Entries by Siobhan Morris

Centre for the Study of Internationalism

We are delighted to announce the launch of Birkbeck’s Centre for the Study of Internationalism new website. ‘Internationalism’ can refer to a number of very different ideas and practices: the search for intergovernmental agreements and conventions; the practice of international assembly; the projection of national agendas across the globe; the transfer of ideas, resources, objects […]

From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World

Book Launch – From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World (17 January 2018, 6-8pm, Senate House) On 17th January, the Centre for the Study of Internationalism (Birkbeck) and the Rethinking Modern Europe seminar series (IHR) will host Dr Elidor Mëhilli, previously a visiting fellow with the Reluctant Internationalists and now Assistant Professor of History at Hunter […]

Workshop Report – Refugee Narratives in Children’s Literature

Workshop Report – Between Fact and Fiction: Refugee Narratives in Children’s Literature – Birkbeck College 9 June 2017  In early June, the Reluctant Internationalists held a one-day inter-disciplinary workshop with children’s authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, school teachers, librarians, and academics. The agenda for the day was to discuss the role of children’s literature as a vehicle for refugee […]

History Teachers Network

In November last year, the Reluctant Internationalists launched a History Teachers Network, based at Birkbeck College. The Network is designed to provide an informal, social forum for secondary school teachers and teaching assistants who are currently studying at Birkbeck, or are alumni of the college. Following a successful first meeting late last year, the Network […]

Between Fact and Fiction: Refugee Narratives in Children’s Literature

On Friday, 9th June The Reluctant Internationalists will host a one-day inter-disciplinary workshop on the theme of refugee narratives in children’s literature. The workshop will bring together a number of children’s authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and academics to think about the role of children’s literature as a vehicle for refugee stories and voices. The day […]

Fascist International Health

This blog post by David Brydan is part of, and has been cross-posted from, Remedia blog which examines the history of medicine in dialogue with the present. The project focuses on areas of the history of medicine with particular contemporary relevance. The original post can be accessed here. In November 1941, health officials and experts […]

*Postponed* – Therapeutic Fascism Book Launch

Unfortunately we have to postpone the launch of Dr Ana Antic’s new book, Therapeutic Fascism: Experiencing the Violence of the Nazi New Order, scheduled to take place on Friday 19th May. We apologise for the late notice, but look forward to launching it later this term.  Further details will be posted on the blog in due […]

Podcasts

A selection of podcasts from our conferences and workshops are now available to listen to and download. The recordings can be accessed via SoundCloud or through the central Birkbeck College iTunes channel. The podcasts available to download include Professor Helen Graham’s (RHUL) keynote lecture at the Crossing Borders: The Spanish Civil War and Transnational Mobilisation conference and panel […]

The Cold War in the Classroom – Week 8

Week eight of our Teacher Fellowship Programme, ‘The Cold War in the Classroom‘ in collaboration with the Historical Association, asked when did the Cold War end? In the following article, originally published for The Historical Association, Ben Walsh summarises the discussions from the final week of the online course. When did the Cold War end? This was the final week […]

Book Launch – Therapeutic Fascism

Book Launch – Therapeutic Fascism: Experiencing the Violence of the Nazi New Order (19 May 2017, 3-5pm, Birkbeck College) On Friday 19 May we will launch Dr Ana Antic’s new book, Therapeutic Fascism: Experiencing the Violence of the Nazi New Order. During World War II, death and violence permeated all aspects of the everyday lives of […]