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1 October 2012

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Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Cigars and Politics: An Intersectional and Transnational Approach to Cuban Women's Immigration and Work in the United States, 1880-2000
Jay Kleinberg (Brunel University)

 

Venue: Montague Room G26, Senate House, South Block, Ground floor

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2 October 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Meteorological Crusade: studying the weather on land and at sea in the early 19th century
Simon Naylor (University of Exeter)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 "So help me God": oaths and swearing in early modern England
John Spurr (Swansea)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Age of Corruption? Customs fraud and aging in the Port of London, 1730-1785
Spike Sweeting (RCA/V&A History of Design)

A dominant theme in histories of the early modern Customs is the ease with which officers were corrupted, o...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Tricky Business of Selling Time
James Nye (King’s College, London)
Room 261 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 From Marx to Metrics in Latin America's Economic History
John Coatsworth (Columbia)

3 October 2012

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Tocqueville, Democracy and Crisis
Dr. David Runciman (University of Cambridge)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Shaping rules, making rulers: Carolingian and Abbasid inauguration-rites in comparative context
Jinty Nelson (KCL)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The discourse of practice: continuity and change in early modern domestic cultures
Anthony Buxton (University of Oxford)

Gordon Room (G34), on the ground floor in Senate House

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4 October 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Memories of Empire, vol. 1: The White Man's World, (OUP 2011)
Bill Schwarz:  Roundtable

Jointly with Reconfiguring the British Seminar and Imperial and World History Semi...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Memories of Empire: A Roundtable on Bill Schwarz's 'The White Man's World'
Jon Lawrence (Cambridge), Jeremy Krikler (Essex), Camilla Schofield at UEA, with a response from Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary)

Joint session with the Modern British History Seminar and the Reconfiguring the British History Sem...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 On Bill Schwarz' s 'The White Man's World' (Oxford UP, 2011; vol. 1 of his trilogy, Memories of Empire)
Roundtable: Jeremy Krikler (Essex), Jon Lawrence (Cambridge) & Camilla Schofield (East Anglia); response from Bill Schwarz (QMUL).

Jointly with Modern British History Seminar and Imperial and World History Seminar

Institute of Education 17:30 Language, education and gender in eighteenth-century England
Professor Michele Cohen (Visiting Professor, Institute of Education London)

 

The paper discusses the concerns over language, one key feature of the education of males an...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Gender: a useful category for all medievalists
Dr Serena Ferente (KCL) and Prof. Miri Rubin (QMUL)

Chair: Dr John Sabapathy

Venue:  Room G21A

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Room 264 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Lunatic Children, 1845-1900: Constructing the Insane Child in England's County Asylums
Steven Taylor (Leicester)

Please note:  this session will take place in room S264 (Senate House, second floor)

5 October 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Discovering Desire: Researching Female Sexuality in Everyday Life in Nazi Germany
Cornelie Usborne (Roehampton Emerita & Senior Fellow, IHR)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 What was Cotton Cloth in Early-Modern Europe?
John Styles (Hertfordshire)

6 October 2012

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The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor) 10:00 Some Tales of One City: Charles Dickens and London
Alex Werner & Tony Williams on Dickens’s Victorian London; Michael Allen on Dickens’s Early Life; Nicholas Waloff on Dickens’s Servants; Ruth Richardson on the Oliver Twist workhouse  

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.  Arguably the greate...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 14:00 Education and Endowment: Charity Commission School Reports in the Early Nineteenth Century
Sara G. Brown  (Institute of Education University of London)

 

8 October 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Churchills and Egypt, 1881-1956
Roland Quinault

 

Court Room, Senate House, first floor

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Flashy Strings of Neon Lights Unravelled: Motoring Leisure and Technological Sublimity
Dr John Law (University of Westminster)
Other 17:15 William of Newburgh and Crusading
Dr Michael Staunton (University College, Dublin)

Venue: Room G3 at Royal Holloway, University of London, Bedford Square, 2 Gower Street, WC1E 6DP

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:30 The British as Collectors from the Tudors to the Present
Charles Sebag Montefiore 

Please note: This session starts at 18:30

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9 October 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The English spring: 1641 and the making and taking of the Protestation oath
John Walter (Essex)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 The Military Significance of the Presidential Election of 1864
Professor Brian Holden Reid (King’s College London)

Venue: Room 349, Senate House, South block, 3rd floor

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Rethinking Historical Research in the Digital Age: A TEI Approach
Camille Desenclos (Enc, Sorbonne)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 From classification to network analysis: the Burlington Magazine Online Index
Barbara Pezzini

Chair: Alan Crookham

This session takes place in the Gordon Room (G34), Senate House, groun...

