EHU Nineteen: Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Edge Hill University is celebrating its launch in 2021!
Join us to discuss the future of nineteenth-century studies (and our Centre's role in it)! Hear flash-talks from leading names in 19thC studies and meet our new research fellows!
From train passengers solely made up of the dead to postmortem photography, the nineteenth-century had a strange yet wonderful relationship with death. In this talk, we’ll discover some of the Victorian period’s most interesting mourning practices and rituals whilst introducing some of the curious residents of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
Edge Hill’s International Centre on Racism will be screening the UK Premiere of Wilmington on Fire, a new and deeply impactful film about Black history. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with the director via video link so students and staff can learn why the events in Wilmington are so important and how he created the film.
In this lecture, the inaugural Millins laureate, Professor Satnam Virdee from the University of Glasgow will discuss how the racilaized outsider is produced by modernity, including foundational processes such as capitalism and colonization, nation-state formation and Enlightenment thought.
Event information: Stand-up comedian Iszi Lawrence (presenter of Radio 4's 'Making History' & the 'British Museum Membercast') hosts a comedy show about obscure figures from history featuring Greg Jenner (chief historian for the Horrible Histories TV show) and researchers from Edge Hill University
Greg Jenner - chief historian for the 'Horrible Histories' TV show, and host of the hit BBC Podcast 'You're Dead To Me' - will join Dr Bob Nicholson (Edge Hill University) for a Q&A about history and comedy.