press release

25 January 2024
This event starts at 6pm

We Are Free & On Hannah Arendt Book launch with Lyndsey Stonebridge

Join us with author Lyndsey Stonebridge to celebrate the launch of two publications dedicated to famous historian and philosopher, Hannah Arendt, one most influential political theorists of the 20th century: On Hannah Arendt: Eight Proposals for Exhibition (Richard Saltoun Gallery; 2023) and We are Free to Change the World: Hannah Arendt’s Lessons in Love and Disobedience (Jonathan Cape, UK; The Hogarth Press, USA; 2024).

As the author of We Are Free to Change the World and contributor to On Hannah Arendt, Lyndsey Stonebridge will be in conversation with Dr. Hannah Dawson, Professor at King's College London to discuss the books and Arendt's enduring cultural legacy.

The launch will take place within the framework of the exhibition Women's Work is Never Done, curated by Catherine de Zegher on view at the gallery. Among other pivotal female artists, the exhibition features works by BRACHA L. Ettinger and Everlyn Nicodemus, both of whom are included in the publication On Hannah Arendt.

Signed books will be available to purchase.

About Lyndsey Stonebridge
Lyndsey Stonebridge FBA is Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is the author of We Are Free to Change the World: Hannah Arendt’s Lessons in Love and Disobedience (2024); Placeless People: Writing, Rights, and Refugees (2018); winner of the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg, which won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for English Literature; and the essay collection, Writing and Righting: Literature in the Age of Human Rights. She is a regular media commentator and broadcaster, and lives in London. www.lyndseystonebridge.com

About Dr. Hannah Dawson
Hannah Dawson is a historian of ideas at King’s College London, and a regular contributor to television, radio and festivals. She is the author of books on Hobbes and Locke, and the editor of The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing.