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Contested Histories & Multiple Identities: The Place of the Past in the Pre...

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Cumberland Lodge

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All are welcome to the public lecture by Professor Martin Daunton FBA that will close the Cumberland Lodge conference, 'Difficult Histories and Positive Identities', on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

The hour-long lecture will explore competing ideas about how we should interpret and respond to 'difficult' aspects of British history, including the legacies of imperialism and slavery.

The high-profile 'Rhodes Must Fall' protest movement in Oxford, and Edward Colston's legacy in Bristol, have brought these debates to the fore.

The shadow of empire hangs over us all, with some looking back to it as a way of imagining a future outside of the EU, and others viewing it as a story of exploitation.

How should we respond to these contested histories?

Should we move beyond calls to remove statutes and markers of the imperial past, for example, and learn from Germany in how it has dealt with its own difficult past?

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Martin's lecture will take place in the Mews Conference Centre at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, between 6pm to 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Attendance at this event is FREE, but space is limited, so places must be booked in advance. Please register here to book your place.

There is plenty of free parking on site.

About the speaker

Martin Daunton is an Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge.

Before his retirement in 2015, he was Astor Professor of British History at University College London (UCL), and Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, from which he retired in 2015. He was also Master of Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, from 2004 to 2014, and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Martin is a former trustee of the National Maritime Museum and President of the Royal Historical Society, and he is now a Commissioner of Historic England.

He has published extensively on British economic history, and he is currently completing a book on global economic governance since 1933. The underlying theme that connects his work is distributive justice.

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