Culture, Things, and Empire: Virtual Seminar Series Two 'Remembering Empire' REGISTRATION OPEN

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June 23, 2021 to October 20, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Social History / Studies



June 2021 – October 2021

Generously funded by the AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP

In the wake of current events, discussions around Britain’s imperial past, its postcolonial present, and its multicultural future have never been more important. Suddenly countless news stories have emerged over the past few months across the globe reporting on topics of race and colonialism, which have specifically sought out the views of academics and researchers. This series will contribute to the emerging and vibrant research culture in the humanities that has recently shifted into the virtual world. It will bring together researchers from across the globe to exchange ideas in interdisciplinary discussions about pertinent issues relating to race, gender, class, and materiality in the fields of imperial, colonial and global studies.

We are delighted to announce that registration for our second series 'Remembering Empire' is now open. This series contains five seminars, each one based on a particular theme: 'Women, Power and Memory', 'Empire on Film', 'Remembering Rebellion', 'Memorialising through Heritage', 'Writing Memory'. These seminars will take place every month consecutively between June 2021 and October 2021. Each speaker will present their 10-minute paper followed by a response to both papers by their respondents. Group discussion, questions and comments will take place in the time remaining.

Please use the Eventbrite links below to see more details about the speakers, register your attendance at each seminar, and receive the Zoom links. Our first seminar of series 2 is ‘Women, Power and Memory’ on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 5-6pm. Please note that all the other seminars take place from 2-3pm (BST). All welcome but registration for each of the 6 seminars is essential. Our sixth and final seminar of the series will take the form of a masterclass with a specialist in the field - details TBC.


Women, Power and Memory (23 June 2021, 5-6pm BST)


Empire on Film (28 July 2021, 2-3pm BST)


Remembering Rebellion (18 August 2021, 2-3pm BST)


Memorialising through Heritage (22 September 2021, 2-3pm BST)


Writing Memory (20 October 2021, 2-3pm BST)

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Contact Info: 

Co-organiser: Ellen Smith, University of Leicester
Co-organiser: Charlotte Johnson, University of Birmingham