16th–18th March – Conference: Approaching the History of Internment: Reconsiderations of Wartime Britain and Beyond: Retrospective and contemporary examinations


This conference is being held to examine the policy of mass internment, introduced in the United Kingdom in May 1940, and the exceptional debate that was held in the House of Commons on 10 July 1940.  The aim is to reflect on the policy and impact of the mass internment of enemy aliens during the World War II, and to examine contemporary policies and detention in the UK in the twenty-first century, and to look beyond these specific cases at other examples of internment—illuminated in historical and comparative contexts. The invited keynote speakers, to be confirmed, include Emeritus Professor Bernard Wasserstein, University of Chicago, and Tine Destrooper, Ghent University. For further information please contact: Lesley Urbach – lcurbach@aol.com

The Institute of Advanced Studies 
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University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

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