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1 May 2014

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Alex Bloom - pioneer of radical democratic state education
Professor Michael Fielding (Institute of Education London)

Alex Bloom was from 1945-55 headteacher of St. George-in-the-East Secondary School, Stepney, in the he...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Arnold's Chronicle: useful reading for Londoners, c. 1502
Julia Boffey (Queen Mary, London)

Venue:  Bedford Room, G37, ground floor

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2 May 2014

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Senate House 09:00 Textual Analysis with Computers (NVivo)

Researchers in the social sciences and humanities are increasingly using computers to manage, organise and ...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 10:00 Church growth and decline in a global city: London, 1980 to the present

A colloquium organised by the Centre for Church Growth Research at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Du...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 10:00 Church Growth and Decline in Contemporary London

The Centre for Church Growth Research in partnership with the University of London’s Institute of His...

Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 A roundtable discussion of Geoffrey Parker, 'Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (2013)'
Paul Warde (UEA) will give an appreciation of the book; Geoffrey Parker will respond


The concept of a 'general crisis' in seventeenth-century Europe was first developed and debated in th...

3 May 2014

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5 May 2014

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6 May 2014

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Senate House 09:00 Historical Mapping and Geographic Information Systems

Researchers increasingly see the value of including mapping in their work, but the software used for creati...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Grotland writing the last days of the London slum 1940-1965
Jason Finch (Abo Akademi, Finland)
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 'What Seek these Men?' Combat Motivation for the North Russia Relief Force Volunteers in 1919
Catherine Boylan (KCL)
Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Reformation Catholicism and the English Bible
Lucy Wooding (King's College London)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:45 The value of digital for archival collections and how to make an impact
Simon Tanner (King's College, London)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 18:00 In the loop? Chatham House and Whitehall, c.1945-1970
Jamie Perry (University of Birmingham)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The History of Sex in Twentieth-Century South Africa
Dr Catherine Burns (WiSER, University of the Witwatersrand)

Facts about Ourselves: Teaching Sex Education to South African Children, 1919-1939
Dr...

7 May 2014

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Other 17:00 Curating The Cheapside Hoard
Hazel Forsyth (Curator at the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London)

Venue:  V&A Seminar Room A:  followed by drinks reception

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STB3/6 (Stewart House, basement) 17:15 The Place of Political Economy in 1970s French Thought
Alexander Arnold (NYU)


Venue: STB 3/6, Basement, Stewart House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 City of Beasts: The Economic & Social Significance of Equine Work, Urban Husbandry & Animal Marketing in Hanoverian London
Thomas Almeroth-Williams (University of York)

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The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Miracles in the Italian Renaissance home
Mary Laven (University of Cambridge)

Please note:  this session has been moved to the Senate Room, on the first floor of Senate Hou...

Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:30 An Apprenticeship in Assimilation: a Family History
Ursula Owen


Venue: Room 349, 3rd floor, Senate House

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Changing interpretations of Jewish history and art in Anglo-Jewish museums
Dr Kathrin Pieren (Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton)

Museums set up by minority groups tend to target at least two broadly distinct segments of the population: ...

Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Early medieval charters and landscape: Genoa and Milan compared
Ross Balzaretti (Nottingham)

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

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Changing Concepts of Conversion. The Basel Mission in South India and the Emergence of a Contact Religiosity, 1834-1860
Judith Becker (Mainz)


This seminar has been organized in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London

8 May 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'A good example to all the kingdome': Lancashire Presbyterianism in context, 1645-1647
James Mawdesley (Sheffield)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Knit together in perfect love and charity: the Reformation of London's Livery Companies c. 1510-c.1600
Laura Branch (NUI, Galway)

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, ground floor

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Black Civil Rights in the North During the New Deal
Olly Ayers (University of Kent, Canterbury)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Re-visiting insiders and outsiders: oral narratives of migration and multi-positionalities
Louise Ryan (University of Middlesex)

Venue: Bedford Room G37, Senate House, Ground floor

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9 May 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
Liesbeth Corens (Cambridge)
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature
Roundtable with Warwick Research Collective (WReC)

10 May 2014

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Other 11:00 Dr Geoff Day (Fellows' Librarian, Winchester College) will host a visit to the College Library and Archives at Winchester College


The Fellows' Library at Winchester College has books given by the founder, William of Wykeham, at the...

