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1 February 2013

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The knowing subject in early modern Dutch virtuoso-culture (1400s-1600s)
Arjan van Dixhoorn (Ghent)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Machlinia and Lettou's 'Nova Statuta' and its aftermath: the editing and translation of an early English printed law book
Dean Rowland (IHR)

2 February 2013

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 No bookings

 

4 February 2013

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Lord Shelburne and the fostering of Anglo-French relations, c1770-1803
Dr Nigel Aston (Leicester)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Property rights, credit and the colonial origins of underdevelopment
Atiyab Sultan (University of Cambridge)


Ved Baruah (Cardiff University)

Opium-eaters and opium-peddlers: opium's romantic leg...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Heresy and forfeiture in Marian England
Paul Cavill (Leeds)
STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 A Jamaican Odyssey: Nancy Prince's Travels to Jamaica in 1840
Beverley Duguid (Royal Holloway, University of London)

 

 

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5 February 2013

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Jan Karski's missions: 'the Jewish problem' and 'the Polish problem'
Wojtek Rappak (UCL)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Royal Navy and Malta through the history of Fort (or HMS) St Angelo
Ashley Jackson (King’s College London)


Please note:  this session has, with regret, been cancelled.

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Reverently hear and read holy scriptures: disseminating bible knowledge in early modern England
Ian Green (Edinburgh)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 John Taylor - not just the water poet
John Chandler (VCH Gloucestershire)

John Chandler has revisited the journeys of John Taylor and in this paper discusses his advocacy of waterbo...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Managing Health, Managing Behaviour: Health and Girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920s
Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)


Girls' bodies and minds became a source of sustained interest in health advice literature in the fina...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Oh! What a lovely exhibition!' Exploring the Imperial War Museum's First World War fiftieth anniversary displays, 1964-1968
James Wallis (University of Exeter)
The Jessell Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Seventeenth-Century Library Benefactors Books in Oxford Colleges: Some Examples and Some Uses
Dr William Poole (New College, Oxford)

This talk will concern the rise of the genre following the opening of the Bodleian Library, and how we ...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Imagining Democracy in Spanish America, 1800s-1850s
Eduardo Posada (Oxford)

 

Venue:  Gordon Room (G34), Senate House, ground floor

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6 February 2013

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Malthus and the 'Doctrine of Utility'
Dr. Niall O’Flaherty (King’s College London)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 A Church of the English? The Church of England and ethnic and fraternal associations in Upper Canada, 1830-1860
 Joe Hardwick (Northumbria)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 'In my heart there was a kind of fighting' (Hamlet): War and Siblings
Juliet Mitchell (University of Cambridge)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Home, danger and the literary imagination
Bridget Bennett (University of Leeds)

Torrington Room (104), on the first floor in Senate House

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Room 264 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 History, Newspapers and the Blogosphere
Glen O'Hara (Dept of History, Oxford Brookes University), Ben Chu (The Independent)


Historians today are under immense pressure to make their work 'relevant'. Some Ministers are under t...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Tradition in practice: thinking about abortion under the Carolingians
Zubin Mistry (UCL)
Other 17:30 Re-thinking Sino-European Comparative History
Hilde de Weerdt (KCL)

Following her acclaimed study of the history of Chinese Civil Service examinations Dr de Weerdt  is at...

7 February 2013

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Churchill and the churches: worship and wartime morale 1940-1945
Philip Williamson (Durham)

 

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Temporary gentlemen' and 'temporary masters': Teachers and the Great War, 1914-1919
Dr Barry Blades

 

This paper explores some recent revisionist interpretations by mainstream historians of the ...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Waves: Japan, March 11 Disasters, and a Tale of Local History
Dr Martin Dusinberre (University of Heidelberg and Newcastle University)

Venue:  Bedford Room (G37), Senate House, ground floor

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STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Upon the truth of this you may depend: Medical Recipes as Social Currency
Sally Osborn (Roehampton)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 'My other mother': Separated families and mourning as agency in narratives of the 1947 Indian partition
Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St. Andrews)

8 February 2013

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Vampires of Slough: Women in the Second World War Blood Transfusion Service
Sheena  Evans (independent  researcher)

[This seminar has been rescheduled from the autumn term]

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Knowledge formation in early modern South Asia and Europe: A review of Hendrik van Reede tot Drakenstein's Hortus Malbaricus
Anjana Singh (LSE)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The (mis)behaviour of students in medieval Bologna
Scott Jenkins (Swansea)


Please note:  this session has, with regret, been cancelled, at short notice, due to ill...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Mediate Foliate Heads: Symbolisms of Evil and the Long Christian Conversion
Andy Murray (University College London)

9 February 2013

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 No bookings

 

11 February 2013

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 From Divergence to Micro-History: Rethinking Sino-European Comparative History
Hilde de Weerdt (KCL)


Venue:  The Court Room

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 'The People's Popular Emporium': A Short History of Gamages of Holborn, Cycling and Athletic Outfitters, 1878-1935
Dr Geraldine Biddle-Perry (Central St Martins College of Art and Design)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Intellectual Activity in the Kingdom of Jerusalem: A New Perspective
Jonathan Rubin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Please note:  this session takes place in the Montague Room, G26

