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2 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 From Le Puy to Jerusalem: Raymond of Saint-Gilles, the Auvergne, and the 'Provencal' Background of the First Crusade
Thomas Lecaque (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Arming both sides. The Armaments industry in World War One
Matthew  Burnett-Stewart
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Confederate Conscription and the Issue of Gender
Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway University of London)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Creating post-indenture identities in the era of indenture. Hindustani immigrants setting up 'home' in the Suriname districts between 1878 and 1921
Magriet Fokken (University of Groningen)

Migration and Social Changes in Post-Emancipation Bermuda
Dr Kristy Warren (...

Room 304 17:30 Saving Winchester: Voluntary Societies, Historic Buildings and Urban Redevelopment
Michael Nelles (University of Southampton)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 18:00 De Bons Citoyens: John and Josephine Bowes' collecting of French revolutionary ephemera
Dr. Barbara Lasic (Buckingham)

Passionate and eclectic collectors, John and Josephine Bowes assembled one of the largest art collections o...

3 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Vollrath von Maltzan: A German Diplomat and 'Mischlinge' in Weimar, the Third Reich, and the Federal Republic, 1899-1967
Jean-Marc Dreyfus, (University of Manchester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Puritanism and the Ten Commandments in post-Reformation England
Jonathan Willis (Birmingham)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Infancy Rites of Passage in Mamluk Society (Egypt & Syria, 1250-1517)
Catherine Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)

The Seminar has been cancelled.

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Global histories of science and the book
James Poskett (University of Cambridge)
Room G22/26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 The Archaeology of an Elizabethan Library: Reading Richard Stonley (c.1520-1600)
Dr. Jason Scott-Warren (Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge)

Richard Stonley, an Elizabethan exchequer official and the first documented reader of Shakespeare, l...

Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 JFK's Coup Dilemma: Idealism, Military Regimes, and the Recognition Problem, 1961-1963
Jeff Michaels (KCL)

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

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 Like Children with Apples: Knowing the Bible in Medieval England
Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary University of London)

4 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Belgian army officer corps c. 1830-1918
Mario Draper (PhD student, Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Morality, and in particular justice': John Rawls and the normative turn in American ethical theory, 1955-1963
Kenzie Bok (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 William Hazlitt's Radical Faith
Kevin Gilmartin Hazlitt (Caltech/University of York)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Dissident domesticity: an ethnographic conceptualist approach to house arrest and diplomatic asylum
Michal Murawski (UCL) and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (artist)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Charles Roach Smith and the Illustrations of Roman London (1859)
Roey Sweet (Leicester)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Coinage and the Late Anglo-Saxon 'State'
Rory Naismith (Cambridge)
Room G35 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Book launch and discussion of:

John Foot (Bristol) La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Itali...

5 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Fighting corruption in the fourteenth century: Perugia and beyond
Guy Geltner (Amsterdam)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Protestant Ireland and the creation of the Restoration settlement, 1655-65
Neil Johnston (UCD)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 The Underground Slave Trade? Understanding the Phenomenon of Slave Stealing
Laura Sandy (Keele)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 German autumn or Prague Spring? The Empire in fourteenth-century political culture
Len Scales (University of Durham)

Chaired by John Sabapathy

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Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education Act
Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)

The Education Act of 1944 is well recognised for the direct and immediate contributions that it made to the...

Room 304 17:30 Karl Marx's method and the study of history
John Foster (University of the West of Scotland)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Rashid al-Din, Bolad Chengxiang, and Cultural Administration in the Mongol Empire: Imperial Ambitions and Local Identities in the Production of Art, History, and Science
Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL) with Wang Yidan (Peking University) and Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago)

Venue:  SAS room 243, South Block, second floor

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Room G21a (Ground Floor) 18:00 Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers' histories 1950-70
Dr Christine Wall (University of Westminster)
Room 246 (Senate House) 18:00 Exotics from N America in C18
Jean Stone (independentscholar/writer)

Venue:  SAS Room 246, Senate House, South Block, second floor

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6 February 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'Every woman's destiny is motherhood': Women and work in post-war Italy (1945-1970)
Pamela Schievenin (IHR/Glasgow)

The Seminar has been cancelled as the Speaker is unwell and won't be able to make it. ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The development of the writ of 'praemunire facias' during the 14th century
Daniel Gosling (Leeds)

7 February 2015

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 No bookings

 

9 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Gian Pietro Carafa and the reform of the Roman Church: concepts, institutions and inquisitions, 1524-1542
Andrea Vanni (York)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Roundtable discussion: Political discourse, state theory and 'English' culture in early modern Ireland
Discussants: Mark Empey (NUI Galway), David Heffernan (UC Cork) and Mark Hutchinson (Goettingen)

Commentator: Andrew Hadfield (Sussex and All Souls', Oxford)

NB Papers by the discussants will be p...

Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 Producing Public History: How the National Football Museum Created 'The Greater Game: The History of Football in World War One'
Dr Alex Jackson (National Football Museum)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 (Comment from Alison Carrol (Brunel), Richard J. Evans (University of Cambridge) and Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge)
Book Launch for The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 by Astrid Swenson (Brunel)

10 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Learning to lead: the Admiralty and Pacific exploration in the long 18th century
Katherine Parker (University of Pittsburgh)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 'They got it all wrong!' Victorian Future War Fiction and the First World War
Dr Jorit Wintjes (University of Wuerzburg)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 'One of the best men of business we had ever met': Thomas Drummond, the boundary commission and the 1832 Reform Act
Martin Spychal (IHR/History of Parliament Trust)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Sixty-One Days at Sea: Fishermen, their Rafts, and Regional Identity in the Brazilian Northeast
Courtney Campbell (Institute of Historical Research)

Abstract: This presentation focuses on the ways in which Brazilians from several walks of life debated thei...

11 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'The Writings of Querulous Women': Contraception, Conscience and Clerical Authority in 1960s Britain
Dr Alana Harris (Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Germaine de Stael and the Politics of Passions, 1789-1796
Biancamaria Fontana (Lausanne)
Room 243 (Senate House) 17:30 Refusing the Unconscious? Second Wave Feminism and Psychoanalysis
Elsa Richardson (Queen Mary UL)

Vemue:  SAS room 243, South Block, second floor

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Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Bede's World Chronicles: a reappraisal of the 'Chronica Minora'
Maírín MacCarron (Galway)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 John William Colenso, Bishop of Natal, and William Colenso of New Zealand: nineteenth century protestant missionary cousins in conflict with their bishops and colonial governors
Gwilym Colenso (London)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 Panel: Comparative perspectives on museums and cultural exchanges


Making and moving the material mind: transnational histories of a phrenological bust, 183...

12 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 The Britain and Europe Referendum, 1975
Dr Robert Saunders (QMUL)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Of Hungry Hens and Broken Bones: Gender and Obscene Humour in Sixteenth-Century St. Gallen
Carla Roth (Balliol College, Oxford)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Herbert's Hallways: Navigating the Magical, the Middlebrow and the Domestic in the London Series
Hollie Price (Queen Mary University of London)
Other 17:30 Manchurian Candidates: Brainwashing, the Cold War, and the History of the Psy Professions
Daniel Pick (Professor of History, Birkbeck)

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:30 Thomas Hobbes and the Right to Punish
Signy Allen (QMUL)

'Gentleman lags' and the 1878-9 Penal Servitude Acts Commission
Ben Bethell (Birkbeck...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Presentation of 'Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governance' (CUP, 2014)
Alan Lester and Fae Dussart (Sussex). Commentator: Zoë Laidlaw (RHUL)

13 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 10:00 Juan Luis Vives and Thomas More. Humanism and Anglo-Spanish Cultural Relations in the Sixteenth Century
Prof. Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, Cambridge: ‘Thomas More and the strange death of Erasmian England’ Prof. Glyn Redworth, Faculty of History, University of Oxford: ‘Diplomatic and Cultural Relations between England and Spain in the early sixteenth century’ Prof. Rosa Vidal Doval, Queen Mary University, London: ‘Vives and the Inquisition’ Prof. Bethany Aram, Dept. of Geography, History and Philosophy, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville:  ‘Juan Luis Vives and the Education of a Christian Princess, 1485-1554’ Professor Enrique Garcia Hernan, Institute of History, Spanish National Research Council, ‘Thomas More and Spain’. Prof. Igor Pérez Tostado, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville: ‘English Martyrdom in Spanish politics at the end of the Tudor period’ 

This one day conference, supported by the Spanish Embassy in London, coincides with a major exhibition in V...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Netherlandishness of 16th and 17th Century British Art: the Case of Cornelius Johnson
Karen Hearn (UCL)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 The price of trust. Jamaica, the Jewish diaspora and Spanish American trade, 1655-1730
Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh) 

Diasporic communities are commonly seen as either antiquated remnants of a pre-industrial world or idyllic ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The hue and cry in thirteenth-century England
Kenneth Duggan (King’s College)

14 February 2015

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

 