 

12 May 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop


Creating 'Curry and Rice' – Food Pairings and the Emergence of a National Cuisine in la...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Work Motivation Experiments at the Interwar Cocoa Works
Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London)


Venue:  Room G21A, ground floor, Senate House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Sadism, Songs and Stolen Liberty. A working-class lad in the Navy in the 1960s
Stephen Mann
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 The great houses of the Strand, 1550-1650. An overview
Dr Manolo Guerci (Kent)

Joint meeting with Society for Court Studies, Room G34

Please note:  this session star...

13 May 2014

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Senate House 09:00 Historic Gardens: Research in Action

This course provides an introduction to how archival research findings on historic gardens can contribute t...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The vanishing minority: Human Rights as Jewish politics in postwar America
James Loeffler (University of Virginia)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Red Tempts Me: Folk Songs and Sexual Choices in the Landes de Gascogne, 1820-1914
William Pooley (Oxford)


The history of sexuality has tended to neglect the sexual culture of rural people in the recent past...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Knightsbridge, Hyde and Kensington: boundaries and occlusion
Pamela Taylor

This paper is not concerned with Knightsbridge as today’s prestigious cross-boundary shopping mecca b...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Deconstructing Westminster: towards a four nations history of the Irish Home Rule crisis, c.1886-93
Naomi Lloyd Jones (King’s College, London)

14 May 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 16:30 A microhistory of kitchen technology c. 1600-2014
Sarah Pennell (University of Roehampton)

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

Please note:  this s...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The emergence of civil society: Foucault on the Scottish Enlightenment
Céline Spector (Bordeaux)


Venue:  Torrington Room, 104, first floor of Senate House

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Head of St John the Baptist: Byzantium and the circulation of relics in the early middle ages
Georges Kahzan (Oxford)

Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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15 May 2014

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Fields for food for London: supplies from the Hoo peninsula, Kent, from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries
Gill Draper (Kent)

Exiles and emigrants: Cornwall and the capital's social and economic interactions in the later Mi...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Families in Crisis: Parenting and the Life Cycle in English Society, c.1450-1620
Maria Cannon (Northumbria)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 A Tale of Two Mosques: Impresarios of Islam in America and Japan
Professor Nile Green (UCLA)

16 May 2014

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 No bookings

17 May 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 09:30 There will be no regular seminar meetings during the summer term. The study day will replace the summer term seminar sessions.
 

Keep off the Grass: Access to Urban Green Spaces and their Histories

Please note:  the...

 

19 May 2014

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 The business of war in the age of absolutism: entrepreneurs and the fiscal-military state in the reign of Louis XIV
Dr Guy Rowlands (St Andrews)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Sport, Race and Commodification: The Case of Professional Football in Apartheid South Africa
Dr Chris Bolsmann (Aston University)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Beyond iconophobia: 'decorative' art and Protestant visuality in post-Reformation England
Tara Hamling (Birmingham)

Venue:  Bedford Room, G37

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20 May 2014

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Race and indigeneity: the changing constructions of difference on the Mosquito coast
Karl Offen (University of Oklahoma)


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

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Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Demonizing the Fleet? Perceptions of the Italian Navy since 1939
Dr Richard Hammond (Portsmouth)
Room 243 (Senate House) 17:15 The quest for "Eastminster": the British parliamentary system and the foundation of independent south Asia
Harshan Kumarasingham (Smuts Fellow in Commonwealth Studies, Cambridge University)

Venue: Senate House, 2nd floor,  Room 243

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:20 Aaron's Rod Blossoming? "Erastianism" and Clericalism in the Debate on Church Government in the 1640s and 1650s
Elliot Vernon (barrister) Venue: Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:45 Without Walls: The Value of Archives in the Modern City
Victoria Hoyle (University of York)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 18:00 Anglo-French Intelligence relations in the 1920s and 1930s
Dr Emily Haire (Queen’s, Belfast)