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Writing the History of the Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy
Kevin Passmore (Cardiff University)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 African Struggles Today: Social Movements Since Independence
Peter Dwyer (Ruskin)

 

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

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12 February 2013

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The 1621 Parliament and the origins of the Standing Orders of the House of Lords
Andrew Thrush (History of Parliament)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Collaboration and Pseudo-Warfare in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1936-39
Professor Matthew Hughes (Brunel University)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Romania and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process in the late 1970s
Dr Orna Almog (Kingston University)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 19:00 Literacy and the Norman Conquest: what happened in England after 1066?
Prof. Michael Clanchy (IHR)

13 February 2013

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STB7 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Redefining the Republic: John Toland, the Ciceronian Tradition, and the construction of legitimacy
Katie East (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Venue: Room STB7, Stewart House, Basement

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 When Tommy met Marianne: marriages between British troops and French women during the First World War
Professor Krista Cowman (Lincoln)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Panel members: Julian Hoppit (University College London), Jane Humphries (All Soul's College, Oxford), Anne Murphy (University of Hertfordshire)
Panel session

 

Economic history panel

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STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 German Archaeology and the Crusades
Astrid Swenson (Brunel)

 

STB5 (Stewart House, basement room 5)

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Whose Home? Jewish migration and local reaction in the East End of London 1870-1914
Oliver Betts (York)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Not meeting this week
Other 17:30 Capitalism and Anxiety
Donald Sassoon (Queen Mary)

The Emeritus Professor of Comparative European history has published a dazzling array of renowned work, inc...

14 February 2013

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Poetry and piety: John Owen, Faithful Teate and communion with God
Crawford Gribben (TCD)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'The Old Lion is Dead': The Reception to Theodore Roosevelt's Death
Michael Cullinane (Northumbria University)
STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Great Books on Medieval History
Discussion led by the convenors, with audience participation encouraged

 

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME DUE TO ILL...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Channel Four and British Film Culture: a case of (e)merging methodologies in film and television studies
Dr. Justin Smith (University of Portsmouth)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Changing Nature of a "Good Old Age" in Early Modern England
Lynn Botelho (Fulbright Scholar, King’s College London)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Jeddah Incident: Case Studies in the Origins of History and Fiction
Dr. Alex L. Macfie (London)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The East India Company at Home: Scottish and English 'Global' Persons, Places & Things
Margot Finn, Ellen Filor and Kate Smith (UCL)


Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35

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15 February 2013

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Freedom and Unfreedom in England from Domesday Book to the Hundred Rolls, 1066-1280
Abigail Stevenson (KCL)

16 February 2013

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 No bookings

 

18 February 2013

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Britain and the Kenyatta Succession
Poppy Cullen (University of Durham)

 

Caroline Ritter (Berkeley)


Fashioning a taste for literature: British ...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 'The chief and principal stay'? Scoto-Spanish relations in the wake of the Gran Armada, 1588-94
Cynthia Fry (St. Andrews)


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Tracey Wedge (Southampton)

The career of William Whettell, Merchant...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Cuffay: The Life and Times of a Chartist Leader
Martin Hoyles William

 

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 18:00 The Value of a Collection: Where Did the Collector in Early Modern Europe Place Value?
Adriana Turpin

'A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing', Oscar Wilde, 

19 February 2013

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The East India Company and the Atlantic world in the early 17th century
Edmond Smith (University of Cambridge)
Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The devotional landscape of the royalist exile, 1649-1660
Mark Williams (Leicester)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Sorting Boys and Men: Unlawful Intercourse, Boy Protection and the Child Marriage Restraint Act in Late Colonial India
Ishita Pande, (Queen’s University, Ontario)

 

While feminist scholars have extensively studied the Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) pas...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Decolonising the Smithsonian: American foreign policy and colonial collections, 1945-1970
Claire Wintle (University of Brighton)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Joaquim Nabuco, Abolitionism and the End of Slavery in Brazil
Leslie Bethell (KCL)

 

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

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20 February 2013

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Political Liberty and the Dignity of Man in the Commonwealth Tradition
Dr. Yiftah Elazar (Hebrew University)


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

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Christian Critique of Orientalism in the Era of Decolonization
 Todd Thompson (Qatar University)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration
Tammy Gordon (Director of Public History, University of North Carolina, Wilmington)


In the United States in the 1970s, social historians and marketers created an environment that demons...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 How to run your landed estate in 11th-century England
Paul Harvey (Durham)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Beyond the Fragments: Women's Rights in Postwar Europe, East and West
Celia Donert  (Liverpool)

 

Chair: Alex Drace-Francis

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Other 17:30 The Black Death and the Spread of Europe
James Belich (Oxford)

The Beit Professor of Commonwealth History has made fundamental contributions to the history of New Zealand...

