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1 January 2015

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2 January 2015

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3 January 2015

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5 January 2015

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Nation of Islam Men on Faith, Family and the American Ummah
Dawn-Marie Gibson (Royal Holloway University of London)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 C. F. Walker 'I taccuini': Note book of Bardini's clients
Annalea Tunisei

A notebook or taccuino entitled Appunti di Londra was found on the Bardini archive in Flo...

6 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Reconsidering Jewish Art History
Marc Epstein (Vassar College)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Chrononormativity and the Challenge of Queer Oral History
Dr Amy Tooth Murphy (University of Roehampton)

Joint seminar with the History of Sexuality seminar

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Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 Britain and the economic containment of imperial Germany (1906-1914): the case of the Constantinople Quays Company
Dr Keith Hamilton (FCO)

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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 'The Continuous Thread of Revelation': Chrononormativity and the Challenge of Queer Oral History
Dr Amy Tooth Murphy (University of Roehampton)

Is oral history inherently queer? Oral history has long been held as a route to foregrounding silenced and ...

7 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Idealists dream or sectarian nightmare? The formation of the Ulster Defence Regiment
Dr Will Butler (Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Suarez and the Jesuit scholastic in the genealogy of the State
Ben Slingo (Cambridge)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Sensing status: sensory responses and elite status display in the ancient Roman home
Hannah Platts (Royal Holloway, University of London)  

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8 January 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 'Odd old ends stol'n forth of Holy Writ': Lying with the Bible in Early Modern England
Kevin Killeen (York)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Biblical Memories: seeing the Passion all around in England and Bohemia
Lucie Doležalová  (Charles University, Prague)

Chaired by Eyal Poleg

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Room 243 (Senate House) 18:00 'No trusting anything out of doors': exotic birds and animals in the C18 garden
Dr Christopher Plumb (University of Manchester)

Venue:  SAS Room 243, Senate House, South Block, second floor

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9 January 2015

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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Isabetta Lascarina: a Greek refugee in early-Tudor England
Jonathan Mackman (York)

10 January 2015

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12 January 2015

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:00 Book Launch: Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939

Panel discussion with the editors, Dominic Symonds (University of Lincoln), Vivienne Richmond (Goldsmiths U...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The public debt in France, 1661-1815
Tim Le Goff (York University, Toronto) and Joel Felix (Reading) joint session
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Revolutionary puritanism in Anglo-American perspective
Nicholas Tyacke (UCL)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 1787: Birth of the American Empire
Max Edling (KCL)

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Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 Suzanne Lenglen to Serena Williams: An Object-Focused Investigation into the Role of Fashion in Women's Tennis Dress
Suzanne Rowland (University of Brighton)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era
Katherine Astbury (University of Warwick)

13 January 2015

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'I am the Captain now!': reconstructing the lives of lascars on board British sailing vessels
Aaron Jaffer (University of Warwick and the River and Rowing Museum)

Venue: Athlone Room 102, 1st floor, South block, Senate House

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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 French Reserve Forces in August and September 1914: An Asset or a Liability?
Professor William Philpott (King’s College London)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 A Comparative History of Sports in South America 1860 - 1920
Matthew Brown (Bristol)

Abstract: What factors shaped the adoption of football, baseball, cycling, swimming and horse-racing as com...

14 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Citizens or Faithful? Religion and the Liberal Revolutions of the 1820s in Southern Europe
Maurizio Isabella (QMUL)

15 January 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The State of Things: Rethinking state history
Prof Patrick Joyce (Manchester)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 The Holy Maid of Wales: Visions, Imposture and Catholicism in Early Modern Britain
Alexandra Walsham (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Please note:  this session will take in Wolfson Room I, in the basement.

