MMU Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

  • Event date: 21/10/2021
  • Venue: Online

5.30pm-7pm Dr Sami Pinarbasi: In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many statues that feature throughout the urban landscapes of our cities have come under well-deserved scrutiny. One of these statues, located in Manchester, is of Robert Peel. It is no coincidence that Peel, and his statue, represent the intersection of modern policing, … Continued

The Commune at 150: a symposium

  • Event date: 02/11/2021 – 02/11/2021
  • Venue: The Royal Foundation of St Katharine (London)

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9.30am-19:00pm GMT We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune with an in-person symposium. The event brings together scholars specialising in literature, the visual arts, material culture, political theory, and more, for an interdisciplinary exploration of the Commune’s ongoing political and cultural significance. The conference also hopes to reinvigorate wider cross-disciplinary debates … Continued

Stepney Words 50 Years On

  • Event date: 14/11/2021
  • Venue: Great Hall, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

2.00-6.15pm Free, but booking is essential (www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stepney-wordsfifty-years-on-tickets-167254014259) In 1971, English teacher Chris Searle was sacked from a school in Stepney for publishing his students’ poems about their perspectives on the world around them. His students, joined by others from local schools, went on strike and marched from the East End to Trafalgar Square to demand justice. Fifty … Continued