The Jessell Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Account Books as Sources for the History of a Monastic Library: the Case of Windberg in Bavaria
Bettina Wagner (Bavarian State Library)

This paper will explore a neglected source for the history of monastic libraries. The Windberg accounts...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The Liberal Party and continuity in foreign policy 1905-15: elections, patriotism and war
Dr Iain Sharpe (London University External Programme)

Holden Room (103)

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10 October 2012

Venue Time Details
Senate House 12:00 Day for New research students
Dr Simon Trafford (convenor)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 History Lab methods workshop
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Robert Grosseteste on the Nicomachean Ethics: Reflections on Thirteenth Century Kingship
Sophie Ambler (King’s College London)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 New thinking at the National Army Museum, 2012-16: lottery grants, fabric renewal and academic research
Dr Alastair Massie (Head of Academic Access, National Army Museum)

Inaugural meeting

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Varied Wonders': Galvanism, the News, and the Popular Consumption of Science, 1791-1820
Iain Watts (Princeton/IHR)
Room 264 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Mission studies and historical research: past trends and future trajectories
Brian Stanley (University of Edinburgh)

Venue: Room S264, Senate House, South block, 2nd floor

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Romans in a Frankish world: Gregory of Tours, Venantius Fortunatus, and ethnic identities
Erica Buchberger (University College, Oxford)

Please note:  this session will take place in the Gordon Room (G34), on the ground floor of Se...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 A history of urban space: changing concepts of space in the study of the early modern metropolis
Stuart Minson (Oxford)

11 October 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Favourite Son Comes Home: Preacher, Public, and Public Authority in Quattrocento Udine
Stefan Visnjevac (St Andrews)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Alternatives to John Locke: English tolerance in the early Enlightenment
Evan Haefeli (Columbia)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Family Time: Women, Lineage and Memory in Seventeenth-Century England
Kate Hodgkin (UEL)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Borrowed from Britain? Innovation and radicalisation of the American reform repertoire, 1820-1840
Maartje Janse (Leiden University)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Every historian who is not too stupid or too full of herself knows that what she does is morally indefensible': making history 'morally defensible'
Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton (St. Mary’s University College)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Loyalism and Britain's Imperial Wars
Dan Branch, David Anderson and Paul Shirley (Oxford and Warwick)

12 October 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 A History of translation in the Low Countries: An outline for the medieval period
Dirk Schoenaers (UCL)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Researching Parks and Open Spaces: Obstacles and Opportunities
Dr Carole O'Reilly (University of Salford)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 From a crusading icon to a paragon of chivalry: perceptions of Godfrey of Bouillon in the Later Middle Ages
Simon John (Swansea)

13 October 2012

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 No bookings

 

15 October 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Reshaping the past: the lingering colonial present
Tom Bentley (University of Sussex)

Gary Blank (London School of Economics)

Whose Victim, Whose Struggle? Famine Iconography an...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 A very Catholic wooing: the struggle for the soul of Oxford University during Queen Elizabeth's visit of 1566
Gerard Kilroy (UCL)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Retranslating Victor Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary
George Paizis (UCL)

16 October 2012

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 12:30 VCH Contributors meeting
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Why questions about Richard Wagner, Anti-semitism and the Third Reich still matter
Luke Berryman (KCL)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Where to place the Arnold/Earnshaw debates? Trials, testimony and travel in the Board of Longitude's relationship with the clock-making trade
Eóin Phillips (University of Cambridge)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Building the 'beauty of holiness': new college chapels in Oxford c.1620-c.1660
James Jago (York)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Unknown and unnamed infant dead, 1916-1932
Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick/IHR)

The phenomenon of ‘unknown’ infant deaths addressed in this paper arises from a study of the Ge...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Appreciation of the usual': public lives of women in a Victorian provincial society.
Jane Howells, independent scholar