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'A Union Jack hanging over my head'. Interviews with former diplomatic service children
Sara Hiorns (QMUL)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Reflections on the meaning of abductions for marriage in C18th & C19th Ireland
Maria Luddy (Warwick)

Paradigms of Anglo-Indian marriage in the C18th and C19th
Margot Finn (UCL)

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16 January 2015

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 09:00 IHR Workshop in Early American History
Schedule: Registration, Tea and Coffee (IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Room NB01, 9:00-9:30)   Welcome and tour of the IHR North American Collections Room (9:30-10:00)   Panel 1 (Room NB01, 10:00-11:15): re-imagining early America and the British Atlantic World Benjamin Bankhurst (SAS/IHR): “Ireland and Irish America within the Scottish Atlantic: a re-evaluation”. Nicolas Cole (Oxford): “Re-imagining the Constitutional Convention”.    Panel 2 (Room NB01, 11:15-12:15): The Junto and early American resources online Rachel Herrmann (Southhampton) and Tom Cutterham (Oxford): “The Junto, the Early American Blogosphere, and REFable Impact”.   Lunch (Room NB01, 12:15-1:00):   Panel 3 (Room NB01, 1:00-2:15): borderlands and the expansion of slavery Kathryn Olivarius (Oxford): "From 'People with Slaves' to a 'Slave Society': The Impact of Ecology, Disease, and Death in Old Southwest, 1803 to 1835". Mandy Izadi (Oxford): “Space and Sovereignty in the Patriot War: 1812-1814”.   Panel 4 (Room NB01, 2:15-3:30): North America, Africa and the Caribbean Philip Abrahams (KCL): "Record making, record keeping and colonial society in seventeenth century Barbados". Bronwen Everill (KCL): “Free Labour and Legitimate Commerce: American African Commercial Networks after the Slave Trade”.   Tea and Coffee (3:30-4:00) Plenary Session (4:00-4:30): the state of Early American Studies in Britain

London, with its unique colonial archival resources and lively research student populati­­on, is on...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Jesuits, Remonstrants, and Jews: Theological Encounters in the Early Modern Dutch Republic
Sina Rauschenbach (Potsdam)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Occupational Structure under the Second Serfdom: Evidence from Early Modern Bohemia
Sheilagh Ogilvie (University of Cambridge), co-authored with Alexander Klein (University of Kent)

Changes in occupational structure are widely regarded as a key component of the early modern ‘Little ...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Advowsons and local political networks in fifteenth-century England
Andrea Ruddick (York)

Please note: this meeting will take place in the Torrington Room, South Block, first floor, room 10...

17 January 2015

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19 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Marching on their Stomachs? Crusader Marches to the Holy Land in the Twelfth Century
Joanna Phillips (University of Leeds)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Black Soldiers in World War One
Marika Sherwood
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 'Spare the rod and spoil the child': Whipping in British India 1850 - 1905
Amy Kavanagh (KCL)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop
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Room 304 17:30 The Making Of A Social Researcher
Duncan Scott (Independent Scholar)

20 January 2015

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The Beveridge Hall (Senate House, ground floor) 10:00 History Day 2015

History libraries & research open day provides an opportunity to meet and learn about libraries...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Jewish hair?
Francois Guesnet, (UCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Defining unity in the Jacobean Church: claims to Catholicity in the Oath of Allegiance controversy, 1606-1609
Angela Ranson (York)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Old Age and Disability in Medieval Europe
Dr Irina Metzler (Wellcome Trust/MEMO Centre, University of Swansea)

The third chapter of my book, A Social History of Disability in Medieval Europe: Cultural Considerations of...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 'Don't squeeze a South African dry!' Mobilizing the orange as anti-apartheid and antiracist resistance, 1970-1974
Hugh Crosfield (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 Information Governance for Social and Economic Research Best Practice: The Administrative Data Research Centre for England project
Elizabeth Shepherd and Alexandra Eveleigh (University College, London)
Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 The British Empire and the Politics of Asian Immigration, 1904-1914
Cees Heere (LSE)

