Events

Seminar: 'For King and Country': Canada, Devon and the Great War

Michael Cooper (Hemyock History and Archiving Association) - When war broke out in Europe and Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 the British Dominions, including Canada, were automatically involved as part of the Empire. The Canadian government under Sir Robert Borden immediately pledged to send a Canadian Expeditionary Force and the first troops began to arrive in Britain soon after. A majority of these Canadian soldiers were, in fact, emigrants from Britain and a significant number were from farming families in Devon and the West Country. This presentation looks at the stories of some of the young Devon men who emigrated to Canada in the early years of the 20th century only to return to Britain shortly afterwards to fight for ‘King and Country’ in the trenches of the Great War. Many died but others remained in Britain after the war or returned to Canada. More...

Starts: Nov 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Anarchism in Republican Cuba: The Spanish Momentum

Amparo Sanchez Cobos (Universitat Jaume I) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Nov 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM

IHR American History Seminar Series: Of Principals and Principles: Confederate Substitution, Civic Responsibility, and the Issue of Citizenship

Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Nov 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Book Launch: Black Power in the Caribbean, edited by Kate Quinn (UCL-IA)

Kate Quinn (UCL-IA), Richard Drayton (KCL) and David Scott (Columbia) - Black Power studies have been dominated by the North American story, but after decades of scholarly neglect, the growth of 'New Black Power Studies' has revitalized the field. Central to the current agenda are a critique of the narrow domestic lens through which U.S. Black Power has been viewed and a call for greater attention to international and transnational dimensions of the movement.
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Starts: Nov 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: Haunted by Empire: William Seward and Narratives of American Imperialism

Dr David Sim (UCL-History) -William Seward, the US Secretary of State 1861-1869, is best remembered today for his leading role in the purchase of Alaska from Russia, a transaction much criticized at the time as a waste of public money for a frozen territory but today regarded as one of the most astute real estate deals in American history. Seward's significance extended far beyond that land purchase, however. In a political career spanning the 1840s through the 1860s, he was arguably the central figure in the development of America's nineteenth century empire in both its territorial and commercial manifestations. More...

Starts: Dec 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: A Tale of Country and City: Normalistas and the Struggle for Rural Education in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Tanalis Padilla (Dartmouth) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Dec 9, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: Michelle Bachelet’s presidencies: gender, politics and institutional change in Chile

Georgina Waylen (Manchester) - Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first female president, was elected in 2006 with an explicit gender agenda, promising to appoint new faces (including women) and implement some positive gender change. After a period heading UN Women, she was subsequently reelected for a second term in 2013 with a decisive majority.
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Starts: Dec 10, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: Reparations, Recognition, Reconciliation: Competing Scenarios for Slavery Remembrance in the Caribbean

Fabienne Viala (Warwick) - Since 2013, and the creation of a regional Committee for the Reparations for Slavery within the CARICOM, many Caribbean islands have joined the movement by setting up national commissions. This includes the Anglophone archipelagos, the Dutch territories of Surinam and Curaçao, and the French Département of Guadeloupe. Cuba has given full support to the movement while in Puerto Rico, some interest for reparative justice for Black Afro-Descended Puertorriqueños has slowly been developing. More...

Starts: Jan 21, 2015 5:30:00 PM