Category Archives: American History

13th December 1977: In mourning and in rage – Supporting victims of rape, murder, and vulnerable women in Los Angeles

by Donna Yamani

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7th December 1941: a date which will live in infamy

by Dafydd Townley It is not an overstatement to say that the events of December 7th, 1941, changed not just the world of the time, but also shaped the world in which we live today. The attack by Imperial Japanese … Continue reading

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Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities

by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash.  Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading

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You are invited to the launch of the Monroe Group

The newly established Monroe Group is an interdisciplinary research network for the study of politics in the Americas. The network is designed to encourage dialogue between scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences working on all aspects of … Continue reading

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Registration now open for ‘Trump’s First 100 Days’ 2nd May, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the forthcoming conference ‘Trump’s First 100 Days’, 2nd May 2017. A copy of the conference programme is available below.  Registrations should be made via the University of Reading’s Conferences … Continue reading

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