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1 March 2014

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3 March 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Zaib un Nisa Aziz (LSE)
Colonial /Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop


Anxieties of Empire: An Inquiry into Frontier Governance in C19th British India


STB7 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Risky or Relaxing? Leading Ladies through Pregnancy and Exercise in Britain, c. 1930-1970
Dr Eilidh Macrae (University of Abertay)

Venue: Room STB7, Basement, Stewart House

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Prophecy and the Crusader States
Jay Rubenstein (University of Tennessee)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 '...and he had such beautiful eyes'. The Visual and Cultural Representation of the Blinded British Soldier of the First World War
Gary Haines (Birkbeck, University of London)
STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 Women of Letters - Editing and Writing the Caribbean
Claire Irving (University of Newcastle)


Stewart House Basement room, STB2

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 A return to Fashoda or entente cordiale renewed? Post-war Franco-British relations in the context of Anglophone Africa
Joanna Warson (University of Portsmouth)


Please note: joint session with the Imperial and World History Seminar

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Late-medieval methods of poor relief
Christopher Dyer (University of Leicester)


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

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Pan-Africanism and Communism
Hakim Adi


Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Ground floor, Senate House

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King's College London 18:00 launched by Richard King (Nottingham) and Uta Balbier (KCL), with a reply from Dan Matlin (KCL)
Dan Matlin, On the Corner: African American Intellectuals and the Urban Crisis (Harvard University Press, 2013)


This event is jointly hosted with the Centre for North American Studies at King's and Harvard Univers...

4 March 2014

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Senate House 09:00 Visual Sources for Historians

A theoretical and practical guide to using visual sources for historical research (post-1500). Through lec...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Magical experiments: levitation in the golden age of stage magic
Devon Elliot (University of Western Ontario)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Making Strangers Out of Locals: Oral Histories of Trans-Spatial Connection among the 'Indigenous' English
Ben Rogaly (Sussex) and Becky Taylor (Birkbeck)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Scandalous Ministers of Cambridgeshire, 1640-47
Graham Hart (University of Essex)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War Two
Dr Andrew Buchanan (University of Vermont)
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 The Rest of the Iceberg: Non-Bibliophile Libraries in the Nineteenth Century
Ed Potten (Cambridge University Library)


There were more private libraries in the 19th century than in any earlier period and those l...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:45 The Day Parliament Burned Down
Caroline Shenton (Parliamentary Archives)
Other 18:00 Let Her rest in peace, HMS Edinburgh and the cargo of gold
Dr Michele Blagg (KCL)

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

Anyone wishing...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 The New Law and the Old: Writing about conversos in late medieval Spain
Dr Rosa Vidal Doval (Queen Mary, University of London)

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

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5 March 2014

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STB2 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Michael Oakeshott and Hans-Georg Gadamer on Practices, Social Science, and Modernity
Edmund Neill (New College of the Humanities)


Venue: STB 2, Basement, Stewart House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Landscapes of London: the City, the Country, and the Suburbs in the Eighteenth-Century
Elizabeth McKellar (the Open University)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Learning the value of restraint.' Plain verses patterned surfaces in the 1920s small modern interior
Keren Protheroe (Kingston University)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Facing up to early medieval disfigurement: questions, problems, comparisons
Patricia Skinner (Swansea)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Book launch and discussion of: 'The Cult of the Duce. Mussolini and the Italians'
Discussants: Mary Vincent (Sheffield) and Geoffrey Hosking (UCL)


Edited By Stephen Gundle, Christopher Duggan and Giuliana Pieri (Manchester University Press, 2013)

6 March 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Romigi de' Ricci: a Sixteen-Year-Old Copyist and Illustrator at the Dawn of the Florentine Renaissance
Federico Botana (QMUL)
Other 17:30 History of education in Brazil: the formation of the field and its theoretical influences
Dr Marisa Bittar, Dr Amarilio Ferreira Jr (Federal University of San Carlos, Brazil)

This seminar will present the constitution of the field of History of Education in Brazil, which, in the ea...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Guns, Turks and News: Managing Outside News in Colonial Algeria, 1881-1918
Arthur Asseraf (All Souls, Oxford)  
Other 17:30 (Notre Dame's mid-semester break)
No meeting
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Spectacles of Sovereignty: Persian Shahs in Imperial Europe, 1873-1905
Dr David Motadel (University of Cambridge)