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

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 The Principality of Antioch and the Medieval Frontier
Andrew Buck (Queen Mary University of London)

21 January 2015

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Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 Falsehood in Wartime: Propaganda, Patriotism and Poppycock
Aoife O’Gorman (DPhil student, Oxford),
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Reading Anarchism Politically: Radical Praxis in Errico Malatesta's 'At the Cafe'
Puneet Dhaliwal  (Oxford)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Material wealth or material poverty? A regional study of the material lives of the poor, c.1670-1834
Joe Harley (University of Leicester)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Bright Young Things of the Holocaust: The Terezín Ghetto as a Society of Inequalities?
Anna Hajkova (Warwick)

Venue: Torrington Room 104, 1st floor, Senate House, 1st floor

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 A view from the streets of early modern London; mapping political geographies with illustrated broadside ballads
Angela McShane (Royal College of Art)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Eadmer of Canterbury and William Longsword (aka Rufus)
John Gillingham (London)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Historians and the Venetian Republic: recasting a myth in an age of nation-building, 1815-1922
David Laven (Nottingham)

Chair: Axel Körner

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22 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 New evidence on Machiavelli and the publication in Florence of Erasmus and More
William Connell (Seton Hall)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Appointments policy in early Restoration Ireland: the judiciary considered
Coleman Dennehy (UCD / UCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Problems of Modern Democracy: Henry James and the Genteel Tradition
Emily Coit (Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Echoes of Liminal Space: late medieval 'enclosed gardens' of the Low Countries - material devotion and artistic expression
Barbara Baert (University of Leuven)

Chaired by Miri Rubin

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Room 304 17:30 The idea of the margin in Sidney Pollard's economic history
Dave Renton (Garden Court Chambers)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Doctoral Competition


Balance of Favour: Multilateral diplomacy over state boundaries around Japan, 1861-75

Room 246 (Senate House) 18:00 Orthodox fantasy: Sir William Chambers's 'Designs of Chinese Buildings' and the British garden
Emile de Bruijn (National Trust)

Venue:  SAS Room 246, Senate House, South Block, second floor

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23 January 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 From the 'Right to Rule' to the 'Right to Reign': Monarchy and Women's Rights in Victorian Britain
Arianne Chernock (Boston University/KCL)

In 1832, the Unitarian minister and radical reformer William Johnson Fox (1786-1864) published an article t...

The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 'Improv'd the General Conversation of Americans': Social Libraries Before 1854
Professor Wayne Wiegand (California)

With the help of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, I launched a major book-length ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Peasants and the Sea in Medieval England
Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham)

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible
Norah Campbell (Trinity College)

Abstract: Advertisements for high-technology products and services visualize processes and phenomena which ...

24 January 2015

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26 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Execution Ballads in Early Modern France
Una McIlvenna (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'In the time of her adversity': English bishops' wives, 1549-1559
Rachel Basch (RHUL)

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Catholic wives and daughters of the aldermen of London, c. 1580-1630
Ioan...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Globalisation, the Cold War, and the Decolonisation of the Insular Empire of the United States
A. G. Hopkins (Cambridge and Austin)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 URBAN CINEMAGOING IN INTERWAR BRITAIN


Patriotism, Pathos and Pride: Interwar Cinema-going in the Naval Port Town of Portsmouth

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Informal internationalism: networks and mediators in the French anarchist movement, 1880-1914
Constance Bantman (University of Surrey)

27 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Captain Cook, Pyrotechnist'
Simon Werrett (University College London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Anglesey Almshouses
Sylvia Pinches (VCH Herefordshire)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Italian Propaganda in the First World War
Stefano Marcuzzi (Oxford University)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Electoral politics in an age of uncertainty: the case of 'Winchester Man' 1830-1880
Richard Aldous (University of Winchester)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Convict Labour in Late Colonial- and Post-Colonial Latin America (ca. 1765-1898)
Christian de Vito (Leicester/IISH)

Abstract: What were the functions of convict labour in late 18th- and 19th centuries Latin America and the ...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Pimps, Traffickers, Maques and Ponces: Interrogating third parties in the early twentieth century sex industry
Dr Julia Laite (Birkbeck)

[Due to illness, Peter Hegarty has had to cancel his seminar paper, but we are pleased to confirm that Juli...

