Public Talk by Dr Paul Stock: "Real and Imagined: Philhellenic Travel in the Greek War of Independence"
This paper given by Dr Paul Stock will discuss philhellenic travellers' perceptions and experiences of Greece in the early nineteenth century, especially during the War of Independence in the 1820s. It argues that the philhellenes understood Greece as a ‘real-and-imagined’ space. Greece is an ‘imagined’ location in the sense that philhellenic conception of it is shaped by certain rhetorical assumptions and priorities. But, evidently, it is also a ‘real’ space, not simply in the obvious sense that the landscape has a tangible existence, but also in that those rhetorical constructions have concrete consequences and expressions. The paper discusses the significance of this real-and-imagined Greece as conceived by a number of prominent British philhellenes.
Location: Kings College London, Centre for Hellenic Studies, K0.31 (Small Committee Room) Strand Campus.
Date: 10 March 2014, 17:30-19:00.
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26th Annual Conference of the British International History Group
The 26th Annual Conference of the British International History Group will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 4 to 6 September 2014. Please see the Group's call for papers for further details. Deadline for receipt of offers to contribute is Friday 21 March 2014. The conference will showcase several speakers from LSE's International History Department.
Roundtable Discussions on the First World War
As part of the events connected with the First World War centenary, the Department of International History has organized a series of roundtable discussions on the war. These roundtables will be in addition to the interdepartmental panel being organised as part of the LSE Literary Festival at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 February, ‘Why War? Reflections on the First World War Centenary’. Participants: Professor Elie Chouliaraki, Professor Mick Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan, Professor David Stevenson.
Reappraising the First World War, I: War, Intellectuals, and Culture
Event cancelled, new date to be confirmed.
Participants: Dr Heather Jones, Professor Alan Sked, Professor David Stevenson
This event will focus on intellectual responses to the First World War, including the role of international law and the LSE experience during the conflict.
Reappraising the First World War, II: Global War
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre
Participants: Dr Antony Best; Dr Paul Mulvey
This event will assess the First World War’s importance in global history, and as a turning point in Europe’s relations with the wider world.
Reappraising the First World War, III: the Legacy
Wednesday 30 April 2014, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre
Dr Bill Kissane, Dr Svetozar Rajak, Professor Max Schulze, Professor Alan Sked, Professor Soenke Neitzel
This event will assess the impact and the aftermath of the war on the British Isles and Continental Europe, as well as the links between the First and Second World Wars.
Why is the US Air Force Still in Europe?, 20 November 2013, 1.30-3.00pm, Room B13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields (LIF)
Although the Cold War ended almost 25 years ago, the US military remains stationed in Europe. But in a world increasingly characterised by globalisation and the decline of traditional inter-state conflict, what is the strategic rationale for this presence on the “Old Continent” today, and whose interests does it serve?
Speaker: Gen. Frank Gorenc Commander US Air Forces in Europe
Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen
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World History Workshop, 14 November 2013, 11am-1pm, Room TW2.3.03
Building on the expertise and research interests of scholars at the LSE, we will be holding what we hope will be the first termly informal World History workshop on 14 November 2013 between 11am and 1pm (Room TW2.3.03). The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for an intellectual exchange of ideas between staff and postgraduate students about new research, advances in the field of world history and recent historiographical debates. Topics of particular interest include histories of the extra-European world, empires, post-colonial societies, citizenship, trade networks, modernity and development, cultural exchanges, transnational lives, migration and exile.
At the introductory World History workshop on 14 November we will open with a general discussion of research interests, work in progress and research news before discussing a pre-circulated chapter by Dr Taylor Sherman from her new book entitled "Moral Economies of Communal Violence in Secular India: Muslim Citizenship and Refugee Rehabilitation in Hyderabad".
If you are planning to attend please email Dr Tanya Harmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a copy of Dr Sherman's paper so that you can read it in advance of the workshop.
Staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students from all departments at the LSE are welcome to attend.