King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of History, Graduate Workshop
Transatlantic Historical Approaches
12-13 May 2013
The UNC-King's Workshop on Transatlantic Historical Approaches is an annual graduate student workshop that fosters long-term connections between the history departments of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and King’s College London.
Primarily it aims to challenge American and British trained early career historians to compare their respective methodological and analytical approaches to common historical issues. This year's conference is taking place on 12 May at King's College London. It will feature panels ranging from the role of myth in Early Modern propaganda, scientific racism and eugenics in Namibia and Norway, and the changing conceptions of democracy and Britishness prompted by decolonisation.
In addition there will be a keynote on 13 May by Dr Daniel Matlin. Dr Matlin has been a lecturer in American History at King's College London since 2012 and is the author of On the Corner: African American Intellectuals and the Urban Crisis (2013). In the spirit of the transnational aims of the conference, Dr Matlin will speak on the subject of his recent book, specifically the role African American intellectuals played as interpreters of black urban life for white America during the 1960s and 1970s.
If you wish to attend a panel, the entire workshop, and/or the keynote please email John Ingram.
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