IHR diary

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

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Thursday 2 October

Venue Time Details
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 An Italian classic in Catalonia: Reception and transmission of Boccaccio's Decameron in translation (1429)
Simone Ventura (Queen Mary, University of London)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The potential for absolutism in early Stuart England
Simon Healy (History of Parliament)
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Why publicize Magna Carta, now and then?
Sophie Ambler and Felicity Hill (University of East Anglia)

Chaired by David Carpenter

Please note:  this event takes place in the Senate Room,...

Institute of Education 17:30 CANCELLED: Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education Act
Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)

Please note:  this session has been postponed until further notice

The Educat...

North Block, Senate House 18:00 Curiosity, Commerce and Conversation: Nursery Gardens in 18th Century London
Dr. Richard Coulton (Queen Mary College, University of London)                              

Friday 3 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'The skeleton in my life': Harriet Gore Browne's 1860s problem with the empire
Charlotte Macdonald (Victoria University of Wellington)

While her husband, Governor Thomas Gore Browne, was held responsible for making New Zealand a site for one ...

Saturday 4 October

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

 

Monday 6 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 15:00 Roundtable discussion on the work of Kevin Sharpe
with papers by Ken Fincham (Kent), Mark Knights (Warwick) and Peter Lake (Vanderbilt)

Please note:  this session begins at 15:00.  It will be followed by a drinks reception at...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Is World History Possible?
Christopher Bayly (QMUL/Chicago)

with responses from Saul Dubow (QMUL) and Richard Drayton (KCL)

Please note:  this ses...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Bang! A Streak of Flame Came from the Shadows: The Process of Americanisation in Interwar Popular English Fiction
Dr Michael John Law (University of Westminster)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Drinking and rebelling: the problems of tax revolt, intoxication and social control in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-91
Noelle Plack (Newman University)

Venue: Gordon Room G34, Senate House, South block, Ground floor

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Tuesday 7 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Security for All Time'. The Radicalisation of German War Aims, 1914-1918
Dr Alexander Watson (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Introducing Paper Machines
Jo Guldi (Brown University)

Historians of the twentieth century have to contend with a technological problem, the issue of archives too...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Crafting empire: English republicanism and parliamentary policy, 1647-1660
Jennifer Wells (Brown University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Matthew Flinders: the man behind the map of Australia
Gillian Dooley (Flinders University, Adelaide)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis
Louise Walker (Northeastern)

Abstract: In the late twentieth century, Mexico’s middle classes were plunged into increasing turmoil...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The episcopal body and sexuality in late medieval England
Dr Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck College, University of London)

(Chair: Jane Mackelworth, PhD candidate, Queen Mary, University of London)

This...

Wednesday 8 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Moving Beyond the Welfare State: Anglo-American Political Philosophy since the 1960s
Katrina Forrester (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Wrongs and rites: the curious afterlife of a nineteenth-century missionary in the Pacific
Rod Edmond (Emeritus Professor of Modern Literature & Cultural History at the University of Kent)

In the course of researching Migrations: Journeys in Time and Space (2013) I stayed in a village on Ambrym,...

Thursday 9 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Magna Carta and the Victorians
Prof Miles Taylor (York)

Please note:  this session, a valedictory lecture by Professor Taylor, will be held in the Wol...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 A Quasi-Substantive Philosophy of History
Zoltán Boldizsár Simon (Doctoral Research Associate, Graduate School in History and Sociology, University of Bielefeld)

Chair: Kalle Pihlainen

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Medicines and miraculous cures between Europe and Southeast Asia, c1500-1700
Opening Session: Dr Tara Alberts (University of York)

Discussant: Dr Alan Strathern (University of Oxford)

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The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Legacies of British Slaveownership. Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain
Book launch, in association with Cambridge University Press, of Catherine Hall, Nick Draper, Keith McClelland, Katie Donington and Rachel Lang: response from Richard Drayton (KCL)

Venue: Senate Room, 1st floor, Senate House, South block followed by a reception in the Jessel Room...

Friday 10 October

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The hearth tax in London between the Great Plague and the Great Fire
Andrew Wareham (Roehampton)

In 1666 Londoners had to deal with the Great Plague and the Great Fire.  Around 6,300 homes were left ...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Miracles in Translation. Justus Lipsius, Our Lady of Halle and Two Dutch Translations
Theo Hermans (UCL)
Other 17:30 Drugs for the Duchess: the Medicines of Katherine Neville, duchess of Norfolk
Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Memory, Emotion and Nationalism: Early Modern Ireland
Naomi McAreavey (UCD)

Saturday 11 October

Venue Time Details
Other 14:00 Boy Actors at the English College of St Omer
Alison Shell (UCL)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 208, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research

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