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Seminar in contemporary British civilisation

Séminaire de civilisation britannique contemporaine,

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Published on Friday, June 18, 2021


Le séminaire s'intéresse aux grandes questions sociétales et politiques au Royaume-Uni dans la période contemporaine, dans une perspective transdisciplinaire. L'accent est mis en particulier sur les systèmes politiques, la production de politiques publiques (sociales, culturelles, etc.), les acteurs, les enjeux et les pouvoirs qui conditionnent ces politiques



6th July between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm GMT

For its last seminar of the 2020-21 academic year, the Research Centre on the English Speaking World of the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle will welcome Stewart Lansley for his new book The Richer, the Poorer, How Britain enriched the few and failed the poor, a 200 year history (Policy Press, 2021).

Stewart Lansley is visiting fellow at the University of Bristol and specialises in the study of poverty and inequalities in the UK. He helped redefine poverty in the 1980s by publishing Poor Britain with Joanna Mack and using “a consensual methodology” for measuring poverty. He is the author of many books including A Basic Income For All (Compass 2019) and Breadline Britain (Oneworld, 2015). He is a member of council of the Progressive Economy Forum and a Research Associate member of the think-tank Compass.

The seminar will take place online on GoogleMeet on 6th July between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm GMT. To register, please send a message to

Mardi 4 mai 2021, 16H00-18H00

  • Akash Paun (Institute for Government). "The State of the Union: Will Brexit spell the end of the United Kingdom?" 16h-18h. En visio

Mardi 6 avril 2021, 16H00-18H00

  • Gareth Curless (University of Exeter) "Labour and decolonisation". 16h-18h. visioconférence. 

2 mars 2021, 16H00-18H00

  • Ben Martill (université d'Edinbourg). "Prisoners of their own device? Brexit as a failed negotiating strategy". visioconférence.

2 février 2021, 16H00-18H00

  • Séminaire et discussion autour de l'ouvrage: Lessons from the British and French New Towns: Paradise Lost? (Emerald Publishing UK, 2021, David Fée, Bob Colenutt et Sabine Coady-Schaebitz eds.). visioconférence.

8 décembre 2020, 16H00-18H00

  • ‘Never more close, intimate and cordial’: The ‘Projection of Russia Campaign’ on the BBC Home Service, 1941-45 Séance spécial Agrégation (la BBC) Claire Davison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, PRISMES)

3 novembre 2020, 16H00-18H00

"Le monde de l’imprimerie en Grande Bretagne: Forms, Formats and the Circulation of Knowledge" Séminaire et discussion autour de l'ouvrage : Bénédicte Miyamoto (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) et Louisiane Ferlier (Royal Society)

Guest speaker: Professor John Raven  (Essex University). visioconférence

 6 octobre 2020, 16H00-18H00

"Politics, Protest and Young People" Séminaire et discussion autour de l'ouvrage : Politics, Protest and Young People. Young People, Political Participation and Dissent in 21st Century Britain.

Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics book series,  Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, 501p. Sarah Pickard (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle). Visioconférence.



  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020


  • poverty, UK, Grande-Bretagne, pauvreté


  • David Fee
    courriel : david [dot] fee [at] sorbonne-nouvelle [dot] fr

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  • David Fee
    courriel : david [dot] fee [at] sorbonne-nouvelle [dot] fr


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