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
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.
Gender History Discussion Group: Historiographical workshop 2: – what is the future for gender history and feminism?
Wednesday 9th April 3-4pm Jessop West Seminar Room 2
The Gender History Discussion Group: “Eunuchs and Virile Women: Transgressing Gender in the Early Middle Ages”
April 3rd 2pm-3pm: Hannah Probert (Sheffield)
Dainton Building D17a
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.