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Events 2020

Past events

Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

Thursday 10 December 2020

We invite proposals for this interdisciplinary colloquium.

What's in a Face?

Friday 20 November 2020

AboutFace is running this free event as part of the Being Human Festival, the UK's national festival of the humanities. Register now for a conversation about face transplants, identity, and appearance, followed by a live Q&A with our panel.

“It's a very unstable society that we've built”: precarity, memory and history in UK DIY music spaces

Thursday 19 November 2020

An IPUP event. The impact of the covid-19 pandemic has been a sharp reminder of the precarity of the networks and spaces that nurture creative community. This presentation explores how intersections of precarity affect the ability to create, organise and share traces of individual or collective involvement in DIY music.

NHS Voices of Covid-19: Public History during a Pandemic

Thursday 29 October 2020

The NHS is part of everyday life in the UK and since 2017 NHS at 70, a national oral history project based at the University of Manchester and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has been recording the stories of people who have worked for and been treated by the NHS. This seminar will use the evidence gathered on the project to demonstrate the impact of the project in the context of public history.

A "great present" for the Tsar: The English carriage in Anglo-Muscovite diplomacy of 1604

Wednesday 4 March 2020

*SEMINAR POSTPONED* Part of our spring research seminar series

From Margins to Centre? Undergraduate Conference on Marginalised Histories

Friday 28 February 2020

A one day conference specifically designed by and for undergraduate students to explore marginalised histories and the intersectionality between them

Perceptions of administrative violence in the early Islamic empire

Wednesday 26 February 2020

*SEMINAR POSTPONED* Part of our spring research seminar series

Olfactory Empire: Smell and the Other in Imperial India and the Philippines

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Part of our spring research seminar series

Hunting the Heretic Book: Inquisition and Condemned Texts in the Late Middle Ages

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Part of our spring research seminar series

“Burying our Money in Stone Walls”: Fortification and the East India Company, c. 1690–1740

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Part of our spring research seminar series

The constitutional politics of asylum provision in postemancipation Jamaica

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Part of our spring research seminar series

Reactionary Patriots and European Romance: Aspects of Medievalism in Early Victorian Wales

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Part of the CModS research strand on 'Medievalism and Imperial Modernity', co-organized with the Centre for Medieval Studies and Department of History.

Museum and Heritage Careers Event

Tuesday 28 January 2020

A careers event for students interested in the museums and heritage sector

Pick your poison: insecticides and locust control in colonial Kenya

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Part of our spring research seminar series

School Daze: Palestinian educations after defeat, 1948 - 1967

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Decolonising KhoeSan historiography through community knowledge production partnerships: the case of the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Programme at the University of Cape Town

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Dr June Bam-Hutchison is a past Research Associate with IPUP at the University of York. Now at the University of Cape Town, she co-founded and coordinates the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum at the Centre for African Studies as part of the national catalytic precolonial research project under the National Institute of Human and Social Sciences and National Research Foundation Chair.