Intertwined Histories Panel Session: UK and Ireland

Date / time: 29 October, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Intertwined Histories Panel Session: UK and Ireland


Organised by the Danielle Wilson Higgins, Communications and Events Manager and Dr Linda Grant, Governance Manager.

In 2020 we saw a shift in the way Society views and engages with contested heritage and histories and as a result of that, we have been doing some internal reflection and work on addressing our own contested heritage as it relates to our Fellowship, collections and history. In June 2021 we held the first event in our Intertwined Histories series; Intertwined Histories: The Legacy of Slavery and Empire. This event follows on from this work and allows us to delve deeper into these issues and engage more on these very important topics.

Panelists include:

  • Dr Michael Taylor author, The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery,
  • Professor Miri Rubin on the contribution of Jewish communities in the medieval and/or early modern period,
  • Shahed Saleem speaking about his work on British Mosques and community representations through structures,
  • Josephine Beaton taking a grassroots look at multicultural UK history in the classroom
  • and Dr Laura McAtackney looking at the legacy of colonialism in Ireland.

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