Professor David Lambert will be giving the keynote lecture at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine's Commonwealth Cultural Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on Thursday 11th October. The title of his lecture is 'Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments'.
Professor Hilary Marland was a guest on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time' programme on the topic of Bedlam on Thursday 17th March 2016, and is scheduled to give the Roy Porter Lecture, "Hearing the Convict Cry, Hearing the Patient’s Voice", at the Wellcome Collection on Tuesday 22nd March 2016.
The 2014 Warwick in Venice Public Lecture 'Why does Machiavelli Matter?' has been given by Emeritus Reader Dr Humfrey Butters FRHistS at the University of Warwick Research and Teaching Centre in Venice. Dr Butters was introduced by Mr Ken Sloan, the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Warwick, and by Professor Peter Marshall, the Deputy Head of the History Department. The lecture was given to distinguished guests, academics, and Warwick students studying History and History of Art in Venice.
Emeritus Professor Carolyn Steedman will be visiting Chicago to deliver a lecture, 'Nothing to Say But Itself. Writing at the End of the Early Modern Era in England', at the Newberry Library on the 18th October 2014 and a second lecture, 'A Lawyer's Letter. Everyday Uses of the Law in Early Nineteenth-Century England', at the Nicholson Center for British Studies, University of Chicago on the 20th October 2014.
On 6th October 2014 Christopher Prentice, the British Ambassador to Italy, spoke to an audience at the University of Warwick in Venice, including the third-year single honours History students engaged in studying 'Florence and Venice in the Renaissance'. His topic was 'Better Together or Better Apart?'
On 31 July 2014 Professor David Anderson gave a public lecture at the UK Supreme Court, in London's Parliament Square. The lecture, entitled "Empire, Lawyers, and the Rule of Law", examined the role of lawyers and legal appeals in the Mau Mau Emergency in Kenya during the 1950s, using legal records, including Privy Council appeals. The lecture was at the invitation of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, to inaugurate a summer exhibit at the Supreme Court on the history of the Privy Council. The exhibition is linked to a project that has digitised the records of the Privy Council and made them available on line.
Details of the Privy Council paper can be found at http://www.privycouncilpapers.org/. The exhibit is open to the public at the Supreme Court until 24 September 2014.
Professor David Anderson presents his latest reseach on the Cold War in Africa at a guest lecture at Aberystwyth University on 12th March 2014, entitled "Cold War Counter-Insurgencies and White Supremacy in Africa, 1961-1989". A videocast of the lecture is now available on the Aberystwyth University website.