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Fifth Anglo-Japanese Conference of Historians

 

 Migration and Identity in British History

 

27 – 29 September 2006

 

 

Institute of Historical Research: Wolfson and Pollard Rooms

 

 

Please be reminded that the following is an interim programme of the three-day AJC, to be held 27-29 September 2006 in London, and the details can be revised at short notice.
The AJC has been a most important triennial meeting of historians of the British Isles held alternately in the UK and Japan since 1994. The general theme for the fifth AJC is Migration and Identity in British History. The topics of papers range from the middle ages to the late twentieth century; all sessions are plenary; there are nine papers given by Japanese university teachers (each forming a session of 80 minutes), as well as six junior papers by younger historians (each forming a session of 40 minutes) and three speeches by established historians. à Fourth AJC 2003

 


 

Wednesday 27 September

 

9.30 Welcome

 

9.45 Session

Professor Hideyuki ARIMITSU (Tohoku University)

Migration and assimilation seen from the 'nation address' in post-1066 Britain
Commentators: Dr Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow) and Professor Huw Pryce (University of Wales, Bangor)

 

Coffee

 

11.30 Session for two young historians (40 minutes + 40 minutes)

Dr Maiko KOBAYASHI (Meiji Gakuin University)

Scottish past and identity of kingship in late sixteenth-century Scotland
Commentators: Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) and Dr Clare Jackson (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

 

Ms Harumi GOTO-KUDO (Wolfson College, Cambridge)

Charges to the grand jury in seventeenth-century England
Commentators: Professor John Walter (University of Essex) and Dr Steve Hindle (University of Warwick)

 

 Lunch

 

2.00 Session

Professor Junko NAKAGAWA (Kumamoto University)

Immigrants, their churches and identity in early modern England

Commentator: Professor Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, University of London)

 

Tea

 

3.40 Session

Professor Shin MATSUZONO (Waseda University)

Identity of the Scottish nobility, c.1707-1722
Commentators: Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) and Professor Harry Dickinson (University of Edinburgh)

 

5.00 Speech by a British historian

 

6.00 End

 


 

Thursday 28 September

 

9.45 Session

Dr Kazuyoshi OISHI (University of the Air)

Philanthropy, Unitarian women and the uncertainty of identity

Commentators: Ms Joanna Innes (Somerville College, Oxford) and Dr Kathryn Gleadle (Mansfield College, Oxford)

 

Coffee

 

11.30 Session for two young historians (40 minutes + 40 minutes)

Mr Hiroki SHIN (St Catharinefs College, Cambridge)

People's money? Life with banknotes during the bank restriction period (1797- 1821)

Commentators: Professor Martin Daunton (University of Cambridge) and Professor Julian Hoppit (University College London) tbc


Dr Takashi ITO (University of Tokyo)

The miscarried 'zoological  empire': Migration and identity of the late  nineteenth-century British bird-colletors

Commentators: Professor Penelope Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Sujit Sivasundarum (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)

 

Lunch

 

2.00 Session

Professor Toshio KUSAMITSU (University of  the Air)

British medievalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Commentators: Professor Penelope Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Rosemary Sweet (University of Leicester)

 

Tea


3.40 Session

Dr Shunsuke KATSUTA (Gifu University)

The militia interchange between Great Britain and Ireland
Commentator: Dr Neal Garnham (University of Ulster)

 

5.00 Speech chaired by Professor Julian Hoppit (University College London)
Professor Kazuhiko KONDO (
University of Tokyo)

Manchester disturbances and George I, immigrant king, in 1715

 

6.00 End

 


 

Friday 29 September

 

9.45 Session

Dr Tomotaka KAWAMURA (Toyama University)

British business and empire in Asia: The eastern exchange banks 1850s-60s

Commentators: Professor B R Tomlinson (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and Dr David Washbrook (St Anthonyfs College, Oxford)

 

Coffee

 

11.30 Session for two young historians (40 minutes + 40 minutes)

Mr Akinobu TAKABAYASHI (Wellcome Trust Centre for the Study of Medicine, UCL)

The history of psychiatric stigma in modern Britain  

Commentators: Professor Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Professor Roger Cooter (Wellcome Trust Centre for the Study of Medicine, UCL)

 

Dr Ikuto YAMAGUCHI (Kyoto University)

British national identity and Britain's position in the post-war world: Reassessment of the Attlee labour government's external economic policy  

Commentators: Professor Catherine Schenk (University of Glasgow) and Dr Neil Rollings (University of Glasgow)

Lunch

 

2.00 Session

Professor Nobuko OKUDA (Nagoya City University)

Women immigrants for domestic staff in hospital: Gender and ethnicity in labour market in the mid-twentieth century

Commentator: Professor Pat Thane (Institute of Historical Research)

 

Tea

 

3.40 Session

Ms Yumiko HAMAI (Hokkaido University)

'Imperial burden' or 'African Jews'?  An analysis of political and media discourse in the Uganda Asian crisis (1972)

Commentator: Professor Zig Layton-Henry (University of Warwick)

 

5.00 Speech by a British historian

 

6.00 End

 


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