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14 June 2012: International History Conference in Honour of Professor Kathleen Burk

Publication date: May 3, 2012 2:16:43 PM

Start: Jun 14, 2012 11:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2012 8:00:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL, 31-34 Gordon Square.

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Entitled New Perspectives on International History, there will be three panels, on transatlantic relations, transnational approaches to international history, and empire. Presentations will be given by Kathy's colleagues and former students, highlighting the department's strengths in international history and its past, present, and future contributions to the field.

The keynote lecture at 6pm will be by Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Christ's College, University of Cambridge.

This will be followed by a wine reception with wines selected by Kathy.

Kathleen Burk is the Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London. A specialist in Anglo-American relations and on finance and foreign policy, she has published a number of books on these and other subjects in international history; she is currently writing a book on the interactions of the British and American empires from 1783 to the present. A regular commentator on contemporary politics and foreign affairs for radio and television, she has also appeared regularly on programmes dealing with subjects from the Pilgrim Fathers to P.G. Wodehouse. From 2003 to 2006 she was the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric in the City of London, which required her to give an number of public lectures each year on a wide range of topics, which included the Hundred Years’ War, the Anglo-Russian Great Game in Central Asia, and the American War for Independence. She has, for some years, had a secondary career in wine, both as a wine writer (she has published a book on wine and writes regular articles), and as an international judge.

The image above shows the cover of her latest book, Old World, New World: The Story of Britain and America, which was awarded the Henry Adams Prize in the US.

For the full conference programme please click here.


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