School of History, Classics & Archaeology

History Research Seminars

A brand new subject area-wide history seminar series for 2022.

Seminar description

Open to all!

Seminars take place on Mondays, and everyone is welcome.. Please see below for details of venues and timings.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2023/24

Date Speaker Topic Time & venue
Mon 5 Feb


Book launch: 'Leo Africanus / al-Wazzan relates Africa to the Renaissance'

In 1526 the Moroccan diplomat Hasan al-Wazzan, captured by pirates, enslaved and then baptised as Johannes Leo Africanus, finished his Cosmography and Geography of Africa. This is the first new translation into English since 1600.  Please join the translators Anthony Ossa-Richardson and Richard Oosterhoff, in conversation with Meha Priyadarshini and Stephen McDowall, to celebrate the launch of this new translation. A reception will follow.

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4.10 pm, Special Collections Research Suite (6th fl. University Library)

Mon 26 Feb

Emile Chabal (Edinburgh)

'Eric Hobsbawm discovers Latin America, 1960-1975'

Emile Chabal on an aspect of his current project, in discussion with Julie Gibbings.

4.00 pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 2
Tue 26 Mar Wendy Ugolini (Edinburgh)

'Beyond Borders: The Second World War, National Identities and Empire in the UK'

Wendy Ugolini discusses dimensions of her new AHRC project

4.00 pm, Maclaren Stuart Room, Old College

Further information

If you have any questions please contact the seminar organiser, details below.

Professor Paul Nugent

Professor of Comparative African History

  • Centre of African Studies, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square

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