Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Imperial and World History seminar series

Imperial and World History seminars

University of London

Convenors: Frank Bongiorno (KCL), Richard Drayton (KCL), Philip Murphy (ICS), Sarah Stockwell (KCL), John Stuart (Kingston), David Todd (KCL), Jon Wilson (KCL)

Germany Room, IHR, Mondays at 5.00pm, fortnightly
Winter/Spring Term, 2010

This academic year our seminars will loosely be focussed on the theme of global intellectual history, some examining the transnational history of ideas and others the interactions of ideas and imperial power.

January 17

John Stuart (Kingston), Informal Empire, Religious Liberty, Human Rights?: Egypt, 1919-48

January 31

Leslie James (LSE), George Padmore and the African anti-colonial struggle, c. 1950-56

February 28

David Scott (Columbia), Ethnography as Intellectual History: The Small Axe project and the recovery of Caribbean thought

March 14

David Armitage (Harvard), The International Turn in Intellectual History

March 21

Maurizio Isabella (QMUL), Italian debates on Empire in the Mediterranean during the

Tea is available in the IHR before the seminar

The Summer term will include Frank Bongiorno (KCL) valedictory seminar on Sex in Australia, Dan Matlin (QMUL) on African-American nationalists ideas about Africa, and a roundtable on Lauren Benton (NYU)'s A Search for Sovereignty including Quentin Skinner (QMUL)

Our theme for the 2011-12 academic year will be Violence.

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