School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History seminars

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History is the University of Edinburgh's leading centre for research into the history of the modern world. It's seminar series welcomes everyone.

This year’s theme is ‘Exile’.

Time and location

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm, with the exception of 5 October. 

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2022/23

Date Speaker Title Venue Register

Tue 20 Sep

Lisa Williams

'Edinburgh, enslavement and exile'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, G.07 Meadows Lecture Theatre

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Wed 5 Oct

Professor Richard Overy

Chronologies

'Blood and ruins: The great imperial war 1931-1945'

Joint event with the SWW Network 

Meadows Lecture Theatre, G.07 Meadows Lecture Theatre  

Tue 18 Oct

Dr Tana Trivedi

'An archive at the margins: Positing ‘Deshi Rajya’ as a counterfactual narrative'

Joint event with IASH

Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan building

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Tue 1 Nov

Dr Nick Batho

‘Classrooms without walls’: Black American children’s literature and educational activism'

Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan building

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Tue 22 Nov

Dr Mobeen Hussain

'Self-fashioning bodies, performing fairness: Tracing the materiality of skin-lightening across Colonial India'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, G.07 Meadows Lecture Theatre

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