Remembering Stuart Hall

Monday 12 May 2014, 6.00PM to 8.00pm

The Humanities Research Centre is hosting a commemorative symposium in honour of the contribution made by the late Jamaican cultural theorist and socialist intellectual Stuart Hall (1932-2014). The symposium will include short contributions from York colleagues, and some clips from ‘Personally Speaking: A Long Conversation with Stuart Hall’ (2009), a film directed by Mike Dibb in which literary journalist Maya Jaggi interviews Stuart Hall. There will also be time for discussion and wider reflection on Hall’s rich life, work and legacy.

Speakers include:

  • Alexander Beaumont (previously of Department of English at University of York, now of Department of Humanities, York St John) on ‘Thatcherism and “New Times”’
  • Mary Fairclough (Department of English) on ‘Cultural Materialism’
  • David Howell (Department of Politics) on ‘The May Day Manifesto: Stuart Hall and the New Left’
  • Magnus Niklasson (Department of History) on ‘Contextualising social reaction against “delinquent youth” in postwar Britain; Stuart Hall's influence on historical interpretations’
  • and acting as a ‘discussant’ Bill Schwarz (previously a student of English and History at the University of York, now Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London).

For more information, please contact the symposium convenor, Christian Høgsbjerg (Department of History) christian.hogsbjerg@york.ac.uk.   All are welcome. 

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All are welcome