History Seminar Series
School of Humanities and Social Science,
The University of Newcastle
Held in Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus
Friday 10th September, 10am
SPECIAL HISTORY WEEK PRESENTATION
Associate Professor Philip Dwyer,
University of Newcastle.
‘The Return of the Mummy: Napoleon’s Funeral, Public Opinion, and the July Monarchy’
Napoleon’s funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen in Paris in the nineteenth century, with more than one million spectators lining the streets to see it. This seminar will examine the political and social tensions of the funeral itself and the broader strains of the July monarchy.