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TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. Presented at TEDx Bath 2019 - Echoes of the City, Holborne Museum, Bath

This TEDx talk discussed how the history of the Ethiopian connection with the city of Bath can shed light on how we live today. The talk addressed three key lessons; 1) You can find sanctity in unexpected places 2) The need for calmness in times... Read More about TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us..

Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space. Paper presented at CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting and Reimagining the Creative City Conference, Watershed, Bristol

This presentation discussed how Fairfield House in Bath, the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie, could be considered a decolonised space - predominantly Black led, catering for predominantly (though not solely) Black audiences. Sobers discu... Read More about Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space.

“Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918 (2019)
Book Chapter
Fedorowich, K., & Booth, C. “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918. In D. Delaney, & M. Frost (Eds.), Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World WarsCornell University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

One issue that migration historians have ignored as a fruitful field of endeavour is the experience of thousands of British-born migrants who either came back to the United Kingdom to enlist in British regiments or enlisted in the respective dominion... Read More about “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918.

“Caught in the cross fire”: Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Gerald Campbell and the near demise of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, May-October 1940 (2015)
Journal Article
Fedorowich, K. (2015). “Caught in the cross fire”: Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Gerald Campbell and the near demise of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, May-October 1940. Journal of Military History, 79(1), 37-68

This essay examines a highly significant but little know incident –the ‘Campbell affair’ - that occurred during the first six months of Winston Churchill’s premiership between May and October 1940. As the RAF and Luftwaffe fought for aerial supremac... Read More about “Caught in the cross fire”: Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Gerald Campbell and the near demise of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, May-October 1940.