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Backing Little Britain: The Distempers of Empire’s End
Professor Stuart Ward from the University of Copenhagen will be the speaker at our Wednesday Seminar Series on 22 August 4:15pm in the MacDonald Room of the Menzies library. His paper is titled 'Backing Little Britain: The Distempers of Empire’s End'.
Professor Stuart Ward is Head of the Saxo Institute for History, Ethnology, Archaeology and Classics at the University of Copenhagen, and Director of the collaborative research project ‘Embers of Empire: the Receding Frontiers of Post-Imperial Britain’. He specialises in imperial history, particularly the political and social consequences of decolonisation, including two books on Australia at empire’s end: Australia and the British Embrace (2001) and The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire (with James Curran, 2010). He has also edited several volumes on aspects of late colonialism, including British Culture and the End of Empire (ed. 2001); Australia’s Empire (with Deryck Schreuder, eds, 2008) and Exhuming Passions (with Katie Holmes, eds, 2011). He is currently visiting ANU to complete a new book for Cambridge University Press: Untied Kingdom: A World History of the End of Britain.