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Conference 2012 Draft Programme

2012 Britain and the World Conference Draft Programme

Thursday, 21 June 2012

10:00 – 11:15: 

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Gale, Cengage Learning Lecture


T. M. Devine, University of Edinburgh.  Introduced by Bryan S. Glass, General Editor of The British Scholar Society

Alvin Jackson, University of Edinburgh:  “The Two Unions:  Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007”

11:30 – 12:45: 

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Turner Memorial Lecture


Angela McCarthy, University of Otago.  Introduced by:  Gregory A. Barton, Editor-in-Chief of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society

James Belich, University of Oxford:  “Beyond Empire: expanding the histories of expansion”

12:45 – 14:15:  Break for Lunch

14:15 – 15:45: 

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Jute and the Globalization of Dundee

Stana Nenadic, University of Edinburgh: Chair

Fabrice Bensimon, Universite Paris 4-Sorbonne, and Christopher A. Whatley, University of Dundee:  “The thread of migration: Dundee jute and linen workers in France, 1840-1870”

Jim Tomlinson, University of Dundee:  “Globalization and its Discontents: Dundee circa 1870-1939”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Policing the British Empire

Kent Fedorowich, University of the West of England:  Chair

Michael Silvestri, Clemson University:  “The Royal Irish Constabulary and the British Empire in the Caribbean”

Stephanie James, Flinders University:  “Distant Implications of British Policy in Ireland: Surveillance and Irish-Australia 1917-21”

Richard Hill, Victoria University of Wellington:  “British Policing Methodology, Knowledge Transfer and the Control of Colonies, 1822-1922”

G.16 Seminar Room

Scotland and the End of the British Empire 

John MacKenzie, University of Lancaster: Chair

Bryan Glass, University of Texas at Austin: “Newspapers and Empire: Bringing Africa to the Scottish Public”

Stuart Ward, University of Copenhagen:  “Devolutionary pressures in the UK: The case for empire”

G.15 Seminar Room

Constructing “Britishness” Abroad:  Overseas Britons in the Twentieth Century

Richard Allen, University of Wales, Newport: Chair

Cynthia Campos, University of Essex:  “Brazilian Sentiments and Resentments about the British in Brazilian History Publications”

Lanver Mak, University of London:  “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ordinary Britons in Revolutionary Egypt, 1919-22”

Mark Hampton, Lingnan University:  “The Public Life of Elsie Elliott: Britishness, Empire and Femininity”

G.14 Seminar Room

British Anti-Slavery and Imperialism

Nicholas Evans, University of Hull:  Chair

Richard Huzzey, Plymouth University:  “The Decoy Elephant: Anti-Slavery and Britain’s Scramble for African Empire”

Guillemette Crouzet, Sorbonne:  “A Detestable Traffic in Human Flesh : British Policies against slavery and the slave trade in the Arabo-Persian Gulf in the 19th Century”

Richard Anderson, Yale University:  “Their Own Middle Passage: Liberated African Voyages to Sierra Leone, 1808-1863”

G.13 Seminar Room

The Who, When and How of Emigration to North America

Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University:  Chair

Amy J. Lloyd, University of Edinburgh:  “Who Emigrated?  Exploring English Emigration to Canada in the Early Twentieth Century Using Passenger List and Census Data”

Tim Forest, University of Cincinnati:  “Connaught or Hell: Irish-Assisted Emigration to North America in the 1880s”

Eoin McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh:  “Emigration, remittances, and microfinance: evidence from Ireland c. 1861-1911”


Teviot Lecture Theatre

The ‘Devine’ Paradox of Scottish Emigration:  A Critique

T. M. Devine, University of Edinburgh:  Chair

Angela McCarthy, University of Otago:  “Revisiting the Paradox of Scottish Emigration Comparatively”

Tom Brooking, University of Otago:  “The Far Distant Land Where Scottish Farmers Triumphed After the Lowland and Highland Clearances”

Nicholas J. Evans, University of Hull:  “The unparadoxical nature of Scottish migration within the Atlantic economy”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

