University Histories Seminar: Emily Rutherford and John Taylor
|Starts:||16:00 17 May 2018|
|Ends:||17:30 17 May 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The Research Group on University History promotes and coordinates research and teaching on the history of The University of Manchester and of universities more generally. Through its work the group seeks to advance the understanding of universities and their place in society.
This seminar features two presentations:
Emily Rutherford (Columbia University and University of Cambridge): Opposition to Coeducation in British Universities, 1880-1930
John Taylor (Lancaster University), New Horizons and New Challenges: Developments in Modern Languages in British Universities in the First World War
About the speakers:
Emily Rutherford is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Columbia University. She works on the history of education and of gender and sexuality in modern Britain, and her PhD thesis is a history of opposition to coeducation in British universities between 1860 and 1935. Her publications include "Arthur Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition: Gender, Affect, and Sociability in the Late-Victorian University," Journal of British Studies (2017) and "Impossible Love and Victorian Values: J.A. Symonds and the Intellectual History of Homosexuality," Journal of the History of Ideas (2014).
John Taylor: a historian by background, John has worked in higher education for nearly forty years, first in university management and then as an academic teaching and researching the management of higher education. More recently, he has returned to his historian roots, specialising on the history of universities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and on higher education policy in the 1980s. His new book discussing the impact of the First World War on British universities is due for publication in July 2018.
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