Warwick History of Violence Network Workshop

Friday 13 May 2016

S0.19 Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick

10-30 Reception and Coffee

11-00 – 11.30 – Keynote introduction

Richard Bessel (York),  Violence: A Modern Obsession

11.30 – 1-00 – Revolutionary Violence: Theory and Practice

Steve Smith (All Souls), Revolutionary violence

Philippe le Goff (Kingston), Auguste Blanqui and the question of violence

Alistair Dickins (Manchester), Rewriting a Violent Script? The Fear of Popular Unrest in the Russian Revolution, 1917

1-00 – 1-45 – Lunch Break

1-45 – 3-30 – War, Race, Drugs and Violence

Pierre Purseigle (Warwick), War, violence, and solidarity. The urban experience of the First World War

Ben Smith (Warwick), Mexican cartels and the Drugs Wars

Michael Fleming (Warwick),  Narrating antisemitic violence to the British governing class: The Weekly Political Intelligence Summary and the Holocaust.

Brendan McGeever (Birkbeck),  Antisemitic Violence and Revolutionary Politics in the Russian Revolution, 1917-1919

3-30 – 4-00 – Break

4-00 – 4-30

Summary of the Day – Future Plans

Chris Read & Jonathan Davies (Warwick)


Getting to Warwick: By car – There are a number of car parks on campus. For Social Sciences Car Parks 8, 10 and 15 are within five minutes walk. (Pay and Display – £3 for full day). Postcode for satnav: CV4 7AL

By Train: Coventry Station then taxi or bus no 12X, 11 and 11U from station forecourt –to the campus  (30 mins approx)

Full details on University website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/

 

THERE IS NO FEE BUT WOULD ANYONE OTHER THAN SPEAKERS PLANNING TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE CONVENORS SO WE CAN ESTIMATE CATERING REQUIREMENTS ETC.

Doctoral studentships and MA bursaries in History at Warwick

We are offering three full-time Doctoral Studentships and three MA Bursaries to outstanding graduate candidates who wish to study History at the University of Warwick.

This forms part of our continuing investment in academic excellence at one of Britain’s leading History Departments. All of these awards are for candidates commencing their course in Autumn 2015.

The awards are available to UK/EU and overseas students, who will be studying full-time. Applicants are assessed on the basis of their research excellence or demonstrable potential, and the quality of their research proposal.

The History Department at Warwick offers a broad range of expert doctoral supervision and excellent taught-course MA study in the fields of Early Modern History, Modern History, History of Medicine and Global History. Applicants are encouraged in all these fields.

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The Historian and the Centenary – A Podcast

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the University of Oxford is producing a series of short talks to present new perspectives on the world’s first experience of Total War. Presented by renowned experts in the field, the series explores topics such as ‘conflict culture’, ‘surplus women’ and the role of the historian in the centenary.  A world class resource that is set to grow in the coming years, be prepared to move beyond the mud of the Western Front and reconsider the the varied impact of one of the largest conflicts in history.

The following is the first podcast I recorded for the series:

The Historian and the Centenary – Oxford University Podcast

The project is run by Katharine Lindsay, Manager for Discovery and Engagement | Director, World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings | Learning Technologies Group | IT Services | University of Oxford

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg

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