Conversations in Cultural Translation: Translating the International Peace Movement
From now until September Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research will hold a series of events exploring cultural translation, starting with an interdisciplinary dialogue between a historian and a geographer on Thursday 26 April 2018.
Dr Jake Hodder (University of Nottingham) will be in dialogue with Dr Chris Hill (Birmingham City University) about the importance of cultural translation in their current research. Both academics investigate ideas of internationalism in relation to non-violence, colonialism, and the peace movement – questions that are intimately bound up with processes whereby culture is translated and circulated in a global context.
Dr Hodder and Dr Hill will present short overviews of their current research, followed by an informal Q&A session. The evening will offer stimulating insights into the different ways that historians and geographers handle the topic of ‘cultural translation’, while drawing out the commonalities that lie between them. The event would be of particular interest to scholars investigating questions of cultural translation, internationalism, histories and geographies of race and colonialism.
About the speakers:
Dr Jake Hodder is a research fellow in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. His research explores the global dynamics of race in the 20th century, with a focus on black internationalism and pan-Africanism. He is currently working on a four-year AHRC grant (2015-19) reconstructing the interwar meetings of the Pan-African Congress, and completing a book project entitled, In Search of Pan-Africa: The Black Geographical Imagination in America.
Dr Chris Hill is a research fellow in history, heritage and archives. He has research interests in modern British and late imperial history, with a focus on the history of broadcasting and the press, decolonisation, nuclear weapons and social movements. His first book, Peace and Power in Cold War Britain, explores the relationship between radical traditions of liberty and media technologies, particularly as it played out through post-war peace movements and the rise of television.