Milking the Third World?

Update: this seminar has been shifted to a larger venue, room 427 on the fourth floor of the Muirhead Tower.

War on Want's 1974 booklet 'The baby killer', cover

Our colleagues in the Institute for German Studies have a major new research project entitled Weltanschauungen. The German Past and the Contemporary World: The Domestic and Foreign Politics of Memory (details here). They are currently hosting a visiting researcher from the University of California, Berkeley: Tehila Sasson, who is currently working on her dissertation, which traces the rise of humanitarian politics in Britain during the 20th century and its influence on both a national and international level—a subject with plenty of resonances here at the Centre (see earlier posts here, here, and here, for example).

Tehila will be presenting her research at a seminar on Wednesday 26 June, with the title “Milking the Third World? The Baby Food Controversy, 1973-1984”. Our colleague Matthew Hilton, Professor of Social History here at Birmingham, will be the discussant. There will then be an open discussion, followed by a wine reception. Updated details and poster below.

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Room 427, fourth floor, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Attendance is free, but please email Josefin Graef to register: JXG290@bham.ac.uk

War on Want’s 1974 booklet ‘The baby killer’ was influential in the boycott.
You can download a PDF of the original booklet from their website:
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o be taken there.

Tehila Sasson seminar, University of Birmingham, 26 June 2013

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