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REES's Dr Makovicky discussing 'School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia'

Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 15:30
Pauling Centre

Dr Nicolette Makovicky (REES) will be on the panel to discuss Dr Dace Dzenovska's new book 'School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia’.

The event will be a panel discussion on the book and the themes it raises, with the participation of:

Horn of Africa: Shelter from the storm: Somali migrant networks in Uganda between international business and regional geopolitics

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

 

 

 

No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa: http://goo.gl/qtv30E

 

Speaker(s): 
Mohamed Hersi (Independent)

Party, Nation-State, Empire: Re-thinking the Grammar of Chinese Governance

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre, Lecture Theatre 1

Western political scientists, regarding China as a nation-state like any other, commonly classify it as a 'party-state' and as 'authoritarian'.  Yet China’s transition to modern statehood differed from that of almost every other post-imperial or ‘new’ nation on the planet.  Drawing on new scholar

Speaker(s): 
Vivienne Shue

Latin American History Seminar: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She studies slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in both Latin America and the United States. Along with Jean M.

Speaker(s): 
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

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Past Events

African Studies Seminar: From rebel movement to political party: UNITA's social engagement in post-war Angola

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
St Antony's College, Pavilion Room

The endurance and indeed the growing electoral support manifested by the Angolan opposition party UNITA since its defeat as an armed movement in 2002 defies generally gloomy prognoses both for opposition parties in dominant party systems and for defeated rebel movements that recast themselves as

Speaker(s): 
Justin Pearce (University of Cambridge)

Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series: Week 4 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:00
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College

DPIR, CIS and St Cross College present the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series. The series brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss and highlight the importance of history and intellectual diversity in International Relations.

Speaker(s): 
Faisal Devji

Modern Israel Studies Seminar: The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:15 to 16:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE.  The Week 4 seminar will take place in the Pavilion Room at St Antony's College (not the usual venue at SIAS). The Pavilion Room is an accessible room.

Speaker(s): 
Eugene Rogan (Middle East Centre, St Antony's College)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Querying the Cosmopolitan in Sri Lankan and Indian Ocean History

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The presenters will reflect on their proposal to draw Sri Lanka into the paradigm of global history through the recently published edited collection Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (UCL, 2017 - the full volume can be downloaded free of charge at

Speaker(s): 
Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)
Alan Strathern (Brasenose)

Gendered Experiences of Christianity and Nationalism during the Second World War in East Asia

Monday, 5 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lucina Ho Room (Seminar Room 1)

International History of East Asia Seminar. Alexandria Dugal, University of Oxford: ‘Murota Tamotsu and the Coexistence of Christianity and Japanese Nationalist Sentiment during the Pacific War at the Shizuoka Eiwa Jogakko.’ Jennifer Bond, SOAS, University of London: ‘”At the Centre of a Tornado”

Speaker(s): 
Alexandria Dugal, Jennifer Bond

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