World War I, the League of Nations, and the Making of British Internationalism

John Fisher, University of the West of England:  Chair

Phillip Dehne, St. Joseph’s College:  “Breaking out of the Majestic: Lord Robert Cecil’s cosmopolitan social life during the Paris Peace Conference 1919”

Iain Sharpe, University of London:  “The Liberal Party and continuity in foreign policy 1905-15: elections, patriotism and war”

Martha A. Ebbesen, University of Monterrey:  “From Empire to League of Nations?: Two views of the British Empire and its relation to the League of Nations”

G.16 Seminar Room

Writing the Self: Race and Gender in Britain

Esther Breitenbach, University of Edinburgh:  Chair

Kathrin Levitan, College of William and Mary:  “Women, Men, and Everyday Letter-Writing in Nineteenth-Century Britain”

Angela M. Leonard, Loyola University Maryland:  “Race, Memory and Historical Representation – the Black Subject Pre-Windrush”

Emma Griffin, University of East Anglia:  “The dark myth of the British Industrial Revolution: men, politics and work in the early nineteenth century”

G.15 Seminar Room

End of Britain’s Empire in the Middle East

Christopher Ross, University of Victoria: Chair

Kristi N. Barnwell, University of Illinois at Springfield:  “A Case Study in Collaborative Relationships: Britain, the Political Resident, and the Trucial States Council”

Jennifer Reeve, University of East Anglia:  “The British Empire and Jewish Refugees”

Graham Jevon, University of Oxford:  “Glubb Pasha, Jordan, and the 1956 Suez Crisis: In Search of Britain’s ‘Moment’ of Decline”

G.14 Seminar Room

Becoming English through Education

Tamson Pietsch, Brunel University London:  Chair

Katie Louise McCullough, University of Guelph:  “‘For Their Own Good’: British Philanthropy and the origins of the Native Residential School System in Canada, 1822-1922”

Susann Liebich, Victoria University of Wellington:  “Reading for Unity and Citizenship across the British World: The National Home Reading Union, 1889-1930”

Anthony Smyrnaios, University of Thessaly:  “The emergence of Anglophony in Syros in the middle of the nineteenth century: historical and cultural perspectives”

G.13 Seminar Room

Finding a Role: British Elites during Decolonization

John Brobst , Ohio University:  Chair

Brant Moscovitch, University of Oxford:  “A Global Institution of Higher Education?  LSE, Empire and the Shaping of Post-colonial Elites, 1918-1947”

Amy Limoncelli, Boston College:  “Imperial ‘Experts’?:  The British in the Early United Nations”

Rakesh Ankit, University of Southampton:  “To issue ‘Stand Down’ or not…: Britain in Kashmir, 1947-49”

G.09 Seminar Room

Uncovering Britain’s past through digital archives

Ray Abruzzi, Gale-Cengage Learning


David Hume Tower Lecture Theatre

Round-Table on Scottish Independence:  “The End of more than Three Centuries of the Anglo-Scottish Union in 2014?”

Chair:  Magnus Linklater, former Editor of The Scotsman

John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde
Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow of History at the University of Edinburgh
Catriona MacDonald, Reader in History at the University of Glasgow
Joyce McMillan, Columnist for The Scotsman


The Conference Icebreaker

Pleasance Cabaret Bar

Friday, 22 June 2012

9:00 – 10:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Revival on the Continent: Brits in Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Brian Levack, University of Texas at Austin:  Chair

Rachel N. Schnepper, Washington and Lee University:  “The Saints Go Marching Out: Puritan Exiles in the Netherlands, 1621-1635”

Simon Macdonald, University of Edinburgh:  “British Communities in Late Eighteenth-Century France”

Arthur Williamson, California State University, Sacramento:  “The Nation Epidemical: The Scottish Diaspora, from ‘Jewish’ Menace to ‘British’ Civility”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Britain in the Gulf, Part 1

James Onley, University of Exeter:  Chair

Christopher Ross, University of Victoria: “An Englishwoman in a Persian Harem: The Extraordinary Case of Frances Blackman”

