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1 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 A Photographic Memorial: Canadians, Cameras and the First World War
Dr Philip Hatfield (Curator Canadian and Caribbean Studies, British Library)

Please note: this session has been cancelled

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Arnold Fitz Thedmar: an early London chronicler
Ian Stone (KCL)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Pretty pants and office pants: making home, identity and belonging in a workplace
Rachel Hurdley (Cardiff University) 

Please note:  this session takes place in the Gordon Room, G34
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2 October 2014

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Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 An Italian classic in Catalonia: Reception and transmission of Boccaccio's Decameron in translation (1429)
Simone Ventura (Queen Mary, University of London)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The potential for absolutism in early Stuart England
Simon Healy (History of Parliament)
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Why publicize Magna Carta, now and then?
Sophie Ambler and Felicity Hill (University of East Anglia)

Chaired by David Carpenter

Please note:  this event takes place in the Senate Room,...

Institute of Education 17:30 CANCELLED: Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education Act
Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)

Please note:  this session has been postponed until further notice

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North Block, Senate House 18:00 Curiosity, Commerce and Conversation: Nursery Gardens in 18th Century London
Dr. Richard Coulton (Queen Mary College, University of London)                              

3 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'The skeleton in my life': Harriet Gore Browne's 1860s problem with the empire
Charlotte Macdonald (Victoria University of Wellington)

While her husband, Governor Thomas Gore Browne, was held responsible for making New Zealand a site for one ...

4 October 2014

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 No bookings

 

6 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 15:00 Roundtable discussion on the work of Kevin Sharpe
with papers by Ken Fincham (Kent), Mark Knights (Warwick) and Peter Lake (Vanderbilt) and Andrew Hadfield

Please note:  this session begins at 15:00.  It will be followed by a drinks reception at...

The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Is World History Possible?
Christopher Bayly (QMUL/Chicago)

with responses from Saul Dubow (QMUL) and Richard Drayton (KCL)

Please note:  this ses...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Bang! A Streak of Flame Came from the Shadows: The Process of Americanisation in Interwar Popular English Fiction
Dr Michael John Law (University of Westminster)
Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Drinking and rebelling: the problems of tax revolt, intoxication and social control in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-91
Noelle Plack (Newman University)

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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Adolescent Women and Anti-Abortion Politics in Reagan's Right
Charlotte Jeffries (University of Cambridge)

7 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Security for All Time'. The Radicalisation of German War Aims, 1914-1918
Dr Alexander Watson (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Introducing Paper Machines
Jo Guldi (Brown University)

Historians of the twentieth century have to contend with a technological problem, the issue of archives too...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Crafting empire: English republicanism and parliamentary policy, 1647-1660
Jennifer Wells (Brown University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Matthew Flinders: the man behind the map of Australia
Gillian Dooley (Flinders University, Adelaide)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Writing the history of a school over 500 years: Giggleswick, 1512-2012
Professor Richard Hoyle (VCH, IHR)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis
Louise Walker (Northeastern)

Abstract: In the late twentieth century, Mexico’s middle classes were plunged into increasing turmoil...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 The episcopal body and sexuality in late medieval England
Dr Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck College, University of London)

(Chair: Jane Mackelworth, PhD candidate, Queen Mary, University of London)

This...

8 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Moving Beyond the Welfare State: Anglo-American Political Philosophy since the 1960s
Katrina Forrester (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Wrongs and rites: the curious afterlife of a nineteenth-century missionary in the Pacific
Rod Edmond (Emeritus Professor of Modern Literature & Cultural History at the University of Kent)

In the course of researching Migrations: Journeys in Time and Space (2013) I stayed in a village on Ambrym,...

