Please see the programme for british Studies in a Broken World to be held at the University of Birmingham between 5-7 July.
WEDNESDAY 5 JULY
8.30am -1.00pm: Registration Open in Gisbert Kapp Reception
9.30am-12.30pm: PGR/ECR WORKSHOP (Gisbert Kapp Building NG15)
9.30am-11.00am: SESSION 1: ‘Continuing the Conversation: Modern British Studies Postgraduate Roundtable’
What is the relationship between academic labour and the histories we produce?
Speakers will include James Southern (Queen Mary, University of London), Daisy Payling (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Ruth Lindley, Sean Male and Ben Mechen.
The session is open to all PGRs & ECRs interested in attending the conference.
11.30-12.00pm: SESSION 2: Writing and Publishing Workshop (Gisbert Kapp NG15).
An advice and discussion session on writing, preparing and publishing journal articles. This session features guidance from experienced editors of relevant publications including Josie McLellan & Guy Ortolano.
12.00-1.00pm: Lunch for participants in PGR/ECR Session (Gisbert Kapp, 1st Floor, The Link)
1.00pm-2.30pm: PLENARY SESSION 1 (Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre, Education Building)
Fluid Presents, Turbulent Pasts: The session will address what it means to study the British past in a moment when Britain itself is in flux. The consequences of the European Union Referendum encourage us to think about where Britain is, where it was and what it has been.
Speakers: Matthew Hilton, Susan Pedersen, Caroline Elkins.
3.00pm-4.30pm: PANEL SESSION 1 (Gisbert Kapp)
Chair: Alex Mold
Speakers: Jennifer Crane, Philip Begley, Peder Clark, Gareth Millward
Chair: Izzy Mohammed
Speakers: Simon Briercliffe, Shirin Hirsch, Rachel Yemm.
Chair: Chris Moores
Speakers: Caitriona Beaumont, Eve Colpus, Ruth Davidson
Chair: Janet Weston
Speakers: Fiachra Byrne, Hazel Croft, Louise Hide
4.30pm-5.00pm: REFRESHMENTS (Gisbert Kapp, 1st Floor, The Link)
5.00pm-6.30pm: PANEL SESSION 2 (Gisbert Kapp)
Chair: Camilla Schofield
Speakers: Kennetta Hammond Perry, Marc Matera, Rob Waters
Chair: Caitriona Beaumont
Speakers: Helen Glew, Alexandra Hughes-Johnson, Lyndsey Jenkins
Chair: Lucy Delap
Speakers: Will Jackson, Kate Imy, Hilary Buxton
Chair: Amy Milne-Smith
Speakers: Ben Mechen, Katie Jones, Paul R. Deslandes
6.30pm- WINE RECEPTION in the Barber Institute
THURSDAY 6 July
9.00am-10.30am: PANEL SESSION 3 (Gisbert Kapp)
Chair: Guy Ortolano
Speakers: Camilla Schofield, Chris Hilliard, Tim Rogan
Chair: Matt Worley
Speakers: Max Hodgson, Benjamin Bland, María Fernanda Lanfranco
Chair: Pam Cox
Speakers: George Gosling, Kathleen McIlvenna, Kate Bradley
Chair: Rhodri Hayward
Speakers: Zoe Strimpel, Natalie Thomlinson, Chris Millard
Chair: David Feldman
Speakers: Julia Laite, Jean Smith, Becky Taylor
10.30-11.00am: REFRESHMENTS (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, The Link)
11.00am-12.30pm: PANEL SESSION 4 (Gisbert Kapp)
Speakers: Sally Alexander, Hester Barron, Caitriona Beaumont, Claire Langhamer, Lucy Robinson, Penny Summerfield
Chair: Greg Salter
Speakers: Sarah Monks, Kate Nichols, Amy Tobin, Alice Correia, Jiyi Ryu
Chair: Lucy Delap
Speakers: Tim Jones, Ruth Lindley, Jane Shaw
Chair: Martin Johnes
Speakers: Mathew Taylor, Tiffany Boyle, Matthew McDowell
This is a workshop organized by History Acts organized by Steffan Blayney & Guy Beckett with Tippa Naphtali founder of 4WardEva UK (click above for more info) and Malachi Thomas from Black Lives Matter UK with Christienna Fryar & Kennetta Perry.
