IHD 2016

International History and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century Postgraduate Conference

Liverpool John Moores University

15 July 2016

Registration: 9:00-9:30

Welcome: 9:30

Keynote: 9:40 – 10:30, Professor Nick White, ‘Entrepreneurship, the Cold War and Decolonisation: Australia’s “Mystery Millionaires” and Malaya’s Iron Ore’.

Panel One, 10:30 to 12:00: The First World and its legacy in international relations history (chaired by Dean Clay)

Alex Bryne (University of Nottingham), ‘What we owe the Monroe Doctrine: Maintaining and reframing the Monroe Doctrine during WWI’.

Tom Phillips (University of Liverpool), ‘The colonial heritage of the right of self-determination of peoples’.

Preston Arens (University of Waterloo), ‘Among the great powers: Imperial Japan’s quest for equality at the Paris Peace Conference’.

Lunch: 12:00-12:30

Panel Two, 12:30 – 14:00: Britain, the Commonwealth and diplomacy in the developing world, 1948-1979 (chaired by Dan Feather)

Katie Griffiths (University of Nottingham), ‘British propaganda and the threat of communism in China 1948-50’.

Mathew Battey (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), ‘The Commonwealth and postcolonial development networks, 1967-78’.

Todd Carter (University of Oxford), ‘‘Threats, bribes, promises and lies…’: Britain, America and the ‘poison chalice’ of progress in Rhodesia, 1977-79’.

Coffee Break 14:00-14:30

Panel three, 14:30 – 16:00: Perceptions and realities of British diplomacy, 1967- 2014 (chaired by James Brocklesby)

Lindsay Aqui (Queen Mary University), ‘’From hope to uncertainty’, Britain’s first year in the EEC, January to December 1973’.

James Southern (Queen Mary University/FCO), ‘’No homosexuals should apply’, the sexuality bar at the FCO, 1967-1991’.

Matt Jones (Keele University), ‘Popular understanding of leadership in British conflict since 1982: Evidence from the Mass Observation Report’.

Closing thanks