Graduate School

Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History seminars

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History hosts seminars throughout the academic year, which are open to all.

Our seminars are open to all staff and students at the University of Edinburgh, as well as members of the public. Everyone is warmly welcome. The Centre's theme for 2020-21 is 'Crisis'.

Time and location

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm online via Zoom unless stated otherwise All papers are followed by a 10-15 minute comment. See below for further details. 

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2020-21 

Date Speaker(s) Title
Tuesday 29 Sept Various 'The Concept of Crisis' - a panel evenet featuring Janet Roitman (New School), Jeremy Adelman (Princeton), David Sepkoski (University of Illinois), Keren Weitzberg (University College London), AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield)

 

Tuesday 13 Oct Simon Balto (University of Iowa)

'Racial framing: Blackface criminals in Jim Crow America'

Contact Julie.gibbings@ed.ac.uk for a copy of the paper

Tuesday 27 Oct 

Jeremy Dell (University of Edinburgh)

'"The Eternal Agitator": Sheikh Anta Mbakke's exile to Segu and the early years of the Post-Bamba Muridiyya'

Contact Julie.gibbings@ed.ac.uk for a copy of the paper

Tuesday 10 Nov

Panel event

'Pandemics, Past and Present' - Adia Benton (Northwestern University), Mark Honigsbaum (University of London), Richard McKay (University of Oxford), Christos Lynteris (University of St Andrews) and Dora Vargha (University of Exter)

A panel event co-hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Global History Centre and History of Medicine, Science, and Technology seminar

Tuesday 24 Nov

Elizabeth Banks (University of Edinburgh)

Cold War cod: Towards an international history of Soviet fishing

Contact Julie.gibbings@ed.ac.uk for a copy of the paper

Tuesday 8 Dec

Tom Cunningham (University of Edinburgh)

'Discontent in the Body Politic: Colonialism, corporeality, and the 'circumcision crisis' - Kenya, 1929'

Contact Julie.gibbings@ed.ac.uk for a copy of the paper

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Further information

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Contact details

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Room 02M.26
William Robertson Wing

City
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Post Code
EH8 9AG

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