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2 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Ecology of Crusading: The Environmental Impact of Holy War, Colonisation and Religious Conversion in the Medieval Baltic
Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Women and Slavery and Monticello
Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University / Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, Queen’s College, Oxford University)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Legal Processes of Pirate Executions in the British New World: Changes in British Law, 1670 - 1730
Rebecca Simon (KCL)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop
Time: 17:30

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 18:00 The Dukes of Gramont as patrons and collectors in the early 18th century
Dr. François Marandet

Because of their military action during the War of the League of Augsburg and that of the Spanish Successio...

3 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Kibbutz's Passage into the State of Israel: A Socio-Political Crisis or a Cultural-Epistemological Rift?
Lior Libman (UCL/Hebrew University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 John Prestall and Catholic opposition to Elizabeth I
Glyn Parry (Roehampton)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Faith, family and healing in post-war England: The career and marriage of Trevor Dearing, 'the exorcist vicar'
Dr Neil Armstrong (University of Teeside)

In the mid-1970s the Anglican priest Trevor Dearing (b. 1933) became something of a minor celebrity due to ...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Selling Enlightenment: book trade networks and the intellectual origins of the French Revolution, 1769-1789
Mark Curran (Queen Mary, University of London)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Copyright Literature in St Andrews University Library
Dr. Matthew Sangster (University of Birmingham)

During the eighteenth century, the university library at St Andrews was transformed by the accessions of ...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 The Challenges of the Franko B Archive
Bex Carrington and Jo Elsworth tbc (Bristol Theatre Collection)
Other 18:15 The Werewolf, the Shaman, and the Historian: Rethinking the Case of Old Thiess after Carlo Ginzburg

This lecture centres on the 1691 trial of a self-confessed Livonian werewolf, Matthias “Old Thiess&rd...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 Strongholds and Small Monsters: Identifying Precise Vocabulary in the Medieval Latin of the Celts
Anthony Harvey (Royal Irish Academy)

4 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Reading at the Front: Books and Soldiers in the First World War
Marcella Sutcliffe (University of Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Arendt on the 'Grammar of Politics' in the American Revolution
Caroline Ashcroft (Cambridge)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Gardens and philanthropic and social housing in the 19th and 20th centuries
Zoe Crisp (independent scholar)  

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Public Debates about the Economic Performance and Competitiveness of the United Kingdom and Germany since 1970
Wencke Meteling (Marburg)

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Housing Acts: performing the pursuit of public housing
David Roberts (Bartlett)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Melania the Younger in Africa
Juliette Day (Helsinki & Oxford)

5 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Judging in fourteenth-century Florence: the use of images to guide and inform
Claire Sandford-Couch (Northumbria)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Martin Clifford's A Treatise of Humane Reason (1674), and the paradox of religious rationalism
Catie Gill (Loughbourough)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Ideological Origins of the 20th-Century American Peace Movement
Marc Palen (Exeter)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Slavery and Adoption in Medieval Dubrovnik
Hannah Skoda (St John’s College, Oxford)

Chaired by Alice Taylor

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Parents, teachers and children's well-being in London, 1918-39
Dr Hester Barron (University of Sussex)

This paper explores the everyday interactions between parents and elementary school teachers in interwar Lo...

Room 304 17:30 Eric Williams and the Materialist approach to the history of slavery
Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Other 17:30 The history of trust
Inspired by Trust: a History by Geoffrey Hosking (history, SEEES and UCL),   Author, Warren von Eschenbach (philosophy, Notre Dame) Sir Anthony Seldon (Institute of Contemporary British History, author of Trust: How We Lost It and How to Get It Back) Kieron O’Hara (computer science, Southampton, author of Trust: from Socrates to Spin).   

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

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond
Dr Micah Muscolino (University of Oxford)

Venue:  SAS room 246, South Block, second floor

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Sir Hans Sloane and Exotica
Victoria Pickering (Queen Mary) & Alice Marples (King’s)

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

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6 March 2015

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 10:30 RELIGION AND EARLY MODERNITY: A CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE LINCOLN

Bruce Lincoln, Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divin...

Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Daughters of the Anglican Clergy: Religion, Gender and Identity in Victorian England
Midori Yamaguchi (Daito Bunko)

In Victorian times, when the existence of a 'family enterprise' was still prominent, a father's occupation ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The English under Burgundian banners, 1420-1435
Aleksandr Lobanov (Southampton)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 A special session on music and radical politics convened by Cesura Acceso with the following speakers:


Time Negatives of Variable Universe: On Sun Ra and Amiri Baraka

Sean Bonney

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7 March 2015

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 No bookings

 

9 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Apocalypse Nigh? The Aftermath of Oudenarde and Military Imbroglio of 1708
Mark Bryant (Chichester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 England and the Thirty Years' War: the English military diaspora and the early Stuart state
Adam Marks (independent scholar)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The British Empire and the Hajj in the First World War
Jon Slight (Cambridge)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 'I Saw My Name on the Board': Race, Gender and the Summer Olympics, 1932-1948
Dr Stanley Arnold (Northern Illinois University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Political Violence in Interwar France
Chris Millington (University of Swansea)

10 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Warburg Institute 16:30 Libraries 'in exile': the case of the library of the Jesuit seminary in Jersey (1880-1939)
Dr Sheza Moledina (Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon)

The history of the Jesuit libraries is like a never-ending saga, full of adventures, developm...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Provincial Marine clears the decks: Britain's forgotten colonial navy preparing for war, 1792-1812
Ian Stafford (independent historian)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Lost Visions: retrieving the visual element of printed books
Julia Thomas, Nicky Lloyd and Ian Harvey (Cardiff)

Despite the mass digitization of books, illustrations have remained more or less invisible. As an aesthetic...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 The Tactical Performance and Learning of British Third Army during the Battles of the Scarpe, April-May 1917
Christopher Newton (King’s College London)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Contested spaces: temporary houses of Parliament and government, 1834-52
Rebekah Moore (IHR/History of Parliament Trust)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 'A Motley Company of Halt, Maimed Blinkards': The Pensioners of the Chest at Chatham (Kent) and their London Creditors
Caroline Nielsen (IHR)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Portugal on the periphery? Scenarios from the History of Sexuality, 1900-1960
Richard Cleminson (Leeds)

Within the History of Sexuality, Portugal rarely gets a mention. This may be in part to what the socio...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Surveying Nature in Late-Colonial Central America
Sophie Brockman (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London)

Abstract: This paper explores the way in which information about nature was created in the Audiencia of Gua...

Room 304 18:00 The preparation for Total War in Japan
Dr Yasuo Mori (Doshisha/LSE)

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

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11 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 A new model of ecumenism: the practice of the Common Good in the partnership of Bishop David Sheppard and Archbishop Derek Worlock
Dr Maria Power (Liverpool)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rhetoric, Parliament and Monarchy in Elizabethan and Early-Stuart England
Markku Peltonen (Helsinki)
Other 17:15 Exhibiting the Eighteenth Century
Joanna Marschner (Historic Royal Palaces), Moira Goff (The Garrick Club), Alex Werner (Museum of London)

Joint Seminar with QMUL Centre for Eighteenth-Century

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein and the shape of postwar British psychoanalysis
Lesley Caldwell (UCL and Winnicott Trust)

Venue:  Torrington Room, 104, South Block, first floor

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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 'A sign of God's favour': Byzantine gold coins in Indian Ocean trade
Rebecca Darley (London)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Play, Missionaries and the Colonial Encounter, 1800-70: evangelization, acculturation or hybridization?
Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich)

12 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 PhD student session


Fit to Ride, Fit to Rule: Sir Francis Grant's equestrian portraits of Queen Victoria
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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Brave Minds and Hard Hands: Drama and Social Relations in the Hungry 1590s
Andy Wood (University of Durham)

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

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German Historical Institute 17:30 Did Freud Really Invent Psychoanalysis? A Global History in Berlin, London, and Calcutta 1910-1940
Uffa Jensen (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin)

