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Birmingham/Warwick Workshop - Humanity

Warwick and Birmingham Universities 18th Century Centres Workshop


Wednesday May 14, 2014

hosted by University of Warwick, Ramphal building R0.03/4

1 pm – 2:30 Travel, Transnational Identities and Otherness (chair: Mark Philp)

* Transnational Sentiment: The Staging of Early 19th Century Melodrama in Britain and France -- Kate Astbury (Warwick, French)

* Travel by the Book at the Cadbury Research Library -- Martin Killeen (Birmingham, Rare Books)

* Constructing the Other: Identity, Stereotypes and Satire in the Dialogue Genre -- Jake Halford (Warwick, History)


2:45 – 4:15 Rights and Slavery (chair: Giorgio Riello)

* Freedom, Rights, and the Haitian Revolution’s Radical Constitutionalism -- Philip Kaisary (Warwick, Law)

* Lost in Translation: Misinterpretations of Janissary 'Slave' Identity -- Gemma Norman (Birmingham, Ottoman Studies)

* Reciprocity, Rights and the French Revolution -- Charles Walton (Warwick, History)

4:15 – 4:45 Tea and coffee

4:45 – 6:45 Bodies and Migrations (chair: Maxine Berg)

* Addressing Migration: Letter Writing and the Intimate Politics of Distance -- Kate Smith (History, UCL/Birmingham)

* Thomas Jefferson's Body: A study in 18th-Century Performative Corporeality -- Maurizio Valsania (Turin, visiting Birmingham)

* Understanding Maritime Migrations in the Eighteenth Century -- Jelle van Lottum (Birmingham, History)

* Bodies, Population, and Power: The Concept of Biopower and the Re-Writing of Eighteenth-Century German History -- Claudia Stein (Warwick, History)

7:00 pm Dinner at Le Gusta (Warwick campus) (RSVP)