Conference: Representations, Reflections and Constructs: The international perception of the formative period of Iranian Nationalism (1896-1926) throughout the 20th century

Two photos symbolising the beginning and the end of the period in question: Left, Mirza Kermani who assassinated Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar; Right, the coronation of Reza Shah Pahlavi. Date and time : Friday, 25 November 2016 10.30am-1.15pm and 2.30pm-6.15pm Venue : Salle des colloques, CNRS 27 rue Paul Bert, 94204 Ivry-sur-Seine An International One-Day Scholarly Workshop organised jointly…

Children during the Holocaust: A one-day conference at Imperial War Museums North

Children interned at Auschwitz, January 1945. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  The Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of History, University of Manchester and IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums) One-day conference CHILDREN DURING THE HOLOCAUST Wednesday 26 October 2016, 9.30am-4.00pm Libeskind Rooms, IWM North This conference will explore the experience of children in…

Transnational Cultures of Petitioning symposium

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 2/6/2015. Transnational Cultures of Petitioning symposium University of Manchester June 29-30  Organized by the Cultures of Politics Research Group, History Division. The organizer would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Social History Society, the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the History Division,…

The University Reimagined Past and Present: Symposium

This symposium on the changing role of universities through history takes place at The University of Manchester on Wednesday, 16 September 2015. The idea of the university has been evolving since medieval Europe and the process of change continues today through innovation and reimagining of purpose. This symposium will focus on how, when and where…

Lawrence of Arabia (& Beyond)

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 21/5/2015 Lawrence of Arabia (& Beyond) Other Lawrences & the Other Lawrence This one-day workshop, held at the John Rylands Library on Friday 15 May, brought together scholars to discuss aspects of the life and reputation of one of the most enigmatic Britons of the twentieth…

Lawrence of Arabia and Beyond…

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 27/4/2015. ‘Lawrence of Arabia and Beyond – Other Lawrences and the other Lawrence’  15 May 2015 10 am – 4.30 pm  John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Thomas Edward Lawrence – scholar, archaeologist, soldier, spy, diplomat, author and…

Holocaust Memory and Memorials

The Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of History, University of Manchester  and IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums) One-day conference Holocaust Memory and Memorials Monday 26 October 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm Libeskind Rooms, IWM North This conference will explore the varied and diverging memories of the Holocaust since 1945. Four speakers – three academics…

Political Violence and Assassinations Symposium

Editors Note: This is an archived post from 4/4/2014. Political Violence and Assassinations The University of Manchester – 08/05/2014 Inspired by two major anniversaries – the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and the hundredth anniversary of the Sarajevo assassinations – the Cultures of Politics research cluster is delighted to be hosting an afternoon…

Objects and Remembering Conference

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 23/5/2014. June 20 conference ‘Objects and Remembering’ You are cordially invited to attend a one-day conference on ‘Objects and Remembering‘ being held on the 20th June in the Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson, room C1.18 from 9am-5pm. The conference is open to all and is of particular interest to…

News of Modernity Workshop

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 14/4/2015. “News of Modernity: Early Modern Commercial News Networks” 17 April 2015 9am – 5pm John Rylands Library Deansgate, Manchester This workshop proposes to investigate the role of news in mercantile networks in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Atlantic World. The importance of news for…

“In the Shadow of the First World War”

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 7/5/2014. “In the Shadow of the First World War: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Conflict in Global Perspective”  History Department conference plus two Plenaries:  Dr Santanu Das (Kings)  “Archive, Body, and Memory: India and Empire in the First World War“ 15th Thurs 5pm University Place Theatre A …