Please join the Department of American and Canadian Studies and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights for its distinguished annual lecture, delivered this year by Professor Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut, and a world-leading expert on the history of slavery and abolition.
Multi award-winning British author Pat Barker will be in conversation with Professor Sharon Monteith, University of Nottingham, to discuss her work.
Join the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies and the Department of American and Canadian Studies for this talk on Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the rise of American populism.
Please join the Centre for Research in Rights and the Department of American and Canadian Studies for this special lecture by Dr. Joe Street to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party: “The Baddest Motherf****rs Who Ever Stepped Foot Inside History: The Early Years of the Black Panther Party.”
Alternately despised and rehabilitated, easy listening music dominated the popular music landscape from the 1940s to the 1960s. Nick Heffernan, lecturer in American and Canadian Studies and C3R associate, introduces a selection of recordings that attempts to encompass a sprawling, multifaceted and complex genre.
Music has played a key role in the angry response to racist policing and contemporary America. Nick Heffernan, lecturer in American and Canadian Studies and C3R associate, plays and discusses some examples and asks whether the protest song is enjoying an artistic and political renaissance.
Patrick Henderson, doctoral student and C3R associate, surveys Jamaican pop music from the 1950s to the present day, playing and discussing examples of mento, ska, reggae and dancehall and considering their cultural significance.
In this session, C3R postdoctoral co-director Hannah Durkin plays and discusses the slave spirituals and international protest songs of African American singer Paul Robeson to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.
Please join two Civil War experts for a discussion of race, masculinity, and citizenship during the American Civil War (1861-1865), hosted by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights.
In celebration of Women’s History Month 2016, please join the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights and the Department of American and Canadian Studies for a screening of the award-winning documentary Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation, 1963-1970. Filmmaker Jennifer Lee will introduce the film, and afterwards take questions from the audience.
6.30pm, Wednesday 2 March
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