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Global Inequality - An Intellectual History

Genres of Intellectual History: Discerning the Sites of Debate within Black Internationalism

2021.02.22 | Anja Elley

Date Thu 25 Feb
Time 17:30 19:00
Location Online via Zoom

Next week the global inequality project will be virtually guested by Leslie James (Senior Lecturer in Global History, Queen Mary University of London) and you are, therefore, all invited to a research webinar from 17.30 to 19.00 on Thursday 25th November (via Zoom). Leslie James will discuss strategies for mining genres of the mundane everyday, such as newspapers, office reports, and speeches of trade unionists. How can we pursue methods of intellectual history towards a more encompassing representation of how people forged ideas that responded to their particular situations? James will focus on debates across the Atlantic between British West African and Caribbean colonies, arguing that it was often in the realm of the tedious, the prosaic and the routine where transnational dialogue was often activated as a tool for historical and social transformation.

Leslie James is a Senior Lecturer in Global History at Queen Mary University of London. Her broad interests include print cultures, imperial history and the history of anti-imperialism, decolonization, the Cold War, and African and Caribbean history. Her research examines the political and intellectual history of Africa and the African diaspora, with particular interest in black radical discourses and the global and local dimensions of anti-colonial movements in the twentieth century. Her current work focuses on the intellectual debates contained outside of the structures of formal text manuscripts and, rather, in the everyday letters, editorials, and news items of the ephemeral press. 

You can read more about the webinar and Leslie James here: http://global-inequality.com/genres-of-intellectual-history/

In case you have any questions or you wish to participate, please send an email to 
global-inequality@cas.au.dk and we will provide you with a zoom-link for the webinar.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  

Globale Studier, Filosofi og Idéhistorie