16 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Helen's Treasures in the Abbey of Clairvaux: Relics and Monastic Devotion in the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade
Anne Lester (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:30 Charles Bradlaugh and the First International
Deborah Lavin
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 'Modern Girls' Model Films': Genre, Gender and Muslim Aspiration in colonial India (1940-47)
Salma Siddique (Westminster)

The Maulana Rises: Pir, Peasants and the Demand for Pakistan in colonial Assam c. 1930s-1947

17 February 2015

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Jewish Chaplaincy and the British Armed Forces 1892-1919
Jonathan Lewis, (UCL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The intellectual circle of Thomas Plume, 1630-1740
Helen Kemp (Essex)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 After the Accident: Disability and Work in British Coalmines, 1880-1948
Dr Mike Mantin (University of Swansea)

When a worker in one of Britain’s notoriously dangerous coalmines met with an accident causing perman...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 Retracing Victorian anti-racism: race, class and the network of Anti-Caste's activists
Caroline Bressey (University College London)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:45 Company numbers: a key resource in tracing businesses and their records
Alex Ritchie (The National Archives)

Please note the change of date (previously, 3 February)

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Past & Present Room, 202 18:00 Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito's first visit to the UK, 1953
Andrew Harrison (The National Archives of the UK)

Please note that this is a change to the talk that was scheduled before, on account of illness.

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Sex backwards. Sexology speaks about desire in communist Czechoslovakia
KateĊ™ina Lišková (Masaryk University)

Sexuality devolved rather than evolved in Czechoslovakia. Contrary to the commonly accepted narratives of s...

Wolfson Room I (NB01) 19:00 The Endurance of Old Gods: Engaging with Paganism in the Eastern Baltic Crusader States
Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading)

18 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Goats mingling with sheep? The British army's use of civilian experts during the First World War
Aimee Fox (PhD student, Birmingham)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Hobbes's fool as 'hostis humani generis'
Max Jaede (St. Andrews)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 The Post-Restoration army: 1660-1714
Ralph Thompson (The National Archives)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Selling Paris: The Commerce in Real Estate in the Fin-de-siecle
Alexia Yates (Cambridge)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 No seminar
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Bandiera Rossa: class struggle, the Allies and the Roman Resistance
David Broder (LSE)

Italian volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
Manuele Cogni (Reading)

Chair: Ch...

19 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Burning things politically in late seventeenth-century London
Elaine Tierney (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Privacy and Community: Urban Panning for Mental Health in the American Metropolis, c. 1940-60
Ed Ramsden (QMUL)

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The Rebuilding of the South Bronx in the Late-Twentieth Century
Themis Ch...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Documents as Art: England, France and Iberia, c.1200-1450
Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalen College, Oxford)

Chaired by David Carpenter

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Room 304 17:30 Inventing History: Eric Hobsbawm on Nations and Classes
David Howell (University of York)

Chair:  Richard Saville

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Other 17:30 The Mediterranean and Mediterraneans in global history
David Abulafia (Professor of Mediterranean History, Cambridge) Cyprian Broodbank (Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge) Paolo Luca Bernardini (Professor of History, Bergamo).   Peregrine Horden (Professor in Medieval History, Royal Holloway) chairs the panel. Nick Purcell (Camden Professor of Ancient History, Oxford) will initiate the discussion.   

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Britain and India in the Twentieth Century
Dr Chandrika Kaul (St Andrews University)

Jointly sponsored by the Centre for Media History, University of Aberystwyth

(A drinks reception wi...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 18:00 Indian Influence in C18 British Garden
Diane James (University of Warwick)

Venue:  Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South Block, ground floor

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20 February 2015

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Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 Roundtable Discussion about Gender and the Two World Wars
Susan R. Grayzel (Mississippi), Lucy Noakes (Brighton) & Krisztina Robert (Roehampton)

Since the 1987 publication of Behind the Lines (edited by Margaret Randolph Higonnet and others), ...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 The Black Prince: The Paragon of Good Lordship in Cornwall?
Sam Drake (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College)

21 February 2015

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Other 14:00 Captive children: (re)situating childhood and education in Napoleonic experiences of military detention
Elodie Duché(Warwick)

 

23 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Complete knowledge/Entera noticia'. The status of knowledge in the colonial politics of Philip II of Spain
Arndt Brendecke (Munich)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Catholics in Herefordshire, 1605: the Whitsun Riots
Wendy Brogden (Birmingham)

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Under duress? Catholics and sequestration in the 1640s
Eilish Gregory (UC...

Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Portuguese India and British India: Comparing Colonialisms in the Nineteenth Century
Felipa Vicente (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)
Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 THERAPEUTIC LEISURE IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN


Promoting Wellbeing through Leisure: The Case of the Turkish bath in Victorian Britain

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Death and violence in Paris during the Algerian War
Sarah Howard (Birkbeck)
Other 18:30 THE HIDDEN GEM OF SAINT-OMER: SHAKESPEARES FIRST FOLIO

Join us for an exceptional evening to celebrate the remarkable discovery of Shakespeare’s First Folio...

24 February 2015

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Olga Crisp Room, 102 17:15 On the Road: Travel in the Pre-Railway Age
Nat Alcock (Warwick)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Innovative bureaucracies: medicine in the French and British navies
Erica Charters (University of Oxford)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Tracking the Emergence of New Words across Time and Space
Jack Grieve (Aston)

Very little is known about how new words spread in language. New words are regularly identified by lexicogr...

Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:15 Gallipoli and the 1915 approach to war: a case study in the year of failed offensives
Dr Rhys Crawley (Australian National University)
Past & Present Room, 202 17:15 The uses of a parliamentary diary in the making of a royalist: the case of Henry Townshend of Worcestershire, 1640-3
Stephen Roberts (History of Parliament Trust)
Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:30 From the Chinese Guan to the Mexican Chocolatero: A Tactile History of the Transpacific Trade, 1571-1815
Meha Priyadarshini (European University Institute)

Abstract: The paper builds on of Meha’s doctoral thesis, which focuses on the Manila Galleon Trade (1...

25 February 2015

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Grand Tours and Conflicting Identities of Eighteenth-Century English Catholic Travellers: Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810) and Henry Swinburne (1743-1803)
Dr Alexander Lock (British Library)
Wolfson Room I (NB01) 17:15 How (Not) To Draw Contemporary Insights From The History of Political Thought
Adrian Blau (KCL)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Changing Faces: Media and Materiality in the Early Byzantine Cult of the Virgin
Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:30 Evangelical agency, the Location Question: Church Missionary Society medical planning 1870s- 1930s
Sara Ebrahimi (University College Dublin)

26 February 2015

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Peter Marshall Room, 204 17:15 Class and Politics in the late 1960s: The attitudes of Tyneside shipbuilders
Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (Cambridge)
John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 Fighting objects, winning souls: aspects of religious violence in the 1641 Irish Rebellion
Joan Redmond (Cambridge)

Please note:  this session takes place in the John S Cohen Room, 203

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Other 17:30 Global approaches to the Middle Ages
To mark the appearance of the new journal, The Medieval Globe: Chris Wickham (Chichele Professor of Medieval History, Oxford) chairs an interdisciplinary panel: Carol Symes (Associate Professor of History, U. of Illinois) James Barrett (Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Cambridge) Elizabeth Lambourn (Reader in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, De Montfort) Nicholas Vincent (Professor of Medieval History, UEA) will reply.    

The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Day-Goblins and female Rakes: The Vilified Consumer in Eighteenth- Century Britain
Serena Dyer (University of Warwick)
Wolfson Room II (NB02) 17:30 Poison and the Intimacies of Empire: India and Britain, 1800-1914
David Arnold (Warwick)

Orientalising deafness: disability and difference in the C19 British Empire
Esme Clea...

Senate House Library 18:00 Emerging Research on the First World War, with History Lab
Kim Brice O'Donnell (King's College London) and Jennifer Doyle (King's College London)

To complement Senate House Library's exhibition, 

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Wolfson Conference Suite 09:30 The Gerald Aylmer seminar 2015: Secret histories

Hosted by the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research, The National Archives and The...

Room 304 17:15 Dutch Diplomacy and Trade in Rariteyten: Episodes in the History of Material Culture of the Dutch Republic
Claudia Swan (Northwestern)

Please note:  this session will take place in Room 304, IHR, third floor

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John S Cohen Room, 203 17:15 English agricultural development 1270-1870: reflections on new estimates of output and productivity
Mark Overton (University of Exeter)

British economic growth, 1270-1870 by Broadberry, Campbell, Klein, van Leeuwen, and Overton, prese...

Room 246 (Senate House) 17:30 Political Spin in Fourteenth Century England? The Reputation of Queen Isabella of France
Laura Slater (York)

Please note:  this session takes place in SAS room 246, South Block, second floor

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28 February 2015

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Wolfson Room I (NB01) 11:30 70 years since the 1945 Attlee Government
Francis Beckett, Ian Birchall, John Newsinger and others

Please note:  this session takes place on a Saturday in Wolfson Room I, and begins at 11:30