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1 November 2014

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 No bookings

 

3 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 England's Shibboleth? The Protestation Oath, 1641 and 1642
John Walter (Essex)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Empire state building? Rethinking Max Weber's politics after the nationstate
Dina Gusejnova (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 POST-WAR BRITISH COMEDY AND CULTURAL CHANGE

The Fall of the Empires: The Decline of Music Hall and Variety Comedy, 1945–1960

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Spanish Match in Spain: Philip III and Philip IV between Religion and Reason of State, c. 1604-1624
Valentina Caldari (Porto and Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 (Comment from Rod Kedward (University of Sussex) and Richard Vinen (KCL)
Book Launch for Petain's Jewish Children by Daniel Lee (University of Oxford)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Hidden Voices: Uncovering the History of First Nation Women
Jacky Moore (Independent Scholar)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Princely Pleasures: The Picture Collection of Robert Dudley (1532/3-1588), Earl of Leicester
Dr. Elizabeth Goldring (University of Warwick)

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was one of the most colourful, fascinating, and controversial people of h...

4 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Kaiser and the development of command responsibility as a war crime
Ian Stafford
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Litigation, agency and oligarchy: the impact of the Lords as 'High Court', 1689-1720
Philip Loft (University College, London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The British West African settlements and 18th-century imperial warfare
Joshua Newton (University of Cambridge and St Paul’s Girls School)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Interrogating the archived UK web: Historians and Social Scientists Research Experiences
Dr Gareth Millward is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  He has research interests in disability and government policy, and more recently notions of the ‘public’ in British vaccination programmes.  For the BUDDAH project he is researching disabled people and the Web.  Richard Deswarte is a Lecturer in Modern European History at UEA with research interests in the European idea and integration, as well as Digital Humanities.  On the BUDDAH project he is examining the presence and rise of Euroscepticism.  Dr Peter Webster is currently the British Library lead on the BUDDAH project and Web Archiving Engagement and Liaison Officer at the BL.  Alongside scholarly interests in Web Archiving and Digital Humanities, Peter researches on the history of religion, the Anglican Church and the relation between church, law and state in 19th and 20th century Britain.


The emergence of the WWW has been one of the most profound and influential phenomena of the last twen...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 No seminar
Room G22/26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 From 'The Blue Lagoon' to 'The Enchanted Mountains': portrait of a marriage in books
Harvey James (National Trust)


This presentation offers a fresh perspective on Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson as seen throu...

5 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Come to pray on referendum day': The Church and the European Referendum, 1975
Dr Robert Saunders (Queen Mary, University of London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Political Economy of Empire
Donald Winch (Sussex)

Joint session with the Imperial and World History Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Political Economy of Empire
Donald Winch (Sussex)

Please note:  Joint session with the History of Political Ideas Seminar, and will be held in W...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 No seminar
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 For the health of body and soul: sleeping habits and early modern households
Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)  

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6 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'A Nation of Town Criers': Municipal Publicity and Urban Citizenship in Interwar Britain
Dr Tom Hulme (King’s)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Joseph Mazzini': Learning and Living his 'Mission' in Victorian England
Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe (University of Cambridge)

The aim of this paper is to focus on the networks and reading circles which facilitated the circulation of&...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Impossible Histories: Derrida, the (Re)turn of Religion in Cultural Criticism, and Messianic Historical Theory
Mark Mason (Department of History, University of Chichester)

Chair: Robert Burns

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The picture of health; - Nineteenth century representations of vitality, purity and gender in food advertising and popular art
Joanna Crosby and Lesley Steinitz

Please note:  this session takes place in the Athlone Room, 102, South Block

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Other 18:00 Scientists' stories of their childhoods
Dr Paul Merchant (British Library)

7 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Wage of Women in England, 1260-1850
Jane Humphries (Oxford)

This paper presents a wage series for unskilled English women workers from 1260 to 1850 and compares it wit...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Mapping the medieval countryside? Digitizing the inquisitions 'post mortem'
Matthew Holford and Matthew Tompkins (Winchester)

8 November 2014

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10 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Metropole of the mind: the making of phrenology in nineteenth-centuryBengal
James Poskett ( Cambridge)


Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop&nbs...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rhetoric and Emotion in Papal Crusading Letters, c.1145-1227
Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt (Aalborg University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The New Universities. Higher Education and the social history of the 1970s
Linda Grant

11 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The publication bomb: publishing Malthus and the birth of modern environmentalism
Robert Mayhew (University of Bristol)

Please note that, owing to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The radicals of the 1650s: body politics and the Bible
Jon Vallerius (Essex)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 War and independence in Spanish America, 1810-26
Anthony MacFarlane (Warwick)

Abstract: This talk will take up themes raised in Professor MacFarlane’s recent book on this subject....

