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1 February 2014

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 No bookings

 

3 February 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Lachrymose Crusader: Weeping, Devotion and Gender in Sources for the Crusades
Stephen Spencer (Queen Mary, University of London)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Hannah Young (UCL)
Colonial /Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop


Enslaved slave-owners: the family of Old Doll

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Perpetual children? The status of the cognitively disabled in the Middle Ages
Dr Irina Metzler (University of Swansea)
STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Modelling Beauty Brown: Sex, Race, Representation and African American Womanhood in the early Cold War era
Laila Haidarali (University of Essex)


Stewart House Basement room, STB2

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 T'Aube Africain: Keita Fodeba and the Imagining of National Culture
Andrew Smith (University College London/Chichester)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Voluntarism and democracy in Britain since the 1790s
Brian Harrison (University of Oxford)


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

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Notoriously Militant, trade unionism at Fords Dagenham
Sheila Cohen


Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Ground floor, Senate House

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4 February 2014

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Walk the Talk: Indigeneity, Dwelling and Performative Routes to Reconciliation
Helen Gilbert (Royal Holloway)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Coronation Sermons in Context, c.1661-c.1714
George Gross (King’s College London)


Venue: Montague Room G26, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Sexual abuse in Dutch juvenile care and in the Dutch Roman Catholic Church (1945-2000): comparing two research studies
Dr Nelleke Bakker (University of Groningen)


Venue: Woburn Room G22, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Continuity and Consolation: The Great War as Sacrifice, 1914-1945
Samuel Tranter (University of St Andrews)
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Tracing Books through 17th Century Libraries: the Case of Humphrey Dyson and Richard Smith
Professor Alan Nelson (University of California, Berkeley)


While tracing a particular volume from library to library (standard practice for bibliographers) is e...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:45 New developments in library cataloguing
Anne Welsh (University College, London)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 18:00 British intelligence and the international dimension to security of the Palestine Mandate
Steven Wagner (University College, Oxford)

Please note:  this session has been cancelled.

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 The Classics versus the Bible: Theodolus's Eclogues in French
Dr Tony Hunt, (St Peter's College, Oxford)

5 February 2014

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Duel Masculinities: a comparative analysis of English plebeian and elite honour fighting rituals
Des Newell (University of Hertfordshire and Oxford Brookes University)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Junkers, Brahmins, and Knights of the Sad Face: Revisiting Max Weber's Concept of Nobility
Dina Gusejnova (UCL)


Venue: Room 349, 3rd floor, Senate House

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 At home in the institution: material life in lunatic asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England
Jane Hamlett (RHUL)

Please note: this session has been postponed, and will be taking place on the 02/04/2014 in the Torrington ...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Freud and the Scene of Trauma
John Fletcher (Warwick)


Please note: this session has been postponed until the 02/04/2014

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Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Health, History and Policy: Putting history to work in the UK's National Health Service
Stephanie Snow (University of Manchester)

Concern amongst historians about the paucity of history in contemporary health policymaking has led in the...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Sailing across the English Channel in the Anglo-Norman period
Susan Raich (Trinity, Cambridge)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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King's College London 18:00 launched by Richard Drayton (KCL), with a reply by Francisco Bethencourt (KCL)
Francisco Bethencourt, 'Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century' (Princeton University Press, 2014)


Time and Venue:   18:00-20:00, in The Open Space, 8th Floor, Strand Building, King'...

6 February 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Vicarial Appointments in the Fifteenth-Century Lucchesia
Michael Bratchel (University of Witswatersrand)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Imperial pedagogue: E.B. Sargant in South Africa, 1900-1905
Dr Philip Gardner (University of Cambridge)

This paper seeks to contribute to colonial history understood as the engagements of historical actors with ...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Hidden Lives: Madness and Love
Liz Gray and Jane Mackleworth (Queen Mary)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Demotion for Sanders: the end of a Colonial Service career and the emergence of VSO
Chris Jeppesen (UCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Chinese and British Gift Giving in the Macartney Embassy of 1793
Professor Henrietta Harrison (University of Oxford)


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

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7 February 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Translating poetic capital in 15th- century Brussels: from Ame de Montgesoie's Pas de la Mort to Colijn Caillieu's Dal sonder Wederkeeren
Adrian Armstrong (Queen Mary)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Lancastrian Legacy: re-evaluating the kingship of Henry VI
David Grummitt (Kent)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Idle Wandring Persons: A History of the Common Nightwalker
Matthew Beaumont (UCL)

8 February 2014

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 No bookings

 

10 February 2014

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 State and notaries in Early Modern France: another way of social-disciplining?
Professor Olivier Poncet (Ecole des Chartes)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Echoes of the crusade in Louis XIV's France
Dr Phil McCluskey (Sheffield)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Population, territory, and sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire, c.1841-1882
Andrew Arsan (Cambridge)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Representing England in Rome: sermons from the English College to popes and cardinals, 1581-1643
Lucy Underwood (British School at Rome)


Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, ground floor

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Fields and Stages: Professionalism, the Sporting Field, and Wrestling, 1850-1950
Benjamin Litherland (University of Sussex)

