IHR diary

Below are the events happening at the IHR for forthcoming week.

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Tuesday 9 February

Venue Time Details
Room 304 17:15 Such obscene language and practices, as no woman ought to witness: vice and moral reform in eighteenth-century St Clement Danes
Francis Calvert Boorman

Francis has a PhD from the IHR and has been helping to write the forthcoming VCH short about St Clement Dan...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:15 Life writings and sexual sciences: writing the queer self in early 20th-century Germany and Austria
Ina Linge (University of Cambridge)

This paper will explore the crucial yet largely overlooked literary dimensions of sexological and psychoana...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 From the winds of the Bay of Bengal: knowledge, empire and self
Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge)
Other 17:30 Meretricious musick and tossing of tennis balles: why did the Puritans find it so hard to argue their case at Hampton Court in 1604?
Mark Byford (London)

Joint Meeting with the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library in the Great Hall at Lambeth Palace, Lond...

Past & Present Room, 202 17:30 The most improbable Diocese of the Anglican Communion: Mission, Church and Revolution in Lebombo, Mozambique, 1961-76
John Stuart (Kingston University)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 (Trans)Nationalism: Migrant and Diasporic Radicalism in Early Cold War Latin America
Bill Booth (UCL)

This paper will examine the interaction between internationalist leftism, transnational activism and progre...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 'In extremo Europae': the Genoese colonies in Crimea before and after 1453
Serena Ferente (KCL)

Wednesday 10 February

Venue Time Details
King's College London 17:00 John Christie, John Maynard Keynes and the National Council of Music - 1938-44
Howard Webber (KCL)
Pollard Room (N301), IHR 17:15 Re-staging Mafeking in Muswell Hill: Patriotism, Imperialism, Militarism and Philanthropy in London's Boer War Carnivals'.
Dion Georgiou (PhD student, QMUL)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 John Locke and the Problem of Money: Politics, Economics and the Recoinage Crisis in the 1690s
Daniel Carey (NUI Galway)

Venue: Woburn Room G22, Ground floor, South block, Senate House


Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 "This is your hour": crisis, cultural renewal and a Christian intellectual circle in Britain, 1937-1949
Dr John C. Wood (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The Komnenian emperors: a Latinophile dynasty?
Alex Rodriguez Suarez (Koç)
Wolfson Conference Suite 18:00 History Now and Then- Pictures of the Past
Chair: Daniel Snowman Vic Gatrell Simon Goldhill Marion Kant Simon Shaw-Miller

The fifth in a new series of public seminars on current issues raised by the study of the past.

Past & Present Room, 202 19:30 Conceptualising the Italian South
  1. Alessandro de Arcangelis (UCL) Hegelian networks and transnational connections: revising the intellectual history of Naples, 1815-61 2. Maria Christina Marchi (St Andrews) The Savoia and the South: Cultural Reinvention in Post-Risorgimento Italy   Chair: Maurizio Isabella

Thursday 11 February

Venue Time Details
Pollard Room (N301), IHR 17:15 When is a skimmington not a skimmington? The shaming of the vicar of Waterbeach, 1602
Brian Weiser (Metropolitan State College of Denver)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:30 Starlings of the Screen: Media Celebrity, Consumer Culture and 'Star Search' Contests in 1920s Britain
Chris O’Rourke (University College, London)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 Insolita sed grata: Making Time Musical, 1321 - c. 1500
Matthew Champion (St Catz, Cambridge)
Room 304 17:30 Reading Persian in Britain and India, 1790-1810
Zahra Shah
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 'The Business of Humanity: Britain and the Rise of Global Humanitarianism'
Tehila Sasson (IHR)

Friday 12 February

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Designing markets for gambling in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Low Countries: the case of lotteries
Jeroen Puttevils (Antwerp)
Room 304 17:15 Credibility or necessity? Supply and demand-based interpretations of the creation (or not) of long-term public debts in the Middle Ages
Tony Moore (Reading)

An implicit assumption in much of the recent literature about the origins of long-term public debt is that ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Preventing the Plague: an early example of English Quarantine measures at St. George's, Windsor Castle
Euan Roger (RHUL)

Saturday 13 February

Venue Time Details
 No bookings


Monday 15 February

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 The long 1970s: the endgame of decolonisation and the reconstitution of Imperialism
Richard Drayton (King's College London)