28 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Young Engels, English Socialism, and Utopia
David Leopold (Oxford)
Room 304 17:30 Sex, Psychopathy and War: Psychoanalysis and Mid-twentieth Century Ideas about 'Personality Disorder'
David Jones (University of East London)

Please note:  this session has been moved to Room 304, on the third floor of the IHR<...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Panel: 'New research on popular and everyday culture in Eastern Europe in socialist times'


The Socialist Nerd: Youth, Ideology and Cultured Life in Late Socialist Romania
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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Small wars in faraway places under the emperor Honorius
George Woudhuysen & Graham Barrett (Oxford)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Localising the Global: Industrial Schools in Missionary Discussion, British India, 1880s-1940
Arun Kumar (Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Gottingen)
Other 18:30 Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India
Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

Venue: Great Hall, British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H ...

29 January 2015

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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 European History 1150-1550 Seminar

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 'A female politician'?: The career of Mary Catherine Stanley, Countess of Derby (1824-1900)
Dr Jennifer Davey (UEA)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Ambivalent Glance: Ceremonies of Remembrance in 1920s British Cinema
Lawrence Napper (King’s College London)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Shall we be Mexicanized?': Images of the Diaz Dictatorship in U.S. Republican Political Discourse, 1876-1884
Alys Beverton (UCL)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 New directions in penal history: comparative and global approaches
Clare Anderson (Leicester) and Hilary Marland (Warwick)

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 The Persian Sofi at the Medici court: magi, merchants and 'cavalieri'
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Joint with Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy Seminar

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30 January 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Audacity and compromises: Arabic Studies in Utrecht in the early eighteenth century
Alastair Hamilton (Warburg)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Experiencing the French Liberalisation Experiment in Tours, 1763-1775
Daisy Gibbs (UCL)

The paper deals with the national integration of the French economy in the eighteenth century. I have tried...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Law, society, and culture in late-medieval England: three problems; three questions
Tom Johnson (Birkbeck College)

31 January 2015

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John S Cohen Room, 203 14:00 'I am become more desperately military than most things existing': War, Masculinity and Sociability on the Grand Tour, 1700-1780
Sarah Goldsmith (York)

 

2 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 From Le Puy to Jerusalem: Raymond of Saint-Gilles, the Auvergne, and the 'Provencal' Background of the First Crusade
Thomas Lecaque (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Arming both sides. The Armaments industry in World War One
Matthew  Burnett-Stewart
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Confederate Conscription and the Issue of Gender
Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway University of London)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Creating post-indenture identities in the era of indenture. Hindustani immigrants setting up 'home' in the Suriname districts between 1878 and 1921
Magriet Fokken (University of Groningen)

Migration and Social Changes in Post-Emancipation Bermuda
Dr Kristy Warren (...

Room 304 17:30 Saving Winchester: Voluntary Societies, Historic Buildings and Urban Redevelopment
Michael Nelles (University of Southampton)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 18:00 De Bons Citoyens: John and Josephine Bowes' collecting of French revolutionary ephemera
Dr. Barbara Lasic (Buckingham)

Passionate and eclectic collectors, John and Josephine Bowes assembled one of the largest art collections o...