Venue: Room G21A, Senate House, Ground floor

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 19:00 Monastic Space and the Use of Books in Anglo-Norman England
Tessa Webber (Trinity College, Cambridge)

21 May 2014

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Room STB6 17:15 War and Peace: Clement VIII's Interpretation of the Pope's Role as Common Father of Christendom (1592-1605)
Christian Schneider (Durham)


Venue: STB6, Basement, Stewart House

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Intimacy, Love and Loneliness: Coping with Separation during the Napoleonic Wars (the Fremantle Papers, c.1801-14)
Elaine Chalus (Bath Spa University)

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Innovation and the State in Renaissance Italy
Luca Mola (European University Institute)

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

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 (Plus a live screening from Heritage Centre)
John Lewis anniversary

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

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Room G26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Freud's Roman Holiday
Mary Jacobus (Cambridge)


Venue: Montague Room G26, Ground floor, Senate House

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Blended and Extended Families in Carolingian Charters
Julie Hofmann (Shenandoah/KCL)

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Films with a Mission: missionary films in comparative film history
Emma Sandon (Birkbeck College, University of London)


Venue: Athlone Room 102, 1st floor, Senate House
Please note: this seminar will run from...

22 May 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The Circulation of Capital: Publishing and Reading Karl Marx in Britain, c. 1881-1945
Catherine Feely (Manchester)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Taxation and the distribution of wealth in early thirteenth-century London
John McEwen (Aberystwyth)

'To speak with Mr Elmes about the blanks in his returns': the London and Middlesex 1666 Hearth Tax ...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'Postmemory' of the English Revolution and Restoration political culture, 1678-1685
Edward Legon (UCL)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Anna May Wong: Hollywood and the Chinese
Jeffrey Richards (Lancaster)


Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Ground floor, Senate House

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23 May 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 'Point of Promise and of Danger': Postwar Aesthetic Debates in the US
Jody Patterson (Plymouth)

Please note: this session has been cancelled

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24 May 2014

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The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 14:00 'Packaging the Curriculum': General Course Schoolbooks and the Encyclopaedic Project in the Eighteenth Century
Jo Elcoat (Leeds University)

Please note: this session has been cancelled

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26 May 2014

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27 May 2014

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Disgust: Jud Suss in Nazi Germany
Daniel Wildmann (Leo Baeck Institute)

Please note:  this session has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled for next year.

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 The history of being middle aged: the life-course in sociological perspective
Professor Judith Burnett (University of Greenwich)

When does childhood begin and end? And youth? When did the concept of middle age emerge? Why do modern mann...

Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 'Out on a limb': insights into Grange, a small member of the Cinque Ports confederation
Frank Meddens (Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd.) Frank Meddens got his PhD from the Institute of Archaeology at UCL, and is director of Pre-Construct Archaeology with specific responsibility for its post-excavation reporting.

This interdisciplinary paper considers the nature and significance of Grange from the results of archaeolog...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The woman with two sets of genitals: Hermaphrodites, Sexuality and Attitudes to Deviancy in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Professor Marianna Muravyeva (Oxford Brookes University)


(Chair: Dr Jana Funke)

Please note:  this session takes place i...

28 May 2014

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Reinterpreting Thomas Paine: republicanism, democracy, emancipation, enlightenment
J. C. D. Clark (University of Kansas)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Renaissance Drinking Culture and Renaissance Drinking vessels
Francois Quiviger (Warburg Institute)

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

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Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Carolingian emperors as sportsmen
Achim Hack (Jena)

29 May 2014

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Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:15 London, Londoners and the Gascon Rolls, 1307-1453
Philip Morgan (Keele)

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, ground floor

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 German-American Collaboration and National Identity in the Making of Harvard's 'Flowers That Never Fade', 1887-1939
Ellery Foutch (Courtauld)
Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Samurai Next Door: The Bushido (Way of the Warrior) Ideology and Chinese Views of Modern Japan
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)

30 May 2014

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Rethinking the geography of global economic history: Northwest Indian cotton cloth and caravan trade, c.1600-1900
Jagjeet Lally (Cambridge)


For globally-minded economic historians, Indian cotton cloth is perhaps the pre-eminent early modern ...

31 May 2014

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