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In Conversation: Making a British Nation and Empire
Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 19:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
24 January 2013, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Professor Catherine Hall and Dr Caroline Bressey discuss representations of the Empire in the nineteenth century – from Sierra Leone to India and beyond.
Professor Hall’s research focuses on re-thinking the relation between Britain and its empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is particularly interested in the ways in which empire impacted upon metropolitan life, how the empire was lived 'at home', and how English identities, both masculine and feminine, were constituted in relation to the 'others' of the empire. Her new book, Macaulay and Son: Writing Home, Nation and Empire focuses on the significance of the Macaulays, father and son, in defining the parameters of nation and empire in the early nineteenth century. Professor Hall is the Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project Legacies of British Slave Ownership.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay by Edward Matthew Ward, 1853
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Every Thursday and Friday until 21.00
Late Shift in partnership with FTI Consulting offers new ways to explore the Gallery after hours and socialise after work.
Enjoy a wide range of events including tours, talks, live music, DJs, films, art workshops, lectures, philosophy salons and drop-in drawing sessions.
Plus unwind and relax with drinks at the Late Shift Bar, a coffee in the Portrait Café or dinner in the Portrait Restaurant.
For full programme details visit www.npg.org.uk/lateshift
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The National Portrait Gallery houses the finest collection of portraits in the world, offering a unique insight into the men and women who have shaped British culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Featuring some of the most iconic and instantly recognisable faces in British history, from Elizabeth I to David Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone. The Gallery offers a varied programme of special events, which encourage discussion, debate and creativity for all ages and interests.
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