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QMUL Biennial Symposium in American History 2017

School of History, Queen Mary University of London.

Friday, 16 June 2017 from 09:30 to 18:30 (BST)

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  • 9.45 – 10.15   Welcome, with coffee

ArtsTwo Room 2.17

  • 10.15 – 10.20  Opening Remarks

Prof. Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History (QMUL)

  • 10.20 – 11.10   Keynote Lecture

Chair: Prof. Mark White (QMUL) 

Prof. Mae Ngai (Columbia University)

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

  • 11.10 – 11.30   Break
  • 11.30 – 13.00   Panel 1

Insiders and Outsiders: Identities

Chair: Dr. James Ellison (QMUL)

 Gareth Davis (UCL)

Trump’s Wall: The USA and the Challenge of Confederated Canada, 1867-1871

 David Tiedemann (UCL)

“Buffaloes are not, as a rule, hunted in New York City”: Buffalo Bill and the 1887 American Exhibition in London

 Dr. Cheryl Hudson (University of Liverpool)

Modern Citizenship, the 1924 Immigration Act and the Sociology of Exclusion

  •  13.00 – 14.00   Lunch

ArtsTwo Senior Common Room

  •  14.00 – 15.30   Panel 2

Insiders and Outsiders: Policies

Chair: Dr. Ed Ramsden (QMUL)

 Dr. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University)

An Unintentional Indenture? Reconsidering the 1965 Higher Education Act and the Birth of the American Student Loan Industry

 Michael O’Donnell (Sheffield Hallam University)

Challenging the Racial State: Language Education and Latinos in Arizona, 1965-1974

 Dr. Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde)

California Dreaming: MDMA and Alternative Visions of Health in the 1970s

  •  15.30 – 15.50   Break
  •  15.50 – 17.20   Panel 3

Insiders and Outsiders: Communities

Chair: Dr. Lydia Plath (University of Warwick)

Dr. Rachel Herrmann (University of Southampton)

Black Loyalists, Legal Boundaries, and Hunger Prevention in Freetown

Dr. Tom Cutterham (University of Birmingham)

Revolution Without Borders: The Church Family in Paris and London

Dr. Thomas Strange (QMUL)

Insiders on the Outside? The treatment of white clergy in their slave missions in the antebellum South

  •  17.20 – 17.30   Comment on the Symposium

Prof. Eric Foner (Columbia University)

  •  17.30   Reception in the ArtsTwo Senior Common Room
Do you have questions about QMUL Biennial Symposium in American History 2017? Contact School of History, Queen Mary University of London.

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Room 2.17, Arts 2 Building
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Rd
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Friday, 16 June 2017 from 09:30 to 18:30 (BST)


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