Robert Fletcher, Oxford University:  “‘Between the Devil of the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea’: British imperialism and the orientation of Kuwait, 1920-1940”

James Onley, University of Exeter:  “The British Council in the Gulf, 1930s-70s”

G.16 Seminar Room

Race and Politics at the End of Empire

Martin Farr, Newcastle University:  Chair

Neil Fleming, University of Worcester:  “Race, empire and national renewal: the Monday Club and post-imperial Conservatism”

Andrew Holt, University of Exeter:  “The Conservative Governments, Southern Rhodesia and the Origins of the UDI, 1963-1964”

Gwenda Tavan, La Trobe University:  “‘Fractured Families’: The Jan Allen Controversy and Australia-British Relations, 1970-1972”

G.15 Seminar Room

Transatlantic Literature and Popular Culture in the Nineteenth Century

George Christian, University of Texas at Austin:  Chair

Bob Nicholson, University of Manchester:  “‘Good bye, old fellow, I must skedaddle!’ American Slang and the Victorian Popular Press”

Peter O’Connor, Northumbria University:  “The American Antebellum Gentleman in the English Cultural Imagination”

Joe Eaton, National Chengchi University:  “‘The cleverest fellow in America’: John Neal’s Invasion of Britain and the Writing of American Culture, 1824-27”

G.14 Seminar Room

The Creation of Celtic Canada

Annie Tindley, Glasgow Caledonian University:  Chair

Freya McCracken, University of Aberdeen:  “‘We are all Canadian now’: National Identity Amongst Scots in Canada”

Elizabeth Ritchie, UHI Centre for History:  “Scottish Women in Rural Canada, 1800-1850”

D. A. J. MacPherson, UHI Centre for History:  “Irish Protestant Women and Diaspora: Orangewomen in Canada During the Twentieth Century”

G.13 Seminar Room

Britain, Empire, and Asia through the Centuries

Mark Hampton, Lingnan University: Chair

Donna Brunero, National University of Singapore:  “Maritime Institutions, Empire and the Asian Port City”

Stephen L. Keck, American University of Sharjah:  “Rediscovering British Southeast Asia”

Gao Hao, University of Edinburgh:  “Britain through Chinese Eyes: Chinese perceptions of Britain before and during their early encounters”

10:45 – 12:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Neglecting Africa?

Philip Murphy, Institute of Commonwealth Studies University of London: Chair

Charlotte Lydia Riley, University College London:  “Monstrous Predatory Vampires or Beneficent Fairy-Godmothers?  The British Approach to Colonial Development and Humanitarian Aid after the Second World War”

Jon Moore, Tulane University:  “Apathetic Administrators and the Lack of Economic Development in Kenya, 1884-1923”

Anna Bocking-Welch, University of York:  “Moving from imperial to international philanthropy? British involvement in the United Nations Freedom from Hunger Campaign, 1960-65”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Britain in the Gulf, Part 2

James Onley, University of Exeter:  Chair

Helene von Bismarck, Humboldt-University, Berlin: “The Role of the United Nations for Great Britain’s Persian Gulf Policy in the 1960s”

Richard Schofield, King’s College London: “Britain and Gulf Territorial Questions, 1966-1975: From Harried Responsibility to Candid Commentary”

William Clegg, University of Oxford:  “Decolonisation in the Persian Gulf: Anglo-Omani Relations in the Twilight of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds”

G.16 Seminar Room

Authority, Association and Identity in the Scottish Diaspora

Gary West, Head of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh: Chair

Andrew Hinson, University of Toronto:  “Migrant Scots in a British City: Toronto’s Scottish Community, 1881-1911”

Daniel Milosavljevic, University of Otago, NZ:  “Antipodean Pibroch: Transmission, Performance & Authority”

Erin C M Grant, University of Otago, NZ:  “Ambassadors of Empire: Ladies Pipe Bands, Cultural Adaptation and Re-adoption between Scotland and its Diaspora”

