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Concurrences and Connections

G Fur

Professor Gunlög Fur is an internationally renowned historian and Director of Concurrences Centre of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden. She has worked on the themes of borders and margins across the substantive areas of Swedish contact with the Lenape Indians in mid-17th century US, on relations between the Saami people and the Swedish Crown across the same period and on historiographical issues related to gender, the use of oral history, and postcolonial perspectives. Her scholarship on the themes of colonialism, cultural encounters and gender examines what happens when people meet and draw lines that differentiate, create, and alter relations between collectives and individuals.

Professor Fur will be visiting the University of Warwick’s Department of Sociology from 15-28 February 2016 and will be participating in a range of academic and public events co-organised with the Social Theory Centre, the Global History and Culture Centre, the Department of History, and the Global Research Priorities in Connecting Cultures and International Development. These will involve symposia, a public lecture, and masterclasses for PhD students and early career researchers.

More details and a full schedule of events will be available soon.

Tuesday 16th February, 4-6pm, R2.41
A Masterclass on Postcolonial Studies for PhD students and Early Career Academics
Speakers: Gunlög Fur, Linnaeus University; Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary University of London; Ipek Demir, University of Leicester

Wednesday 17th February, 2-5pm, R2.41
Symposium on using historical research to develop theoretical perspectives in the social sciences
Participants: Gunlög Fur, Linnaeus University; John Solomos, Sociology; Nick Gane, Social Theory Centre; James Hampshire, Politics, Sussex University

Tuesday 23rd February, 5-6.30pm, S0.13
Public Lecture: "Who Owns History? Can History be Owned?"
Speaker: Gunlög Fur, Linnaeus University; Discussants:
Chaired by Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Hispanic Studies

Wednesday 24th February, 3-4.30pm, R2.41
Seminar on: "A Nation of Women: Methodological challenges in Delaware Indian history of colonial encounters and gender"
Speaker: Gunlög Fur, Linnaeus University; Discussants: Meleisa Ono-George, Modern Records Centre, and David Lambert, History
Chaired by Laura Schwartz, History
Co-sponsored by the Feminist Theory reading group in History

15-28 February 2016

IAS Visiting Fellow in the Department of Sociology

Co-sponsored by the Social Theory Centre, the Global History and Culture Centre, GRP Connecting Cultures, GRP International Development and the Departments of Sociology and History