HRC Seminar Series

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HRC Seminar Series

HRC Visiting Fellows, whilst at the Centre, participate in the Centre’s programs and meet regularly with other fellows to make a public presentation of their research.

Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. They are followed by informal discussion and light refreshments, and we encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held at 4.30pm in the Theatrette (unless otherwise indicated), on the 2nd floor (entry level) of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Semester 1 2019

Date

Speaker

Title

15 February

Em Prof Gilli Bush-Bailey (University of London)

Memory, Screens and Reflections

5 March

Em Prof Jay Winter

(Yale University)

Silences of the Great War: All the Things We Cannot Hear

12 March

Assoc Prof Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

(Maquarie University)

Latin Panegyric XII(9) and the Politics of New Jerusalem under Constantine the Great

19 March

Prof Eckart Altenmüller

(Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media)

Making Music as a Model for Brain Plasticity

26 March

Assoc Prof Cynthia Chris

(City University of New York)

A Cinema of Environmental Crisis: Virtual Life in the Sixth Extinction

16 April

Em Prof Neville Kirk

(Manchester Metropolitan University)

Modern Britain in Crisis

7 May

Dr Jeremy Simpson

(University of Sydney)

Kabul 2018: Twenty-five Responses to 'Crisis'

14 May

Dr Jordana Silverstein

(University of Melbourne)

‘A Shock Through the System’: Histories of Crisis in Australian Child Refugee Policy

21 May

Prof Jennifer Rutherford

(University of Adelaide)

Hunters and Collectors

28 May

Dr Justin Tyler Clark

(Nanyang Technological University)

Mental Speed and the Crisis of Mass Communication in the Early 20th-Century United States


Semester 2

Date

Speaker

Title

16 July

Dr Stuart Christie

(Hong Kong Baptist University)

Pearl S. Buck, Intersectionality, and “China”, 1931-1941

30 July

Dr Gabriel Tusinski

(Singapore University of Technology and Design)

This is (not) Crisis: Chronotope, Crisis Narration, and the Metapragmatics of Historical Time

6 August

Dr Alison Searle

(University of Leeds)
 

Exiles at Home: Crises, Letters and Pastoral Care

13 August

Prof Chris Whitehead

(Newcastle University)

Crisis, Europe, Heritage: The Politics of the Past in a Fragile Union

20 August

Dr Sarah Moore

(University of Bath)

Crisis Diverted: A Sociological Study of the Handling of Public Crises

27 August

Prof Gordon Pentland

(University of Edinburgh)

“O, they are firing squibs”: Responses to Assassination Attempts on British Royalty, 1800–1900

3 September

Dr Gonul Bozoglu

(Newcastle University)

TBA

10 September

Dr Joseph Hardwick

(Northumbria University)

Communities of Prayer and Environmental Crisis in Australia and the British Empire, 1829-1919

12 September

(Thursday)

Prof Stephen Bygrave

(University of Southampton)

Enlightenment as Crisis: Disciplines and Reactions, 1750-1815

1 October

Assoc Prof Nikki Hessell (Victoria University of Wellington)

Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romanticism During the Removal Crisis

8 October

Prof Jay Winter

(Yale University)

TBA

15 October

Dr Yujie Zhu

(RSHA Internal Fellow)

TBA

30 October

Prof Martin Hewitt

(Anglia Ruskin University)

Darwinism’s Generations: Responding to Evolution, 1859-1909

Upcoming events

“O, they are firing squibs”: Responses to Assassination Attempts on British Royalty, 1800 – 1900

4.30–5.45pm 27 Aug 2019

Assassinations or attempted assassinations are archetypal moments of crisis, but they have only rarely been given sustained and systematic attention by...

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Memory Mapping and the Historic Greek Communities of Istanbul

4.30–5.45pm 3 Sep 2019

In this talk, I present ongoing work with communities whose cultural memory fall outside of official heritage practice. The historic ‘Rum’ (Greek-speaking)...

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Past events

Crisis Diverted: A Sociological Study of the Handling of Public Crises

20 Aug 2019

This paper explores how contemporary UK public crises are framed and managed, paying particular attention to their tendency to calcify. The dominant...

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Crisis, Europe, Heritage: The Politics of the Past in a Fragile Union

13 Aug 2019

Over recent years, official bodies such as the European Commission have used ‘heritage’ to create a shared historical narrative and sense of belonging for...

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Exiles at Home: Crises, Letters and Pastoral Care

6 Aug 2019

Several forms of crisis in seventeenth-century Britain positioned protestant nonconformists and religious dissenters as exiles at home. Disestablishment of...

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“This is (Not) Crisis”: Chronotope, Crisis Narration, and the Metapragmatics of Historical Time

30 Jul 2019

In post-independence Timor-Leste, the spectre of crisis looms large. Since its troubled beginnings, the first new nation of the 21st century has been plagued...

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Pearl S. Buck, Intersectionality, and “China”, 1931-1941

16 Jul 2019

My presentation seeks to contribute meaningfully to the HRC’s 2019 theme, “intellectual history of crisis”. It cites the example of American author and...

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Mental Speed and the Crisis of Mass Communication in the Early 20th-Century United States

28 May 2019

Long before the invention of the 24/7 news cycle, interwar social critics warned that the speed of mass media, especially its new broadcast varieties,...

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Hunters and Collectors

21 May 2019

Life writing is particularly attuned to writing the uncanny and the improbable. Parsing the indecipherable elements of a life are its forte, as is its focus on...

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‘A Shock Through the System’: Histories of Crisis in Australian Child Refugee Policy

14 May 2019

This paper will explore how ‘crises’ around refugee and asylum-seeking children have been repeatedly produced and mobilised as an art and technique of...

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Kabul 2018: Twenty-five Responses to 'Crisis'

7 May 2019

Afghanistan is often largely forgotten now that international geo-strategic attention has moved elsewhere, but 2018 saw some of the highest incidences of...

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Modern Britain in Crisis

16 Apr 2019

This paper provides an overview of my current research project- a book-length study of modern Britain in crisis. The paper begins with a brief definition of...

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