Rebecca Lenihan, University of Guelph:  “Scots in 19th century Canada and New Zealand: a comparative overview of demographic characteristics”

G.15 Seminar Room

Politics and Religion in Early Modern Scotland

R. A. Houston, University of St. Andrews:  Chair

Jane Ridder-Patrick, University of Edinburgh:  “The Debate about Astrology in Early Modern Scotland, ca. 1560-1726”

Michelle Brock, University of Texas at Austin:  “A Transatlantic Devil: Scotland, New England, and Reformed Demonic Belief”

Harriet J. Cornell, University of Edinburgh:  “The Politics of Social Control in Early Modern Scotland”

Adrienne Millar, University of Edinburgh:  “Historical ‘might-have-been’: the Political Downfall of William Graham, Seventh Earl of Menteith, 1628-1633”

G.14 Seminar Room

Across the Pond: Anglo-American Relations from the Revolution to the Civil War

Susan-Mary Grant, Newcastle University:  Chair

David T. Gleeson, Northumbria University:  “John Bull and Johnny Reb: England and the English in the Confederate States of America”

George Christian, University of Texas at Austin:  “Our Rogue American Cousins: British Policy Towards the Republic of Texas, 1836-1845”

Sora Sato, University of Edinburgh:  “Grown up to a ‘distinct’ nation?: Edmund Burke’s View of British America”

G.13 Seminar Room

Challenges to Empire:  The British in India during the late Nineteenth Century

Ian Talbot, University of Southampton:  Chair

Jill Bender, University of North Carolina Greensboro:  “Defending the Empire: the 1857 Indian Uprising and British Policies of Defense”

Salman Bangash, University of Peshawar:  “Frontier Wars during the British Rule in India: Nasty not Nice.  The Colonial and Imperial Problem (1849-1898)”

Jeffery R. Hankins, Louisiana Tech University:  “The Raj, the Railway, and the Rupee:  Challenges to India’s Civil Service in the late Nineteenth Century”

12:30 – 14:15:  Break for Lunch

14:15 – 15:45

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Martin J. Wiener, Rice University:  “The Three Faces of English Liberalism in the Empire”

G.16 Seminar Room

Stephanie Barczewski, Clemson University:  “British Country Houses and Discourses of Empire, 1750-1850”

G.15 Seminar Room

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon, University of Arkansas:  “In Search of a Postimperial History”

G.09 Seminar Room

Digitising historical newspapers

Ray Abruzzi, Gale-Cengage Learning

16:00 – 17:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

The British Monarchy

Martin Farr, Newcastle University:  Chair

Philip Murphy, Institute of Commonwealth Studies University of London:  “Peddling gossip or cheating the censor? An intelligence historian writes about the British royal family”

Peter Catterall, Queen Mary University of London:  “Macmillan and Monarchy”

Harshan Kumarasingham, Potsdam University:  “The Other Queens: The Queen’s Commonwealth Crowns”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Empire, resistance and the politics of global Britishness, 1684-1858

Margaret Hunt, Amherst College:  Chair

Kathleen Wilson, Stony Brook University:  “‘A leveling and ungrateful people’: St. Helena and the revolutionary networks of the South Atlantic”

Iona Man-Cheong, Stony Brook University:  “Chinese Transoceanic Labor, the British East India Company & Cross-cultural Encounters during the Napoleonic War”

Clare Anderson, University of Leicester:  “Anglo-Indians in the Andaman Islands: imperial formations in and beyond the Bay of Bengal”

G.16 Seminar Room

“Media”ting the Anglo-American Relationship in the Twentieth Century

Catherine E. Hoyser, Saint Joseph College:  Chair

James Burns, Clemson University:  “‘Excessive Americanisms’: Hollywood in the British Empire, 1918-1930”

Sara Georgini, Massachusetts Historical Society:  “Glory to God in the High Street: Christianity in British and American Magazines, 1945-1960”

G.15 Seminar Room

Empire and Literature

D. A. J. MacPherson, UHI Centre for History: Chair

Joan Allen, Newcastle University:  “‘Romancing the Past’: Narratives of nationalism in the Catholic Herald and Boston Pilot in late-nineteenth century Britain and the United States”

