IHR diary

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

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Monday 25 May

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

Tuesday 26 May

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Room 304 17:15 The De-Naturalization of Sexuality in 21st Century Psychology
Peter Hegarty (Surrey)

Do the psy- disciplines inevitably discipline and punish, naturalize differences, and individualize in the ...

John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Virtual Rome: a digital reconstruction of the ancient city
Matthew Nicholls (Reading)

Dr Matthew Nicholls of the Department of Classics at the University of Reading has made a detailed digital ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Operation 'Market Garden': A Strategic Overview
Mr Chris Pike
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Popular politics before democracy: the culture of petitioning in Manchester, 1780-1914
Henry Miller (University of Manchester)

Wednesday 27 May

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Poem of Walter: Epic Heroism and Ninth-Century Political Thought
Alice Rio (KCL)
Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 Curing sexual deviance: psychotherapy and the pathological criminal
Janet Weston (Birkbeck College UL)

Venue:  SAS room 246, South Block, second floor


Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Status and Satire: 'Professional' Women in Early Medieval Ireland
Helen Oxenham

Thursday 28 May

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Peculiar houses: building the early Elizabethan London playhouses
Andy Kesson (Roehampton)
Room 304 17:15 Truth brought to light: the Black Legend of the House of Stuart, 1650-51
Thomas Cogswell (University of California Riverside)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The Highest in the Land: Queen Victoria and Religion in Victorian Britain Reconsidered
Dr Michael Ledger-Lomas (King's)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Catholic and Protestant Networks in Mid-Seventeenth Century England: The Cases of John Caryll and Sir Philip Constable
Eilish Gregory (UCL)


Wolfson Room II (NB02) 18:00 In the time between then and now: Memory, Social Change and Everyday Life
Dr Fiona Cosson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Please note:  the date of this session has been changed and it will be held in Wolfson Room II...

Friday 29 May

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The World of Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633): Transnational Science and Dutch Historiography
Vera Keller (Oregon)

Saturday 30 May

Venue Time Details
 No bookings


Monday 1 June

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Doctor Dildo's 'Dauncing Schoole': Sexual Instruments and Women's Erotic Agency in England, c.1600-1725
William Fisher (Lehman College, City University of New York)

17.15 - IHR, Wolfson Room II, basement, Senate House, North Block


Other 17:15 The early Stuart Court at home
Simon Thurley (English Heritage)

Please note:  this will be a joint meeting with the Society for Court Studies, taking place at...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 The Best Laid Schemes? The Formation of the "Crusader" County of Tripoli in the Post-Byzantine and Post-Fatimid Levant
Kevin Lewis (IHR)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 They 'grow fat upon the bread of prostitution': Women of Colour and the 'Profligacy' of Sexual-Economic Exchange in Jamaican Slave Society
Meleisa Ono-George (University of Warwick)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Witness: The voluntary organisation environment 1965-75 compared to 2005-2015 - a personal account
Ian Bruce, CBE

Venue: Bedford Room, G37, ground floor, South Block, Senate House


Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 'My Political Race' a biography of a Labour MP
Parmjit Dhanda

Tuesday 2 June

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Naked Gospel' or clothed Christianity: polemic of Primativism in late seventeenth-century England
Paul Lim (Vanderbilt)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 The moral economy of the Victorian 'folk' funeral
Dr Helen Frisby (University of the West of England)

From ‘bidding’ the neighbours to a funeral with specially baked funeral biscuits and the practi...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Geographies of commemoration in Pacific quarantine islands
Alison Bashford (University of Cambridge)
Other 17:30 'Painters, limners, writers, and bookbinders': Matthew Parker's printed books
William Hale (Cambridge University Library)

The Parker collection of manuscripts at Corpus Christi College is one of the glories of Cambridge, bu...

Other 18:00 Britain's foreign policy and the occupation zone in Germany 1945-7
Dr Elspeth O'Riordan (Dundee)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 Leprosy and the Medical World of Medieval Normandy
Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library)

Wednesday 3 June

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Topic TBC
Tom Parry-Jones (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 'At first nothing could be more shocking': the Impact of the Act for Burying in Woollen
Alice Dolan (University of Hertfordshire)

Followed by Seminar Summer Party in the sunken garden off Malet Street, WC1 - entrance via main gat...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Forced eviction and home unmaking in contemporary Cambodia
Katherine Brickell (Royal Holloway, University of London)   


Thursday 4 June

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 John Cok, citizen and skinner, and the production of Arthurian romance in fifteenth-century London
Raluca Radulescu (Bangor)

Charlotte Berry (IHR)
The peripheries of the city and social marginality in fifteenth-century ...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The now king of England: conscience, duty and the death of Charles
Sean Kelsey (University of Buckingham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 PhD. Student Session
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The British Association, Science Education and the Training of Character, 1870-1914
Dr Heather Ellis (Liverpool Hope University)

The promotion of science education in British schools at both elementary and secondary levels in the late n...

Other 18:00 Male Mental Illness since the 1950s: Oral Histories from General Practice
Dr Alison Haggett (University of Exeter)
Other 18:30 Site Visit to Fulham Palace Gardens
Sian Harrington (Chief Executive of the Fulham Palace Trust)

This is a special opportunity to see the gardens out of hours. We will be met by Sian, which will give a sh...

Friday 5 June

Venue Time Details
Other 10:00 Religious Identities and Material Landscapes in Early Modern Europe
Speakers: Margit Thofner (UEA), Jennifer Hillman (Chester), Kirstin Kennedy (V&A), Lloyd DeBeer (British Museum), Mirko Gutjahr (Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten) Edmund Wareham (Oxford), Irene Cooper (Cambridge), Suzanna Ivanic (Cambridge), Amanda Pullan (Lancaster), Allison Stielau (Yale) Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes) and Tara Hamling (Birmingham)

The religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were not solely characterised by theolog...

Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Regulating Men and Regulating Women: Conflicts over Temperance and Prostitution in the 1890s
Anna Clark (Minnesota)

In 1890s Auckland and Liverpool, the police spied on two different illicit activities. Both were seen as co...

Room 304 17:15 Networks and the East India Company, 1600-1625: between ecosystem to egocentric analysis
Edmond Smith (University of Cambridge)

From its foundation the East India Company was part of the complex social, economic and cultural environmen...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 A Roundtable re-enactment of the Marxist-Formalist Debate
David Cunningham, Anke Hennig, Anthony Iles, Jan Levchenko, Marina Vishmidt

The Retro-Formalism group brings together young scholars from Russia, Germany, UK and the US. The goal of o...

Saturday 6 June

Venue Time Details
John S Cohen Room, 203 14:00 Foppish Masculinity and Generational Identity in Eighteenth-Century Oxbridge
Heather Ellis (Liverpool Hope)

This paper aims to bring Oxford and Cambridge back into the debate about elite masculine socialization in e...