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Symposium. "The Commune at 150” Symposium. "The Commune at 150”
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 9:30 AM

This conference brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the political and artistic legacies of the Paris Commune.

Working With Machines Working With Machines
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 PM

Join us for an online discussion of the Living With Machines project at the Alan Turing Institute. How do we train machines to “read” maps? What is the pre-history of AI and how can we explore this through texts and the language of mechanisation? And what are the ethical and philosophical questions raised at the human-machine interface: are we just feeding machines our own biases as we “train” up living machines? How will we continue to work with machines in the future as AI advances? This event will be chaired by Prof. Simon Reid-Henry.

Book Launch: The New Sex Wars: Sexual Harm in the #MeToo Era Book Launch: The New Sex Wars: Sexual Harm in the #MeToo Era
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM

#MeToo’s stunning explosion on social media in October 2017 radically changed—and amplified—conversations about sexual violence as it revealed how widespread the issue is and toppled prominent celebrities and politicians. But, as the movement spread, a conflict emerged among feminist supporters and detractors about how punishment should be doled out and how justice should be served.

Speaker: Professor Brenda Cossman

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IHSS events may be photographed or video and audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email ihss@qmul.ac.uk in advance of the event that you are attending.