In Search of Britain: How To Recognise A Slave: Aesthetics and the Body in the Age of Enslavement

Date / time
Date(s) - 24 March
4:00 pm


Next session of the seminar In Search of Britain will welcome Philippa Levine (University of Texas at Austin) on 24 March 2021 (4PM GMT) for a presentation entitled “How To Recognise A Slave: Aesthetics and the Body in the Age of Enslavement”.

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The seminar “In Search of Britain” is hosted by the université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. It was created in 2017 and aim is to bring together researchers in British history from all periods and all fields.

In Search of Britain focuses on the construction, redefinition and transmission of British culture and society, the drivers and actors of local and global revolutions and the influence of individual and collective forces on the construction of ‘norms’, British symbols and myths. The works presented in the seminar represent an opportunity to reflect on the place of the United Kingdom in the world, the influence of the international scene on the British state and society, as well as the weight of imperial and colonial legacies.

Each session, built around a presentation and a collective discussion, is an opportunity to engage in the most recent historiography and to question the methodologies of research on British areas, with a transdisciplinary outlook.

The seminar takes place on zoom or at Université de Picardie Jules Verne (La Citadelle d’Amiens, 10, rue des Français Libres, 80000 Amiens, France) on Wednesday evenings at 4PM GMT, and it is run by Dr Marie Ruiz ( and Pr Mélanie Torrent (