The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday 27 April 2022 (14:00-15:30)

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image from promotional booklet produced for the 1970 Edinburgh games. The image features a group of runners.

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) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to our contemporary conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the long shadow of the British empire.

This event is organised by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC), in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of North America(CSNA).