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

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Cure-Seekers and their Companions at Canterbury and Coldingham
Claire Trenery (Royal Holloway) & Ruth Salter (University of Reading)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Between Peripheries: British women writing on Goa (1870-1840)
Filipa Lowndes Vicente (Visiting Scholar in Portuguese Studies, KCL) Commentator: Clare Midgley (Sheffield Hallam)

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13 March 2015

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John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 State Centralization on Europe's Periphery in the Middle Ages: Scotland and Poland Compared
Leigh Gardner (LSE) and Mikolaj Malinowski (Utrecht University)

The emergence of a centralized state capable of integrating markets and enforcing property rights is seen a...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Late-Medieval Land Disputes and the Manipulation of the Inquisitions 'Post Mortem'
Simon Payling (History of Parliament)

14 March 2015

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 No bookings

 

16 March 2015

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Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Launch of 'A History of Riots' (CSP)
Keith Flett and others

Please note:  this session has been postponed to a date in the Summer Term.  This will be...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Peter Fryer's Staying Power and the politics of writing black British history in the 1980s
Dr Rob Waters (Birkbeck)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop
Time: 17:30

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Room 304 17:30 'People of our condition have not any right to expect stability, or certainty of subsistence' - Middle-class men's experience of receiving charity in mid-nineteenth century England
Marian Flint
Wolfson Conference Suite 17:30 IHR Film Evening: Henry V (1944)

The Friends of the IHR are commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt by sho...

17 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Jews, the Left, and the Idea of Revolutionary Violence in the 1960s and 70s
Julia David, (Paris)

Please note: this session has been postponed until the next academic year

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Christian Conversation in three Shakespeare plays (Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure)
John D. Gilles (Essex)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 'We were very sociable together': Sociability and Meaning in the Life of Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle (1778-1857)
Professor Elaine Chalus (Bath Spa University)

This paper considers the place and meaning of sociability across the life of a highly sociable woman, Eliza...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Decentering with distance: networks of May Fourth in Southeast Asia
Rachel Leow (University of Cambridge)
Room 304 17:45 Archiving the Arts
Fleur Soper (The National Archives), Arike Oke (Rambert), Erin Lee (The National Theatre) and Alan Crookham (The National Gallery)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room 304, on the third floor of the IHR

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 The Slave Trade in Western Europe, c. 500 to 1200
Alice Rio (King's College London)

18 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Bow Bell Canto: Vera Lynn, Music and The People's War
Kate Guthrie (PhD student, KCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rethinking the origins of Marxism in modern France
Julia Nicholls (QMUL)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Disordered London? The view from Rosemary Lane
Janice Turner (University of Hertfordshire)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Postcarding the Capital: Representations of Ottoman Istanbul, 1890-1914
Radha Dalal (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 'About the life of those who are called canons, what sort ought it to be?' Regulating the life of the Canonical Clergy between between Chrodegang's Rule and the Council of Aachen. c. 750- 816
Stephen Ling (Leicester)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Launch and discussion of:

Il melodramma della nazione. Politica e sentimenti nel età del Risorgimento (Laterza, 2014)<...

19 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 'Mints in remote parts': the geography of the Great Recoinage, 1695-99
Mara Caden (Yale)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Popular Historians: Writing and Reading the American Past, 1947-1980
Nick Witham (Canterbury Christ Church)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:30 Food culture and cuisine in late medieval Europe
Christopher Woolgar (University of Southampton)

Venue:  Please note:  this has been changed to Wolfson Room I

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Room 304 17:30 John Richard Hicks and the theory of economic history
Richard Saville

Chair:  Helena Hammond

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Other 17:30 The Transformation of the World
Jürgen Osterhammel (Professor of Modern and Early Modern History, Konstanz): a topic related to his recent book, The Transformation of the World.   

