Commonwealth Games: past, present, future

Juanita Cox , Michael Dawson, Kate Nichols and Verity Postlethwaite discuss the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time.

Campus - Aston Webb

On Wednesday 27 April we were joined by Juanita Cox (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London), Michael Dawson (History, St Thomas University), Kate Nichols (Art History, Birmingham) and Verity Postlethwaite (Sport Business, Hartpury University).

They discussed the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how it relates to our contemporary conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the long shadow of the British empire. This event was organised by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC), in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of North America (CSNA).