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

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Exterminate all the Brutes: Modern Settler Colonialism and the Future of Endangered Races
Sadiah Quereshi (Birmingham)

7 March 2014

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The Rijksmuseum and its art and historical collections: a peaceful wedding?
Martine Gosselink (Rijksmuseum)


Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Completely free from fleshly lusts': the contexts and consequences of Henry I's liaisons
Joanna Laynesmith (Reading)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Soviet Psychology, the Avant-Garde and the Socialist Subject as Artwork
Hannah Proctor (Birkbeck)

8 March 2014

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 14:00 Reformation and the Distrust of the Projector in the Hartlib Circle
Koji Yamamoto (King's College London)


Please note:  this session takes place in room 349 of Senate House (third floor)

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10 March 2014

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 The search for a Republican morality: Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being
Dr Jon Smyth (Birkbeck) 
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Provincials and Their Dilemmas: 1767 in Ireland and America
Patrick Griffin (Notre Dame)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Articulating authority: Edward VI and the expression of kingship
Christine Knaack (York)


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Emma Kennedy (York)


Performing Astraea's legacy:  Prince...

11 March 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Searching for Sailortown: naval towns and urban cultures, c.1820 to 1914
Bradley Beaven (University of Portsmouth)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Revealing forgotten political options in divided Palestine through translation
Yuval Evri (Cambridge)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Late-medieval heresy and topography revisited
Christopher Currie (IHR)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 'But private notes for my owne memory'? Parliamentary diaries in seventeenth-century England
Philip Baker (History of Parliament Trust)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Tiny hands, tiny artefacts: did Roman children play with toys?
Dr Mary Harlow (University of  Leicester/University of Copenhagen)


Thinking about children in the past is tricky.  For Roman historians it is additionally difficul...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Low Quality Immigrants to Latin America? Human and Social Capital in Historical Migration
Blanca Sánchez-Alonso (Universidad CEU-San Pablo (Madrid))

 

Economic historians stress the fact that Latin America received poorer, more illiterate and ...

12 March 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Household management and self-management in early modern thought
Felicity Green (Edinburgh)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Restoring Victory: Naval Commemoration, Heritage and Identity in Post-Great War Britain
Dr Don Leggett (Kent)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Observing Vatican II: Ecumenical Diplomacy and the Second Vatican Council, 1962-5
Dr Andrew Chandler and Dr Charlotte Hansen (Chichester)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Making the East India Company at home in Osterley Park
Kate Smith (UCL) & Claire Reed (National Trust)


Claire Reed (House and Collections Manager, Osterley Park and House) and Kate Smith (Research Fellow,...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Everybody's Doing it!' Americanisation on the West End stage (and beyond) 1898-1914
Peter Bailey (University of Manitoba/Indiana University)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Ivo of Chartres and the laws of the Romans
Michael Crawford (UCL)

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13 March 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Lobbying London: the experience of Irish and Scottish petitioners, 1653-1659
Patrick Little (History of Parliament)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Oeconomica and Economy in Diomede Carafa's Memoriali
Giorgio Lizzul (King's College London)

Venue: Room 349, 3rd floor, Senate House

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 From 'borderline citizen' to 'Worcester woman': women in British politics since 1800'
Ben Griffin (Cambs)
STB3/6 (Stewart House, basement) 17:30 The Laboratores: Slave and Serf Before the Twelfth Century
Paul Hyams (Cornell University)

Please note:  this session, transferred from 6 March, takes place in Stewart House basement ro...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Nickel Wars: Streetcar Politics in Gilded Age America
Jennifer Luff (Durham University)
German Historical Institute 17:30 War, Nationalism, and the Making of Germany in the early 19th Century
Professor Dr. Ute Planert (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)


Please note:  this session takes place on a Thursday in the German Historical I...

