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Research Seminar: ‘Several Lives in One’: The Problem of Writing the Biography of Frederick Douglass

This seminar has been rearranged from the 11th of February.

‘Several Lives in One’: The Problem of Writing the Biography of Frederick Douglass.

13th May 4.15pm: David Blight (Yale). Chair: Andrew Heath

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Art & Craft in Sheffield: Our History in 100 Objects (Exhibition)

The Our History in 100 Objects project began in the summer and autumn of 2013, where members of the public nominated objects to Sheffield Visual Arts Group (S.V.A.G.), that they felt reflected the city’s artistic and cultural heritage. Museums Sheffield have now opened up their stores to small groups from ‘hard to reach’ and interested communities. The groups selected objects for this exhibition in Weston Park Museum, which will represent a new history of Sheffield told through objects, curated by the public. More information on Weston Park museum, including opening times, can be found here.

Research Seminar: ‘Russia shall not corrupt me, nether one waye not other’: engaging with Russia in the Elizabethan Commonwealth

Research Seminar: ‘Russia shall not corrupt me, nether one waye not other’: engaging with Russia in the Elizabethan Commonwealth

6th May: Felicity Stout (Sheffield). Chair: Tom Leng

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Research Seminar: Apostolic encounters in the Mongol ruins: some reflections on the problem of ‘religion’ as a category in global history

Research Seminar: Apostolic encounters in the Mongol ruins: some reflections on the problem of ‘religion’ as a category in global history

29th April 4.15pm: Amanda Power (Sheffield). Chair: Phil McCluskey

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America Meredith, London Calling (2012)

Research Seminar: Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire

Research Seminar: Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire

1st April 4.15pm: Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia. Chair: Caroline Pennock

Urban and Indigenous histories have usually been treated as though they are mutually exclusive. Coll Thrush’s work, however, has argued that the two kinds of history are in fact mutually constitutive. In this presentation, Dr. Thrush will present material from his current book project, a history of London framed through the experiences of Indigenous people who travelled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Stories of Inuit captives in the 1570s, Cherokee delegations in the 1760s, Hawaiian royals in the 1820s, and more – as well as the memory of these travellers in present-day communities – show the ways in which London is the ground of Indigenous history and settler colonialism.

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Research Seminar: Talking with Ghosts: Research Seminar: Talking with Ghosts: Rancière, Derrida and the Archive

Research Seminar: Talking with Ghosts: Research Seminar: Talking with Ghosts: Rancière, Derrida and the Archive

25th March 4.15pm: John Arnold (Birkbeck). Chair: Martial Staub

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