The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, in the Faculty of Arts is hosting the 2009 John M. Ward Memorial Lecture. Jack Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Professor, Johns Hopkins University will deliver his talk,
Exclusionary Empire: The Spread of British Liberty Overseas,1600-1900
Wednesday, 8th April 2009
Reception at 5.30pm in the Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney
Lecture at 6.30pm in the General Lecture Theatre 1
Abstract: As early of the middle ages, English people celebrated themselves as a people devoted to liberty, and from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, metropolitan and colonial Britons throughout the settler empire took pride in the belief that they were creating a free empire wherever British settlers went in large numbers. Examining the operation and policies of the principal settler polities within the empire, this stresses the extent to which Britain’s free settler empire was also a highly exclusionary one.
RSVP by 6 April to: elia dot mamprin at usyd dot edu dot .au or telephone 02 9351 5658
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