3 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Vollrath von Maltzan: A German Diplomat and 'Mischlinge' in Weimar, the Third Reich, and the Federal Republic, 1899-1967
Jean-Marc Dreyfus, (University of Manchester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Puritanism and the Ten Commandments in post-Reformation England
Jonathan Willis (Birmingham)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Infancy Rites of Passage in Mamluk Society (Egypt & Syria, 1250-1517)
Catherine Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)

Some of the many rites of passage which might punctuate the first couple of years in the life of a child gr...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Global histories of science and the book
James Poskett (University of Cambridge)
Room G22/26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Archaeology of an Elizabethan Library: Reading Richard Stonley (c.1520-1600)
Dr. Jason Scott-Warren (Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge)

Richard Stonley, an Elizabethan exchequer official and the first documented reader of Shakespeare, l...

Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 JFK's Coup Dilemma: Idealism, Military Regimes, and the Recognition Problem, 1961-1963
Jeff Michaels (KCL)

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

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 Like Children with Apples: Knowing the Bible in Medieval England
Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary University of London)

4 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Belgian army officer corps c. 1830-1918
Mario Draper (PhD student, Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Morality, and in particular justice': John Rawls and the normative turn in American ethical theory, 1955-1963
Kenzie Bok (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 William Hazlitt's Radical Faith
Kevin Gilmartin Hazlitt (Caltech/University of York)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Dissident domesticity: an ethnographic conceptualist approach to house arrest and diplomatic asylum
Michal Murawski (UCL) and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (artist)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Charles Roach Smith and the Illustrations of Roman London (1859)
Roey Sweet (Leicester)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Coinage and the Late Anglo-Saxon 'State'
Rory Naismith (Cambridge)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Book launch and discussion of:

John Foot (Bristol) La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Itali...

5 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Fighting corruption in the fourteenth century: Perugia and beyond
Guy Geltner (Amsterdam)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Protestant Ireland and the creation of the Restoration settlement, 1655-65
Neil Johnston (UCD)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 The Underground Slave Trade? Understanding the Phenomenon of Slave Stealing
Laura Sandy (Keele)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 German autumn or Prague Spring? The Empire in fourteenth-century political culture
Len Scales (University of Durham)

Chaired by John Sabapathy

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education Act
Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)

The Education Act of 1944 is well recognised for the direct and immediate contributions that it made to the...

Room 304 17:30 Karl Marx's method and the study of history
John Foster (University of the West of Scotland)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Rashid al-Din, Bolad Chengxiang, and Cultural Administration in the Mongol Empire: Imperial Ambitions and Local Identities in the Production of Art, History, and Science
Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL) with Wang Yidan (Peking University) and Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago)

Venue:  SAS room 243, South Block, second floor

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Other 18:00 Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers' histories 1950-70
Dr Christine Wall (University of Westminster)
Room 246 (Senate House) 18:00 Exotics from N America in C18
Jean Stone (independentscholar/writer)

Venue:  SAS Room 246, Senate House, South Block, second floor

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6 February 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'Every woman's destiny is motherhood': Women and work in post-war Italy (1945-1970)
Pamela Schievenin (IHR/Glasgow)

Women in post-war Italy were presented with different interpretations regarding women’s work outside ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The development of the writ of 'praemunire facias' during the 14th century
Daniel Gosling (Leeds)

7 February 2015

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9 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Gian Pietro Carafa and the reform of the Roman Church: concepts, institutions and inquisitions, 1524-1542
Andrea Vanni (York)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Roundtable discussion: Political discourse, state theory and 'English' culture in early modern Ireland
Discussants: Mark Empey (NUI Galway), David Heffernan (UC Cork) and Mark Hutchinson (Goettingen)

Commentator: Andrew Hadfield (Sussex and All Souls', Oxford)

NB Papers by the discussants will be p...

Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 Producing Public History: How the National Football Museum Created 'The Greater Game: The History of Football in World War One'
Dr Alex Jackson (National Football Museum)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 (Comment from Alison Carrol (Brunel), Richard J. Evans (University of Cambridge) and Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge)
Book Launch for The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 by Astrid Swenson (Brunel)

10 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Learning to lead: the Admiralty and Pacific exploration in the long 18th century
Katherine Parker (University of Pittsburgh)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 'They got it all wrong!' Victorian Future War Fiction and the First World War
Dr Jorit Wintjes (University of Wuerzburg)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'One of the best men of business we had ever met': Thomas Drummond, the boundary commission and the 1832 Reform Act
Martin Spychal (IHR/History of Parliament Trust)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Sixty-One Days at Sea: Fishermen, their Rafts, and Regional Identity in the Brazilian Northeast
Courtney Campbell (Institute of Historical Research)

Abstract: This presentation focuses on the ways in which Brazilians from several walks of life debated thei...

11 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'The Writings of Querulous Women': Contraception, Conscience and Clerical Authority in 1960s Britain
Dr Alana Harris (Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Germaine de Stael and the Politics of Passions, 1789-1796
Biancamaria Fontana (Lausanne)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Refusing the Unconscious? Second Wave Feminism and Psychoanalysis
Elsa Richardson (Queen Mary UL)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Bede's World Chronicles: a reappraisal of the 'Chronica Minora'
Maírín MacCarron (Galway)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 John William Colenso, Bishop of Natal, and William Colenso of New Zealand: nineteenth century protestant missionary cousins in conflict with their bishops and colonial governors
Gwilym Colenso (London)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Panel: Comparative perspectives on museums and cultural exchanges


Making and moving the material mind: transnational histories of a phrenological bust, 183...

12 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The Britain and Europe Referendum, 1975
Dr Robert Saunders (QMUL)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Of Hungry Hens and Broken Bones: Gender and Obscene Humour in Sixteenth-Century St. Gallen
Carla Roth (Balliol College, Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Herbert's Hallways: Navigating the Magical, the Middlebrow and the Domestic in the London Series
Hollie Price (Queen Mary University of London)
Other 17:30 Manchurian Candidates: Brainwashing, the Cold War, and the History of the Psy Professions
Daniel Pick (Professor of History, Birkbeck)

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Thomas Hobbes and the Right to Punish
Signy Allen (QMUL)

'Gentleman lags' and the 1878-9 Penal Servitude Acts Commission
Ben Bethell (Birkbeck...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Presentation of 'Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governance' (CUP, 2014)
Alan Lester and Fae Dussart (Sussex). Commentator: Zoë Laidlaw (RHUL)

13 February 2015

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 10:00 Juan Luis Vives and Thomas More. Humanism and Anglo-Spanish Cultural Relations in the Sixteenth Century
Prof. Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, Cambridge: ‘Thomas More and the strange death of Erasmian England’ Prof. Glyn Redworth, Faculty of History, University of Oxford: ‘Diplomatic and Cultural Relations between England and Spain in the early sixteenth century’ Prof. Rosa Vidal Doval, Queen Mary University, London: ‘Vives and the Inquisition’ Prof. Bethany Aram, Dept. of Geography, History and Philosophy, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville:  ‘Juan Luis Vives and the Education of a Christian Princess, 1485-1554’ Professor Enrique Garcia Hernan, Institute of History, Spanish National Research Council, ‘Thomas More and Spain’. Prof. Igor Pérez Tostado, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville: ‘English Martyrdom in Spanish politics at the end of the Tudor period’ 

This one day conference, supported by the Spanish Embassy in London, coincides with a major exhibition in V...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Netherlandishness of 16th and 17th Century British Art: the Case of Cornelius Johnson
Karen Hearn (UCL)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 The price of trust. Jamaica, the Jewish diaspora and Spanish American trade, 1655-1730
Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh) 

Diasporic communities are commonly seen as either antiquated remnants of a pre-industrial world or idyllic ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The hue and cry in thirteenth-century England
Kenneth Duggan (King’s College)

14 February 2015

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 No bookings

 

16 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Material Effects: Leave-Taking and Rituals of Departure in Preparation for the Fourth Crusade
Anne Lester (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Charles Bradlaugh and the First International
Deborah Lavin
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 'Modern Girls' Model Films': Genre, Gender and Muslim Aspiration in colonial India (1940-47)
Salma Siddique (Westminster)

