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Departmental Seminar Series
Seminar Schedule for 2011-12
For many years the Department has held a regular Research Seminar in which the latest research of staff, students and visitors has been shared with the wider academic and outside community. Usually the History Department Research Seminar meets Thursday afternoons during semester at 4 p.m. in Room 150 of the Main Building, HKU (see map). It is open to the entire university community (whether undergraduates, postgraduates or staff) and we also welcome participants from outside the University.
Seminars are lively occasions, attended by scholars and researchers working in History and a range of cognate disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and in other Faculties and Research Centres. They provide a stimulating context in which scholars may present research recently completed or still in progress. To view previous year's seminar series please follow this link.
Copies of the current seminar programme are available at the History Department Office and all papers are advertised through the University's bulk email system. To receive e-mail notification of forthcoming seminars please send the Department an e-mail indicating that you would like to be added to the seminar address list.
For further details or to propose a paper please send a working title, preferred presentation date, and brief abstract (100-200 words) to the Research Seminar coordinator.
Seminar Schedule for 2011-12
Semester One 2011
|| Prof. John Y. Wong (University of Sydney), "Understanding Sun Yatsen: Exploring a Macro Issue through Micro Research" (abstract)
||Jeffrey H. Jackson (Rhodes College), "Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910" (abstract)
||Sue Ebury, "FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Medici - from Utility to Design in the Renaissance Garden " (abstract)
||Dr. Stephanie Villalta Puig (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Chinese (Over)Civilisation and Britain, c.1850-90s" (abstract)
||Prof. Jan Kiely (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "War and Penal Thought Reform in China, 1937-1945" (abstract)
||Prof. Michiko Yusa (Western Washington University), "JAPANESE WOMEN AND BUDDHISM: THE LOTUS, AMIDA, AND AWAKENING " (abstract)
Semester Two 2012
||Jakub Drabik (Charles University, Prague), "Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, 1932-1940" (abstract)
|Prof. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
(Hong Kong Baptist University), "THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CHINA" (abstract
||Dr. Theodora Jim (Society of Scholars, School of Humanities), "Religion and Politics in the Athenian Empire: The Case of the Eleusinian First-Fruits" (abstract)
||Dr. Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton), "The Sound of Empires Meeting:Soundscapes of Trade in Eighteenth-Century Canton" (abstract)
||Prof. Naoko Shimazu (Professor of History, Department of History, Classics, and Archeology, Birkbeck College, University of London), "The Bandung Conference of 1955: An Indonesian Theatre of Diplomacy" (abstract)
||Prof. Jane E. Schultz
(Professor of English and the Medical Humanities, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), "Hired to Care: Civil War Nurses and the Military Body"