21 February 2013

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Queen Boudica and historical culture in Britain, 1815-1916
Martha Vandrei (KCL)

 

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Working the Coalface: Heritage Tourism and Community Redevelopment in Rural Japan
Dr Christopher Gerteis (SOAS)

Venue:  Bedford Room (G37), Senate House, ground floor

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STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 'Is there one who, seeing them, would grudge them the national gift?': Exploring Visual Representations of Edwardian Welfare and Welfare Recipients in the Print Press
Susanne Stoddart (Royal Holloway, University of London)

22 February 2013

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The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor) 09:30 The Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2013: Why Material Culture?

See the event listing: http://events.history.ac.uk/ev...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Mechanisms of change in rural society: decision making and path dependency in pre-industrial England
Alex Brown (Durham)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Gender and political languages: using the marriage metaphor in fifteenth-century Italy
Serena Ferente (KCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Chaucer's Yeoman
Tony Pollard (Teesside)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Georg Lukacs and the Historical Novel
Reading group (in advance of the seminar on 8th March)

23 February 2013

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 No bookings

 

25 February 2013

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Of mules and men: hybrid power in the making of a global world order, c1500-c1945
William Gervase Clarence-Smith (SOAS)


Venue:  The Court Room

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Professional Bodybuilding and the Business of 'Extreme' Bodies: Exploring the Mr Olympia Competition in the Context of Las Vegas Leisure Industries
Dr Dimitris Liokaftos (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Frenchmen or foreigners? The pied-noir community and the question of belonging
Claire Eldridge (University of Southampton)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Taking the Field: Telling the Stories of Grassroots Cricket
Dr Emma Peplow (London School of Economics)

26 February 2013

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 George II, power and Parliament
Andrew Thompson (Cambridge)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'The basis of our own plans and operations'? German intelligence on the Western Front, 1917
Tony Cowan
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Exposing the Archives of White Australia
Tim Sherratt (Independent scholar)


Please note:  this session takes place in the Bedford Room G37, Senate House, Ground flo...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Ethics, Access and Digitisation
Toni Hardy and Helen Wakely (Wellcome Trust)

Chair:  Jenny Haynes

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 War and Interrogation - the Rhodesian counter-insurgency
Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 18:00 Alien Invasion: the 1905 Aliens Act and its legacies'. A discussion of David's Glover's new book Literature, Immigration and Diaspora in Fin-de-Siecle England: A Cultural History of the 1905 Aliens Act
26 February Sally Alexander, David Glover, Josephine McDonagh and Nadia Valman 


Venue: Room 349, Senate House, 3rd floor.

This session takes place on a Tuesday at 18...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 19:00 Between the Palazzo and the Piazza: contrasting approaches to defining power and agency in Italian Renaissance cities
Prof. Alison Brown (RHUL)


Please note:  The session will begin at 18:30 with the Annual General Meeting.  Pro...

27 February 2013

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Age of Incarnation? Catholics contesting political economy, 1850-1910
Colm O Siochru (University of Oxford)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Continent and Colony: Interpretations of the Army in America, 1775-1783
Jonathan Chandler (PhD student, UCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'For the benefit of example': hanging felons at the scene of their crime in the long eighteenth century
Steve Poole (University of the West of England)

 

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Auctions, maps, leases and "narrations" of property: representing commodified space in Delhi, 1911-47
Anish Vanaik (Oxford)
STB5 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Behaviour, Ideology and Institutional Culture in Representation and Practice (MUP, 2012)
Jonathan Dunnage (Swansea author of Mussolini’s Policemen)

Discussant: Claudia Baldoli (Newcastle)
Chair: Carl Levy

Venue: Room STB5, Stewart ...

Room 261 (Senate House, second floor) 17:30 Lost in Transition - Missionary Children of the Basel Mission in the 19th Century
Dagmar Konrad (University of Basel)


Please note:  this session has been cancelled, due to the illness of the speaker.  ...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Not Byzantine nor Islamic? The Duke of the Thebaid and the formation of the Umayyad State
Marie Legendre (Oxford)
Other 17:30 The Ugly Renaissance
Alex Lee (Warwick)

Dr Lee will talk about his iconoclastic new book and set the Renaissance in global context

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28 February 2013

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The politics of energy prices: consumers, the state, and coal markets in 17th century London
Will Cavert (Cambridge)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Farmer's Weekly Museum: readership and anonymous celebrity in early national journalism
Ben Lafferty (Institute for the Study of the Americas)
German Historical Institute 17:30 No Holocaust without Stalin? Some New Interpretations of German Mass Crimes
Dieter Pohl (Klagenfurt)

 

Co-hosted lecture.

Please note:  this session takes place on a Thursday...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The late medieval Kingdom of Naples: new approaches
Prof Francesco Senatore (University of Naples, Federico II)

Chair: Dr Serena Ferente

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Nobody Talks Like That!: Creating Cary Grant
Dr. Mark Glancy (Queen Mary University of London)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 What can history learn from fiction? The Holocaust, Alon Confino, and Historical Sensation
Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'White slavery' and 'wage slavery'
Rachael Attwood and Keith McClelland (UCL)


Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The late medieval Kingdom of Naples: new approaches
Prof Francesco Senatore (University of Naples, Federico II)


Jointly with the European History 1150-1550 Seminar and with the Centre for Late An...