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X-POST: May events at Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, London

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May events at Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, London

by Cara Rodway

 

Below are details of the May events programme from the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. The programme covers a broad spectrum from native peoples in early 20th century film to contemporary American politics and diplomacy, via modern folk music and ‘70s satire.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the Eccles Centre’s plenary annual event, the DW Bryant Lecture, to be delivered this year by Professor Tony Badger (University of Cambridge) on 19 May.  The lecture is free and will be preceded by a reception.

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 - 2014-04-23

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 -

2014-04-23

 

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

 

The following announcements were posted to the H-Net web site between 2014-04-22 and 2014-04-23.

 

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    Title: CFP: Migration & Material Culture in the Modern World

    Location: Illinois

    Date: 2014-06-15

    Description: CFP: People & Things on the Move: Migration and

       Material Culture We seek papers for a workshop to be held May

       13-15, 2015 dedicated to exploring the relationship between

X-POST: CFP: Survivor Objects: The Material Culture of Memory

H-Material-Culture.

CFP: Survivor Objects: The Material Culture of Memory

by Deborah Andrews

Survivor Objects: The Material Culture of Memory

November 14-15, 2014

Clayton Hall

University of Delaware

Proposal deadline: 30 April 2014

The inaugural bi-annual symposium sponsored by the CMCS, “Survivor Objects” considers the cultural power accrued by artifacts that have endured social conflict. By bearing historical witness, such objects can come to hold a privileged place in cultural memory and, as a result, play a powerful role for present-day communities. Sessions will center on:

· themes of iconoclasm and the afterlife of monuments following political upheaval or civil struggle

· religious strife and sacred objects

X-Post: Conference: The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3

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Louisa Egbunike <le7@soas.ac.uk>

 

The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3. This

year's theme is 'Igbo Heritage:Production, Diffusion and Legacy'.

 

Keynote Speaker: Douglas B Chambers is an associate professor of

history at the University of Southern Mississippi. Professor Chambers

is a cultural historian of "Atlantic Africa" with research interests

in the Igbo Diaspora and comparative slavery in the Americas. His

keynote address is entitled 'The Igbo Diaspora in the Era of the Slave

Trade: Historical and Cultural Connections'.

 

Featured Speakers: Chike Azuonye (Nigeria Art Society UK) will speak

ANN: H-Net Job Guide for H-War 14 April-21 April 2014

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 14 April 2014 to 21 April 2014. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-USA. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  

 

AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES Barnard College - Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, American  Studies <http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48773>