In a new post that has appeared on the British Academy blog, Maxine Berg writes: 'The pressing issues of financial crisis, inequality and climate change call for a reformulation of current economic models. A closer integration of economics and economic history is likely to be a central part of this reformulation. For economists, there could be a new curiosity about what it means to think about actors and institutions ‘in time’, that is, historically. Equally for economists, the impact of their research will depend on making it accessible to historians and other social scientists. For historians this could bring a revival of historical work on material life in the years ahead. How can we open dialogue, engage with each other, and equip our students with the tools and historical context they need?'. Read the full piece here on https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/.
The Munich Centre for Global History is advertising research fellowships for the summer term 2020. The fellowships have a duration of between 1 and 3 months and can be flexibly timed within the winter term. The call is open for postdoctoral researchers. They particularly encourage experienced colleagues in the field of global history to also consider applying.
A new article has been published by our colleague David Anderson on on Kenya's FGM crisis of the inter-war years. Please see the link below. David M. Anderson, 'Women missionaries and colonial silences in Kenya's female "circumcision" controversy', The English Historical Review 133, no.565 (2018)
On the 25th of October, Jonathan Schroeder, assistant professor in English at Warwick and one of the new members of the Global History and Culture Centre, published an article with the title 'What Was Black Nostalgia?'. It has appeared as an advance publication in the journal American Literary History. The piece deals with the formation of the medical concept of nostalgia and its transformation (ca. 1790-1860) in slavery in the Americas (esp. in non-Anglophone societies). Please take a look!
In 2018-2019 the Classics and Ancient History department will host the Classical Connections Seminar Series, dedicated to explore connections between Greek and Latin antiquity and different geographical and temporal contexts, both ancient and modern. The series especially welcomes lectures that help rethink the role of Greek and Latin Classics in our culture, education and academic practices by comparison and interaction with other disciplines. Thanks to the generous funding of the IATL, the HRC and the IAS, a number of lectures in 2018-2019 will be dedicated to the role of Africa in the making of the Western Classics, especially to the reception of Greek and Latin literature in authors of African descent and to the complicity of classical scholarship in the production and reproduction of colonial and postcolonial configurations of race.
For a listing of the events, see https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/news/events/