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 The Aesthetic Archive
Michael Takeo Magruder ( King's College, London)
King's College London 18:30 The Saki Dockrill Memorial Lecture
Perilous Remembrances: Conflict, Cooperation and Commemoration in Europe and AsiaProfessor Thomas Berger (University of Boston)

Please note:  this session will be held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 19:00 Byzantine Influences on Visigothic Metalwork in the British Museum
Dr Barry Ager (British Museum)

12 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Lightning Talks' 3 minute presentations by early PhD students
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire
Professor Joshua Sanborn (Lafayette College, PA)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Privilege of Rome. The Papacy and the Printed Legacy of the Council of Trent
Paolo Sachet (Warburg)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Daniel O'Connell, the Irish Question and the early Irish Church
Ian Wood (Leeds)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Christopher Boone almshouse charity in Lee: the restoration of a seventeenth century chapel and a study of poor relief in the Blackheath Hundred
Charlie Mackeith (Director, Research Design Architecture Ltd)

13 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and Cavalieri
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Joint seminar with Europe 1150-1500 Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 A publique worke for a never dyeing body: re-designing and regulating livery halls in early seventeenth-century London
Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'To become again our brethren': Desertion and Deceit between the Lines, 1775-1783

Jon Chandler (UCL)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 John Henderson (1757-1788): Religion, Reputation and Responses to the Occult in the Late Eighteenth Century
Jonathan Barry (University of Exeter)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and 'Cavalieri'
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Chaired by Serena Ferente

Joint session with the Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy semin...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Toward a Transnational History of Manchuria and the Korean War, 1945-1955
Dr Adam Cathcart (University of Leeds)

Venue: Wolfson Room  NB02, Basement, IHR

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IALS 18:00 Science and Gardens: The Democratisation of Knowledge in Print and the Pictures of John Claudius and Jane Web Loudon
Dr. Sarah Dewis, British Library

Venue: Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square...

14 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rethinking the politics of race and feminism in England after 1968
Natalie Thomlinson (Sussex)

This paper challenges received wisdom on race and feminism in England. Two basic narratives exist about the...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Seals in Medieval Wales': approaches to society, economy and culture
Elizabeth New and Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth)

15 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 14:00 Instructions in virtue: Restoration imposture and the early writings of Joseph Addison
Katarina Stenke (Cambridge)

 

17 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Parker Society and church history
Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)
Other 17:15 Malthus and Abolition
Alison Bashford (Cambridge)

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 FOOTBALL FANDOM AND IDENTITIES IN 21ST CENTURY SOUTHERN EUROPE

The History of Italy's Ultras
Dr Mark Doidge (University of Brighton)

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Le Parlement de Paris et le pouvoir royal au XVIIIe siecle
David Feutry (Paris)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Long Tail of the Werewolf: Real Modern Monsters?
Will Pooley (IHR Past and Present Fellow)

18 November 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Lessons for Multinational Operations from the Commonwealth Division in the Korean War, 1950-53
Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick

Please note:  this session takes place in the Court Room, Senate House, first floor

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The widow's peak: early Stuart female voices of authority in Parliament
Alice Ferron (University College, London)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Ruling the waves: King Alfred as naval hero in England and America, 1740-1800
Oliver Cox (University of Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room G21a, in the South Block of Senate House, on th...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Citizen History and its discontents
Mia Ridge (Open University)

An increasing number of crowdsourcing projects are making claims about 'citizen history' - but are they rea...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 City Witness - Miracles, Medieval Swansea town and landscape
Dr Harriett Webster (Soton)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Attitudes to ejaculation in early modern England
Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton)

Existing scholarship on ejaculation has focused on the analysis of particular types of primary evidence in ...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:45 Attitudes to ejaculation in early modern England
Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton)

Existing scholarship on ejaculation has focused on the analysis of particular types of primary evidence in ...

19 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 An 'anticipation of heaven'? Black and white Christian relations in England during the 1970s
Dr John Maiden (Open University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Alan Kahan (Versailles/St. Quentin)

 Please note: this session starts at 17:30

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Stellinga, the Saxon elite, and Carolingian politics
Ingrid Rembold (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Nazareth in World War I, through the eyes of British Protestant missionaries
William Clarence-Smith (SOAS)

20 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Roundtable on Dr Selina Todd's recent book,
The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010

with Dr Ruth Percy (Ruskin Oxford) and Prof Carolyn Steedman (Warwick)

Venue: IALS Conferen...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Synthetic Dreams: Colour-Film-Music in the 1920s
Sarah Street (University of Bristol)

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Written out of history: on reclaiming lyric theatre as the theory and practice of history
Helena Hammond (Senior Lecturer, Department of Dance, University of Roehampton)

Chair: Robert Burns

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Indonesia in the Greater Indian Mindset: Sites, Knowledge Networks, and the Making of Moral Geographies, 1920s-1970s
Dr Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV, University of Leiden)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 On Racisms.Francisco Bethencourt is the author of Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century (2014)
Francisco Bethencourt (KCL) and David Feldman (Birkbeck); response from Catherine Hall (UCL)

David Feldman is Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Suffragette Outrages: Domestic Terrorism in the Edwardian Era
Fern Riddell (King's)

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21 November 2014

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Other 17:00 Book launch for Frances Stracey,
Constructed Situations: A New History of the Situationist International (Pluto Press)

