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British Study Group


Trust Among Strangers: Conceptions of Friendly Society in Modern Britain
March 27, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Britons Along the African Coast in the Era of the Slave Trade Britons Along the African Coast in the Era of the Slave Trade
February 28, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Chris Brown – Professor of History, Columbia University
Conversations About Our Changing Democracies at Home and Abroad Conversations About Our Changing Democracies at Home and Abroad
November 15, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • David Lammy, MP – Member of Parliament, Tottenham
  • Mo Cowan – Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Senator (D-MA)
  • Chair James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Summits of Modern Man and Thresholds of Climate Change
September 26, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Peter Hansen – Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Humanities & Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
David Cameron as Prime Minister: An Interim Assessment
September 4, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Anthony King – Essex County Council Millennium Professor of British Government, The University of Essex
Where Did the Empire Go? Archives and Decolonization
April 11, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jordanna Bailkin – Professor; Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor Modern European History, University of Washington
Britain's European Future
March 8, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Angus Lapsley – Director, European Directorate, UK Cabinet Office
  • Jill Morris – Director, European Directorate, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Politics of Oil in Britain: From Suez to the North Sea
February 21, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Britain Invents the Infrastructure State
October 18, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jo Guldi – History Department, Brown University
The 'Soft Establishment' of Christianity in Postwar England
April 26, 2012
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Daniel S. Loss – Graduate Student in History, Brown University
The British State and the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from a Quaker Gun-Maker
April 12, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Priya Satia – Assistant Professor of Modern British History, Stanford University
Strangers or Brothers: Animal Migration and Assimilation in the 19th Century Strangers or Brothers: Animal Migration and Assimilation in the 19th Century
November 10, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Harriet Ritvo – Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
British Nationalism, Contemporary History and the British War Effort in the Second World War, 1945-1991
September 29, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Other People's Bastards: Adoption and Illegitimacy in Britain, 1910-1960
March 31, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Decentering British Exploration's Imperial Impetus: the cases of Africa and Australia
March 3, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Dane Kennedy – Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
The Contemporary Political Situation in Three European Countries The Contemporary Political Situation in Three European Countries
November 4, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Laura Levine Frader – Professor of History, Northeastern University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy
  • Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty , CES, Harvard University; Director (1994-2001), CES, Harvard University
The Balfour Declaration and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
October 21, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Meaning of the 2010 British General Election The Meaning of the 2010 British General Election
May 11, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Pippa Norris – ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney; McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Graham Wilson – Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Boston University
  • James Reynolds – Nieman Fellow and BBC
New Perspectives on Victorian Men New Perspectives on Victorian Men
April 29, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Male Homosexuals, Arab Men, and French Politics, 1954-1974
April 8, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Todd Shepard – Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Chris Waters – Hans W. Gatzke '38 Professor of Modern European History, Williams College
Brasilia in North Bucks: Provincial Modernism in Postwar Britain
March 25, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Guy Ortolano – Department of History, NYU
Manchester, Engels and the Making of Marxism
December 1, 2009
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Tristram Hunt – Lecturer on Modern British History, Queen Mary University of London
'The Despot of Leadenhall Street': Thinking about the English East India Company's Past.
April 10, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Philip Stern – Assistant Professor of History, Duke University
Playing Solomon: The British Turn to Partition in Palestine, 1920-1939
February 18, 2009
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Cambridge Historians and the Contextual Approach to the History of Political Thought
November 12, 2008
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Mark Bevir – Professor of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
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