The Bertrand Russell Reading Room Panel Discussion on pacifism, philosophy, political activism & more features Bruce Barber (artist/NSCAD U professor) in conversation with McMaster University faculty Virginia Aksan, James Ingram, Neil McLaughlin.
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In conjunction with the exhibition “Undying Hope for this Dangerous World”, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bertrand Russell archives at McMaster University, the McMaster Museum of Art invited Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University professor Bruce Barber to develop an artist project. Barber’s project “The Bertrand Russell Reading Room” launched at the Museum in September 2018 with a Panel Discussion and an exhibition environment – complete with recreated version of Russell’s cell in Brixton Prison – highlighting the life, work, and continued relevance of the renowned British philosopher and mathematician.
This video documents the Panel held on September 15, 2018
Bruce Barber (http://www.brucebarber.ca/
in conversation with McMaster University faculty
Virginia Aksan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History
James Ingram, Professor, Department of Political Science
Neil McLaughlin, Professor, Department of Sociology
On key themes relating to the exhibition including, but not limited to pacifism and its continued relevance in today’s globalized world, academics, public intellectuals and political activism.