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Institute of Advanced Study

Modern British Studies Seminar Series

The Modern British Studies Seminar (MoBSS) is an inter-disciplinary initiative directed jointly by the History and Politics departments and also encompassing Sociology and Education.

Our interests centre on the intellectual and cultural history of modern British political culture - ranging across social policy, activism, national identity, social movements, concepts like social capital and theoretical aspects and constructions of these. We will host a series of themed seminars / workshops, to which all Durham University students and staff and those outside the University are very welcome.

19 November 2009: Angela Bartie (Edinburgh University): 'If art is offensive, is it not still art? Cultural Change and Moral Conflict at the Edinburgh Festivals, 1963-1967'

3 December 2009: Jon Lawrence (Cambridge University):  'Discovering the "affluent" worker, 1930-1964'

28 January 2010: Nicole Robertson (Northumbria University): 'Conflict and Co-operation: the labour force of the co-operative movement'

18 February 2010: Sarah Hackett (Sunderland University): 'A Learning Curve: The Education of Immigrants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Bremen from the 1960s to the 1980s'

3 March 2010: Matthew Worley (Reading University): ‘Finding Fascism: Oswald Mosley's Move from the New Party to Fascism'

To begin: 5.30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey

For further information about any of the above please contact the organisers:
Dr Lawrence Black (Department of History)
Dr Gidon Cohen (School of Government and International Affairs)