The vexed question of what constitutes ‘Britishness’ is rarely absent from the headlines and politicians’ lips in Britain today. This one-day conference to be held 24 March 2007 at the Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College will seek to consider how students of Britain access and understand this debate, and indeed what the debating lines are. In what ways and to what ends do those exploring the nation/s in the class or seminar room approach the debate? Does pedagogy inevitably become politics in this arena in the UK today? How is Britain presented within current study abroad programmes? How is Britain’s ‘national identity’ presented to ‘natives’, to immigrants, to the rest of the world?
Papers are welcomed from all those involved in the teaching and study of ‘Britishness’. It is envisaged that contributors will come from a wide range of institutions and be working with different kinds of target groups and in many different formats.
If you would like to give a paper at the conference, please email your abstract (of 200-250 words; closing date: 31 December 2006) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information will be posted in due course.
Centre for British Studies,
Grantham, Lincs. NG32 1AG
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