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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)

1 November 2014

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 No bookings

 

3 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 England's Shibboleth? The Protestation Oath, 1641 and 1642
John Walter (Essex)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Empire state building? Rethinking Max Weber's politics after the nationstate
Dina Gusejnova (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 POST-WAR BRITISH COMEDY AND CULTURAL CHANGE

The Fall of the Empires: The Decline of Music Hall and Variety Comedy, 1945–1960

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Spanish Match in Spain: Philip III and Philip IV between Religion and Reason of State, c. 1604-1624
Valentina Caldari (Porto and Kent)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 (Comment from Rod Kedward (University of Sussex) and Richard Vinen (KCL)
Book Launch for Petain's Jewish Children by Daniel Lee (University of Oxford)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 Hidden Voices: Uncovering the History of First Nation Women
Jacky Moore (Independent Scholar)
Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Princely Pleasures: The Picture Collection of Robert Dudley (1532/3-1588), Earl of Leicester
Dr. Elizabeth Goldring (University of Warwick)

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was one of the most colourful, fascinating, and controversial people of h...

4 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Kaiser and the development of command responsibility as a war crime
Ian Stafford
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Litigation, agency and oligarchy: the impact of the Lords as 'High Court', 1689-1720
Philip Loft (University College, London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The British West African settlements and 18th-century imperial warfare
Joshua Newton (University of Cambridge and St Paul’s Girls School)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Interrogating the archived UK web: Historians and Social Scientists Research Experiences
Dr Gareth Millward is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  He has research interests in disability and government policy, and more recently notions of the ‘public’ in British vaccination programmes.  For the BUDDAH project he is researching disabled people and the Web.  Richard Deswarte is a Lecturer in Modern European History at UEA with research interests in the European idea and integration, as well as Digital Humanities.  On the BUDDAH project he is examining the presence and rise of Euroscepticism.  Dr Peter Webster is currently the British Library lead on the BUDDAH project and Web Archiving Engagement and Liaison Officer at the BL.  Alongside scholarly interests in Web Archiving and Digital Humanities, Peter researches on the history of religion, the Anglican Church and the relation between church, law and state in 19th and 20th century Britain.


The emergence of the WWW has been one of the most profound and influential phenomena of the last twen...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 No seminar
Room G22/26 (Ground Floor) 17:30 From 'The Blue Lagoon' to 'The Enchanted Mountains': portrait of a marriage in books
Harvey James (National Trust)


This presentation offers a fresh perspective on Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson as seen throu...

5 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Come to pray on referendum day': The Church and the European Referendum, 1975
Dr Robert Saunders (Queen Mary, University of London)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Political Economy of Empire
Donald Winch (Sussex)

Joint session with the Imperial and World History Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Political Economy of Empire
Donald Winch (Sussex)

Please note:  Joint session with the History of Political Ideas Seminar, and will be held in W...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 No seminar
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 For the health of body and soul: sleeping habits and early modern households
Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)  

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6 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'A Nation of Town Criers': Municipal Publicity and Urban Citizenship in Interwar Britain
Dr Tom Hulme (King’s)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 17:30 'Joseph Mazzini': Learning and Living his 'Mission' in Victorian England
Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe (University of Cambridge)

The aim of this paper is to focus on the networks and reading circles which facilitated the circulation of&...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Impossible Histories: Derrida, the (Re)turn of Religion in Cultural Criticism, and Messianic Historical Theory
Mark Mason (Department of History, University of Chichester)

Chair: Robert Burns

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Room 102 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 The picture of health; - Nineteenth century representations of vitality, purity and gender in food advertising and popular art
Joanna Crosby and Lesley Steinitz

Please note:  this session takes place in the Athlone Room, 102, South Block

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Other 18:00 Scientists' stories of their childhoods
Dr Paul Merchant (British Library)

7 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Wage of Women in England, 1260-1850
Jane Humphries (Oxford)

This paper presents a wage series for unskilled English women workers from 1260 to 1850 and compares it wit...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Mapping the medieval countryside? Digitizing the inquisitions 'post mortem'
Matthew Holford and Matthew Tompkins (Winchester)

8 November 2014

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 No bookings

 

10 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Metropole of the mind: the making of phrenology in nineteenth-centuryBengal
James Poskett ( Cambridge)


Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop&nbs...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rhetoric and Emotion in Papal Crusading Letters, c.1145-1227
Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt (Aalborg University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The New Universities. Higher Education and the social history of the 1970s
Linda Grant

11 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The publication bomb: publishing Malthus and the birth of modern environmentalism
Robert Mayhew (University of Bristol)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The radicals of the 1650s: body politics and the Bible
Jon Vallerius (Essex)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 War and independence in Spanish America, 1810-26
Anthony MacFarlane (Warwick)

Abstract: This talk will take up themes raised in Professor MacFarlane’s recent book on this subject....

