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)

Memory Mapping and the Historic Greek Communities of Istanbul

10 September

Dr Joseph Hardwick

(Northumbria University)

Droughts, Prayers and Communities: The Problem of Collective Action During Environmental Crisis in Nineteenth-century Australia

12 September

(Thursday)

Prof Stephen Bygrave

(University of Southampton)

Combustible Mixtures: Picturing Dissent

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)

The Degeneration of War, 1914-24

15 October

Dr Yujie Zhu

(RSHA Internal Fellow)

How Does Modern China Remember its Past? The Remote and the Recent

29 October

Prof Martin Hewitt

(Anglia Ruskin University)

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

Past events

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

29 Oct 2019

1859 marked the start of a profound cultural crisis in Britain. Of the various triggers of this crisis, none was more significant than the publication of...

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How does Modern China Remember its Past? The Remote and the Recent

15 Oct 2019

China’s emerging status as a global power cannot be understood without a deep comprehension of how its past shapes Chinese visions of national identity. In...

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The Degeneration of War, 1914-24

8 Oct 2019

This seminar examines the civilianization of war in the period 1914-24.  I argue that in that period the practice of war changed in such a way as to erode and...

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Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romanticism During the Removal Crisis

1 Oct 2019

On July 8, 1829, just months before Andrew Jackson announced to Congress the Indian Removal policy that would lead to the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee...

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Combustible Mixtures: Picturing Dissent

12 Sep 2019

Religious dissent in the eighteenth century can seem an arcane matter of disagreement over ritual; or it can appear a romantic position of dissidence. Neither...

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Droughts, Prayers and Communities: The Problem of Collective Action During Environmental Crisis in Nineteenth-century Australia

10 Sep 2019

How can communities of environmental concern be formed in large territories and among diverse peoples? This paper finds one answer to this critical question in...

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Memory Mapping and the Historic Greek Communities of Istanbul

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

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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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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