The Maulana Rises: Pir, Peasants and the Demand for Pakistan in colonial Assam c. 1930s-1947

17 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Jewish Chaplaincy and the British Armed Forces 1892-1919
Jonathan Lewis, (UCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The intellectual circle of Thomas Plume, 1630-1740
Helen Kemp (Essex)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 After the Accident: Disability and Work in British Coalmines, 1880-1948
Dr Mike Mantin (University of Swansea)

When a worker in one of Britain’s notoriously dangerous coalmines met with an accident causing perman...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Retracing Victorian anti-racism: race, class and the network of Anti-Caste's activists
Caroline Bressey (University College London)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:45 Company numbers: a key resource in tracing businesses and their records
Alex Ritchie (The National Archives)

Please note the change of date (previously, 3 February)

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Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito's first visit to the UK, 1953
Andrew Harrison (The National Archives of the UK)

Please note that this is a change to the talk that was scheduled before, on account of illness.

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Sex backwards. Sexology speaks about desire in communist Czechoslovakia
Kateřina Lišková (Masaryk University)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 The Endurance of Old Gods: Engaging with Paganism in the Eastern Baltic Crusader States
Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading)

18 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Goats mingling with sheep? The British army's use of civilian experts during the First World War
Aimee Fox (PhD student, Birmingham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Hobbes's fool as 'hostis humani generis'
Max Jaede (St. Andrews)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 The Post-Restoration army: 1660-1714
Ralph Thompson (The National Archives)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Selling Paris: The Commerce in Real Estate in the Fin-de-siecle
Alexia Yates (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 No seminar
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Bandiera Rossa: class struggle, the Allies and the Roman Resistance
David Broder (LSE)

Italian volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
Manuele Cogni (Reading)

Chair: Ch...

19 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Burning things politically in late seventeenth-century London
Elaine Tierney (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Privacy and Community: Urban Panning for Mental Health in the American Metropolis, c. 1940-60
Ed Ramsden (QMUL)

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The Rebuilding of the South Bronx in the Late-Twentieth Century
Themis Ch...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Documents as Art: England, France and Iberia, c.1200-1450
Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalen College, Oxford)

Chaired by David Carpenter

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Room 304 17:30 Inventing History: Eric Hobsbaum on Nations and Classes
David Howell (University of York)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Other 17:30 The Mediterranean and Mediterraneans in global history
David Abulafia (Professor of Mediterranean History, Cambridge) Cyprian Broodbank (Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge) Paolo Luca Bernardini (Professor of History, Bergamo).   Peregrine Horden (Professor in Medieval History, Royal Holloway) chairs the panel. Nick Purcell (Camden Professor of Ancient History, Oxford) will initiate the discussion.   

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Britain and India in the Twentieth Century
Dr Chandrika Kaul (St Andrews University)

Jointly sponsored by the Centre for Media History, University of Aberystwyth

(A drinks reception wi...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Indian Influence in C18 British Garden
Diane James (University of Warwick)

Venue:  Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South Block, ground floor

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20 February 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Roundtable Discussion about Gender and the Two World Wars
Susan R. Grayzel (Mississippi), Lucy Noakes (Brighton) & Krisztina Robert (Roehampton)

Since the 1987 publication of Behind the Lines (edited by Margaret Randolph Higonnet and others), ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The Feckless Gaveston, the Avaricious Isabella, and the Officious Stapeldon: Cornwall's turbulent lordship and the county polity, 1300-1337
Sam Drake (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College)

21 February 2015

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Other 14:00 Captive children: (re)situating childhood and education in Napoleonic experiences of military detention
Elodie Duché(Warwick)

 

23 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Complete knowledge/Entera noticia'. The status of knowledge in the colonial politics of Philip II of Spain
Arndt Brendecke (Munich)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Catholics in Herefordshire, 1605: the Whitsun Riots
Wendy Brogden (Birmingham)

