**Cancelled**Tuesday 5 May 2020 – Anna Plassart (Open) – “Nationality” in nineteenth-century British parliamentary discourse
This seminar is 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, 5 May 2020, in Room N304, Institute of Historical Research. The IHR is in the North block of Senate House, University of London. Find Senate House on Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. It will also be livestreamed on YouTube.
Session chair: TBC
Abstract: This paper examines the word nationality in nineteenth-century British parliamentary debates. It shows that for most of the nineteenth century, the word nationality and the associated phrase “principle of nationality” primarily featured in British parliamentary speeches concerned with international affairs as MPs formulated alternative conceptions of identity and allegiance that were more directly compatible with the more diverse ethnic, religious and national make-up of Great Britain.