Other 17:30 The Triumph of Music in the Modern World
Tim Blanning (Cambridge)


Professor Blanning edited The Oxford History of Europe and has won broad popular success and importa...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Adult Entertainment: Conscience, Creed and Evolution of the Crusading Hero in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Hannah Graves (Warwick)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Castoriadis on the Socio-historical Nature of Time
Angelos Mouzakitis (Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Crete)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Brand Name Capitalism, Advertising and the Making of the Conjugal Family in Western India, 1918-45
Professor Douglas Haynes, Dartmouth College


Venue: Court Room, 1st floor, Senate House

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 James Lees-Miline: Saving the Gardens and Great Estates at Risk
Richard Wheeler (Specialist in Garden History, National Trust)


James Lees-Milne was a pivotal figure who helped pave the way for country house owners to donate prop...

14 March 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The segmented English credit market: evidence from the Stop of Exchequer
Ling-Fan Li (IHR)


ABSTRACT

This paper intends to identify the connection between English domestic and intern...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Returning Religious Women to Women's History: Nuns in Nineteenth-Century France
Sarah Curtis (San Francisco State)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Henry IV: A New 'Lord of this Langage'?
Jennifer Nuttall (Oxford)

15 March 2014

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17 March 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Treaty of 1283 between Sultan Qalawun and the Frankish Authorities of Acre: A New Topographical Discussion
Rabei Khamisy (Cardiff University)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Dr. Charlotte Riley (University of York)
Colonial /Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop


'A Drop in the Bucket of Aid' : The Ministry of Overseas Development and British foreign aid at the e...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Saint-Simonians and colonisation
Pamela Pilbeam (RHUL)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Dona Montefiore and World War One
Ted Crawford


Venue: Room G21A, Ground floor, Senate House

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18 March 2014

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Deller Hall (Senate House, basement) 09:00 History libraries & research open day

http://www.history.ac.uk/libraries-research-day

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Seen and not heard: the struggle for control over London's street sounds
Ian Rawes (British Library)

http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 A Welsh Response to the Great War
Peter Robinson (Swansea University)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Dancing in the Fields: Virtual Locality and Imagined Histories in Indigenous Andean Music Videos
Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The 'Enveigling Projects of Romish Priests' and Post-Reformation Religion and Politics: Demons, Exorcisms and the 'Boy of Bilson' Affair Revisited
Michael Questier (Queen Mary University of London)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:45 Archive as Artefact? Interpreting Echoes of the Past in Business History
Roy Edwards (University of Southampton)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 18:00 The Organisational Reform of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Its Diplomacy toward China in the Interwar Period: The Significance of the Establishment of the Asian Affairs Bureau
Dr Fumio Kumamoto, (LSE/Komazawa)

Venue: Room G21A, Senate House, Ground floor

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 Script imitation: the shock of the old
Prof Julia Crick (King’s College London)

19 March 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Lockean Self-Ownership: A Republican Answer to a Libertarian Problem
Lorenzo Sabbadini (Queen Mary University of London)


Venue: Bedford Room G37, Senate House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 From Urbane to urban? The town clergyman in Hanoverian and early Victorian England
Arthur Burns (King's College London)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Sites of the Unconscious. Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Psy Sciences (To be confirmed)
Andreas Mayer (CNRS, Paris)

Please note:  this session has regrettably been cancelled, owing to the speaker’s inabil...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Semantics of Social Justice. Britain and West Germany after 1945
Dr Felix Römer (GHIL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Bishops in the mirror. Literary portraits and episcopal self-fashioning in early medieval Italy
Giorgia Vocino (OAW, Vienna)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Class, Violence and Gender in Early Colonial Malawi: the Curious Case of Elizabeth Pithie
John McCracken (University of Stirling)

20 March 2014

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 A Women's Work Is Never Done: Women and the British Anti-Fascist Movement
Joe Mulhall (Rhul)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Shuffle and play, read and learn: early modern English didactic playing cards
Katherine Hunt (University of East Anglia)
Other 17:30 Laboratory of Globalisation? Tianjin, c. 1900: Colonisation, Internationalisation and 'Modernisation'
Pierre Singaravélou (Sorbonne)

Professor Singaravélou's  ground-breaking work on the comparative and global study of modern em...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Exporting visions and saving children - the Swedish Save the Children Fund
Ann Nehlin (University of Stockholm)

Empire and Globalization: from High Imperialism to Decolonization
Andrew Thompson (Exeter)

