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January 2017

Gendering Peace Conference

January 20 @ 9:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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About the Conference During and after the First World War, blueprints for peace and a non-violent reordering of society permeated all countries in Europe. They were political, artistic and practical responses to the experience of total war, based on a wide array of different political and religious values and motives. While many of these ideas and initiatives have been studied in some detail, the gendering of peace in Europe during and between the two world wars has not as yet…

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February 2017
Free

Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge): ‘The Tasman Sea in the Age of Revolutions’

February 7 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

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Mira Siegelberg (Queen Mary) ‘Writing the History of Statelessness: Legal Thought and the History of International Order’

February 14 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

This talk examines the entangled history of the birth and evolution of the legal category of statelessness with ideas of rights, statehood, international law, and the history of global order in the twentieth century. Over the course of the two world wars mass statelessness transformed from a central theoretical resource for those promoting a vision of politics and law outside the state to a touchstone for the legitimation of the sovereign territorial state against other options for the political organization…

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Beatrice de Graaf (Utrecht) ‘Inauguring the Allied Machine. Building a System of Inter-Imperial Collective Security in Europe, 1815-1818’

February 21 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

In this paper Beatrice will address the hitherto neglected history of the Allied Council of Ministers that convened between 1815 and 1818 in Paris, chaired by the Duke of Wellington as an instrument of inter-imperial, indirect rule, intended to create, shape and fix the Balance of Power in Europe, and the balance of powers in France. Based on new archival findings, this first attempt of creating an administrative body of European security integration, propelled by the four great powers (most…

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Dagmar Freist (Oldenburg) ‘The Early Modern World from a Bird’s Eye Perspective – Global Micro-History Reconsidered’

February 28 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

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March 2017
Free

Sarah Foot (Oxford) ‘Bede’s English: Religion and the Making of History’

March 7 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

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James Yeoman (Sheffield) ‘The Panama Papers: Transatlantic Anarchist Press Networks in the Early Twentieth Century’

March 14 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03
The American Isthmus

James Yeoman completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in February 2016. His thesis examined the formation of the anarchist movement in Spain, with a particular focus on grassroots publishing. He has recently guest-edited a special edition of International Journal of Iberian Studies (29:3, 2016), which focuses on the international dimensions of Spanish anarchism. This edition includes his article ‘Salud y Anarquía desde Dowlais,’ which presents a case study of Spanish anarchist migration to South Wales in the early…

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Oleg Benesch (York) ‘Castles in Modern Japan: Militarism, Pacifism, and Tradition from the 1860s to the 1960s’

March 21 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

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Swarupa Gupta (Presidency): ‘Culture and Society in Early Modern Bengal: Comparative Perspectives, Nuances and Themes, c. 1600-1800’

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
38 Mappin Street Workroom 2

Research Seminar: Dr Swarupa Gupta, Presidency University, Kolkata. Date:Monday 27th March 4-6pm. Location:38 Mappin Street Workroom 2 All welcome.

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Roey Sweet (Leicester) ‘Antiquaries and the History of Domestic Life, c. 1750-1850’

March 28 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

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