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Electricity pylons in a lake, Chennai, India, with two swimmers in front of them

On Wednesday 27 October, we were joined by On Barak (Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv), Elizabeth Chatterjee (History, Chicago), and Megan Black (History, MIT) for ‘Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century’. 

Their papers provided a timely reminder of the importance of history and historical thinking as we look towards COP26. The event was organised by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC), in collaboration with the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History (MCH) and the Centre for Modern History at City, University of London.

Recording details: Rethinking the Black Death recording.
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