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Cultivating Britons: Culture and Identity in Britain, 1901 to 1936

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CULTIVATING BRITONS: CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRITAIN, 1901 TO 1936

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2008

Booking for the interdisciplinary ‘Cultivating Britons’ conference is
now open. A booking form can be downloaded from the conference website:
http://ah.brookes.ac.uk/conference/cultivating_britons/

Delegates should note that the booking form must be returned by 29
August if lunch is required.

The conference programme is below:

9.15-9.30am: Registration

9.30-9.45am: Introduction and Welcome (Alexandra Wilson and Alex
Windscheffel)

9.45-11.15am: SESSION I. Legacies of Public and Private Worlds

Chair: Ruth Clayton Windscheffel (St Hilda’s College, Oxford)

Sophie Fuller (Trinity College of Music), ‘“Good-time Edwardian ghosts”:
Legacies of the private musical world’

Ashleigh Melvin (Birkbeck College, London), ‘Cultivated Christians? The
impact of Victorian religion on Great War soldiers’

Steven Martin (University of Bristol), ‘Cultivating the revival of
English Opera’

11.15-11.45am: Morning Coffee

11.45am-1.15pm: SESSION II. The Politics of Culture

Chair: Matthew Grimley (Royal Holloway, University of London)

David Thackeray (Jesus College, Cambridge), ‘Gender and the politics of
respectability’

Anna Vaninskaya (King’s College, Cambridge), ‘G. K. Chesterton and
George Orwell: Eminent Edwardians and “The English Genius”’

Joanna Bullivant (Worcester College, Oxford), ‘Political indoctrination
or transforming the listener? Musical modernism and the Left in the 1930s’

1.15-2.15pm: Lunch

2.15-3.45pm: SESSION III. Institutions and Authorities

Chair: Alexandra Wilson (Oxford Brookes University)

Rachel Cowgill (University of Leeds), ‘Blackface minstrelsy and the
changing face of the British police’

Eve Colpus (New College, Oxford), ‘Volumes of “in the main, eminent
Victorians?” Public achievement in the interwar Dictionary of National
Biography’

Jenny Doctor (University of York), ‘Modernism vs Tradition at the Proms’

3.45-4.15pm: Afternoon Coffee

4.15-5.45pm: SESSION IV. Cultivating Citizens and Identities

Chair: Alex Windscheffel (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Kathrin Pieren (Institute of Historical Research), ‘Cultivating Jewish
Britons in the Edwardian period: Jewish youth work between the call to
empire and the home cinema’

David Monger (King’s College, University of London), ‘Local, national
and supranational identity in Britain: the cultivation of Britishness in
First World War propaganda’

Ruth Davidson (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Barbara Duncan
Harris, “A pioneer, fighting spirit”: the public role of women in
Croydon 1914 -1939’

5.45-6.15pm: Roundtable Discussion: Cultivating Britons, 1901-1936

End of Conference

This is a collaborative venture between Oxford Brookes University and
Royal Holloway, University of London. Further information may be found
at the conference website.

 

Conference website: http://ah.brookes.ac.uk/conference/cultivating_britons


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