Women in the 19th century did not spend their lives confined to the domestic sphere. In Salisbury they were...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Stopping Time in Paris, 1830-1910
Peter Soppelsa (University of Oklahoma)
Room 261 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Embodying Race in Colonial Spanish America
Rebecca Earle (Warwick)

17 October 2012

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 14:30 Medieval and Renaissance Latin for historians
Dr Debby Banham
Other 15:00 Director's seminar
Iain Watts ‘Current’ affairs: galvanism in British popular scientific culture and European networks of news, 1790–1820 Alexander Chase-Levenson ‘The Chain of Europe’: quarantine, illness, and British imaginative geography, 1780–187 Lise Jaillant ‘Highbrow,’ ‘Middlebrow,’ or ‘Modern’? Random House and the Modern Library Series, 1917–1955

Venue: Lower mezzanine seminar room

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 From Censorship to Freedom of Expression
Professor Onora O’Neill (House of Lords)

 

Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Senate House, South block, Ground floor 

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The return of convents to England, 1795-1829
Caroline Watkinson (University of Westminster)
Other 17:30 Barbara Yorke (Winchester)
Wilson lecture

Weland, Woden and Anglo-Saxon court culture, c. 600-900

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Shape of Democracy in post-war Western Europe, 1945-68
Martin Conway (Oxford)

Chair: Mary Vincent

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 'The long hand of the nanny': John and Ursula Bowlby and child care in early and mid twentieth century Britain
Kath Holden (University of the West of England)

18 October 2012

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Octavia Hill and the English landscape
Paul Readman (KCL)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Holden Room (103)

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STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 The Question of Modernity: Asian Perspectives
Dr Alan Strathern (Oxford), Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS), Dr Owen Miller (SOAS)

Opening Roundtable Discussion:
Chaired by Professor Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck)
Participants are cor...

Stewart House 17:30 Sallust on the Battlefield: The Roman Origins of Medieval Chivalry?
Philippa Byrne (Oxford)

Venue: Room STB6, Stewart House, Basement

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19 October 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Whites, a Disease Very Troublesome and Spending: The Presentation and Implications of Non-Menstrual Vaginal Discharges in Early-modern England
Sara Read (Loughborough)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'On the Doorstep: the Politics of Market Access in the Aftermath of Britain's Glorious Revolution'. A paper co-authored with Robert Oandasan
Dan Bogart (UC-Irvine)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Magna Carta and the Honour of Wallingford
Chris Tilley (KCL)

20 October 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 14:00 Educational Metaphors in Eighteenth-Century Conduct Books
Katie Halsey (Stirling)

 

22 October 2012

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Locations of Global History: Manufacturing Diversity in 18th and 21st
Maxine Berg (Warwick)

Torrington Room (104), Senate House, first floor

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Football Statues: Honouring Heroes by Branding in Bronze?
Dr Chris Stride and Ffion Thomas (University of Sheffield)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The new leisure, voluntarism and well-being in inter-war Britain
Dr Bob Snape (University of Bolton)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 De Gaulle and Politics before 1940
Julian Jackson (QMUL)

23 October 2012

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 El Nino and colonial warfare: the New South Wales frontier, 1837-1840
John S. Connor (Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra)

Venue: Room 349, Senate House, South block, 3rd floor

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Quantifying the language of British Politics 1880-1914
Luke Blaxill (King's College London)

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

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Exploring Participatory Approaches to Archives
Dr Andrew Flinn (UCL) and Anna Sexton (UCL)

Chair: Jenny Bunn

Please note: this session takes place in the Athlone Room (102)<...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Seeing Red: British socialists visit revolutionary Russia
Dr Jonathan Davis (Anglia Ruskin)

Please note: this session takes place in the Holden Room (103)

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 19:00 Robert Fabyan: the author without a name
Prof. Julia Boffey (QMUL)

24 October 2012

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 09:00 Historical citation
Dr Simon Trafford

See the Historical citatio...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Conflicts of historical interpretation and West-German democratization 1945-1955: Conceptual considerations on collective representations of war and their impact on society and culture
Professor Jorg Echternkamp
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Profiling Irish Crime in London, 1801-1820
Adam Crymble (King’s College, London University)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Scapegoats For Change: The Radical Right in Vienna and the Construction of an 'Enemy Within' in the late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Michael Carter-Sinclair (King's College London)

 

Bloomsbury Room (G35)