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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Fertility and Maternity, Then and Now
Angela Davis (Warwick), Sarah Franklin (Cambridge), Sarah Knott (Indiana)


In 1915, Margaret Lleyelwn Davies published Maternity: Letters from Working Women, a compilation of l...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 A Reversal of Fortune: examining the eclipse of George Romney's reputation in the early 20th century
Alycen Mitchell (QMUL) and Barbara Pezzini (Private)

Alycen is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London, who has written for the The 

11 February 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Admiralty's 'Anywhere Court': prosecuting and punishing pirates in the early-eighteenth century
William Hasty (University of Edinburgh)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Dispute resolution choices of Jews in Georgian London: a halakhic framework?
Wendy Filer (King's College London)


Please note:  this session has been cancelled.

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 New Light on English Surnames: the 'Family Names of the UK' research project at UWE, Bristol
Simon Draper (VCH Oxfordshire)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 The English parliaments of the Yorkist kings: a breed apart?
Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament Trust)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Two Hundred Years of Latin American Constitutionalism: Promises and Problems
Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella/Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, UCL Institute of the Americas)


In this paper, I provide an analytical framework in order to understand the development of Latin Amer...

12 February 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Michel Foucault as historian of political thought
Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Heroes or Traitors? Experiences of Returning Irish Soldiers from World War One to the part of Ireland that became the Free State covering the period from the Armistice to 1939
Dr Paul Taylor (Oxford)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Trust in the thought of Henry Thornton and the Clapham Sect
Roshan Allpress (Oxford)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Rooftop robbers: The 'Cat' Burglar and the making of modern urban life, London 1918-1968
Eloise Moss (Oxford)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Crime, Community and Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England
Tom Lambert (Oxford)

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Goodbye To All That?: The Story of Europe since 1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Presentation of Dan Stone


Discussants: Laura Lee Downs (EUI) and Vladislav Zubok (LSE)

Chair: Lucy ...

13 February 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The trial and execution of Oliver Plunket
John Marshall (Johns Hopkins)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Shot By Both Sides': Politics and the Collapse of Consensus
Matt Worley (Reading)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 Lying in the Middle Ages
Emily Corran (UCL)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Diplomacy, Declension and Native Foodways in the American Revolution
Rachel Herrmann (University of Southampton)
Other 17:30 The Maya and the World
Norman Hammond (Boston University)


Professor Hammond, who is the doyen of Maya archaeology, and author of Ancient Maya Civilization, is...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Temporal Stances
Jonathan Gorman (Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Changing Interwar Landscapes: The Democratization of the Garden
Michael Ann Mullen and Stephen Smith (Independent Scholars)

Both Michael Ann Mullen and Stephen Smith completed MAs in Garden History at Birkbeck. They lecture, resear...

14 February 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Beginning of End: Climate Change, Sheep Panzootics and the Decline of Wool Production in England, 1258-1320
Philip Slavin (Kent)


ABSTRACT

Between 1258 AND 1317, England (and other parts of the British Isles) experienced...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Dressing for Romance and Recognition in the Renaissance: The First Book of Fashion
Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Charters and Inter-Urban Networks in Mid-Fifteenth-Century England
Eliza Hartrich (IHR/Oxford)

15 February 2014

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 No bookings

 

17 February 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Dr. Caterina Columba (Universita del Salento)
Colonial /Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop


History/stories: the dialogue with the past in the contemporary Australian novel

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 A personal account of the changes in the charity sector, 1980 - 2010, with reflections on what next
Michael Brophy (Witness)


Venue:  Room G21A, ground floor, Senate House

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Room G22/26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 IHR film evening

IHR film evening

The Duchess (2008)

Professor Penny Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Big Flame 1970-1984. A history of a revolutionary socialist organisation
Eoin O’Cearnaigh


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

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 18:00 A Reversal of Fortune: examining the eclipse of George Romney's reputation in the early 20th century
Alycen Mitchell (QMUL) and Barbara Pezzini (Private)

Alycen is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London, who has written for the The 

18 February 2014

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Indigeneity and Englishness at the Pitt Rivers Museum
Chris Gosden (Oxford)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Impact of the English Reformation on Readers' Annotations in Religious Books
Dunstan Roberts (University of Cambridge)

Venue: Montague Room G26, Ground floor, Senate House

Please note:  this session has be...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Exploding the myths of French and German heavy artillery in 1914
Dr Simon House
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Virtual St Paul's Cathedral and Paul's Cross (http://vpcp.chass.ncsu.edu/)
John Schofield (St Paul's Cathedral) and John Wall (North Carolina State University)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 18:00 The Role of the US Embassy in Anglo-American Relations in the 1960s
Professor John Young (Nottingham)

Venue:  The Rothcshild Archives, New Court, St Swithin's Lane, London, EC4N 8AL

Anyone wishing...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Goethe's Erotic Poetry and the Libertine Spectre
Professor Dan Wilson (Royal Holloway)


(Chair: Dr Jana Funke)

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 Grendel City: Thoughts on the Influence of Beowulf on Andreas
Prof Richard North (University College London)

19 February 2014

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Constructing the Founder of Conservatism: Edmund Burke in Britain, 1886-1914
Emily Jones (Oxford)


Venue: Room 349, 3rd floor, Senate House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Thomas Hardy, Religion, and Public Discourse in the 1790s
Jon Mee (Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Intimacy in Long Term Relationships
Janet Fink and Jacqui Gabb (Open University)


Venue: Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Popular protest and public history
Peter Yeandle (Manchester)


Peter Yeandle's paper seeks to explore how the political left mobilises radical history, both to just...

