IHR diary

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

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Saturday 29 November

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 12:00 The Scottish vote and history
Neil Davidson & others. 

Please note: this session takes place on a Saturday in the Large Wolfson Suite Room in the IHR, bas...

Other 14:00 Speeches suitable for tribes of females: gender and authority in Scottish intellectual culture
Rosalind Carr (University of East London)

 

Monday 1 December

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Social change and the malleability of portraiture in post-Reformation England
Bob Tittler (Concordia)
Other 17:15 The African Roots of the New World Banjo
Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta

with responses from Toby Green (KCL) and Lucy Duran (SOAS)

Please note:  this meeting ...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Christmases Past and the Writing of History
Dr Martin Johnes (University of Swansea)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Wind, the spirits and the brain. New views on air and health in the early modern period
Sandra Cavallo (Royal Holloway)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 A Capitalism that Kills. The phenomenon of Workplace Suicides in 21st Century France
Sarah Waters (University of Leeds)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Autobiography as continued resistance: gender, life narratives and the protest movements of the 1960s
Sinead McEneaney (St. Mary’s University College, London)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Cabinets of Curiosities: 500 Years of Representation and Mis-representation
Dr. Arthur MacGregor (Joint Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections)

Now used all too often as a portmanteau term for almost any gathering of miscellanea, the concept of the ca...

Tuesday 2 December

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 MPs in their own words: the History of Parliament's oral history project
Priscila Pivatto and Emma Peplow (History of Parliament Trust)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 International maritime employment and national policies: a view from the early modern Mediterranean
Maria Fusaro (University of Exeter)

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 "Lovely weather. At 7.15 a.m. we were bombed by German aircraft": the Great War as experienced in the diary of a farmer's wife at Shotley, Suffolk
Edward Packard
Senate House 18:00 Creighton Lecture: Was the 'Final Solution' Unique? Reflections on Twentieth-Century Genocides
Professor Sir Richard Evans, Regius Professor of History, Wolfson College, Cambridge

The lecture is being held in the IHR's Wolfson Conference Suite at 6pm, with a wine reception after in the ...

King's College London 18:15 Book launch of Professor William Philpott's Attrition: Fighting the First World War

Seminar members are invited to attend the book launch of Professor William Philpott’s Attrition: ...

Wednesday 3 December

Venue Time Details
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Missionary Millennialism and British Antislavery, 1790-1840
Professor John Coffey (University of Leicester)

Joint Seminar with Christian Missions in Global History

Please note change...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Athenians Against the Persians: Plato's View
Christopher Rowe (Durham)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Missionary Millennialism and British Antislavery, 1790-1840
Professor John Coffey (University of Leicester)

Joint Seminar with Modern Religious History

Please note the change of ven...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The afterlife of the 'old law': rethinking pre-Gratian texts' roles in later-twelfth-century canonical collections
Danica Summerlin (UCL)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Unnatural Home: Anxieties about Working Class Domestic Life before the First World War
Oliver Betts (University of York)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Connecting and Comparing Swedish Eighteenth-Century Iron Making with the Plantation System
Göran Rydén (Uppsala)

Discussant: Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)

Chair: Mary Hilson (UCL)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Negotiating #SocMedia4Hist: Technologies, Tactics and Triumphs
Claire Hayward (Kingston University), Justin Bengry (Birkbeck) and Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire)

The world of social media offers historians opportunities to find collaborators and colleagues, communicate...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Negotiating #SocMedia4Hist: Technologies, Tactics and Triumphs
Claire Hayward (Kingston University), Justin Bengry (Birkbeck) and Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire)

The world of social media offers historians opportunities to find collaborators and colleagues, communicate...

Thursday 4 December

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 PhD student session
'No Haussmanns or Emperors Here': Kingsway, Aldwych and London's Progressive Pageant

John Ingram (King's)
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From Courtesy Cops to TechnoCops: The RAF, the Metropolitan Poli...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'And Those Who Live, How Shall I Tell Their Fame?': Historical Pageants and the First World War, 1918-1939
Angela Bartie (University of Edinburgh), Linda Fleming (University of Glasgow), Mark Freeman (Institute of Education), Tom Hulme (King's College London), Paul Readman (KCL) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL)

Edwardian Britain suffered from a severe bout of what contemporaries referred to as 'pageant fever'. Up and...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Children and the (United) Nations in Hollywood Films of the 1940s
Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex)

Please note: this session takes place in Wolfson Room I, in the basement

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 On Truth, or do we need a pragmatist philosophy of history?
Marek Tamm (Associate Professor of Cultural History, Tallinn University, Estonia)

Chair: Kalle Pihlainen

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

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Between Empire and the Edwardian Crisis: New Perspectives on Pre-First World War Britain
Patrick Longson (QMUL) and Harry Wood (Liverpool); response from Kim Wagner (QMUL)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Not just a pretty face? Latin inscriptions in Grand Tour collections of antiquity in 18th century England
Caroline Barron

An Age of 'Agricolamaniacs': The Uses and Abuses of Tacitus in Eighteenth-Century Scotland...

Friday 5 December

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Trade of Agricultural Horses in Late Medieval England
Jordan Claridge (UEA)

This paper explores how agricultural horses were produced exchanged in England during the period of c. 1250...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Fings ain't what they used to be': How 15th-century Bristolians saw their past
Peter Fleming (UWE)

Saturday 6 December

Venue Time Details
 No bookings