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Join us in discussing global responses to the United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union, and in exploring the historical context of these events. The keynote panel will take place April 4, and workshop panels from April 4-6.

April 4: Global Brexit Keynote Panel

James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, Graham Memorial Lounge, UNC-CH
Reception: 5pm | Panel: 5:30-7:15pm

Welcome:

  • Lisa Lindsay (Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Prof. and Chair of History, UNC-CH)

Panelists:

  • Jon Parry (Prof. of Modern British History, U. Cambridge)
  • Pradip K. Datta (Prof., Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru U.)
  • Michael Tsin (Assoc. Prof. of History and Earl N. Phillips Jr. Distinguished Professor in International Studies, UNC-CH)
  • Anne-Maria B. Makhulu (Assoc. Prof. of Cultural Anthropology and African and African-American Studies, Duke U.)
  • Tobias Hof (PD Dr. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar)
  • Lawrence Black (Prof. of Modern History and Head of Department, University of York, UK)

Chair:

  • Susan Pennybacker (Chalmers W. Poston Distinguished Prof. of European History, UNC-CH)

 

April 4-6: The Lost Futures of European Empires

A series of panel-workshops

Thursday, April 4: Workshop, FedEx Global Education Center 4th Floor, UNC-CH

Panel One | 1:30-4pm: Panel | Brexit and Lost Futures: An Introduction
Panelists: Stephanie Barczewski (Prof. of History, Clemson University), “Brexit and European World War II Memory”; Lawrence Black (Prof. of Modern History, U. York, UK), “Brexodus: History and Eurosceptic Culture,”; Penny von Eschen (Prof. of History and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies, U. of Virginia), “Václav Havel, Nelson Mandela, and the Lost Futures of 1989-1990”
Chair: Liesbet Hooghe (W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, UNC-CH)
Comment: Eren Tasar (Asst. Prof. of History, UNC-CH); Emily Burrill (Assoc. Prof. of History and Director, African Studies Center, UNC-CH); Michael Morgan, Assoc. Prof. of History, UNC-CH
Includes a 3pm coffee/tea break

Global Brexit Keynote Panel & Reception | 5-7:15pm
Details above

 
 
Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Nigeria.

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Nigeria in August 2018

Friday, April 5: Workshops and Book Presentation, FedEx Global Education Center 4th Floor, UNC-CH

Panel Two | 9:30-11:30am: Imperiums: the Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Panelists: Sascha Auerbach (Lecturer in Modern British and Colonial History, U. Nottingham, UK), ““A Kidnapper of Young Pigs”: Race, Labour Organization and the ‘Overseer State’ in the British Caribbean and Southeast Asia 1838-1913”; Mark Reeves (MA, Dept. of History, UNC-CH), “Brexit by Way of Manila: The Dilemmas of Trade Access in the Philippine Transfer of Power, 1933-46”
Chair: Michelle King (Assoc. Prof. of History, UNC-CH)
Comment: Engseng Ho (Prof. of Cultural Anthropology, Duke U.); Miguel La Serna (Assoc. Prof. of History, UNC-CH); Dr. Sara Bush (Asst. Dir., TISS ICCAE Intelligence and Security Studies, Program in Peace, War and Defense, and, Dept. of History, UNC-CH)

Buffet Lunch | 11:30am

Book Presentation | 11:30am-1:30pm: Memory and Forgetting: Jewish Legacies
Presenter: Daniel Walkowitz (Prof. of History and of Social & Cultural Analysis Emeritus, New York University)
The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Jewish Heritage in Europe and the United States (2018, Rutgers U. Press)
Chair: Yakov Ariel (Prof. of Religious Studies, UNC)
Comment: Karen Auerbach (Assoc. Prof. of History and Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow, UNC-CH); Erik Gellman (Assoc. Prof. of History, UNC); Joseph Block (MA, UNC-CH)

Coffee/Tea Break | 1:30pm

Panel Three | 1:45-3:30 pm: Settlers, race, and identities: Kenya and The Falklands
Panelists: Paul Ocobock (Assoc. Prof. of History, U. of Notre Dame) “Bailouts and Brexits, or the Trouble with Settlers in Kenya”; Joel Hebert (MA, UNC-CH), “Our Own Blood and Bone”: Race, Belonging, and the Falklands War”
Chair: Carlton Wilson (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Assoc. Prof. of History, North Carolina Central U.)
Comment: Prof. Caroline Elkins (Prof. of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard U.); Prof. Lisa Lindsay (Bowman and Gordon Gray Term Prof. and Chair, History, UNC-CH)

Coffee/Tea Break | 3:30pm

Panel Four | 3:45-6:15pm: Promised Lands: the longue durée in the Middle East
Panelists: Jon Parry (Prof. of Modern British History, U. of Cambridge), “British religious and political aspirations for the Middle East, 1830-60”; Dr. Sana Tannoury-Karam (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Rice U.), “The ‘East’ Has Awoken from its Idleness: the Political Organization of the Left in Post-War Lebanon, 1920-1928”; Caroline Elkins (Prof. of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard U.), “Logics and of Violence and the Arab Revolt: a story of imperial convergence”
Chair: Erika Huckestein (MA, History, UNC-CH)
Comment: Cemil Aydin, Prof. of History, UNC-CH; Penny Sinanoglou (Assoc. Prof., Wake Forest University); Sarah Shields (Prof. of History, UNC-CH)

Saturday, April 6: Workshop, Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-CH

Panel Five | 9:30-11:30 am: Transnational Political and Religious Thought: universal and internationalist?
Panelists: Samee Siddiqui (MA, History, UNC-CH), “Mohammed Barkatullah and Anagarika Dharmapala in Tokyo: religious internationalism in conversation”; P.K. Datta (Prof., Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru U. Delhi), “Rabindranath Tagore and the challenge of universalism”
Comment: Prof. David Gilmartin (North Carolina State U.); Dr. Sana Tannoury-Karam (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Rice U.)

Coffee/Tea Break | 11:30am

Panel Six | 11:45-12:45: Depictions of North Africa: famine and media
Panelist: Tobias Hof (PD Dr. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar)
“‘Televised Disaster’: The Ethiopian Famines of the 1970s and 1980s in Western media, photography and popular culture”
Chair: Lydia Lindsey (Assoc. Prof. of History, North Carolina Central University)
Comment: Lauren Jarvis (Asst. Prof. of History, UNC-CH); Moses Khisa (Asst. Prof. of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University)

Closing Buffet Lunch | 12:45pm
Conveners: Prof. Cemil Aydin, Prof. Susan D. Pennybacker, and Mark Reeves MA, Dept. of History, UNC-CH, with: the Center for European Studies (UNC-CH), A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence/U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (Kathleen Shanahan Lindner, Executive Director)
 
Co-Sponsors: Department of History (UNC-CH); African Studies Center (UNC-CH); Carolina Asia Center (UNC-CH); Carolina Center for Jewish Studies (UNC-CH); Carolina Seminars (UNC-CH); Center for Global Initiatives (UNC-CH); Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (UNC-CH); Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (UNC-CH); Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (UNC-CH); Curriculum in Global Studies (UNC-CH); Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense (UNC-CH); Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (NCCU); and:

 

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Event Photos

An audience listens to a panel in Graham Memorial building.
An audience listens to Susan Pennybacker introduce the panel.
An audience listens to Susan Pennybacker introduce the panel.
An audience listens to P K Datta speak.
A panel of five people at the Lost Futures conference.

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