Alessandro Portelli – Reflecting on a life in progress and the stories of oral history

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Event Date: 6 November 2012



Windsor Auditorium

Royal Holloway University of London

Egham, Surrey

TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History

Lecture to mark the Launch of the Public History Centre

Professor Alessandro Portelli (La Sapienza University of Rome) – Reflecting on a life in progress and the stories of oral history

Alessandro Portelli has played a leading role in transforming oral history. Through a number of key studies, he has promoted an appreciation of oral history as a literary genre that throws light on the significance of subjectivity in history. By interpreting the themes and structures of eyewitness testimony, Portelli has consistently demonstrated new ways of understanding memory. In this lecture Portelli reflects on his work to date, illustrating his intellectual journey with reference to the stories of the personal, and the historical, victories and defeats that have inspired his critical contribution.

Introduction by Professor Paul Layzell (Principal, Royal Holloway).

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You can buy Alessandro Portelli’s  ‘They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History‘ here

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Europe’s Politics at Birkbeck

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Event Date: 6 November 2012
Room 532
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck Department of Politics, 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

Europe’s Politics at Birkbeck

The event – which is meant to celebrate the study of Europe’s politics at Birkbeck – will take the form of a panel discussion (involving current and past members of staff as well as an alumnus) on Britain in Europe. The event is organised under the auspices of the Department’s MSc programme in European politics and policy. Professor Hussein Kassim (now at UEA) will speak about the impact of EU membership on Britain’s institutions, Dr Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos will speak about the true nature of current Tory Euroscepticisim, Mr Roger Higman (alumnus of the MSc programme in European politics and former official of Friends of the Earth) will examine the impact of EU membership on the UK’s environmental policy, Dr Dermot Hodson on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and Dr Edwin Bacon will examine the UK’s relations with Russia.

NB: Due to a technical fault the first 50 minutes of the recording have unfortunately been  lost. We do, however, have the final part of the evening’s talk (57 minutes):

 

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