Violent State Public Talk

“The Violent State in Historical Perspective”, White Rose Collaboration Fund

February 22, 4pm-5.30pm, G03 Jessop West, University of Sheffield

Please join us on February 22 for the first in a series of public talks hosted by a new White Rose Collaboration Fund network “The Violent State in Historical Perspective”. This network brings together historians at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York, researching a diverse range of epochs, cultures, and regions to break new ground in the study of the state’s relationship to violence. The network seeks to investigate how states across the globe, from classical times to the contemporary era, have deployed violence to shape society and define the duties and privileges of citizenship. The first talk will be a conversation between Monica Kim (NYU) and Patrick Lantschner (UCL).

Monica Kim is a historian of the United States and the world, focusing on decolonisation, race, empire, and modern warfare in 20th Century East Asia. Her book, The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History, was recently published by Princeton University Press. She has been a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the editorial collective of Radical History Review.

Patrick Lantschner is a historian of late medieval Europe and the Islamic world. His research focuses on revolt in heavily urbanised regions of the low countries, southern Europe and the near East, and particularly how these conflicts departed from, or were rooted in, ordinary politics. He published The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440 with Oxford University Press in 2015. He is currently working on a project which examines the underlying causes of the volatile political order in Christian and Islamic societies in the Age of the Crusades.

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