On the evening of 9 July, KCBH will co-host the Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture 2019, with Twentieth Century British History and OUP Journals. Professor Patricia Clavin will deliver the lecture, entitled, ‘Britain and the making of Global Order after 1919’.
On the centenary of the Paris Peace, Patricia Clavin (Oxford University) explores Britain’s pivotal role in the development of a rules-based global order. The lecture reveals how Britons fashioned the practices and norms of new international institutions, including the League of Nations, to manage relations between states, markets and civil society. Drawing on the correspondence of key internationalists – including women usually excluded from the canon of international thought – it uncovers how economic, social and even environmental issues took on as much importance as the more familiar concerns of border protection and weapons’ control as Britain’s searched for security in its relations with the Empire, Europe and the USA.
This event is free, but booking is essential