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Families, Nation, Race and Empire – celebrating the work of Catherine Hall

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Celebrating the work of Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall’s work, including Family fortunes: men and women of the English middle class 1780-1850 (1987), written with Leonore Davidoff, Civilising Subjects (2002), Macaulay and Son (2012) and the co-authored Legacies of British Slave-ownership. Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain (2014) and many essays and lectures, has been of major importance in re-shaping the terrain of modern British history.

Following a series of seminars (October-December 2017) at the Institute of Historical Research, London, in which former PhD students have been engaging with Catherine’s work, this event is both a celebration of her work and one of critical engagement with it.

For the seminar series go to: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminar/reconfiguring-british-nation-empire-world-1600-2000

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The event will be all day with sessions on Feminism and Empire: Recasting the Historical Imagination; Race, Slavery and Reparative History; and Reconfiguring British History. Speakers will include Sally Alexander and Keith McClelland (Introduction), and Caroline Bressey (UCL), ‘Living together in Victorian England’; Antoinette Burton (Illinois), ‘The psychic life of empire’; Margot Finn (UCL), ‘The state of British history’; Mark Harvey (Essex), ‘The work of reparation: historical accounts of slavery and forced labour’; Cora Kaplan (QMUL), ‘After Abolition: Slavery and the Literary Imagination in the 1840’s’; Gail Lewis (Birkbeck), ‘“But the pain remains” - the uneasy relation between revealing the slavers and reclaiming the enslaved’; Miles Ogborn, (QMUL), ‘Geographies of the new British history’; Diana Paton (Edinburgh), ‘The new British History and the Caribbean’; Jane Rendall (York), ‘Catherine Hall and early British feminisms c 1780-1850’; Mrinalini Sinha (Michigan), ‘A Class Act: Catherine Hall and the Historian’s Craft’.

The event is free. There will be coffee and tea provided at break times but not lunch as we want to keep the event free. (If you are not bringing your own lunch, there are lots of places to eat within a short distance of the Institute of Historical Research.)

Places are limited so if you do sign up and then decide that you cannot come it is essential that you let us know so that we can give the place to someone else.

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Please write to k.mcclelland@ucl.ac.uk

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