History of Universities seminar

This a new online seminar series on the History of Universities is a collaboration between the University of York (UK), the Academia Sinica Taipei (Taiwan), Loughborough University (UK), and the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. We are keen to build up a core audience and also solicit papers for the seminar in 2021-2, when it will become a monthly online event. Please share.


2 JuneWilliam Whyte (St John’s College Oxford, UK)
The university: a material history
16 JuneUniversities and slavery
(roundtable discussion)
Richard Stone (University of Bristol, UK)
Slavery and the foundation of the University of Bristol
Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow, UK)
Slavery and the University of Glasgow: assessing financial legacies in an Atlantic frame
Françoise Hamlin (Brown University, Rhode Island, USA)
Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report: on paper and in practice
Comment: Sabine Cadeau (Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)
30 JuneLaurence Gautier (O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi, India)
Muslim universities as agents of national integration in post-partition India
14 JulyUniversities in years of pandemic: 1665, 1919, 2020
(roundtable discussion)
Evelyn Lord (Wolfson College, Cambridge)
Plague and the University of Cambridge
James W. Thomas & Holly Ann Foster (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg)
How US HEIs responded to the influenza pandemic of 1918
Joe Moran (Liverpool John Moores University)
The place of the university

Convenors: Kevin Chang (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan); Heike Jons (Loughborough University, UK); Tamson Pietsch (University of Technology Sydney, Australia); Miles Taylor (University of York, UK)

Photo by Tapio Haaja on Unsplash

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