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Dirhams for slaves: investigating the Slavic slave trade in the tenth century
Marek Jankowiak (Wolfson, Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Bedford Room(G37)

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Latin America, modern architecture and the poor
Felipe Hernandez (Cambridge)

25 October 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Family and Business in Venetian Eastern Mediterranean Trade - The Case of Lorenzo Dolfin, 1399-1474
Julius Morche (KCL)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Bohemian crisis and the pro-Spanish polemic in English literature, 1620-1624
Rei Kanemura (Cambridge)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 "I Didn't Think Rape": Gendered Expectations and Memories of the Leesburg Stockade Jail-in, 1963
Althea Legal-Miller (Kings College London)
STB8 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 In Search of Scottish Origins: in the 12th and 13th Centuries
Professor Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow)

Chair: Dr Alice Taylor

Venue:  STB8 (Stewart House, Bas...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The critique of historical explanation: what practical implications?
Elizabeth D. Ermarth (University of Edinburgh; Trent University, Canada)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The end of empire and Threadneedle Street: cultures of decolonization at the Bank and Royal Mint
Sarah Stockwell (KCL)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 North by Northwest (1959), Hitchcock and the Spy Thriller
Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester)

 

Please note; this session takes place at the later time of 18:00

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26 October 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Taxing the staff of life: Efficient Tax Theory in the Dutch Republic
Jan de Vries (Berkeley)

Joint session with the Economic and Social History of the Premodern World Seminar

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Taxing the staff of life: Efficient Tax Theory in the Dutch Republic
Jan De Vries (Berkeley)

Venue: Court Room, Senate House, South block, 1st floor

Joint session with Low Counties History

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 National Identity and the Garden of Joaquin Sorolla
Dr Katie Campbell (Buckingham University)

Venue: Bedford Room G37, Senate House, South block, Ground floor

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Aliens in late medieval England
Jessica Lutkin and colleagues (York)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Bloomsbury room (G35)

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Dialectical Legacies of Radical Art History: Meyer Schapiro and German Aesthetic Debates in the 1930s and 1940s
Warren Carter (University College London)

 

Please note: this session takes place in the Torrington Room (104),...

27 October 2012

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 No bookings

 

29 October 2012

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Henrietta Maria and the Anglo French alliance, 1625-6
Sara Wolfson (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Crusade as Spiritual Journey at the Abbey of Monte Cassin
Ben Vertannes (Downing College, University of Cambridge)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'The Eye of History': the India Office Records, the Hakluyt Society, and the fantasy of the all-seeing imperial archive
Peter Mitchell (Queen Mary, University of London)  

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

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30 October 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The 'Poor Decayed Seamen' of Greenwich Hospital, 1705-63
Martin Wilcox (Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The iconophobia of Simonds D'Ewes
Sears McGee (University of California Santa Barbara)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Artisan art: domestic wall paintings in the early modern period
Kathryn Davies, English Heritage

Domestic wall paintings were very common in vernacular houses in the late 16th and early 17th...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Circles of Discontinuity: the Time of Railways and the Time of Cities, London & Paris 1860-1900
Carlos Galvis (Royal Holloway, London)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Health, medicalization and the mentally deficient female body in Scotland, 1906-1948
Dr Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich)

The early twentieth century has been characterised as a period when childhood was 'medicalized', with a shi...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Rent versus Production: Political Economy and Economic Culture in Venezuela, 1830-2010
Sarah Washbrook (Manchester)

Venue: Room 349, Senate House, South block, 3rd floor

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Other 18:00 Rethinking the Downfall of Napoleon
Professor Alan Sked (LSE)

Please note: this event takes place at The Rothschild Archives, New Court, St Swithin’s Lane,...

31 October 2012

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 14:30 Medieval and Renaissance Latin

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 From a World without History to the Cradle of Culture and Commerce: William Robertson, between America and India
Dr. Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS)

 

Venue: Bedford Room G37, Senate House, South block, Ground floor 

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Other 17:15 Cancelled - How To Make Friends and Corrupt People
Dr Amanda Foreman

Please note: Unfortunately we have had to cancel our annual lecture. We are hoping to resc...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Human Rights and the End of the Cold War
Discussants: Geoffrey Hosking (UCL) and Piers Ludlow (LSE)

A discussion based on Sarah Snyder’s book: Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Trans...