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April 2018

CoMo Events Spring 2018

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - June 30 @ 6:30 pm

The Centre for Contemporary and Modern History (CoMo) brings together international research expertise that ranges across west and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean (including north Africa), the Indian sub-continent, East Asia and the Americas. To find details of CoMo events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here  

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May 2018

Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain since 1918: An interdisciplinary workshop

May 24 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop emerges from an AHRC-funded project led by Professor Adrian Bingham (Department of History) entitled ‘Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain 1918-1992’. The project investigates how British citizens understood politics and how they viewed its relationship to their lives, from the establishment of a near democracy in 1918 until the transformation of British political culture with the emergence of 24-hour news channels and the internet in the early 1990s. It focuses on the everyday political opinions, discussions…

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A disillusioned Democracy? Popular Attitudes to Politics in Britain since 1918

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Britain is widely perceived to face serious problems of political disengagement and disaffection, evident in a lack of confidence in governing institutions, low trust ratings for politicians and public officials, and the rejection of the European Union in the ‘Brexit’ vote. Much of the discussion of our contemporary situation is based on the assumptions that in the past citizens were more politically engaged, had clearer ideological positions, had greater respect for, and trust in, politicians, and received more reliable political…

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