false All welcome!