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 or Zoom

Contact email
historyofuniversities@gmail.com

2 June

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

Chaired by Heike Jöns (Loughborough University)
With a welcome address by Steve Rothberg (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Loughborough University)

Abstract






16 June

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

Abstracts

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

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)

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

30 June

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

Chaired by Kevin Chang (Academia Sinica Taiwan)

Abstract

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14 July

Universities in years of pandemic: 1665, 1918, 2020: a roundtable discussion
Moderated by Miles Taylor (University of York)

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)