The APG/BAAS annual colloquium will be held at the British Library on Friday, November 10th, 2023
The APG/BAAS annual colloquium will be held at the British Library on Friday, November 10th, 2023. The event will run from 12.30 to 5.30 and will be headlined by Professor Tommy Curry (Edinburgh), whose keynote address will be “America as Racist Polity: Enslavement, Segregation, and Racial Violence as Determinates of Political Structuration.” The paper argues that racial violence against Black Americans is not simply a moral failure of some white Americans or an aberration of American democracy, but a foundational social process that reinforces the social hierarchies and political proxemics of the country.
In addition to this, there will be a roundtable discussion on the impact of the war in Ukraine on American politics. This will be chaired by Katie Pruszynski (University of Sheffield). We will also be conducting a prize giving ceremony for the winners of our postgraduate travel awards, and the 2022 Richard E. Neustadt book prize.
Finally, there will be an opportunity for attendees to question two former Members of Congress who will be speaking as part of the Congress to Campus programme. We’re delighted that Alex Waddan (Leicester) will be returning to chair the Q&A session with the former Representatives.
We hope that you can join us too for this afternoon of riveting discussion as well as catching up with friends, old and new, over coffee. Registration details will follow shortly, but do keep the date free in your calendar.
12.50 Welcome from APG Chair Phil Davies
1.00 Keynote address “America as Racist Polity: Enslavement, Segregation, and Racial Violence as Determinates of Political Structuration.” by Prof. Tommy Curry (Edinburgh)
2.10 Refreshment Break
2.40 Roundtable discussion “The Impact of the war in Ukraine on US Politics” Chair: Katie Pruszynski (Sheffield); Discussants: Prof. Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin College), Dr Clodah Harrington (UCC), Dr Georg Loefflmann (QMUL).
3.50 Prizes presentation by APG Chair Phil Davies
4.10 Comfort Break
4.30 Congress to Campus Q&A Chair: Dr Alex Waddan (Leicester) and FMC Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and FMC Greg Walden (R-OR)
6.00 Closing Remarks from APG Chair Phil Davies.
Please direct any enquiries to the colloquium convenor:
APG Vice-Chair Dafydd Townley: firstname.lastname@example.org