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Under duress? Catholics and sequestration in the 1640s
Eilish Gregory (UC...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Portuguese India and British India: Comparing Colonialisms in the Nineteenth Century
Felipa Vicente (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 THERAPEUTIC LEISURE IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN


Promoting Wellbeing through Leisure: The Case of the Turkish bath in Victorian Britain

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Death and violence in Paris during the Algerian War
Sarah Howard (Birkbeck)

24 February 2015

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Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 On the Road: Travel in the Pre-Railway Age
Nat Alcock (Warwick)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Innovative bureaucracies: medicine in the French and British navies
Erica Charters (University of Oxford)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Tracking the Emergence of New Words across Time and Space
Jack Grieve (Aston)

Very little is known about how new words spread in language. New words are regularly identified by lexicogr...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Gallipoli and the 1915 approach to war: a case study in the year of failed offensives
Dr Rhys Crawley (Australian National University)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 The uses of a parliamentary diary in the making of a royalist: the case of Henry Townshend of Worcestershire, 1640-3
Stephen Roberts (History of Parliament Trust)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 From the Chinese Guan to the Mexican Chocolatero: A Tactile History of the Transpacific Trade, 1571-1815
Meha Priyadarshini (European University Institute)

Abstract: The paper builds on of Meha’s doctoral thesis, which focuses on the Manila Galleon Trade (1...

25 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Grand Tours and Conflicting Identities of Eighteenth-Century English Catholic Travellers: Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810) and Henry Swinburne (1743-1803)
Dr Alexander Lock (British Library)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 TBC
Timothy Hampton (Berkeley)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Changing Faces: Media and Materiality in the Early Byzantine Cult of the Virgin
Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Evangelical agency, the Location Question: Church Missionary Society medical planning 1870s- 1930s
Sara Ebrahimi (University College Dublin)

26 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Class and Politics in the late 1960s: The attitudes of Tyneside shipbuilders
Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (Cambridge)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Fighting objects, winning souls: aspects of religious violence in the 1641 Irish Rebellion
Joan Redmond (Cambridge)

Please note:  this session takes place in the John S Cohen Room, 203

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Other 17:30 Global approaches to the Middle Ages
To mark the appearance of the new journal, The Medieval Globe: Chris Wickham (Chichele Professor of Medieval History, Oxford) chairs an interdisciplinary panel: Carol Symes (Associate Professor of History, U. of Illinois) James Barrett (Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Cambridge) Elizabeth Lambourn (Reader in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, De Montfort) Nicholas Vincent (Professor of Medieval History, UEA) will reply.    

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Day-Goblins and female Rakes: The Vilified Consumer in Eighteenth- Century Britain
Serena Dyer (University of Warwick)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Poison and the Intimacies of Empire: India and Britain, 1800-1914
David Arnold (Warwick)

Orientalising deafness: disability and difference in the C19 British Empire
Esme Clea...

27 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Conference Suite 09:30 The Gerald Aylmer seminar 2015: Secret histories

Hosted by the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research, The National Archives and The...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Dutch Diplomacy and Trade in Rariteyten: Episodes in the History of Material Culture of the Dutch Republic
Claudia Swan (Northwestern)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 English agricultural development 1270-1870: reflections on new estimates of output and productivity
Mark Overton (University of Exeter)

British economic growth, 1270-1870 by Broadberry, Campbell, Klein, van Leeuwen, and Overton, prese...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 Political Spin in Fourteenth Century England? The Reputation of Queen Isabella of France
Laura Slater (York)

Please note:  this session takes place in SAS room 246, South Block, second floor

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28 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 11:30 70 years since the 1945 Attlee Government
Francis Beckett, Ian Birchall, John Newsinger and others

Please note:  this session takes place on a Saturday in Wolfson Room I, and begins at 11:30