The political consumer. Consumer Boycotts in Europe in the 20th Century


Frank Trentmann (London) Simon Stevens (Florence) and Jakob Skovgaard (Copenhagen) will in this workshop discuss topics of political consumerism with students and interested scholars from history, sociology, political science and African Studies, from the University of Copenhagen and beyond. 

All are welcome.


13.00-13.15: Welcome and Introduction

13.15-14.15: Frank Trentmann, Professor of History, Birkbeck College,
                   the University of London:
Consumer Boycotts in History: Changing Political Aims and Horizons

14.15-15.00: Simon Stevens, International Historian. Postdoctoral Fellow,                                       @MaxWeberProgram, EUI, Florence:
Boycotting South African Goods: Political Consumerism in Britain and South Africa, 1953-1963

15.00-15.30: Break and coffee

15.30-16.15: Jakob Skovgaard, PhD fellow, Department of English Germanic and                             Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen:
No Fuel for Apartheid: Lessons from the Shell Boycott

16.15-16.45: Final discussion

16.45-17.00: Concluding remarks

The workshop is open to all. 
For participation, please contact Detlef Siegfried:
or Jakob Skovgaard: