Public Lectures and Workshops

Embers of Empire has hosted the following research events during the course of the project period.

PhD seminar: Re-Ordering Empire

25 February 2016

The Embers of Empire group attends the PhD seminar 'Re-Ordering Empire' in the Department of History, University of Tübingen, 25-26 February 2016.
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PhD defence: Ezekiel Mercau, "Empire Redux: The Falklands war and the End of Greater Britain"

15 January 2016 kl. 13:00

Ezekiel Mercau will defend his PhD thesis "Empire Redux: The Falklands war and the End of Greater Britain". The defence is on Friday 15 January 2016 1pm, room 22.0.11, Copenhagen University KUA1.
Examining Committee: Prof. Morten Heiberg (Copenhagen), Prof. Sarah Stockwell (King's College London), Prof. Richard Toye (Exeter). Read more

The Anti-imperialism of Joseph Conrad

06 May 2015 kl. 10.00

Guest lecture by Professor Maya Jasanoff, Havard University.
Maya Jasanoff is Professor of History, Harvard University, and a world leading expert on the history of modern Britain and the British Empire.
Professor Jasanoff is currently writing a book on "The Worlds of Joseph Conrad," which uses Conrad's life and fiction to provide a transcontinental history of the world c. 1900. Read more

Life Writing After Empire

03 May 2015

In May 2015, Embers of Empire organised a workshop on the theme of 'Life Writing After Empire'. Read more

Workshop: ‘Violence and the Global Historical Event: Amritsar, Sharpeville, the Congo Crisis’

27 February 2015 kl. 13.00

Please join us for this workshop on violent events in global history.
Kim Wagner (Queen Mary, London): Amritsar
Saul Dubow (Queen Mary, London): Sharpeville
Christian Damm Pedersen (KU): the Congo Crisis Read more

Post-Imperial Britain

25-27 June, 2014

In June 2014, Embers of Empire organised a workshop on the theme of 'Post-Imperial Britain'. Participants: Sarah Stockwell, Richard Toye, Luke Blaxill, Harshan Kumarasingham, Camilla Schofield, Jordanna Bailkin and Javed Majeed.

Public lecture with Caroline Elkins on Mau Mau on Trial: History, Law and Memories of Empire

07 May 2014 kl. 10:15

Public lecture on Mau Mau on Trial: History, Law, and Memories of Empire with Caroline Elkins (Harvard) Read more

Empire and the Borders of Danish History

10 April 2014 kl. 10:15

Workshop on Empire and the Borders of Danish History Read more

Seminar with Bill Schwarz and Stephen Howe on The Left and Right of the End of Empire

09 April 2014 kl. 15:15

Seminar with Bill Schwarz and Stephen Howe on The Left and Right of the End of Empire Read more

Global Europe - Problems and Perspectives

02 April 2014 kl. 13

Global Europe - Problems and Perspectives. Seminar with Morten Heiberg and Stuart Ward Read more

Public lecture with John M. MacKenzie on The British Empire - Ramshackle or Rampaging?

24 March 2014 kl. 11:15

Public lecture with John M. MacKenzie on The British Empire - Ramshackle or Rampaging? Read more

The United Kingdom & the Future of Scotland

14 March 2014 kl. 14.00

In September 2014, Scotland will make a profoundly important choice about its future: whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or leave to become an independent state. Secretary Carmichael will make the case for why it is in Scotland’s interests to remain in the UK and how the UK delivers for Scotland at an international level. Read more

Public lecture on Humanitarianism on Trial: Aid, Development and Decolonization with Andrew S. Thompson

26 February 2014 kl. 10:15

Public lecture on Humanitarianism on Trial: Aid, Development and Decolonization with Andrew S. Thompson Read more

Seminar with Peter Harder on The Meaning of Britishness and the End of Empire

23 October 2013 kl. 15.15

Seminar with Peter Harder on "The meaning of Britishness and the end of empire: a non-deconstructive look at the role of semantics in history". Read more

Ward: Third EURECO Distinguished Lecture 2013 on "Learning to in Europe, as mere Europeans".

08 October 2013 kl. 3pm

Third EURECO Distinguished Lecture 2013 with Stuart Ward on “Learning to Live in Europe, as Mere Europeans: The European Provenance of Decolonization”. Read more

After Empire

22 June-26 June 2013

In June 2013, Embers of Empire organised a workshop on the theme of 'After Empire'. Participants: Stephen Howe, Bill Schwarz, James Belich, Elizabeth Buettner and Andreas Eckert.

Seminar on Stranded Britons: Hong Kong and Falkland Islanders at Empire's End with Mark Hampton and Ezequiel Mercau

11 April 2013 kl. 9:15

Seminar on Stranded Britons: Hong Kong and Falkland Islanders with Mark Hampton (Lingnan) and Ezequiel Mercau (Copenhagen). Read more

Seminar on Writing Imperial History After Empire with John Darwin & Andrew S. Thompson

28 February 2013 kl. 9:15

Seminar on writing imperial history after empire with John Darwin (Oxford) and Andrew S. Thompson (Exeter). Read more

Public lecture with John Darwin on Decolonization

27 February 2013 kl. 10:00

Public lecture with John Darwin (Oxford) on Decolonization Read more

Seminar on Empire and Metropolitan Societies in Britain

30 January 2013 kl. 13:00

Seminar on Empire and Metropolitan Societies in Britain with Stuart Ward and Christian Damm Pedersen Read more