9 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Magna Carta and the Victorians
Prof Miles Taylor (York)

Please note:  this session, a valedictory lecture by Professor Taylor, will be held in the Wol...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 A Quasi-Substantive Philosophy of History
Zoltán Boldizsár Simon (Doctoral Research Associate, Graduate School in History and Sociology, University of Bielefeld)

Chair: Kalle Pihlainen

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Medicines and miraculous cures between Europe and Southeast Asia, c1500-1700
Opening Session: Dr Tara Alberts (University of York)

Discussant: Dr Alan Strathern (University of Oxford)

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The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Legacies of British Slaveownership. Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain
Book launch, in association with Cambridge University Press, of Catherine Hall, Nick Draper, Keith McClelland, Katie Donington and Rachel Lang: response from Richard Drayton (KCL)

Venue: Senate Room, 1st floor, Senate House, South block followed by a reception in the Jessel Room...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 At the heart of empires: Indian princes in Britain and continental Europe in the late colonial period
Teresa Segura Garcia

10 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The hearth tax in London between the Great Plague and the Great Fire
Andrew Wareham (Roehampton)

In 1666 Londoners had to deal with the Great Plague and the Great Fire.  Around 6,300 homes were left ...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Miracles in Translation. Justus Lipsius, Our Lady of Halle and Two Dutch Translations
Theo Hermans (UCL)
Other 17:30 Drugs for the Duchess: the Medicines of Katherine Neville, duchess of Norfolk
Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Memory, Emotion and Nationalism: Early Modern Ireland
Naomi McAreavey (UCD)

11 October 2014

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Other 14:00 Boy Actors at the English College of St Omer
Alison Shell (UCL)

 

13 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Soldiers of the Queen: Facts and Fictions in a Boer War newspaper.
Lizzi Mills (UCL)

Englishmen have not seen the last of Nana Sahib!': Pursuing 'arch-fiends', villains and fugitives w...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Manasses of Hierges and the Monks of Brogne: New Sources and Perspectives on the Crusader and his Community
Nicholas Paul (Fordham University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Killing Communists in Havana: 1947 and the start of the Cold War in Latin America
Steve Cushion
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Creating le gout Rothschild: the English Rothschild family in the nineteenth century
Nicola Pickering (curator at Eton College)

This paper will focus on the English Rothschild family in the nineteenth century and the style of decoratio...

14 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Hybrid corn and endangered maize: agricultural modernization and the conservation of genetic diversity in crop plants, 1935-1970
Helen Anne Curry (University of Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 How illness shaped childhood in Britain, 1800 to 2000
Dr Mary Clare Martin, (University of Greenwich)

Despite expanding interest in the historical sub-disciplines of medicine and childhood, there has been litt...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 England's Reformation by the Book, 1536-1642
John Craig (Simon Fraser)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 Digital Sensitivity Review
Tim Gollins (Glasgow/TNA)
Other 18:00 Imperialism in the age of decolonisation: British Policy in the Persian Gulf during the 1960s
Dr Helene von Bismarck (British Scholar Society)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 19:00 The Disappearance of the Christian Peasant: Taxation and Conversion to Islam in Ayyubid Egypt
Dr Yossef Rapoport (QMUL)

15 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'This shall control the Female Pow'r/And fix the British Crown secure': Women, politics and the 1723 oaths to George I
Edward Vallance (University of Roehampton)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 "A nation is built upon pride of race": Dominion war exhibitions during the First World War
Dr Jennifer Wellington (University College, Dublin)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Re-fashioning a Marylebone slum: The Eliza Armstrong Case and the late-nineteenth-century social housing crisis
Jane Jordan (Kingston University)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Book launch and discussion of:

Victorian Radicals and Italian Democrats (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series, 2...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Primitiveness and Sovereignty: Conceptions of Temporality in Anthropology and Folklore Studies in Germany (1850s-1930s)
Christof DeJung ((Konstanz)

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

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Institute of Archaeology 18:15 Sir David Wilson Lecture, jointly sponsored with the UCL Institute of Archaeology/British Museum medieval seminar

The Space Between: The 'undead' Roman Empire and the aesthetics of Salin's Style I 

16 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The traces of poison: social relations and knowledge in seventeenth-century Rome
Silvia de’ Renzi (Open University) & Tessa Storey (RHUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Public ceremony and urban space in civil-war England
Amy Calladine (Nottingham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Posthumous Love as Culture: outline of a medieval moral pattern
Bernhard Jussen (University of Frankfurt)

Chaired by David d’Avray

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Information in Wartime: American Bookmen and Open Source Intelligence in World War II
Kathy Peiss (UPenn/UCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Victim-Blaming: the Changing Relationship of Consent and Culpability for Rape in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and Wales
Garthine Walker (Cardiff University)
North Block, Senate House 18:00 Crafty, Moral, Killer Plants: The Reception and Influence of Darwinism in 19th Century Botanical Circles
Dr. Jim Endersby (University of Sussex)

Please note:  this session is now to take place in Room 304,  IHR North Block, third floo...

