Edge Hill History Undergraduate Conference

Monday 16 March 2020

10.00 – 6.30
Faculty of Education Piazza 006

All welcome. Free including refreshments.
Compulsory for students taking HIS1013, HIS1016, HIS2020, HIS2031, HIS3037, HIS3038(1968 route) or POL2001.


Introduction

10.00 – 10.55 Daniel Gordon (History Programme):

1989-1990: The Birth of Contemporary Europe?


Panel 1: Eastern and Central Europe: The Collapse of Communism – Inside and Outside Perspectives

Chair: Agnieszka Martynowicz (Department of Law and Criminology)

  • 10.55 – 11.20 Zana Vathi (Migration Working Group – North West): Migration from Albania After 1990

11.20 – 11.35 Tea break – Hub 2

  • 11.35 – 12.00 Ruxandra Trandafoiu (Department of Media):

The Change of Regime in Romania in Comparative Perspective:

Living it as an Insider versus Outsiders’ Representations

  • 12.00 – 12.25 Owen Evans (Department of Social Science):

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification of Germany – Personal Experiences

Student Work-In-Progress:

  • 12.25 – 12.35 Anna Wojcik (Year 1 History): Why Was There A Revolution in Poland in 1989?
  • 12.35 – 12.45 Grace Marks (Year 2 History) & Maïa Grall (Year 2 History with Politics): Why Was There a Revolution in Estonia in 1988-1991?
  • 12.45 – 12.55 Discussion

12.55 – 2.00 Lunch break – M44

Optional activity during the lunch break:

The Gramsci Society presents a talk by author Andrew Pearmain about his forthcoming book Antonio Gramsci: A Biography (room to be announced)


Panel 2: Western Europe: Continuity or Change?

Chair: Paul O’Rourke (Year 2 History)

  • 2.00 – 2.40 Patrick Soulsby (Liverpool University): Islam and the Republic: the French ‘headscarf affair’ and antiracist responses
  • 2.40 – 3.20 Francesca Bernardi (Faculty of Education): The Collapse of the Italian First Republic and the Rise of Silvio Berlusconi: the Partito personale, consent, abnegation and the mediatic monocle

3.20 – 3.40 Tea break – M44


Panel 3: The UK

Conservative Hegemony Challenged?

Chairs: Matthew Trafford (Year 2 History with Politics) &

Amy McKiernan (Year 2 History)

  • 3.40 – 4.20 Paddy Hoey (Department of Media):The Killing of Pat Finucane and the Release of the Guildford Four: Historic Inquiries and Addressing the Past in Northern Ireland
  • 4.20 – 4.30 Comfort break
  • 4.30 – 5.40 Screening of Everybody In The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 (Jeremy Deller, 2019 BBC4 documentary on rave culture and its socio-political context)
  • 5.40 – 6.20 Andrew Pearmain (HIV/AIDS Consultant Practitioner, formerly Research Fellow, University of East Anglia): Out of the Blue: the Green Party in the 1989 European Parliamentary Election

6.20 – 6.30 Concluding Remarks