OPEN LECTURES: Mapping WW2, race, and AboutFace

Posted on 18 October 2019

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.

A public secret: Skin colour discrimination in colonial and independent Jamaica
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Henrice Altink talks about 'colourism' in Jamaica.

Mapping escapes during WW2
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Barbara Bond (Royal Geographical Society) investigates MI9’s wartime escape and evasion mapping programme, including how maps were smuggled to prisoners and how they helped orchestrate some of the most famous escapes in history.

Let’s talk about 'race'
Thursday 24 October 2019
Kevin Hylton brings a voice to the sociology of sport and leisure that reflects an intricate engagement with, and commitment to challenge, the endemic issues that mark race relations in the UK.

A chapter of woe: The Anglo-Scots Battle of Myton, 1319
Thursday 24 October 2019
Paul Dryburgh introduces one of the most calamitous but least known battles of the Anglo-Scots wars in its 700th-anniversary year.

AboutFace Launch - Framing the face: history, emotion, transplantation
Friday 25 October 2019
A discussion of the social, cultural, emotional and medical meanings and associations of faces, facial transplants, and identity.

Women in Innovation
Friday 25 October 2019
The York Blockchain and Innovation Society and the Northern Blockchain Group are excited to bring together a fantastic panel of speakers.

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