Other 17:30 Not running for this session
Reading Week
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Sympathy is no Substitute for Action': The Presbyterian Church of England and the Establishment of a Medical Mission to Southern Formosa [Taiwan] in the late nineteenth century
Niki Alsford (SOAS)


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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Two perspectives on fascism: confino and the peasantry
Paolo Ghirardini (Reading) and Ilaria Poerio (Reading)


Chair: Carl Levy

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20 February 2014

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 John Ramsay of Terrenzeane, c.1464-1513
David Yorath (Bristol)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Corruption in early modern Britain
Mark Knights (University of Warwick)
Other 17:30 Toward a Global History of Religion
Thomas Tweed (Notre Dame)


The Welch Professor of American Studies and President of the American Academy of Religion has made fu...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Marriage and the abduction of women in Ireland, 1800-1850
Maria Luddy (Warwick)

Please note:  this session had been postponed due to the speaker's illness.  Is hoped to ...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Universal Crime, Particular Punishment: Trying the Atrocities of the Japanese Occupation as Treason in the Philippines, 1947-1953
Dr Konrad Lawson (University of St. Andrew’s)


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

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21 February 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Nuremberg's Noble Allies in the Fifteenth Century
Ben Pope (IHR/Durham)

22 February 2014

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 No bookings

 

24 February 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 How Empires Happen: the Stranger-Effect
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (Notre Dame)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Reassessing early Stuart Ireland
David Edwards (UC Cork)


Venue:  Bedford Room, G37, ground floor

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25 February 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Hidden Depths: the civilian shaping of military oceanography during the early Cold War
Samuel Robinson (University of Manchester)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Was conversion an effective strategy for integration into European society?
Todd Endelman (University of Michigan/Oxford)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Hartslands, Sevenoaks, 1841-1912: a working class 'village' within a Kent market town
David Killngray and Iain Taylor
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 The struggle for political representation: Labour candidates and the Liberal Party, 1868-88
James Owen (History of Parliament Trust)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Education for death? The glorification of self-sacrificial heroism in Prussian cadet-school literature
Dr Helen Roche (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge)

Stories and novellas based upon the experiences of pupils at the Royal Prussian Cadet Schools (Königli...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Towards a More Educated Citizenry? Educational Policies and Outcomes in Peru, 1870 - 1960
Leticia Arroyo Abad (Middlebury College)


In the early 20th century, the Peruvian government sought to "liberate people from ignorance" by supp...

26 February 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Liberality before liberalism, or what it meant to be liberal from Cicero to Lafayette
Helena Rosenblatt (CUNY)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The methodology and uses of Content Analysis in History: The Media and the Falklands War as a Case Study
Ms Joanna Thornton (Kent)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Dangerous streets: criminal activity and movement in Edwardian London
Kallum Dhillon (UCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 St Boniface and Thuringia
John-Henry Clay (Durham)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Do they occasionally arrest an industrialist? Class, Volksgemeinschaft, and Popular Opinion on the Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany
Dr Paul Moore (Leicester)

Venue: Room G21A, Ground floor, Senate House

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27 February 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Jovial compounders'? English royalism and the reactions to 'delinquency' in the Interregnum
Robert Rudge (Nottingham)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Asquith at war 1914-1916
Roland Quinault (IHR)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 The Transformation of Antiquity and the Later Middle Ages
Johannes Helmrath (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Exceptional Liberalism, Peculiar Racism and the Spectre of Comparisons in American Political Thought
Joshua Simon (King’s College London)
Other 17:30 Humans and Other Animals
Jon Coleman (Notre Dame)


Professor Coleman won the Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association for Vicious: Wolves a...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Jack Babuscio, Gay Pride and Film Criticism in the 1970s
Andrew Moor (Manchester Metropolitan)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Ruptures in Time: The Case of the Revolutionary and Positivist Calendars
Sanja Perovic (Senior Lecturer, Department of French, King's College London)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Playgrounds of War: The Landscapes Left Behind
Gina Glover (Artist photographer and lecturer)

Gina Glover's work ranges from studies of way in which landscapes have been altered by human conflict, to s...

28 February 2014

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The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor) 09:00 The Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2014: The Global Archive

Crisis and consolidation: the rise of the parish welfare state in England, c.1600-1800
Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck)


ABSTRACT

In the late sixteenth century, the famed Elizabethan poor laws commanded every pa...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Indian Feminist Pandita Ramabai and Transnational Liberal Religious Networks
Clare Midgley (Sheffield Hallam)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Rebellion, Retaining and Disorder in Late Medieval English Towns
Gordon McKelvie (Winchester)


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

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