Dr Brad Beaven (University of Portsmouth) From Jolly Sailor t...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The Return of Alsace to France in 1918
Alison Carrol (Brunel)
Room 304 17:30 Humanities activists and humanitarian aid in the First World War: G.M. Trevelyan, the British Red Cross and the Italian wounded
Marcella Sutcliffe (University of Cambridge)

In 1915, as Italy entered the war on the side of the Allies, a group of British humanities scholars formed ...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Howarth will speak to us on Lady Dorothy Nevill's Collection
Caroline McCaffrey (University of Leeds)

Caroline is a AHRC-funded PhD candidate and White Rose Scholar at the University of Leeds researching the '...

Tuesday 16 February

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 A most active, enterprising officer: Captain John Perkins, the Royal Navy and the boundaries of slavery and liberty in the Caribbean
Douglas Hamilton (University of Winchester)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 'Putting “mother” into “smother”: paediatrics and Munchausen in court’
Chris Millard (QMUL)

Chair:Catherine Rose



Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Crown Prince Rupprecht and the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-18
Dr Jonathan Boff (Birmingham University)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'United under one roof, though separated by different arches and mouldings': representing the Union in the Central Lobby mosaics, 1847-1924
James Ford (University of Nottingham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 18:00 Anglo-American relations in the Kennedy Era
Toshi Aono (LSE)

Wednesday 17 February

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 The Jacobites in 1715 - Reconsidering the Battle of Preston
Jonathan Oates (London Borough of Ealing Archives)

The Jacobites and International Intrigue, 1708-59

Ralph Thompson (National Arch...

Room 304 17:15 James Beattie's Essay on Truth (1770), the Coherence of the Common Sense School and the Aberdeen Enlightenment
Robin Mills (KCL)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Only a local affair'? Local identities and communities in London's Boer War Carnivals of 1900
Dion Giorgiou (QMUL)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 German Protestant Nationalism during the Second World War
Dr Thomas Brodie (Oxford University)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Does the study of Byzantium before 1200 have anything to gain from global history?
Catherine Holmes (Oxford)

Thursday 18 February

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Some further light on Benjamin Kohl's account of the fall of the Carrara
John Law (Swansea)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 1. "Imperial Pilgrims" 2. "The 'cultural afterlife' of murder"
  Imperial Pilgrims: The Indian Rebellion and the Victorian Tourist Trail PhD session with Brian Wallace (King's)                                                                  and The 'cultural afterlife' of murder: cases, places and spaces in twentieth-century London Alexa Neale (Sussex)  
Past & Present Room, 202 17:30 The affective economy of social relations in early modern England
Hillary Taylor (Yale University)
Other 17:30 Syndicates, Chains, and the Nationalizing of U.S. Newspapers, 1880-1930
Julia Guarneri (Cambridge)
Room 104 (First Floor) and Room 243 (Second Floor) 17:30 TBA
Prof. Laura Marcus (Oxford)

Venue: Senate House, South block, 1st floor, Torrington Room 104


Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Endorsed by western privilege: modelling imperial power in Western Indian Ocean commerce
Dr Rebecca Darley (Birkbeck University of London)

The first historians and archaeologists to approach the subject of the Western Indian Ocean's ancient...

Room 304 17:30 Is there such a thing as the History of Science outside the History of Science?
Jamie Melrose (University of Bristol)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 18:00 The Tuberose: the history of its arrival in Europe
Dr Sally Jeffery and Catherine Davis (Independent Scholars)

Friday 19 February

Venue Time Details
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Battered but not Broken: Women's Resistance to Marital Violence in Post-Independence Ireland, 1922-1970
Cara Diver (KCL)

In the years following Irish independence, abused wives had little hope to escape their violent marriages: ...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:15 Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage
Rosie Sherrington (Historic England), Alison Oram (Leeds Beckett University), Justin Bengry (Birkbeck, University of London and Leeds Beckett University)

‘Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage’ is a collaborative initiative between Leeds Beckett ...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 Capitalism, Colonialism & Silver Harun Farocki, The Silver & the Cross 17 mins
Kodwo Eshun (Goldsmiths) &Juan Grigera (UCL)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Reflections on a Roman Rubbish Dump: Medieval Perceptions of Monte Testaccio
Lucy Donkin (Bristol)

Saturday 20 February

Venue Time Details
 No bookings