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1 November 2012

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Other 11:00 Short Course on How to Research Garden History

Venue: Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PE

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Winston Churchilll and Drink
Roland Quinault (IHR)

Please note: this session takes place in the Woburn Room (G22)

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STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Compromising with Consumerism in Socialist China: Transnational Flows and Internal Tensions in Socialist Advertising
Professor Karl Gerth (University of Oxford)

Venue: Room STB2, Stewart House, Basment

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Room 261 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 The origins, rise and crisis of scientific rationalism in English education
Professor Bernard Barker (University of Leicester)

 

Bernard Barker's paper traces aspects of the thirty-year history of scientific rationalism i...

Room STB6 17:30 Contemporary British Responses to the Bombing of Dresden, 1945
Paul Weir (Sussex)

Venue: STB6, Stewart House, Basement

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Scottish Enlightenment after Dark
Rosalind Carr (UEL)
STB3 (Stewart House, basement) 18:00 Pioneers of Social Research: Interviewing our own elites
Paul Thompson (University of Essex)

Venue: Room STB3, Stewart House, Basement

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2 November 2012

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Vampires of Slough: Women in the Second World War Blood Transfusion Service, especially in the Depot Serving North West London
Sheena  Evans (Independent Researcher)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Technology, tools and toys: selling 'scientific' instruments in early modern London
Alexi Baker (Cambridge)

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STB9 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 The Role of Earls in English Royal Government, c. 1360-85
Claire Fetherstonhaugh (Cambridge)

Please note: this session takes place in room STB9

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 'Of Damballah/and Engels': Revolutionary Strangeness in '60s Free Jazz
Sean Bonney (independent scholar)

 

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3 November 2012

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

 

5 November 2012

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 09:00 Methods and sources for historical research
Dr Simon Trafford
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Britons vs Britons: Class, crime and conflict among British non-elites in occupied Egypt, 1882-1922
Lanver Mak (ICS)

Court Room, Senate House, first floor

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 "The Drab Suburban Streets Were Metamorphosed into a Veritable Fairyland": Spectacle, Ritual and Festivity in the Ilford Hospital Carnival, 1905-1914?
Dion Georgiou (Queen Mary, University of London)

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

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Other 17:30 The Ruin is Irreversible: Female Voices in the Anti-Feminist Backlash, 1970-Present
Nadja Janssen (London Centre of Arcadia University)

Please note: this session has been cancelled

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Immigrants & Intellectuals. May 1968 and the rise of anti-racism in France
Dan Gordon (Edge Hill)

Joint session with Modern French History Seminar

Please note:  this s...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Immigrants and Intellectuals: May 68 and the Rise of Anti-Racism in France
Daniel Gordon (Edge Hill University)

Joint seminar with the Socialist History seminar

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6 November 2012

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 16:30 Computer-Assisted Review
Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher (University of Aberystwyth)

Chair: Valerie Johnson

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The day Parliament burned down
 Caroline Shenton (Parliamentary Archives) 


Venue: Holden Room 103, Senate House, South block, 1st floor

Please note:  this ...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The South Africans at Tobruk
Ben Shepherd

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

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The Jessell Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'I Can't Resist Sending you the Book': Private Libraries, Elite Women, and Shared Reading Practices in Georgian Scotland
Dr. Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)

Despite intense recent interest in the crucial roles played by libraries in an Enlightened 'public sphe...

Other 18:15 'The Long Shadow': The Legacy of World War II in Contemporary East Asia
The Saki Dockrill Memorial Lecture Professor Carol Gluck (Columbia University)

Please note that this event will take place at 18:15 in the Edmund J Safra Theatre, King’s Co...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 The bracteate hoard from Binham, Norfolk: ritual, myth and belief in early Anglo-Saxon England
Dr Charlotte Behr (University of Roehampton)

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

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7 November 2012

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STB3 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Legal despotisms and learned bureaucracies: Idealizing China in 18th century Europe
Stefan Jacobsen (Aarhus University)

Venue: Room STB3, Stewart House, Basement

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Captive memories: the intertwining of personal recollections and public representations of British POWs held in Germany and Italy during the Second World War
Clare Makepeace (PhD student, Birkbeck)

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

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 What's in a Name?: The 'Conversation' Piece in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Kate Retford (Birkbeck, University of London)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Bedford Room (G37), ground floor.

