First Modern History Seminar of the Academic Year

 

The first Modern History Seminar of the academic year will be held on Thursday 16 October. Papers are normally held monthly at 6pm on a Thursday evening in Medecroft 16 at the university. For our first seminar we are delighted to welcome Fatma Coşkuner from Koç University in Istanbul who will discuss Russian and Ottoman orientalisms. The paper continues the seminar’s fine tradition of having papers on international topics as well as British history. Later on in the year we welcome Markus Wein from the American University in Bulgaria who will give a lunch time paper in the university board room. We are also looking forward to Sian Edwards, a recent arrival in the department, talking about youth movements and citizenship in the Post-War Britain and Stuart McBratney who is a PhD student in the department looking at Thomas Jefferson and Slavery.

The series will also mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution and be involved with an exhibition on LGBT History at the Winchester Discovery Centre in February. More details of these events to come.

Below is the series for this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend all of the department’s seminars.

13 October @ 6pm in Medecroft room 16 University of Winchester – King Alfred Campus
Ms Fatma Coşkuner (Koç University, Istanbul Turkey).
Russian and Ottoman orientalisms through the artistic visions of Vasily Vereschagin and Osman Hamdi Bey

10 November Noon in Boardroom: Dr Markus Wien (American University in Bulgaria)
Redefinition of Jewish Group Identities in Bulgaria after 1878

10 November @ 6pm in Medecroft 16: Dr Ben Anderson (Keele University)
The Modernity of being Anti-Modern: Mountaineers in turn-of-the-century England and Germany

8 December @ 6pm in Medecroft 16:  Dr Sian Edwards (University of Winchester)
Stewards of the Land: Youth Movements, Citizenship and the English Countryside in Post-War Britain

12 January 2017 @ 6pm in Medecroft 16:  Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia)
What has masculinity ever done for us? Rethinking fatherhood and family in Victorian Britain

9 February @ 6pm in Medecroft 16 Dr Emma Vickers (Liverpool John Moores University) Sanctuary or sissy? Male cross-dressing as entertainment in the British Armed Forces, 1939-1944  [This is in correlation with the exhibition Diversity History Month – LGBT History at Winchester Discovery Centre. More information available soon]

9 March Noon, venue to be confirmed: Mr Stuart McBratney (University of Winchester) Thomas Jefferson and Slavery: A Revolutionary Paradox

9 March @6pm in Medecroft 16: Dr Rebecca Clifford (Swansea University)
Impossible Reconstructions: The Dilemmas of Family Reunification after the Holocaust

25 May @ 6pm in Medecroft 16 Dr Michael Brown (University of Roehampton)
A Theatre of Emotions: Sensibility and the Politics of Pain in Early Nineteenth-Century British Surgery
[This is event is co-hosted with the Centre for Medical History]

In May, the Modern History Research Centre will celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution with a public event, ‘The International Historical Significance of 1917’. More information soon to come!

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