Summer 2021

Convenors
Miles Taylor (University of York, UK)
Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
Heike Jöns (Loughborough University, UK)
Tamson Pietsch (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Timing
Wednesdays, fortnightly, 2.00-3.30 pm (BST/UTC+1), online via Microsoft Teams
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Contact email
historyofuniversities@gmail.com

2 June

The university: a material history
William Whyte (St John’s College Oxford)
Abstract

16 June

Universities and slavery: a roundtable discussion
Moderated by Miles Taylor (University of York)
Abstracts

Slavery and the foundation of the University of Bristol
Richard Stone (University of Bristol)

Slavery and the University of Glasgow: assessing financial legacies in an Atlantic frame
Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow)

Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report: on paper and in practice
Françoise Hamlin (Brown University, Rhode Island)

Comment
Sabine Cadeau (Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge)

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30 June

Muslim universities as agents of national integration in post-partition India
Laurence Gautier (O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi)
Abstract

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14 July

Universities in years of pandemic: 1665, 1918, 2020: a roundtable discussion
Abstracts

Plague and the University of Cambridge
Evelyn Lord (Wolfson College, Cambridge) 

How US HEIs responded to the influenza pandemic of 1918
James W. Thomas & Holly Ann Foster (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg)

The place of the university
Joe Moran (Liverpool John Moores University)

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