Modern and Contemporary History seminar

Birmingham city centre

Seminars take place in the Rodney Hilton Library at 4.15pm unless otherwise indicated. 

Workshops and roundtable events, as well as the annual lecture – this year by Alison Bashford – are at different times and you should check the listing below carefully. Drinks are always served, generally in the bar afterwards. All staff and students (and others!) are welcome. For more details, please e-mail us: Simon Jackson, Chris Moores and Klaus Richter and follow us on Twitter @modcontempbham

Forthcoming seminars

Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Date
27/10/2021
Description
Roundtable discussion of the entanglements and power relations at stake in histories of ecological extraction
Researching Black British Histories

Researching Black British Histories

Date
16/02/2022
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.
The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Date
27/04/2022
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.
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