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Room STB6 17:30 Glad to be gay behind the wall: gay and lesbian activism in 1970s East Germany
Dr Josie McLellan (University of Bristol)

 

STB6 (Stewart House, basement room 6)

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Room 264 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Missions and Film-making; the case of the London Missionary Society
Francis Gooding (Birkbeck College) and Joanne Ichimura (SOAS)

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

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Room 261 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Rituals of Power through the Ages - a story of civilization?
Annette Kehnel (Mannheim)

Please note:  this session takes place in room S261

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Consumer non-choices in the eighteenth century home
Conor Lucey (University College Dublin)

Bloomsbury Room (G35), on the ground floor in Senate House

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Sanctifying the street: urban space, material religion and the G.F. Watts mosaic 'Time, Death and Judgement' in London, c.1880-1970
Lucie Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Negotiating the past: Collaborative practice in cultural heritage research
Prof. Alison Wylie (University of Washington)

Departments of Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Washington
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Ad...

8 November 2012

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Sir Edward Coke and the challenge of Jacobean law reform
 David Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Please note:  this seminar will take place in Room G21A, Senate House, g...

Room STB6 17:30 "Patriotism is the Last Refuse of a Scoundrel": Un-Americans and The American Legion
George Lewis (University of Leicester)

 

Venue: STB6, Stewart House, Basement

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STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Catharism and Lay Religiosity
Dr Chris Sparks (QMUL)

Chair: Prof. David d’Avray

STB8 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Authoring the Past
Alun Munslow (UK Editor, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory & Practice)

Please note:  this session takes place in STB8 (Stewart House, Basement room 8)

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9 November 2012

Venue Time Details
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 If it wasn't for the ouses in between or the Cockney's garden: working class gardening in the East End of London in the second half of the nineteenth century
Dr Julia Matheson
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Murder, mayhem and a very small penis: motives for revenge in the 1375 murder of William Cantilupe, great-great nephew of St. Thomas of Hereford
Frederik Pedersen (Aberdeen)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Court Room (first floor)

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10 November 2012

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 No bookings

 

12 November 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Missionary self-understandings in shifting circumstances. Missionaries in post-1947 India
Andreas Heil (Leibnitz Institute of European History)

Angharad Eyre (Queen Mary, University of London)

Converting Emotions: Possession and Power ...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Sir Edward Coke and the development of public law, 1594-1606
David C. Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Qur'anic Imagery, Jesus, and the Creation of a Pious-Warrior Ethos in the Muslim Poetry of the Anti-Frankish Jihad
Dr Osman Latiff (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Georges Cheron and the 1936 Hotchkiss factory soviet
Chris Blakey

13 November 2012

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Voluntary arrests? The Holocaust in Norwegian historiography
Kjersti Dybvig (UCL)

 

Please note: this session has been postponded

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Representations of crime and punishment in the Royal Navy during the French Wars, 1793-1815
Victoria Jones (University of Birmingham)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Poor relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1649
John McCallum (Nottingham Trent)

Venue: Montague Room G26, Senate House, Ground floor

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Memorial Tales: stories behind the creation of the English war memorials of Sir Edwin Lutyens
Tim Skelton, independent scholar

The talk will concentrate upon the fifty or so war memorials that the architect designed in England and wil...

STB8 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 The Prime Meridian, Metrology and the Internationalisation of Science, Space and Time
Charles Withers (University of Edinburgh)

Please note:  this session takes place in STB8 (Stewart House, basement)

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Comforting memories or bad examples? Home and the life-cycle amongst the English working-class 1870-1914
Oliver Betts (IHR)

This paper seeks to address one chronically overlooked aspect of life in urban communities of what have tra...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Social Dissolution: A History of Article 145 of the Mexican Penal Code, 1941-1970
Halbert Jones (Oxford)

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

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Institute of Education 18:30 Creighton lecture 2012: John Milton as a theorist of liberty
Professor Quentin Skinner

Professor Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London) will be presenting this year's Creighton lectu...

14 November 2012

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Passions in Hobbes's Political Philosophy
Dr. Raffaella Santi (University of Urbino)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The evangelical response to the reconfiguration of family in England, 1960-2010
Sharon James (Spurgeon's College)

 

Please note:  this session will begin at the later starting ti...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Beyond Nirvana': Barbara Low, a forgotten pioneer
Jean Radford (Independent Scholar)

 

Please note: this event takes place in the Montague Room, G26, Senate House, ground ...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The sacred and the obscure: Greek and the Carolingian reception of Martianus Capella
Sinead O'Sullivan (Queen’s, Belfast)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Imagining Bosnia without Serbs: The Ustasa, the Drina Border and Exile in Spain
Cathie Carmichael (UEA)

Chair: Dejan Djokić


In collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the B...

