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As part of their ‘What is History Module’ students on the BA History programme visited the FCO to learn about historical and archival work
Making it easier to be British
Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood are presenting findings from their research to policy makers at a House of Lords ESRC Festival of Science seminar. Their research argues that despite the obituaries of multiculturalism there has been a multiculturalist advance as where once leading politicians objected to the multiculturalist goal of making Britishness more inclusive of ethnic minorities they often no longer do. Published in Political Studies, their article is available by clicking on the first link below and the second link is to a short version published by the Huffington Post.
Machiavelli panel at 9th MANCEPT workshop in Political Theory
Dr Filippo Del Lucchese has organised a panel on ‘Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law’ at the 9th annual workshop in Political Theory, to be held at Manchester University, 5th-7th September 2012. Machiavelli is one of the most influential thinkers of the Western political tradition. This workshop combines a historical perspective with a theoretical approach. It aims to examine the theoretical problems Machiavelli raised, problems critical not only for the early modern age but for all subsequent Western political theory.
The workshop is included in a series of events that will culminate in an international conference to be held at Brunel University, 29th-31st May 2013, celebrating the fifth centenary of The Prince.
Varun Uberoi receives grant
Policies of multiculturalism are often criticised for undermining national identities. But the Canadian Multiculturalism Act empowers the Canadian federal government to promote a national identity that can include minorities and majorities. Used to help the former feel part of the nation and the latter to see them as such, this grant from the Faculty Research Program of the International Council for Canadian Studies will be used to examine the archival documents that explain why and how this act was designed and used in this way