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

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 A Taste for the Exotic: Pineapple Cultivation in Britain
Joanna Lausen‐Higgins (Independent Scholar)

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

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The Beveridge Hall (Senate House, ground floor) 18:00 History and Biography- Professor Lawrence Goldman
Professor Lawrence Goldman, Director of the IHR

History and Biography- Professor Lawrence Goldman.  

Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Histo...

20 March 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Lower-Deck Masculinities and the Plebeian Experience of the Naval Warship, 1756-1815
Elin Jones (QMUL)

The historiography of late eighteenth-century naval seamen has frequently dichotomised their experience and...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 '...like the great arsehole of all creation': Reading construction history with Henri Lefebvre and Karl Marx
Nick Beech (Oxford Brookes)

Abstract

'…construction history then turns out to be not less than a technical anthropology....

21 March 2015

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John S Cohen Room, 203 14:00 Building educational systems 1783-1826: Reynold Gideon Bouyer's experiments in education
Joanna Innes (Somerville College, University of Oxford)

This paper will explore a series of strikingly ambitious educational schemes from the late eighteenth and e...

 

23 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The trouble with gypsies in early modern England
David Cressy (Ohio State)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Global Labour History: Provisional Results and Further Prospects
Marcel van der Linden (International Institute of Social History and Amsterdam)

 

In the Summer Term:
A Roundtable on th...

Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 'A Fortune in a Thrill!': Early Amusement Parks in Britain, 1900-1939
Dr Josephine Kane (University of Westminster)

24 March 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Piratical States': British imperialism in the Indian Ocean world
Simon Layton (University of Cambridge)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 The Death of the Deer Park: Disparkment in England 1500-1800
Rod Liddiard (UEA)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Text Mining the History of Medicine
Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester University)

I will present the results of a collaborative and interdisciplinary project between the National Centre for...

Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Magna Carta: law, liberty and myth
Alexander Lock (British Library)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 The Politics of Giving in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. Donors, Lenders, Subjects and Citizens
Viviana Grieco (University of Missouri at Kansas City)

Abstract: The Politics of Giving discusses Spanish imperial state finance through the study of donativos, t...

Other 18:00 'A test case of Western readiness to help': Britain, Polish renewal and economic crisis in the early 1980s
Dr Richard Smith (FCO)

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

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25 March 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Farewell to Anglicanism: Evangelical Seceders from the Church of England 1964-76
Dr Andrew Atherstone (Oxford)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 The composition, structure and audience of Flodoard's 'Annals'
Edward Roberts (King's, London)

Please note: this seminar will be held in the Peter Marshall Room, 204 (2nd floor)

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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Discussion and launch of:

Frederick F. Anscombe,
State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands...

Room 246 (Senate House) 19:30 Optimism of the intellect, pessimism of the will? Manic/depressive and paranoid/schizoid positions in the cultural politics of the British Left
Phil Cohen (independent scholar)

Venue:  SAS room 246, South Block, second floor

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26 March 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 'In a way, like, we did the learning ourselves': Researching First World War military service in London
Dr Dan Todman (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Fashioning Britain: Non-Fiction Fashion Films of the Post-war Era
Jo Stephenson (Queen Mary University of London)
Other 17:30 A commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the death of Joseph Needham
A commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the death of Joseph Needham, with Leonard Blussé (Emeritus Professor of the History of European Relations with China, Leiden) on ‘Needham and the Sea’. 

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 Playing to Win: Political Aspects of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
Simon Young (University of Winchester)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Collecting Looerryminer's 'Testimony': Quaker Humanitarian Anti-Slavery thought and action and the politics of witnessing in the Bass Strait Islands, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 1832
Penelope Edmonds (Tasmania)

Connecting metropolitan and colonial histories of education: the West Indies and Britain in the era...

27 March 2015

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28 March 2015

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30 March 2015

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Other 14:30 The curious case of the absent armchair: Tracking the nineteenth-century explorers who never went anywhere
Natalie Cox, University of Warwick

Natalie tells the tale of the intriguing Victorian ‘armchair geographers’. Join her as she trav...

31 March 2015

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 No bookings