Dear History Department colleagues,
I'm very pleased to announce that we will be having a department research session over lunch this coming Thursday entitled "Today's Events and Yesterday's News."
This new series of research talks (more to come in March!), allows us to hear the perspective of our colleagues on recent news events. Thursday 8 February's session is (loosely) organized around news events concerning populism and ethnic, religious, and political minorities.
The participants will be Carolyn Podruchny, who will be speaking on missing and murdered indigenous women.
Kalman Weiser, who will be speaking on the recently reopened question of the genetic origins of Ashkenazic Jews.
Adrian Shubert, who will be speaking on separatism in Catalonia.
Marcel Martel, who will be speaking on Quebecker's reaction to events in Catalonia.
And Stephen Brooke, who will be speaking on Brexit.
We will have a series of short (blitz-like!) contributions from these presenters before opening up the discussion to the audience at large. As you can see from these topics, it's going to be an eye-opening and very engaging session.
Do join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be lunch as well. Thursday, 8 Feb, 12:30-2:00pm, Common Room.
all best wishes and see you there,