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Lost empires of Birmingham revealed

27 February 2003

Lost empires of Birmingham revealed

EVERYONE is invited to a free lecture at Aston University on Tuesday, March 11th which will explore issues around the social and cultural history of 19th century Birmingham. 'Metropolis and Empire: Birmingham Past and Present', will be presented by Professor Catherine Hall, Department of History, University College, London. The lecture will be followed by a discussion on the legacy of Empire and the experiences of the descendants of colonised peoples in contemporary Birmingham. Catherine Hall has spent many years researching issues related to the social and cultural history of 19th century Birmingham.

Entry to the lecture is free and all are welcome. It will take place in The Warwick Lecture Theatre (Main Building, 6th Floor), at 6.15 pm on Tuesday 11th March. The Lecture is organised by the "Centre for the Study of European Politics and the History of Ideas", which is based in the School of Languages & European Studies at Aston.

For more information please contact: Dr Georgios Varouxakis on 0121-204 3000 (e-mail: G.Varouxakis@aston.ac.uk).

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For further information please call 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk

Note to editors:

Catherine Hall is Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at University College, London. Her research for the last few years has focused on re-thinking the relation between Britain and Empire in the 19th century. She has researched issues related to the social and cultural history of 19th century Birmingham, Birmingham's contribution to the anti-slavery campaign and attitudes towards the British Empire and colonised people in nineteenth-century Birmingham. The lecture will be chaired by Professor John Breuilly (Department of History, University of Birmingham).

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