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Loughborough University

Politics, History and International Relations

Seminar Series

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PHIR Departmental Research Seminar Programme
Semester One 2014-15.

The Department, in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of International Governance (CSIG) and the Anarchism Research Group, hosts a regular research seminar series. The speakers we attract come from a diverse array of disciplines, and talk on a variety of topics. We host academics from Britain and internationally, as well as policy-makers and experts from think tanks at home and abroad.

Unless otherwise stated seminars will start at 17:00 in Herbert Manzoni, room K105.

Any queries contact I.Fraser@lboro.ac.uk

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8 October  


15 October Lou Marin
Affiliation: CIRA (Centre International de Recherches sur l’Anarchisme), Marseille

Perspectives on anarchist relations, writings and interpretations of Albert Camus

22 October  


29 October  


5 November Dr Helen Steele (Leicester)

Crime, darkness and despair: infanticide in Cold War Vienna.

12 November Jen Hoyer, Josh MacPhee and Greg Mihalko
Affiliation: The Interference Archive

Building an archive-from-below: the Interference Archive
(For further details  click here)

The Anarchism Research Group and Politicized Practice Research Group present the first of series of events to showcase and critically discuss art activists’ efforts to give a voice to the excluded, promote inclusive alternatives, and enrich global culture and citizenship

Venue: RADAR Artscentre (in Edward Barsnley building)
Time: 5pm

19 November ARG/Political Practice


26 November  


3 December Matthew Wilson
Affiliation: Independant

Rules without Rulers

The Swan in the Rushes
Time: 5:30pm

10 December  






7 January Patrick Crowhurst

The Communist Seizure of Power in Czechoslovakia

17.00 Herbert Manzoni Building, Room K105.

Dr Crowhurst has written extensively about Czech history, most recently a monograph: Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II, Domination and Retaliation (I.B.Tauris)

All welcome.

4 February  


11 February ARG/Political Practice


18 February

Dr John Sutton
Western Front Association

We Will Not Fight! WW1 Conscientious Objectors

17.00 Herbert Manzoni Building, Room K105

Dr Sutton discusses the reasons for conscientious objection during the Great War from both the national and local perspective. He will also examine the attitudes and responses of the military, government and general population to conscientious objection.

25 February  


4 March  


10 March    
11 March  


12 March, Thursday Anas El Gomati
Director of the Sadeq Institute, Tripoli and an alumnus of the Department of Politics, History & International Relations at Loughborough University.
Islamism and Salafi Jihadism in a transforming Arab World

18.00  Brockington Building,
Room U.0.20

A free public lecture.
18 March  


25 March  


29 April  


5 May A free public lecture by Tariq Ali

The Extreme Centre

18.00 Brockington Building, Room U.0.20


6 May ARG/Political Practice


13 May Dr Tony Burns
University of Nottingham

Anarchism and the “Struggle for Recognition” in the Thought of Stirner, Nietzsche and Sartre

20 May  


27 May