The University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month with music, public lectures, open discussion and […]
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Now in its third year, this hugely successful regional festival will be displaying the wide and varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums and other regional archaeological organisations. This big event will include displays, activities, handling of original material and talks. The day is suitable for everyone including those with a general interest, people taking part in historical and archaeological work and those wanting to get involved.
The twelfth annual Midlands Viking Symposium will be in Nottingham on Saturday 23 April 2016. The theme will be ‘Interpreting the Viking Age’ and there will be talks on saving the Oseberg ship with science, stable isotopes, place-names around the Viking diaspora, Viking Yorkshire, and remembering the early medieval past in Iceland.
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.”
Ageing is a process that will affect us all. Throughout human history we have tried to slow down and even reverse the effects of ageing. Dr James Stark (Research Fellow, Leeds Humanities Research Institute) will explore how and why a wide range of anti-ageing technologies and products gained popularity in the 20th century, how our understanding of ageing and youth has changed and reflect on what it means to age.
University of Nottingham Associate Professor Dr Max Biddulph aims to audit Foucault’s interest in BDSM, his involvement in the gay men’s leather scene in San Francisco in the early 1970s and assess its contribution to his ‘forensic understanding’ of both the artefacts and conduits of power.
Professor Paul Baker, Lancaster University, joins us to discuss the history of Polari – a ‘form of theatrical slang incorporating Italianate words, rhyming slang, and Romany, used especially by homosexuals’ (Oxford Dictionaries).