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May 2018

Symposium: Suicide, Society and Crisis

May 18 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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A Symposium funded by the Wellcome Trust (Seed Award) Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 18-19 May 2018 Globally and at many times in history, instances and rates of suicide have been hugely symbolic resources for making statements about society. The key goal of this symposium is to investigate the links between suicide and socio-political crisis, at macro and micro levels. We seek to test psychological, psychiatric, sociological and historical theories about how dramatic socio-political change is internalised by individuals.…

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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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June 2018

Conference: The Munich Crisis and the People

June 29 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Recent events in international politics have highlighted the intricate interconnectedness between diplomatic crises and public opinion, notably public expressions of emotion. As the 80th anniversary of the Munich Crisis approaches, this conference will revisit this ‘model’ crisis and its aftermath, exploring both its lessons and its contemporary resonance. Confirmed plenary speakers: Gabriel Gorodetsky, Christian Goeschel, Julie Gottlieb, Susan Grayzel, Mary Heimann, Daniel Hucker, Miklos Lojkos, Andrew Preston, Michal Shapira, Richard Toye, Karina Urbach, Jessica Wardhaugh, Jürgen Zarusky. With generous funding from the Max…

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