Monday, 9 January 2012

Imperial and World History seminars

Imperial and World History seminar
University of London
Convenors: Richard Drayton (KCL), Sarah Stockwell (KCL), John Stuart (Kingston), David Todd (KCL), Jon Wilson (KCL)

Spring Term, 2012

The seminar meets on Mondays at 5 PM fortnightly, but because of ongoing building work at the Institute of Historical Research it will meet in the Woburn Suite in Senate House
This academic year our seminars will loosely be focussed on the theme of VIOLENCE

January 23
Laleh Khalili (SOAS), The Uses of Happiness in Counterinsurgencies

February 6
Toby Green (KCL) will discuss his new book on the early history of the African slave trade: The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300- 1589 (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012)
with responses from José Lingna Nafafe (Birmingham)
and Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias PF (Birmingham)

February 20
Konstantin Dierks (Indiana and Oxford), A World Safe Enough for Imperialism? American Perceptions of Danger and Violence in the World, 1789-1869

March 5
Richard Seymour (LSE), 'Humanitarian intervention' and Liberal Imperialism

March 19
Caroline Elkins (Harvard), 'W' Marks the Spot: Document Destruction and Removal at the End of the British Empire

Tea is available in Senate House cafe before the seminar. While we are unable to offer a subsidy, any participant in the seminar is welcome to join us afterwards for dinner with the speaker.

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