Richard C. Allen, University of Newport, Wales: “‘A quiet nationalist’ – the pen and politics of Maurice Walsh (1879-1964)”

Stephen Regan, Durham University:  “W.B. Yeats: Irish Nationalism and Post-Colonial Theory”

G.14 Seminar Room

“A Home away from Home”: Maintaining and Creating British Identity Abroad

Felicity Barnes, University of Auckland:  Chair

Alice Meredith Hodgson, University of Tasmania:  “Recreating ‘Home’ at home in the Antipodes”

Mary Chadwick, Aberystwyth University:  “Our Asian Correspondent: Wales and India in the early nineteenth century”

Tanja Bueltmann, Northumbria University:  “Ethnic Culture and Formal Sociability: A Comparative Perspective on English and Scottish Associationalism in the British World”

G.13 Seminar Room

Colonial Maturation:  The Case of Canada

Amy Lloyd, University of Edinburgh:  Chair

S. Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University:  “Empire and Emancipation: Catholic Britons in the Nineteenth Century”

Annie Tindley, Glasgow Caledonian University:  “The Irish imperial aristocracy: Lord Dufferin in Canada and Ireland, c. 1870-78”

Barbara J. Messamore, University of the Fraser Valley:  “Canada and imperial policy in the nineteenth century: an insider’s correspondence network”

18:00 – 19:30: 

Keynote Address

George Square Lecture Theatre


Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh.  Introduced by: T. M. Devine, Chairman of The British Scholar Society Advisory Board

Mike Russell, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, The Scottish Government

“Scotland Transformed: Cricket, Passports and the resilience of the social union”

20:00 – 01:00

Dinner Party

The Scottish Café and Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery

Saturday, 23 June 2012

9:00 – 10:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

British Settlers in the Atlantic Islands

Kathleen Wilson, Stony Brook University:  Chair

Fatima Sequeria Dias, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal:  “The British presence in the Azores”

María-Isabel González-Cruz, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain:  “The British colony in the Canaries: A case of sociocultural and linguistic contact”

Aline Bazenga, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal:  “The British presence in Madeira Island: historical overview and linguistic outcomes”

Leonor Sampaio da Silva, University of the Azores:  “The Bullar Brothers in the Azores: two versions of a story”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Winston Churchill and the Politics of War

Paul Addison, University of Edinburgh:  Chair

Kent Fedorowich, University of the West of England:  “Winston Churchill and Anglo-Dominion Wartime Relations, 1939-1942”

David Whittington, University of the West of England:  “Leo Amery and India’s War Effort from 1940 to 1945”

Warren Dockter, University of Nottingham:  “Winston Churchill, the Royal Air Force and Air Control in the Middle East”

G.16 Seminar Room

Colonial Culture in British New Zealand

Angela McCarthy, University of Otago:  Chair

Daniel Davy, University of Otago:  “Forming a Colonial Culture: The Gold Rushes of Otago, New Zealand”

Felicity Barnes, University of Auckland:  “New Zealand’s London: Empire, Metropolis and the Formation of Settler Culture and Identity, 1890-1940”

Tom Brooking, University of Otago:  “Richard John Seddon: Nationalist and Imperialist?”

G.15 Seminar Room

Piracy and the Politics of Empire

Jeffery Hankins, Louisiana Tech University:  Chair

William Hasty, University of Glasgow:  “Piracy, the Admiralty Court, and the changing geographies of jurisdiction in the early eighteenth century”

Michael Talbot, SOAS – University of London:  “Corporate Diplomacy: the British Embassy in Istanbul in the eighteenth century”

Simon Layton, University of Cambridge:  “Suppressing ‘the Gift of Krishna’: India, Piracy, and the Littoral Politics of Empire”

G.14 Seminar Room

Debating Morality and Religion in the British World

Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University:  Chair

Lisa Ann Howe, Florida International University:  “Spiritualism Discourse:  Dialog Surrounding Emma Hardinge Britten’s Modern Spiritualist Theology”

