Lecture by Andrew S.Thompson

Humanitarianism on Trial: Development and Decolonization

Andrew S. Thompson is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. His most recent book is a volume of essays in the Studies of Imperialism series (published by MUP) entitled Writing imperial histories (Manchester, 2013). Other publications include an edited volume on Britain’s Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century (Oxford, 2012), Empire and Globalisation: Networks of Peoples, Goods, and Capital in the British World, 1850-1915, co-authored with Gary Magee (Cambridge, 2010), and The Empire Strikes Back? The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Harlow, 2005).

All are welcome.

Contact: Christian Damm Pedersen

Organizer: The Embers of Empire Project, the World History Workshop, and the Institute for English, Germanic & Romance Studies.

World History Workshop is an academic forum for the exchange of ideas among students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences with an interest in world history.

The seminar is funded by the Velux Foundation and Copenhagen University Foundation.

For more information please visit: embersofempire.ku.dk/worldhistoryworkshop