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Narrating the Self: Temporality, imagination and possibility
Molly Andrews (University of East London)

21 March 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
Mark Hay (King’s College London)


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

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Artistic Labour Contracts and the Legislative Imperative of Authorship
Marina Vishmidt & Zoe Sutherland

22 March 2014

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24 March 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Paternalistic Culture and the Promotion of Leisure in the Regent Palace Hotel, 1918-1939
Lyanne Holcombe (Kingston University)

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

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Aid-India Consortium, the World Bank, and the International Order of Asia, 1958-1968
Shigeru Akita (Osaka)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 John Foxe's pan-Protestant toolbox of martyrologies
David Gehring (Durham)


Venue:  Bedford Room, G37, ground floor

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Collecting after the Commune: Contested Notions of Heritage in France c. 1870-1890
Tom Stammers (Durham)

The 1870s were critical decades in the relationship between private collectors and the French state, as dec...

25 March 2014

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Room 246 (Senate House) 16:30 War and independence in Spanish America
Anthony McFarlane (Warwick)

During the period from 1808 to 1826, the Spanish empire was convulsed by wars throughout its dominions in I...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Lord High Admiral and the demise of the Navy Board: the battle for control of the Navy, 1801-1832
Roger Knight (University of Greenwich)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Seeing syphilis in the Bible: Hebrews, Jews, and the debate over the origins of venereal disease
Mitchell Hart (University of Florida/Oxford
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 'Indigenous London' - perspectives of the indigenous peoples of Empire on the Empire's capital
Colm Thrush (University of British Columbia/IHR)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 The politics of image and the image of politics: visual representations of politicians in portraiture and the press, c.1840-1906
Tom Crewe (Pembroke College, Cambridge)

26 March 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 The sacrificing king: between theology and law in early modern Europe
Jonathan Sheehan (UC Berkeley)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Ireland's Decade of Centenaries: a Belfast perspective
Professor Keith Jeffrey (QUB)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Faith and Scholarship in mid-Victorian Britain: William Smith's 'Dictionary of the Bible'
Dr Michael Ledger Lomas (KCL)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Off the map? Late Anglo-Saxon literate culture beyond the metropolis
Julia Crick (KCL)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Look and learn: the new world of live art broadcasts
Panel discussion includes contributions from: Penny Nagle (More 2 Screen) Patricia Wheatley (Head of Broadcasting, British Museum) John Wyver (University of Westminster, Illuminations)


The success of broadcasts such as Pompeii Live, Leonardo Live and Bowie Live suggest that there&rsquo...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Circulating knowledge between nations: a medical case history in 19th-century Europe
Maria Boehmer (EUI)


Lisa Plotkin (UCL)

At Home in the Asylum: Women & Curative Space at the Hollow...

27 March 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Politics of Displacement: Domestic Cromwellian Policies and Imperial Repercussions, 1649-1684
Jennifer Wells (Brown)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 When was the British national moment? 'Alone' and 'People's War' in history and historiography, 1940-2000
David Edgerton (KCL) 
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 'Simple faithful' (fideles simplices) and 'heretics' believers (hereticorum credentes) in the 13th century
Peter Biller (University of York)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'The Chief City of America': The American Colony in London, Victorian Globalisation and the Transformation of US Empire, 1870-1914
Steve Tuffnell (University of Oxford)
Other 17:30 CANCELLED
Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck)

Dr Amrith, who works on global dimensions of modern Asian history,  is engaged on an ERC project on t...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 David Lean's Nineteenth Century: From Havisham to Hobson
Melanie Williams (East Anglia)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The past is evil/evil is past. On retrospective politics, philosophy of history and temporal Manichaeism
Berber Bevernage (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theory of History, University of Ghent, and co-founder of the International Network for Theory of History)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Such is the price of Empire: How Zoos and Botanic Gardens Survived The War
Mark Norris (Education Officer, Newquay Zoo)


Mark Norris has been Education Manager of Newquay Zoo in Cornwall since 1996. He is a member of the B...

28 March 2014

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29 March 2014

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31 March 2014

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STB8 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 Uncharted Waters: Researching Sounds, Ships, and Sailor Towns
Dr Catherine Tackley (Open University)

Venue: STB8, Basement, Stewart House

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