From 2012 to 2014, IGS and the History Department will share a postodoctoral fellow, someone who will teach classes on “Britain and the World since 1750” for both programs. We’ve got three candidates. All are fascinating — and all three are speaking at Brandeis this week (Feb. 8, 9 & 10).
Whom should we pick? Come hear them and let us know what you think!
First up is a talk on the British Empire’s detention camps. Did you know that, long before the Gulag, long before even the First World War, the British Empire was imprisoning and “re-educating” whole populations? Come hear Aidan Forth, a Stanford historian, talk about:
“Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1907”
Wednesday, February 8th @ 2:00 p.m.
Next up: a reconsideration of Victorian England. Was it really a militaristic place shot through with racism? Or were there plenty of pacificists about, especially in religious circles? Come hear Ian Hopper, a Brandeis PhD, talk about:
“Absent Minded Conquerors: the paradoxes of English militarism and imperialism before the Great War”
Thursday, February 9th @ 3:00 p.m.
Finally, what did the colonies think of the First World War? We’re used to the idea that Australia and Canada hated fighting for Britain and thus headed for independence. But what if they loved contributing to the cause as England’s equals? What do museum exhibitions of the time tell us? Come here Yale historian Jennifer Wellington talk about:
“Exhibiting the First World War in Britain and its Empire”
Friday, February 10th @ 4:00 p.m.
All talks will be held in Olin-Sang 207. See you there!