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November 2009

The Nobel Peace Prize in History – Purpose, Principles and Politics

November 19, 2009 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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Professor Helge Pharo (University of Oslo) There was much debate about the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama. Professor Pharo - an academic adviser to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a renowned expert on the history of international relations and director of the Forum for Contemporary History at the University of Oslo - will reveal the historical background to this decision. He will talk about the politics, principles and procedures that have guided the half…

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May 2010

A Disorder of Peoples: The Uncertain Ground of Reconstruction in 1945

May 10, 2010 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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Professor Geoff Eley: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Professor Eley is one of the leading historians of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Europe. His Forging Democracy is a highly stimulating history of democracy and political activism in Europe since the 1880s. Together with David Blackbourn, he wrote the landmark book Peculiarities of German History in which the authors fundamentally questioned the notion of a German special path towards modernity.

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April 2012

The semantics of peace in early-modern England

April 26, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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Dr Phil Withington (University of Cambridge) Dr Withington will re-visit the period of the English civil war from the perspective of peace-making rather than of war and violence. This promises to yield new insights into understanding early-modern England. This is a Royal Historical Society regional visit lecture in conjunction with the Centre for Peace History.

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May 2012

Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914

May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012
Jessop West G.03, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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Keynote speakers Professor Anthony Howe (University of East Anglia) 'Richard Cobden and the Problem of War' Dr Wendy E. Chmielewski (Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Pennsylvania) 'Sisters of the Olive Leaf: Women and the British Peace Movement at Mid-Century' The conference offers the opportunity to examine narratives of peace and the ways in which they were deployed in the period leading up to the First World War. It will pay attention to the development of peace movements and the literary and…

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October 2015

Birthing a Peaceful Political Order: Gender and the European Idea, 1919-1933

October 8, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Jessop West G.03, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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Rebecca Shriver (Florida State University at Tallahassee) In her talk, she will outline some of the networks of German, French and eventually also British anti-war advocates who promoted integration after the First World War, and discuss how gender factored into their ideas for creating a European polity. Rebecca Shriver is a PhD-candidate at Florida State University at Tallahassee. She has published a chapter on 'Women, Pacifism, and the Pan-European Union' in Isabel Valente (ed.), Pela Paz! For Peace! Pour la…

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January 2017

Gendering Peace in Europe, 1914-1945

January 20 - January 21
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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During and after the First World War, blueprints for peace and a non-violent reordering of society permeated all countries in Europe. They were political, artistic and practical responses to the experience of total war, based on a wide array of different political and religious values and motives. While many of these ideas and initiatives have been studied in some detail, the gendering of peace in Europe during and between the two world wars has not as yet been systematically analysed.…

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