Roundtable discussion with Briony Fer (UCL), Cadence Kinsey (UCL) and Pete Smith, followed by a drinks rece...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Great Escape? The Contribution of the Empire to Portugal's Economic Growth, 1500-1800
Jaime Reis (Lisbon) & Nuno Palma (LSE)

Newly assembled macroeconomic statistics for early modern Portugal reveal one of Europe’s most vigoro...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Atlantic Pilgrim: John Lothrop Motley and the American Discovery of the Netherlands
Jaap Verheul (Utrecht)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Household Accounts of Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare (1295-1360)
Jennifer Ward (Goldsmiths)

22 November 2014

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24 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Nigerwives 1936-1970: Locating the history of expatriate wives in Nigeria within the context of race relations, gender and Colonial/Post-colonial encounters.
Dominique Otigbah (SOAS)

“You strike a woman, you strike a rock”: Resilience of South African Women in the 1950s...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'De civitatis utriusque, terrenae scilicet et caelestis': Foundation Narratives and the Epic Portrayal of the First Crusade
Carol Sweetenham (University of Warwick)

Please note: this session takes place in the Holden Room 103, 1st floor, South block, Senate House<...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Beaten but not defeated. A personal history of German Communists in the 1930s
Merilyn Moos
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Historicizing Citizenship in Cold War Britain: Obligations, Voluntary Action, and Exclusion
Dr Matthew Grant, University of Essex

25 November 2014

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Brokering Reformation: John Gough and the evangelical book trade, c. 1520-1543
Jonathan Reimer (Cambridge)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room 349, on the third floor of the South Block of S...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Philanthropic power: lessons from the agricultural strategies of the Rockefeller Foundation
David Nally (University of Cambridge)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South block, Ground fl...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Family Men: Fatherhood and masculinity in Britain, c.1914-60
Dr Laura King (University of Leeds)

Between the First World War and the 1950s, the identity of the ‘family man’ became seen as desi...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The German Language and the Jewish National Idea
Marc Volovici (Princeton University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Anarchism in Republican Cuba: The Spanish Momentum
Amparo Sánchez Cobos (Universitat Jaume I)

Abstract: In 1898, Cuba’s independence offered an interesting opportunity for anarchism. Many Spanish...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 Commemoration of the First World War
Leah Chapman (The National Archives / Imperial War Museum)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 18:00 Germany 1945-1949: a case study in post-conflict reconstruction
Dr Chris Knowles (KCL)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 19:00 The Lacock Cup: Drinking Vessels of the Middle Ages
Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer (British Museum)

Please note: this session takes place in the Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, South block, Senate Ho...

26 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Digital Humanities Project, 'Mapping Eighteenth-Century Tourism in the English Lakes'
Ian Gregory and Chris Donaldson (Lancaster University)  

Joint Seminar with Digital History Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Impact of Warfare on British Society: Liverpool & the War of American Independence, 1775-1783
Simon Hill (PhD student, Liverpool John Moores)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Mapping Eighteenth-Century Tourism in the English Lakes
Ian Gregory and Chris Donaldson (Lancaster)

Joint session with British History in the Long-Eighteenth Century seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'A dead man has no rivals': history, time, and utility in the thought of Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, c.1780-1820
Callum Barrell (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Investigating the chest burial rite in northern England c. A.D.650-900: an archaeological, osteological and historical approach
Elizabeth Craig-Atkins (Sheffield)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Idealising the Early Modern City: Festival Design in Theory and Practice in Late Seventeenth-Century London and Paris
Elaine Tierney (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Sites of the Unconscious. Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Psy Sciences
Andreas Mayer (Centre A. Koyré, CNRS/EHESS, Paris)
Other 17:30 The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy (OUP, 2012)
Paul Corner (University of Siena)

Introduction: Axel Körner (UCL)
Discussants: Carl Levy (Goldsmiths, Chair), Jane...

27 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Family piety and scribal culture: the Gells of Hopton, c.1644-c.1700
Ann Hughes (Keele)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Of Principals and Principles: Confederate Substitution, Civic Responsibility, and the Issue of Citizenship
Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Ten Commandments in the Medieval Schools: conformity or diversity?
Lesley Smith (Harris Manchester College, Oxford)

Chaired by Cornelia Linde

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Survivors: Hiroshima, the Holocaust and the Rise of Global memory Culture
Dr Ran Zwigenberg (Pennsylvania State University)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor IHR

This session is jointly sponsored by the Pears I...

German Historical Institute 17:30 Title: The End of Modern Statehood? Globalization and the Nation-State
Julia Angster (Mannheim)

Venue: this session is a co-hosted lecture taking place at the German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury S...

IALS 18:00 The Scientific Gardens at Woburn Abbey, 1800-1840
Dr Paul Smith (University College London)

Venue: Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square...

28 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Women and Work in Provincial English Towns : 1851-1911
Amanda Wilkinson (Essex)

The census is arguably the most important source that we have for carrying out large scale studies of the c...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Dona et Exennia': Urban Patronage and the Yorkist Ruling Elite
Alexander Brondarbit (Winchester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Aesthetics and Politics within Godard's Cinema
Jeremy Spencer (Camberwell College of Art and Design and the Open University)

29 November 2014

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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)