17 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Prophecie shut up Prohibited': Tudor and Early Stuart Women, Censorship, and Censure
Alice Ferron (UCL)

The historiography of early modern censorship centers on the ways male voices were limited in the political...

Other 17:30 English artillery and Expeditions in the Fifteenth Century
Dan Spencer (Southampton)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Anti Frieze' - An anti-celebration of Frieze week with Dave Beech and Julian Stallabrass
Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute) and Dave Beech (Chelsea College of Art and Design)

The Ullage of Luxury: the economics of the art fair
Dave Beech
Just a Lu...

18 October 2014

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 No bookings

 

20 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Did Henry VIII write 'Greensleeves'? Music at the early Tudor court
Frances Palmer (Royal Academy of Music)

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'Words of high intention': Nicholas Hilliard and the art of the imprese

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Taming Babel: Colonial and Postcolonial Trials of a Multilingual Nation
Rachel Leow (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Early British Television: The Allure and Threat of America
Dr Kelly Boyd (Institute of Historical Research)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Does a Reformation end? Rethinking religious simulation in sixteenth-century Italy (16th c. Italy)
Simone Maghenzani (Cambridge)

21 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Lord Wantage VC: Victorian hero, Volunteer and MP
Dr Roger Stearn
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Popular politics: the friendly match between sport and politics in the Netherlands, c.1960-1980s
Harm Kaal (Nijmegen)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Sea Officers: gentility and professionalism in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815
Evan Wilson (University of Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Land drainage of the East Riding wetlands
Prof John Marriott (Hull)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 60 Years of Research in Latin American History in the UK
Chris Abel (UCL)

Abstract: This paper examines the evolution of the practice of Latin American history in the UK since its t...

22 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Hall Caine's 'Mahomet': Religion, Empire, and Dramatic Censorship in Late-Victorian Britain
Kristan Tetens (University of Leicester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 A Matter of Sources: the Contribution of Thomas Docking, Roger of Waltham and William of Pagula to the History of English Medieval Political Thought
Frédérique Lachaud (Lorraine)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Bede's Temple as History
Conor Obrien (Sheffield)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Methodist Missionary History Project 1994-2014
John Pritchard, (Former General Secretary Methodist Church Overseas Division)

John Pritchard, who convened the Project Steering Group from the outset, will briefly describe the processe...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Title: Hyperinflation and Perceptions of Austria's 'Unviability' 1921-1922
Barbara Warnock (Birkbeck)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 22/23 October: European Nationalism (in collaboration with the UCL European Institute)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles': Octavia Hill and the remaking of British society
Dr Elizabeth Baigent (Oxford)
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) 17:30 Monticello Legacies: Slavery, Race, and Liberty and the American Mind
Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard/Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Senate Room

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Sex, Spies and Shirley Temple: Feature Films on British Television in the 1970s
Sheldon Hall (Sheffield Hallam University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Domesticating the Foreign Country: Making the Past Present
David Lowenthal (Emeritus Professor, University College London)

Chair: Helena Hammond

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, IHR, Senate House

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Doctoral Presentation Session:

Economic experiences of Japanese civilian repatriates to Hiroshima, 1945- 1956
Sumiyo...

