Professor Stuart Ward shares his insights on the historical development of Britain


Stuart Ward教授就英國的歷史發展分享灼見

Date: 13 Sep 2018 (Thursday)

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Renowned scholar explores development of Britain from Imperial past to Brexit present

知名歷史學家分享英國由帝國至脫歐的發展

The Department of History presented its first Ruby Lecture on 11 September. Professor Stuart Ward, Head of the University of Copenhagen’s Saxo Institute for History, Ethnology, Archaeology and Classics, delivered a lecture entitled “‘Empires of the Mind’: The Imperial Past in Brexit Britain”. The lecture attracted a full house of over 200 people.
 
In his lecture, Professor Ward discussed from different perspectives how we might place the end of empire and Brexit Britain in the same analytical frame. He suggested reconceptualising the idea of Britain and Britishness as global categories of analysis as ideas that were radically adapted to the global dispersal of British people, capital, goods and culture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
 
The “Ruby Lectures in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Department of History” features distinguished lectures by six internationally renowned historians held from September to November. 
 

歷史系於9月11日為「四十周年誌慶講座」揭開序幕,首場講座由丹麥哥本哈根大學Saxo歷史、民族學、考古學及經典研究所 Stuart Ward教授主講,題目為「Empires of the Mind: The Imperial Past in Brexit Britain」,吸引超過200人出席。
 
Ward教授在講座中回顧18至20世紀英國的人民、資本、商品和文化在全球散佈的軌跡,並就帝國的終結及英國脫離歐盟等議題,探討如何重新定義不列顛和英國特質的觀念。
 
歷史系「四十周年誌慶講座」於9月至11月期間舉行,共邀請六位國際知名史學家演講。