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 The Aesthetic Archive
Michael Takeo Magruder ( King's College, London)
King's College London 18:30 The Saki Dockrill Memorial Lecture
Perilous Remembrances: Conflict, Cooperation and Commemoration in Europe and AsiaProfessor Thomas Berger (University of Boston)

Please note:  this session will be held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 19:00 Byzantine Influences on Visigothic Metalwork in the British Museum
Dr Barry Ager (British Museum)

12 November 2014

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'Lightning Talks' 3 minute presentations by early PhD students
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire
Professor Joshua Sanborn (Lafayette College, PA)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Privilege of Rome. The Papacy and the Printed Legacy of the Council of Trent
Paolo Sachet (Warburg)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Daniel O'Connell, the Irish Question and the early Irish Church
Ian Wood (Leeds)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Christopher Boone almshouse charity in Lee: the restoration of a seventeenth century chapel and a study of poor relief in the Blackheath Hundred
Charlie Mackeith (Director, Research Design Architecture Ltd)

13 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and Cavalieri
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Joint seminar with Europe 1150-1500 Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 A publique worke for a never dyeing body: re-designing and regulating livery halls in early seventeenth-century London
Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'To become again our brethren': Desertion and Deceit between the Lines, 1775-1783

Jon Chandler (UCL)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 John Henderson (1757-1788): Religion, Reputation and Responses to the Occult in the Late Eighteenth Century
Jonathan Barry (University of Exeter)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and 'Cavalieri'
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Chaired by Serena Ferente

Joint session with the Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy semin...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Toward a Transnational History of Manchuria and the Korean War, 1945-1955
Dr Adam Cathcart (University of Leeds)

Venue: Wolfson Room  NB02, Basement, IHR

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 18:00 Science and Gardens: The Democratisation of Knowledge in Print and the Pictures of John Claudius and Jane Web Loudon
Dr. Sarah Dewis, British Library

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

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14 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Rethinking the politics of race and feminism in England after 1968
Natalie Thomlinson (Sussex)

This paper challenges received wisdom on race and feminism in England. Two basic narratives exist about the...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Seals in Medieval Wales': approaches to society, economy and culture
Elizabeth New and Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth)

15 November 2014

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

 

17 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Parker Society and church history
Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Malthus and Abolition
Alison Bashford (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 FOOTBALL FANDOM AND IDENTITIES IN 21ST CENTURY SOUTHERN EUROPE

The History of Italy's Ultras
Dr Mark Doidge (University of Brighton)

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Le Parlement de Paris et le pouvoir royal au XVIIIe siecle
David Feutry (Paris)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Long Tail of the Werewolf: Real Modern Monsters?
Will Pooley (IHR Past and Present Fellow)

18 November 2014

Venue Time Details
The Court Room (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Lessons for Multinational Operations from the Commonwealth Division in the Korean War, 1950-53
Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick

Please note:  this session takes place in the Court Room, Senate House, first floor

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The widow's peak: female voices of authority in Parliament, c.1620-40
Alice Ferron (University College, London)
Room G21a (Ground Floor) 17:15 Ruling the waves: King Alfred as naval hero in England and America, 1740-1800
Oliver Cox (University of Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room G21a, in the South Block of Senate House, on th...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Citizen History and its discontents
Mia Ridge (Open University)

An increasing number of crowdsourcing projects are making claims about 'citizen history' - but are they rea...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 City Witness - Miracles, Medieval Swansea town and landscape
Dr Harriett Webster (Soton)
Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:00 Attitudes to ejaculation in early modern England
Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton)

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

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 18:45 Attitudes to ejaculation in early modern England
Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton)

Please note: this seminar will begin 18:00 and will be co-hosted with the History of Sexuality Seminar seri...