15 November 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Horse-racing and politics in Britain during the late-Victorian and Edwardian period
Michael Humphries (KCL)

 

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Socialist Living: Domesticity and the State in the Reconstruction of North Korea, 1953-1965
Dr Andre Schmid (University of Toronto)

Venue: Torrington Room (104), Senate House, first floor

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STB3/6 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 'Free' Communities in the Atlantic World: Comparing the Jamaican Maroons and the Creek Indians in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Helen Mckee (Newcastle)

 

Jon Chandler (UCL)


The Role of Native Americans in the Development of ...

16 November 2012

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Between Charity and Enlightenment: Southwest German Convent Pharmacies in the long Eighteenth Century and their Role in Rural Welfare
Janine Maegraith (Cambridge)

 

Venue: Holden Room 103, Senate House, South block, 1st floor

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800
Regina Grafe (Northwestern)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The papal chapel 1288-1304: a case study for bureaucratic and cultural change
Matthew Ross (IHR)

17 November 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 14:00 School Books for Girls in Secondary Education in Late Nineteenth-Century France and England
Sophie Defrance  (Cambridge)

 

19 November 2012

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World: A Roundtable
Catherine Hall (UCL), Dan Matlin (KCL) and Anthony Pereira (KCL), with responses from Francisco Bethencourt (KCL) and Adrian Pearce (KCL) and contributors to the book.

Torrington Room (104), Senate House, first floor

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 African Footballers in Sweden: Race, Immigration and Integration in the Age of Globalisation
Dr Carl-Gustaf Scott (Södertörn University, Sweden)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Advertising war: The Visual Imagery of Charity Campaigns in the First World War
Leanne Green (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Reinventing the French liberal tradition: Raymond Aron at the Sorbonne, 1955-1968
Iain Stewart (QMUL)

20 November 2012

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Senate House 17:00 IHR Film Evening - Great Expectations

Professor John Bowen will be introducing this Autumn's IHR Film Evening on Great Expectations.

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The problem of privilege in early Stuart parliaments
Keith Stapylton (UCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Stocking the Larder of Democracy in Europe: Preparing the Subsistence Logistics for the Normandy Campaign
Jill Russell (King’s College London)

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

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Using GIS to explore Historical Texts: Examples from the Lake District and Census Reports
Ian Gregory (Lancaster)
Room STB6 17:15 Inhabiting an ageing body: old age, emotion, and fashion and beauty culture in Britain, 1937-1970
Charlotte Greenhalgh 

Histories of old age in twentieth-century Britain typically describe the introduction of pensions, the expa...

STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Painting in the provinces: painters, portraits and patrons in Early Stuart Chester
Professor Robert Tittler (University, Montreal)

Robert Tittler, FRHistS, FSA, is Professor of History Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal. His inter...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Unique and Distinctive Collections within University Libraries: Current RLUK Initiatives and Related Matter
Alison Cullingford (University of Bradford)

Chair: Jenny Haynes

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The British Council and the neutrals during WW2
Edward Corse (University of Kent)

 

Holden Room (103)

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 19:00 Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France. A 'Status Quaestionis'
Dr Dirk Schoenaers (UCL)

21 November 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 John Case and civil science in the Aristotelian tradition
Sophie Smith (University of Cambridge)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Allied propaganda in occupied Belgium and France during WWI
Bernard Wilkin (PhD student, Sheffield)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 PechaKucha session.
1. Tessa Chenowyth Domestic Service and Domestic Space in London c. 1650 - 1820   2. Joe Cozens War Crime and Popular Politics: Civil-Military Relations in the South East of England, 1793-1821 3. Emma Dowley Anti- Jacobite Visual Propaganda 1688-1788   4. Louise Falcini Plebeian Cleanliness in Eighteenth-Century London 5. Ellen Filor ‘Home is Everything to Me’: The Global Routes and Imperial Spaces of Border Scots in the East India Company, 1780-1857 6. Elin Jones Masculinities and Material Culture in the Royal Navy, 1758 – 1815 7. John Levin ALSATIA: The Debtor Sanctuaries of London, 1660-1724 8. Alexis Harasemovitch-Truax Subjects at Sea: Navigating Power in the British Mediterranean, 1661-1815 9. Giada Pizzoni Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century England 10. Elaine Saunders From Constables to Constabulary: eighteenth and early-nineteenth century systems of policing in Hertfordshire 

