Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

Seminar series

The Centre runs a regular seminar series with invited speakers.

The Centre theme for 2017-8 is 'Democracy'.

Our seminars are open to all staff and students at the University of Edinburgh, as well as members of the public.

Time and location

Seminars are usually held from 17.00 to 19.00 location advised below. All papers are followed by a 10-15 minute comment. See below for further details. 

Everyone is warmly welcome.

Events schedule

Semester 2 

Date/time Speaker(s) Title Notes
Friday 19 Jan Aditya Sarkar (University of Warwick)

'The Authoritarian Handbook: reflections on Indian politics since 2014'

Commentator: Wilfried Swenden (University of Edinburgh)

In collaboration with the Centre for South Asian Studies and Global and Transnational Research Group

Room G.16, Medical School, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place
Tuesday 30 Jan

Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow)

'The weight of the past and the collapse of the Franco-British entente, 1919-1924'

Commentator: David Kaufman (University of Edinburgh)

Seminar room 5, Chrystal MacMillan building, George Square, Edinburgh
Tuesday 6 Mar

Sonja Levsen (Universitat Freiburg)

'Authority and democracy in France and Germany after 1945'

Commentator: Anita Klingler (University of Edinburgh)

Seminar room 5, Chrystal MacMillan building, George Square, Edinburgh
Wednesday 21 Mar

Malcolm Petrie (University of St Andrews)

'Representing the nation: Scottish politics and the European question, c.1967-c.1975'

Commentator: Ewen Cameron (University of Edinburgh)

In collaboration with the Scottish History Seminars

Seminar room 5, Chrystal MacMillan building, Geoerge Square, Edinburgh
Tuesday 3 Apr Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)

‘New China, new Asia: UNRRA, development and the reconstruction of postwar China, 1943-49’

Commentator: Konrad Lawson (St Andrews)

Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
Wednesday 4 Apr

Rana Mitter (University of Oxford) and Felix Boecking (University of Edinburgh)

Book launch: Felix Boecking, 'No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927–1945'

12:00-14:00

G.03, Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh

Tuesday 8 May Tal Arbel (Tel Aviv University)

'G.I. Joe in Jerusalem: American morale surveys and statistical democracy in 1948 Palestine/Israel'

Commentator: Anthony Gorman (Edinburgh)

 

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Room 02M.26
William Robertson Wing

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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.