Room 104 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Cultures of democracy and modern British studies. Presentation of the new British Studies Centre at Birmingham
Matthew Hilton and 3 colleagues (Birmingham); response from Margot Finn (UCL)

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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The Middle Ages and Renaissance in Fascist School Textbooks
Jun Young Moon

24 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The English East India Company and Bengal Silk Industry in the late Eighteenth Century
Karolina Hutkova (Warwick)

Bengal raw silk attracted the interest of the European trading companies since the seventeenth century. How...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Monetisation in the periphery of the Netherlands, c.1700-1900
Sebastian Felten (KCL)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 East Coast Ports and the Iceland Trade, 1483-85 (1489): Protection and Compensation. (With special attention to the role of Bishop's Lynn)
Anne Sutton (Mercers’ Company)

Please note:  this session takes place in G21A, South Block, ground floor

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25 October 2014

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 No bookings

 

27 October 2014

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The Wolfson Room (IHR) 16:35 IHR Friends AGM and Lecture
Professor Sir David Cannadine  (Princeton University)

The Friends will have their Annual General Meeting which will be followed by Professor Sir David Cannadine&...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 What could they do with their unsealable goods? Organising the transaction of English women to the Australian colonies (1860-1914)
Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot - Sorbonne Paris Cité (LARCA))

Title TBC
Michael Karabinos (Leiden)

Imperial and World History Se...

Room G22 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Encountering the Holy and the Impure: The Miraculous and the Muslims in the Holy Land Pilgrimage Account of Thietmar (1217-1218)
Philip Booth (Lancaster University)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Woburn Room, G22, in the South Block

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Great 1984/5 miners strike, why a film? Why now?
Mike Simons & others
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Learning from Britain's development NGOs: a case study of Oxfam's Education Department during the Development Decades 1960-1980
Don Harrison, University of Bristol

28 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 "We are threatened with famine, the most horrible of evils": drought, the markets and the law of unintended consequences in nineteenth-century western India
George Adamson (King’s College London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 History of Childhood and Youth in Ireland: the state of the art and the field
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (National University of Ireland, Galway)

The history of childhood and youth in Ireland is a burgeoning field. Driven in part by revelations of abuse...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Britain and the Jews of Afghanistan, 1933-1951
Eunan O'Halpin (Trinity College Dublin)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The surprising contribution of Katherine Parr and Queen Elizabeth I to the 'Book of Common Prayer'
Micheline White (Carleton)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Echoes and nods: recognition, genealogy and writing the queer archive
Dr Natasha Alden (University of Aberystwyth)

This paper explores how three contemporary queer authors make use of the past. I focus on three recent hist...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 18:00 The last country in Europe where you can still get wine: Hollywood depictions of Portugal during World War II
Dr Rui Lopes (ICH- Nova University, Portugal)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 19:00 Unlocking the Past: History, Theology, and Devotion on the Franks Casket
Dr Katherine Cross (Oxford)

29 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Metropolitan London Elections 1700-1832: Proto-Democracy in Action
Panel; Penelope Corfield  (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Edmund Green (Newcastle University); 

Joint Seminar with Metropolitan History Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Theatre in the Great War
Dr Helen Brooks (Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The British Enlightenment's First (Only?) Stadial Study of Religion: William Falconer's Remarks on the Influence of Climate (1781)
Robin Mills (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Sacral Kingship and Its Discontents in Sixth- and Seventh-century Byzantium
Philip Booth (Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Metropolitan London Elections 1700-1832: Proto-Democracy in Action
Penelope J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London and Newcastle University) and Edmund Green (Newcastle University)

Joint seminar with the ‘British History  in the Long 18th Century’ taking place in the Wol...

30 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The historical uses of dramatists: Revisiting the Counter-Reformation with the Andreini family and the Commedia dell'Arte
Sarah Ross (Boston College)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Reckless behaviour: tobacco and dissent in Jacobean London
Lauren Working (Durham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 What can we learn from fourteenth-century inquisition manuals
Derek Hill (Birkbeck)

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To catch a heretic: co-operation and collaboration between medieval Italian inquisit...

North Block, Senate House 18:00 The Garden as a Scientific Space in the later 18th Century
Clare Hickman (King's College, University of London)        

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

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31 October 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'At Home' with the Women's Guild of Arts: Studio Spaces and Professional Artistic Identity in London 1880-1920
Zoe Thomas (RHUL)

This paper considers the tactics middle-class women decorative artists used to construct professional artis...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Goat and the Boar: The Authorship and Purpose of the 'Long Continuation' of the Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Chronicle, 1307-33
Andy King (Southampton)