Alison Fletcher, Juniata College:  “Planting Little Colonies in the South Seas: The Making of a Missionary Empire”

Greg Bouchard, McGill University: “The Scottish Polite Essayist and Le philosophe de l’Angleterre: Marketing Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature and Essays, Moral and Political in British and Continental Journals”

G.13 Seminar Room

Climate Change and Famine in the British Empire

Violetta Hionidou, Newcastle University:  Chair

Craig Gallagher, Boston College:  “‘So great a concern’: Scotland, the Darien Expedition and the European Balance of Power”

Douglas Kanter, Florida Atlantic University:  “Gladstone and the Great Irish Famine”

Gregory A. Barton, Australian National University:  “Deserts, Forests and Climate Change in the British Empire: 1800-1960”

10:45 – 12:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Britain in the Arab World

James Onley, University of Exeter:  Chair

Tancred Bradshaw, University of London: “Britain and Jordan: An Imperial Success Story”

Spencer Mawby, University of Nottingham: “British Information Policy and Arab Nationalism in South Arabia, 1953-67”

Saul Kelly, King’s College London: “Britain and Libya: The Origins of a Special Relationship”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

Immigration, Assimilation and Identity: The Scottish and Irish Diasporas, c. 1730-1940

Alex Murdoch, University of Edinburgh: Chair

Rusty Roberson, University of Edinburgh:  “Religious Freedom and Religious Assimilation: Scottish Missions in Colonial America”

Sarah McCaslin, University of Edinburgh:  “‘I kent yer faither’: Scottish Associations, Scottish Identity, and the Civilizing Mission in America”

Lindsey Flewelling, University of Edinburgh:  “The Scotch-Irish in America: Identity and Attitudes toward Irish Home Rule Politics”

David Ritchie, University of Edinburgh:  “Restless Nativists: the American influence on the anti-Irish campaign in Scotland 1923-1928”

G.16 Seminar Room

Culture and Ideology in the Cold War

Jeremy Crang, University of Edinburgh: Chair

Ilaria Rovera, Birkbeck, University of London:  “The Soviet Union’s Finest Ambassador: Did Soviet successes in the Space Race influence British public opinion of the Cold War?

Nick Barnett, Liverpool John Moores University:  “‘Russia Wins Space Race’: Britain’s Sputnik Moment, 1957”

Marzia Maccaferri, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia:  “Britain and the Cold War: Intellectual discourses perspective”

Christopher Sutton, University of East Anglia:  “Britain, the Cold War, and ‘the importance of influencing the young’: a comparison of Cyprus and Hong Kong, 1945-1955”

G.15 Seminar Room

Withdrawing Wisely:  Strategic Decolonization

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon, University of Arkansas:  Chair

Peter John Brobst, Ohio University:  “Things to Come: The RAF’s Indian Ocean ‘Island Strategy’ Reconsidered”

Jonathan Kuiken, Boston College:  “‘We intend to stand by our commitments in the Gulf while there is a need for them’: Oil and Britain’s Decision to Withdraw from the Persian Gulf”

Sarah Stockwell, King’s College London:  “‘Selling the City’: the Bank of England and post-war decolonisation”

G.14 Seminar Room

Linking Imperial Networks:  Understanding European Administrative Authority within the British Empire

Gregory A. Barton, Australian National University: Chair

Jacob Ivey, West Virginia University:  “‘Tied Down by Precedent or the Rules of Inapplicable English Military Tactics’: Indigenous Military Forces and European Concerns for Security in Mid Nineteenth-Century Colonial Natal”

Nilanjana Paul, West Virginia University:  “Muslim Education in Ninteenth-Century Bengal”

Joseph M. Snyder, West Virginia University:  “On the Evolution of Social Development in the British Sudan: A Comparative Study of the Gezira and Zande Cotton-Growing Schemes”

G.13 Seminar Room

Creating Empire through Technology

Tom Brooking, University of Otago:  Chair

Jessica Karagoel, Heidelberg University:  “‘An ever-growing guarantee for harmony and peace’: The Notion of Transport and Communication Technologies as Global Peacemakers”

