Stuart Foster/Helen Hyde – Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in School: Challenges and Issues for Contemporary Society

Stuart Foster’s presentation will draw on the results of two landmark research studies to explore key contemporary issues and challenges associated with teaching the Holocaust in English secondary schools. The first study (2009) offers fascinating insights into the perspectives and practice of more than 2,000 teachers. The second study (due to be published in June 2015) explores students’ knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust. It is the world’s largest study of its kind and involves more than 9,000 secondary school students. Together these two studies provide a compelling portrait of what is being taught and learned in our schools and raises important questions about the significance and meaning of the Holocaust in contemporary society. The presentation will be chaired by Dame Helen Hyde.

Paul Morland – Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.”  With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive across time and space and those with the weight of numbers on their side, either of soldiers or voters, have at the very least an important advantage and often a decisive one.

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Peter Hallward – Re-educating the Educator

Event Date: 12 March 2015 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA       The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – Re-educating the Educator Introduction by Dr Dean Kenning (CSM): Talk: Audience …

Jenny Powell – Curating a static collection: Kettle’s Yard as a unique document of Modernism

Event Date: 25 March 2015 Win 005 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Dr Jenny Powell (Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge) – Curating a static collection: Kettle’s Yard as a unique document of Modernism In 1957 curator and collector Jim Ede open his home – Kettle’s Yard …

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Margaret Bird – Inculcating an appreciation of time pressure in the young: the training of children for working life in 18th-century England

Event Date: 24 March 2015 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2014/2015 Margaret Bird (RHUL) – Inculcating an appreciation of time pressure in the young: the training of children for working life in 18th-century England The rearing of children has been a topic at …

Mark Gardner – Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain

  Event Date: 23 March 2015 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP   The Wiener Library presents: Mark Gardner – Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain Mark Gardner will discuss contemporary antisemitism, including developments from the 1990s to the present day and whether or not it is accurate to state that antisemitism is increasing. This will draw upon much …

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Postpolitics and Neoliberalism (London)

   Event Date: 21 March 2015 Day 2 (London) Room B01 Clore Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University present: Postpolitics and Neoliberalism Politics is dead, dying, or changing into something new. The word ‘ideology’ has become a term of abuse, …

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Postpolitics and Neoliberalism (Canterbury)

Event Date: 20  March 2015 Day one (Canterbury) Ng03 Lecture Theatre Newton Building Canterbury Christ Church University North Holmes Road Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University present: Postpolitics and Neoliberalism Politics is dead, dying, or changing into something new. The word ‘ideology’ has become a term …

Claudia Olk – Beckett’s Shakespearean Echoes

            Event Date: 19 March 2015 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL   The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A …