12.30pm-13.30pm: LUNCH (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, The Link)
1.30pm -3.00pm:PLENARY SESSION (Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre, Education Building)
Public Histories, Engaged Historians: In the context of the suspicion of ‘expertise’ in political and media discourse and the continued reforms directed towards the Higher Education sector, our interests as historians intersect with a more general interest in the roles of the University as civic institutions. A plenary session will bring together a variety of voices to reflect on historians’ relationship with the public.
Speakers: Pam Cox, Lucy Delap, Margot Finn, Peter Mandler.
Chair: Kate Smith
3.00pm-3.30pm: REFRESHMENTS (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, the Link)
3.30pm-5.00pm: PANEL SESSION 5 (Gisbert Kapp)
Chair: Sadiah Qureshi
Speakers: Charlotte L. Riley, Christienna D. Fryar, Clare Anderson, John McAleer, Katie Donington, Saima Nasar, Sumita Mukherjee, Sundeep Lidher
Chair: James Greenhalgh
Speakers: Ed Owens, Toby Harper, Laura Clancy
Chair: Matt Worley
Speakers: Daisy Payling, Diarmaid Kelliher, Jodi Burkett, Jack Saunders
Chair: Erika Hanna
Speakers: Sam Wetherell, Andrew Seaton, Amy Edwards
Chair: Christina de Bellaigue
Speakers: Laura Sefton, Michael Roper, Eleanor Murray
5.30pm-6.30pm: PLENARY LECTURE (Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre, Education Building).
Leela Gandhi, ‘British Socialism and the Long History of Postcolonial Thinking’
6.30pm- WINE RECEPTION (Gisbert Kapp, 1st Floor, The Link)
FRIDAY 7 July
9.00am-10.30am: PANEL SESSION 6 (Gisbert Kapp)
Chair: Paul Ward
Speakers: Shabina Aslam, Jessica Hammett, Karen Harvey, Laura King, Josie McLellan, Elizabeth Pente
Chair: Susan Pedersen
Speakers: Emily Rutherford, Harry Smith, Zoë Thomas
Chair: Richard Hornsey
Speakers: Violeta Ruiz, Catherine Oakley, Steffan Blayney
Chair: Gurminder Bhambra
Speakers: Sundeep Lidher, Saima Nasar, Edward Anderson & Patrick Clibbens, Hira Amin
Speakers: Jill Kirby, Sian Edwards, Laura Cofield
10.30am-11.00am: REFRESHMENTS (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, The Link)
11.00am-12.30am: PLENARY SESSION (Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre, Education Building)
Crossing Disciplines, Creating Studies: The conference will invite speakers to interrogate the notion of ‘studies’ within Modern British Studies and the relationship between history and other adjacent disciplines. How might we bring British history into closer conversation with related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences?
Speakers: Gurminder Bhambra, Leela Gandhi, Vanessa Heggie
Chair: Kate Nichols
12.30-1.30: LUNCH (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, The Link)
1.30pm-3.00pm:PANEL SESSION 7
Chairs: Mo Moulton & Erika Hanna
Speakers: Mo Moulton, Erika Hanna, Shahmima Akhtar, Ciara Breathnach, Darragh Gannon, Carole Holohan, Peter Leary, Conor Mulvagh, Kevin O’Sullivan.
Chair: Gary Love
Speakers: Emily Jones, Emily Robinson, Kit Kowol
Chair: Gavin Schaffer
Speakers: Leo Bird, Chelsea-Anne Saxby, Michael Potter
Commentator: Steph Lawler
Speakers: Christine de Bellaigue, Karin Eli, Steph Lawler, Diane Reay, Jono Taylor, Eve Worth
Chair: Hannah Hamad
Speakers: Lawrence Napper, Stephen Morgan, Kulraj Phullar
3.00pm-3.30pm: REFRESHMENTS (Gisbert Kapp, Floor 1, The Link)
3.30pm-5.00pm:PANEL SESSION 8
Chair: Ben Jackson
Speakers: Emma Barrett, Christopher Vardy, Thomas Gould
Chair: Onni Gust
Speakers: Rachel Bright, Esme Cleall, Fae Dussart
Chair: Matt Houlbrook
Speakers: Amy Milne Smith, Ruby Ray Daily, James Southern
5.00pm-6.00pm: CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE (Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre, Education Building)