Over the next couple of days our MA students in Contemporary History, Global History and Modern British Studies are work-shopping their nascent dissertation projects. Please see the programme below for a flavour of what they are studying.
Tuesday 20 March
Room G 26: Mechanical Engineering Building
2.15: Assemble & Introductions (Simon Jackson)
2.30-3.15: Gender, Masculinity & Clothing
Joe Combs – Masculinity, Femininity and Homosexuality in Small Northern Industrial Towns, 1960-2000’
Katelyn Elder, ‘Boys to men: the role of public schools and the Boy Scouts in shaping masculinity in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period.’
Eleanor Holmes, ‘Dressing for the War: Utility Clothing and Rationing in World War Two Britain’
3.30-4.00: Labour, Nation & Community
Haowen (Sylvie) Liu, ‘The role of Chinese Labor in the Second World War and the subsequent labor movement’
Curt Trudgeon, ‘Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Communities in North- Western Port Cities During Interwar Britain: Racism, Urban Topography and Cultural Impacts’
Sarah Middlemass, How did print media generate and propagate ideas of ‘Britishness’: 1993-2001″.
4.30-5.15: Culture, conformity and contestation
Rachel Littler, ‘The Rational Dress Movement and Women’s Mobility’
Uzmah Mohammed, ‘Material culture, cultural appropriation and colourblindness’ (Only 3-6 Tuesday)
Seb Read, ‘Exploring the social roles and impacts of musical subcultures in 1980s England’.
Wednesday 21 March
10.00 – Assemble and Welcome (Chris Moores)
10.05-11.50 – Bodies and History
Grace France, “The Rigid Right and the Strait-Laced Left? An Exploration of the Response to Page Three from 1970 to 1990”
Beth Parkes, ‘Suntanning in 1960s and 1970s Britain’
Rose Parkinson: Colonial medical care, gender, and urbanism in Bombay, c. 1913-1930
11.10 -11.55: Empires
Ioannis Tzianis, ‘To what extent did the Vietnam war affect the UK-US relations?’ (Wednesday)
Vicky Basra, An Investigation of the Expansionary efforts of Maharajah Ranjit Singh: Accepted hero?
Charlotte McKnight, ‘Our national beverage’: The British School of Malting and Brewing’.
12.00: LUNCH BREAK
1.00-2.30: Activist Selly Oak (Muirhead Tower, 109): This is an optional session with the opportunity to find out about the Activist Selly Oak Event a Heritage Lottery Funded Project being run by Chris Moores with BRIHC – the session will take place in Muirhead Tower, 109 (it is not likely to last until 2.30 for those presenting in the final session)
Emma McMullen, ‘Women’s autonomy and social class in British mass media, 1950-1970’.
Imogen Anderson, ‘The role of news broadcasts and black British cultural production in portraying Handsworth, Birmingham’