IHR diary

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

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Tuesday 5 May

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Significance of the 1989 Revolutions for the Revival of Jewish Life in Europe
Antony Lerman, (London)

Please note: this session has been cancelled


Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 1077 and all that: Gregory VII in English Protestant historiography
Dr Tom Freeman (University of Essex)
Room 304 17:15 'Even Menuhin has to practice the violin daily': The Joy of Sex and the sexual self in 1970s Britain
Ben Mechen (UCL)

In 1974, the biologist, physician and writer Alex Comfort published in Britain his 'gourmet guide to love m...

John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Subjectivities in the aftermath: children of disabled soldiers in Britain between the wars
Professor Michael Roper (University of Essex)
Warburg Institute 17:30 Bombs on Books: Germany's Lost Libraries of WWII
Dr. Jan L. Alessandrini (University of St. Andrews)

Questions concerning the rescue, reconstruction, and restitution of libraries during (and after) WWII con...

Wednesday 6 May

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Conference Suite 17:00 Otto von Bismarck: A Bicentennial exhibition and lecture at the Institute of Historical Research

Most people think that the Bismarck was a battleship the British sank in World War II. But Otto von B...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Black Slaves in Early Modern Spain: From Commodities to Freedom
Carmen Fracchia (Birbeck, University of London)

17.15 - IHR, G21A, ground floor, Senate House, South Block


Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Nationality as a Global Problem in British Political Thought: 1914-1922
Georgios Giannakopoulos (QMUL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Legacies of British Slave-Ownership in the Long Eighteenth Century
Nick Draper (University College London)

Please note: this seminar is held in the Torrington Room, 104 (South Block), Senate House....

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Safe as Houses': Surveillance, Aesthetics, and Invisibility in the Design of the Burglar-Proof Home, London 1860-1939
Eloise Moss (University of Manchester)


Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 The Destruction of the Kaaba, and the Grammar of the House - an architectural history
Simon Omeara (SOAS)

Venue: Room 349, 3rd floor, South block, Senate House


King's College London 18:30 Democratic Neoliberalism and the End of the Cold War
Professor Jim Cronin (Boston College, USA)

Venue: Room K0.19, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Please note: ...

Thursday 7 May

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 London, Londoners, and the Leges Anglorum in early thirteenth-century England
Katherine Har (Oxford)

Ian Stone (IHR)
Is it time to rename ‘London's Book of Old Laws’?


Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Making the imperial state: from the Board of Trade to the War of Jenkin's Ear
Steve Pincus (Yale)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Creating 'mothers of the nation': Girls' education in Nazi Germany
Dr Lisa Pine (London South Bank University)

This paper will examine gender-specific girls' education in Nazi Germany, focusing on two important, inter-...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Screening Socialism: Television and Everyday Life in Socialist Eastern Europe
Dr Sabina Mihelj (Loughborough University)

Friday 8 May

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 09:30 Gender in War Captivity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

A one-day symposium organised by the Prisoner of War Networking conjunction with Warwick Institute of Advan...

Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'This is the language of rebellion, Madam': Representing Women's Rights and Independence during the Age of Revolution, 1760-1790
Lisa Cody (Claremont McKenna College)

This paper analyzes references to women’s rights within marriage and the household during the period ...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 The Redeeming Power of Art: Romantic Anti-Capitalism in Alfred Stieglitz's 'Camera Work'
Catherine Berger

This paper analyses the journal Camera Work, edited by the photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz ...

Saturday 9 May

Venue Time Details
 No bookings


Monday 11 May

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Counsel and poisons: Exploring the nexus between Venetian medicine and Ottoman politics
Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 The political ambitions of Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, and the 1608-9 commission of inquiry into the Navy
Andrew Thrush (History of Parliament Trust)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Corrupted Infrastructure, Environmental Sovereignty, and Imperial Rivalry in the Making of Modern Shanghai, 1870s-1910s
Shirley Ye (Birmingham)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The French Occupation of Germany after 1945
Karen Adler (University of Nottingham)
Room 304 17:30 Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain, 1960s-2010s
Alex Mold (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Recession and Cutting State Subsidies, Limited 'Market Reforms' in Sport and Leisure - and Pu...

Tuesday 12 May

Venue Time Details
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 A Pilot Historical Thesaurus of Scots (Title TBC)
Susan Rennie (Glasgow)

Please note:  this session has been cancelled


Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 The Making of Edward Mead Earle's 'Makers of Modern Strategy'
Dr Michael Finch (KCL)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Common petitions; Commons' petitions; whose petitions? The supplicatory discourse of Parliament, c.1340-1450
Gwilym Dodd (University of Nottingham)
The Beveridge Hall (Senate House, ground floor) 18:30 Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory: Sir Richard Evans and Sir Ian Kershaw in conversation with Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann
Sir Richard J. Evans, Wolfson College, Cambridge and Gresham College, London and Sir Ian Kershaw, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield, in conversation with Professor Nikolaus Wachsman, Birkbeck, University of London

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of Histor...

Wednesday 13 May

Venue Time Details
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 'With Great Pomp and Magnificence': Royal Gifts and the Embassies between Siam and France in the 1680s
Giorgio Riello  (University of Warwick)

17.15 - IHR, G21A, ground floor, Senate House, South Block


Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Textual History of Part III of Leviathan, Of a Christian Commonwealth
Deborah Baumgold (Oregon)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Sharing of Ministries Abroad and transnational Anglican charismatic renewal, 1978-1998
John Maiden (Open University)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 'The Way of the Crowd': Cult and Ritual Conflict in the Pataria of Eleventh-Century Milan
James Norrie (Oxford)
Other 18:00 Roundtable on Josh Cohen's
The Private Life: Why we Remain in the Dark (2013)

Speakers: Rachel Bowlby (UCL and Princeton), Howard Caygill (Kingston), Barbara Taylor (QMUL), Josh Cohen (...

Thursday 14 May

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 The Fall of the da Carrara: insights
John Law (Swansea)

To be followed by UK launch of the Festschrift for the historian of late medieval Padua and Venice, Ben Koh...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Medieval London widows: Joan Haynes-Westwood-Dunton-Kent, c. 1415-92: from country hamlet to Edward IV's court
Anne Sutton
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The Making of the Victorian West End of London
Prof Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Such Expert Play-Acting': Cary Grant and James Mason in North by Northwest
Adrian Garvey (Queen Mary University of London) and Mark Glancy (Queen Mary University of London)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Studying Imperial Tommy and Republican Boer: Armies, Soldiers and the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902)
Amelia Clegg (Birkbeck)

A Policy or Plunder: British Exploration of German Science and Technology after the Second World Wa...

Friday 15 May

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Contested rights: the Dutch Catholic nobility and the jus patronatus, c. 1580-1720
Jaap Geraerts (UCL)

Saturday 16 May

Venue Time Details
Senate House 09:30 The History of the Body: Approaches and Direction
Plenary speaker: Dr. Fay Bound Alberti (Queen Mary) 

Many historians have pointed out that “the body” is a worryingly broad historical theme, coveri...