A series of events celebrating the publication of books by ISRF Fellows and associates.

Coming Soon

The End of Empires and a World Remade

5pm BST, 24th May 2024 | Barnard’s Inn Hall, London

An in-person book launch and conversation with Martin Thomas, author of The End of Empires and a World Remade, also featuring Tarak Barkawi & Natalya Benkhaled-Vince.


Previously…

SEASON IV: 2023-24

BEEKEEPING IN THE END TIMES

28th March 2024

An in-person book launch and conversation with Larisa Jašarević, author of Beekeeping in the End Times, also featuring William Gallois, Karim Lahham & Nur Sobers-Khan.

STRUGGLES FOR THE HUMAN

15th February 2024

An in-person book launch and conversation with Lara Montesinos Coleman, author of Struggles for the Human, also featuring Ayça Çubukçu & David Whyte.

DANCEHALL IN/SECURITIES

18th January 2024

An in-person book launch and conversation with Patricia Noxolo & ‘H’ Patten, editors – with Sonjah Stanley-Niaah of Dancehall In/Securities, also featuring Kate Dossett.

DEVELOPMENT IN SPIRIT

9th October 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Seb Rumsby, author of Development in Spirit, also featuring Maya Nguyen & Emma Tomalin.

SEASON III: 2022-23

WHAT IS ANTIRACISM? AND WHY IT MEANS ANTICAPITALISM
WHAT IS ANTIRACISM? AND WHY IT MEANS ANTICAPITALISM

13th July 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Arun Kundnani, author of What Is Antiracism? And Why It Means Anticapitalism, also featuring Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

ABOLITION SCIENCE FICTION
ABOLITION SCIENCE FICTION

14th June 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Phil Crockett Thomas, editor of Abolition Science Fiction.

Rethinking Political Thinkers
RETHINKING POLITICAL THINKERS

18th May 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Manjeet Ramgotra & Simon Choat, editors of Rethinking Political Thinkers.

Smart-Tech Society
SMART-TECH SOCIETY

27th April 2023

An online book launch and conversation with Mark Whitehead, co-author of Smart-Tech Society: Convenience, Control, and Resistance.

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE
ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE

23rd March 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Paul Dobraszczyk, author of Animal Architecture: Beasts, Buildings and Us.

THE DOMESTICATION OF COMPETITION
THE DOMESTICATION OF COMPETITION

16th February 2023

An in-person book launch and conversation with Jonathan Hearn, author of The Domestication of Competition: Social Evolution and Liberal Society.

Being Social
BEING SOCIAL

2nd December 2022

An online book launch and conversation with Kimberley Brownlee, David Jenkins & Adam Neal, editors of Being Social: The Philosophy of Social Human Rights.

INVENTING VALUE
INVENTING VALUE

17th November 2022

An online book launch and conversation with Dave Elder-Vass, author of Inventing Value: The Social Construction of Monetary Worth.

LIMITS OF THE NUMERICAL
LIMITS OF THE NUMERICAL

20th October 2022

An in-person book launch and conversation with Anna Alexandrova, Gabriele Badano, Stephen John, Greg Lusk & Christopher Newfield, contributors to Limits of the Numerical.

SEASON II: 2021-22

29th June 2022

An in-person book launch and conversation with Dr Eleanor Jupp, author of the book Care, Crisis and Activism.

THE SPACES OF MENTAL CAPACITY LAW
THE SPACES OF MENTAL CAPACITY LAW

26th May 2022

A book launch and conversation with Dr Beverley Clough, author of the book The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law.

FINDING LYDIA HARVEY
FINDING LYDIA HARVEY

21st April 2022

A book launch and conversation with Dr Julia Laite, author of the book The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey.

COLONIZING ANIMALS
COLONIZING ANIMALS

17th March 2022

A book launch and conversation with Dr Jonathan Saha, author of the book Colonizing Animals.

CARE, POWER, INFORMATION
CARE, POWER, INFORMATION

17th February 2022

A book launch and conversation with Dr Alexander Stingl, author of the book Care, Power, Information.

LAW AND DISORDER: SOVEREIGNTY, PROTEST, ATMOSPHERE
LAW AND DISORDER: SOVEREIGNTY, PROTEST, ATMOSPHERE

21st October 2021

A book launch and conversation with Dr Illan rua Wall, author of the book Law and Disorder: Sovereignty, Protest, Atmosphere.

SEASON I: 2020-21

COLONIAL TERROR
COLONIAL TERROR

29th July 2021

A book launch and conversation with Dr Deana Heath, author of the book Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India.

UNEXPECTED SUBJECTS
UNEXPECTED SUBJECTS

15th July 2021

A book launch and conversation with Dr Alessandra Gribaldo, author of the book Unexpected Subjects: Intimate Partner Violence, Testimony, and the Law.

An African Path to Disability Justice
THE EU, HAMAS AND THE 2006 PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS

1st July 2021

Dr Catherine Chiniara Charrett introduces her book, with responses from Majed Abusalama (Tempere University), Professor Richard A. Falk (Princeton University) and Dr Rhys Machold (University of Glasgow).

Freedom: An Unruly History
POWER SHIFT

17th June 2021

Professor Peter Newell introduces his book, with responses from Dr Chris Hesketh (Oxford Brookes University) and Dr Hayley Stevenson (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella).

An African Path to Disability Justice
THE WAR LAWYERS

20th May 2021

Dr Craig Jones introduces his book, with responses from Dr Catherine Chiniara Charrett (University of Westminster), and Professor Lisa Hajjar (University of California Santa Barbara).

Freedom: An Unruly History
THE RETREAT OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

15th April 2021

Dr Gábor Scheiring introduces his book, with responses from Professor Chris Hann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), and Dr Sherrill Stroschein (University College London).

An African Path to Disability Justice
BEING SURE OF EACH OTHER

18th March 2021

Professor Kimberley Brownlee introduces her book, with responses from Professor Rae Langton (University Cambridge), and Dr Martin O’Neill (University of York).

Freedom: An Unruly History
VICTORY: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF JUST WAR

18th February 2021

Dr Cian O’Driscoll introduces his book, with responses from Dr Faye Donnelly (University of St Andrews), and Dr Neil Renic (University of Hamburg).

An African Path to Disability Justice
AN AFRICAN PATH TO DISABILITY JUSTICE

21st January 2021

Dr Oche Onazi introduces his book, with responses from Professor Julie Maybee (CUNY), and Professor Tom Shakespeare (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

Freedom: An Unruly History
FREEDOM: THE ONE GOOD THING THAT WE’VE GOT?

12th November 2020

Professor Annelien de Dijn introduces her book, with responses from Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), and Professor Mark Whitehead (University of Abeystwyth).