Rebecca Dirnfeld, York University, Toronto:  “Gardens of Civilization: Connecting Ontario and England through Horticulture”

John Broich, Case Western Reserve University:  “Native Hydraulic Engineers in the service of the British Empire”

G.09 Seminar Room

Nineteenth Century Collections Online: transforming research

Ray Abruzzi, Gale-Cengage Learning

12:30 – 14:00:  Break for Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Global Politics in the Eras of Thatcher and Blair

Anne Marie Motard, University Montpellier III, France:  Chair

Domenico Maria Bruni, LUISS “Guido Carli” – Rome:  “The Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher’s Leadership”

Martin Farr, Newcastle University:  “Margaret Thatcher’s World”

Estelle Davutoglu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara:  “Tony Blair and ‘New’ Labour”

Meadows Lecture Theatre

The Many Faces of Diaspora in the British Empire

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, University College Dublin: Chair

Kris Inwood, University of Guelph:  “The British Diaspora in the Armies of the Old Dominions during the First World War”

Esther Breitenbach, University of Edinburgh:  “Colonial ‘returners’ and changing conceptions of the British Empire in twentieth-century Scotland”

Chris Holdridge, University of Sydney:  “Labour, Morality and the Anti-Convict Lobby in the British Settler Antipodes”

G.16 Seminar Room

Britain and the World Economy in the Eighteenth Century

David Greasley, University of Edinburgh:  Chair

Richard K. MacMaster, University of Florida:  “Commercial Networks in an Age of Revolution 1760-1800”

Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University:  “The Liverpool Economy During the War of American Independence, 1775-1783”

Aisling MacQuarrie, University of Aberdeen:  “‘A Considerable Distance’: From Montreal to Canton – the development of the North West Company’s trans-oceanic activities, 1779-1821”

G.14 Seminar Room

Creating Imperial Identities in the Twentieth-Century British World

Samiksha Sehrawat, Newcastle University:  Chair

Louise Blakeney Williams, Central Connecticut State University:  “The Celtic Revival, Asian Culture and Cosmopolitan Imaginings in the Early Twentieth-Century British Empire”

Deborah A. Logan, Western Kentucky University:  “Women Writers, English Literature, and Indian Nationalism”

Amy Clarke, The University of Queensland:  “Contrasting Narratives: the Predicament of British and Scottish Heritage in Calcutta”

G.13 Seminar Room

Britain and Italy

Owain Wright, University of Worcester:  Chair

Nick Carter, University of Wales:  “A Victorian Affair? Britain, Ireland and Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento”

Elena Bacchin, Università degli Studi di Padova:  “Italy as it is and as it is to be:  British propaganda supporting Italian unification (1847-64)”

Marcella Sutcliffe, University of Cambridge:  “English Republicans and Giuseppe Mazzini: Victorian Visions of a Radical Risorgimento”

15:45 – 17:15

George Square Lecture Theatre

The Great Debate: Scotland and the Empire

Leading scholars react to John Mackenzie and T. M. Devine eds., Scotland and the British Empire (OUP 2011) and the editors reply to their comments.


Lesley Riddoch, Scottish broadcaster, journalist, and commentator


Stephen Howe, University of Bristol
Jim Tomlinson, University of Dundee
Stuart Ward, University of Copenhagen


T. M. Devine, University of Edinburgh
John MacKenzie, University of Lancaster

17:30 – 19:00

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Britain and the World Lecture


Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh.  Introduced by Michelle Brock, Assistant General Editor of The British Scholar Society

Brian Levack, University of Texas at Austin:  “Britain’s First Global Century: England, Scotland, and Empire, 1603-1707”

19:00 – 19:30

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Wm. Roger Louis Prize


Karly Kehoe, Managing Editor of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society

Martin Farr, Editor and Director of Outreach for The British Scholar Society

James Onley, Lead Editor, Britain and the World Book Series

20:00 – Whenever: 

Historical Pub Crawl


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