Please see: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/what

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 African Invaders and Very Old Spanish
Roger Wright (Liverpool)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Westminster as the seat of national government: the long view
Roland Quinault (IHR)

22 November 2012

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Identity and the self in late-Renaissance Italy: Exploring Jesuit lives in the Society's first century
Camilla Russell (Newcastle, Australia)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The English reception of Grotius' 'De Imperio Summarum Potestatum Circa Sacra', 1614-1660
Marco Barducci (University of Florence)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Profits for Panthers: The Black Panther Party's publishing strategies and the financial underpinnings of activism, 1968-1975
Andrew Fearnley (Edge Hill University)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Gothic Cathedral in Medieval Culture
Professor Paul Crossley (CIA)

Chair: Dr Sophie Page

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Towards a postproblematic history
Kalle Pihlainen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 European Dimensions of Postcolonial Migration: Britain in Comparative Perspective
Elizabeth Buettner (York)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 British Instructional Films and The Battles Of The Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927): Creating a Celluloid War Memorial
Professor Mark Connelly (University of Kent)

23 November 2012

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Other 17:15 Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
Mark Hay (King’s College London)

Please note:  this session has been cancelled

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Researching Parks and Open Spaces: Obstacles and Opportunities
Jenny Milledge
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The establishment of the Royal Household in the March of Wales, 1377-1387
Mark King (Cambridge)

24 November 2012

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 No bookings

 

26 November 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Identity and Improvement in Eighteenth Century South India
Joanna Frew (University of Essex)

Adrian Thomas (King's College London)

Calcutta Botanic Garden as an imperial landscape

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Mobilizing the metropolis: ideological escalation and the parliamentarian war effort in London, 1642-3
Jordan Downs (UC Riverside)

 

Jonathan Harris (New College, Oxford and IHR)

 
Reading government...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Sire, in the name of God, have pity on me'. Understanding disgrace in seventeenth-century France
Professor Julian Swann (Birkbeck)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Shakespeare's Local
Pete Brown

27 November 2012

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Redrawing boundaries in the Jewish world: French Jews and Balkan Jews in the 19th century
Noëmie Duhaut (UCL)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Admiralty and Humboldtian Science
Jessica Ratcliff (Yale-NUS College)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The restoration of the church of England 1660-1662: Ordination, re-ordination and conformity
Dr. Kenneth Fincham (University of Kent)

 

Due to complications Dunstan Roberts (Cambridge) will not be able to give his paper on &lsqu...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Visions of the Metropolis: the Diocese of London and its urban environment in the years preceding the First World War
Chris Fountain

This paper will discuss how the pre-1914 Church of England, through the diocese of London, related to its u...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Pumping Time: Temporal Infrastructures in Fin-de-siècle Paris
Mustafa Dikeç (Royal Holloway, London)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Conceiving Freedom: Women and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
Camillia Cowling (Edinburgh)

Venue: Room 349, Senate House, 3rd floor. This sessionn has been relocated from the Montague Room G26, Sena...

28 November 2012

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STB8 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Billy Graham in London, New York, and Berlin: transnational evangelicalism in the 1950s
Uta Balbier (King's College London)

Please note:  this session takes place in STB8 (Stewart House, basement)

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STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Consecrations, coronations and crown-wearings in narrative sources c.1050-1250
Johanna Dale (UEA)

Please note:  this session takes place in room STB5 (Stewart House basement)

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29 November 2012

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 RH Tawney & British Socialism
Lawrence Goldman (Oxford)

 

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Trading and Consuming: East India Companies and Europe
Professor Maxine Berg and Dr Hanna Hodacs (University of Warwick)

Venue: Bloomsbury Room (G35), Senate House, ground floor

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Room STB6 17:30 Governing the Chinese in a Multi-Ethnic Colonial State: A Case of Burma from the 1820s to the 1930s
Yi Li (SOAS)

Venue: STB6, Stewart House, Basement

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30 November 2012

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Common land, manor courts and the allocation of commons resources: findings from research in Shropshire
James Bowen (Lancaster)

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

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Per Suas Manus': In the Hands of John Cok, Scribe and Annotator
Nicole Eddy (Notre Dame)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Court Room (first floor)

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Screening of Deep State (2012) by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, made in collaboration with China Mieville
Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

 

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