The Centre for Critical Studies was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Image courtesy of Alicia Field, copyright 2013.
Image courtesy of Alicia Field, copyright 2013.

Stuart Hall in Conversation with Kieran Connell

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm
CCCS Seminar Room, Level 4,  Forgan Smith Tower (Building 1)
St Lucia Campus [see map]

Conducted six months before Stuart Hall’s death in February 2014, this film is of a conversation that took place between Hall and Kieran Connell as part of a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (BCCCS). Run by Connell and Matthew Hilton in the Department of Modern History at the University of Birmingham, this project centred on the formation of an archive of BCCCS material and the organisation of a major conference that examined its legacies. Aware that his ill-health would render him unable to physically address the conference, this film is the product of Hall’s commitment to engaging with the issues raised by both the conference and the archive. In it Hall discusses the importance of the politics of 1968, the impact of feminisms and anti-racisms, and the subsequent development of cultural studies both in Britain and beyond. The film was first shown at ‘The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 Years On’, the University of Birmingham, 24 June 2014.

This screening will go for 55 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion.
All are welcome to attend.
Enquiries: Fergus Grealy, Events Co-ordinator
P: (07) 3346 9764 | F: (07) 3365 7184 | E:
Go to top