19 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 An 'anticipation of heaven'? Black and white Christian relations in England during the 1970s
Dr John Maiden (Open University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Alan Kahan (Versailles/St. Quentin)

 Please note: this session starts at 17:30

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Stellinga, the Saxon elite, and Carolingian politics
Ingrid Rembold (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Nazareth in World War I, through the eyes of British Protestant missionaries
William Clarence-Smith (SOAS)

20 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Roundtable on Dr Selina Todd's recent book,
The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010

with Dr Ruth Percy (Ruskin Oxford) and Prof Carolyn Steedman (Warwick)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Synthetic Dreams: Colour-Film-Music in the 1920s
Sarah Street (University of Bristol)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Written out of history: on reclaiming lyric theatre as the theory and practice of history
Helena Hammond (Senior Lecturer, Department of Dance, University of Roehampton)

Chair: Robert Burns

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

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Indonesia in the Greater Indian Mindset: Sites, Knowledge Networks, and the Making of Moral Geographies, 1920s-1970s
Dr Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV, University of Leiden)

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 On Racisms.Francisco Bethencourt is the author of Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century (2014)
Francisco Bethencourt (KCL) and David Feldman (Birkbeck); response from Catherine Hall (UCL)

David Feldman is Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

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Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:30 TBC

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21 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Other 17:00 Book launch for Frances Stracey,
Constructed Situations: A New History of the Situationist International (Pluto Press)

Roundtable discussion with Briony Fer (UCL), Cadence Kinsey (UCL) and Pete Smith, followed by a drinks rece...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Great Escape? The Contribution of the Empire to Portugal's Economic Growth, 1500-1800
Jaime Reis (Lisbon) & Nuno Palma (LSE)

Newly assembled macroeconomic statistics for early modern Portugal reveal one of Europe’s most vigoro...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Atlantic Pilgrim: John Lothrop Motley and the American Discovery of the Netherlands
Jaap Verheul (Utrecht)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Household Accounts of Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare (1295-1360)
Jennifer Ward (Goldsmiths)

22 November 2014

Venue Time Details
 No bookings

 

24 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Nigerwives 1936-1970: Locating the history of expatriate wives in Nigeria within the context of race relations, gender and Colonial/Post-colonial encounters.
Dominique Otigbah (SOAS)

“You strike a woman, you strike a rock”: Resilience of South African Women in the 1950s...

Room 103 (Senate House, first floor) 17:15 'De civitatis utriusque, terrenae scilicet et caelestis': Foundation Narratives and the Epic Portrayal of the First Crusade
Carol Sweetenham (University of Warwick)

Please note: this session takes place in the Holden Room 103, 1st floor, South block, Senate House<...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Beaten but not defeated. A personal history of German Communists in the 1930s
Merilyn Moos
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Historicizing Citizenship in Cold War Britain: Obligations, Voluntary Action, and Exclusion
Dr Matthew Grant, University of Essex

25 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Room 349 (3rd floor) 17:15 Brokering Reformation: John Gough and the evangelical book trade, c. 1520-1543
Jonathan Reimer (Cambridge)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room 349, on the third floor of the South Block of S...

Room G34 (Ground Floor) 17:15 Philanthropic power: lessons from the agricultural strategies of the Rockefeller Foundation
David Nally (University of Cambridge)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South block, Ground fl...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Family Men: Fatherhood and masculinity in Britain, c.1914-60
Dr Laura King (University of Leeds)

Between the First World War and the 1950s, the identity of the ‘family man’ became seen as desi...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The German Language and the Jewish National Idea
Marc Volovici (Princeton University)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Anarchism in Republican Cuba: The Spanish Momentum
Amparo Sánchez Cobos (Universitat Jaume I)

Abstract: In 1898, Cuba’s independence offered an interesting opportunity for anarchism. Many Spanish...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:45 Commemoration of the First World War
Leah Chapman (The National Archives / Imperial War Museum)
Other 18:00 Germany 1945-1949: a case study in post-conflict reconstruction
Dr Chris Knowles (KCL)
Room G37 (Ground Floor) 19:30 The Lacock Cup: Drinking Vessels of the Middle Ages
Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer (British Museum)

Please note: this session takes place in the Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, South block, Senate Ho...

26 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Digital Humanities Project, 'Mapping Eighteenth-Century Tourism in the English Lakes'
Ian Gregory and Chris Donaldson (Lancaster University)  

Joint Seminar with Digital History Seminar

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 The Impact of Warfare on British Society: Liverpool & the War of American Independence, 1775-1783
Simon Hill (PhD student, Liverpool John Moores)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Mapping Eighteenth-Century Tourism in the English Lakes
Ian Gregory and Chris Donaldson (Lancaster)

Joint session with British History in the Long-Eighteenth Century seminar

Please note: this...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 'A dead man has no rivals': history, time, and utility in the thought of Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, c.1780-1820
Callum Barrell (QMUL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Investigating the chest burial rite in northern England c. A.D.650-900: an archaeological, osteological and historical approach
Elizabeth Craig-Atkins (Sheffield)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Idealising the Early Modern City: Festival Design in Theory and Practice in Late Seventeenth-Century London and Paris
Elaine Tierney (V&A)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Sites of the Unconscious. Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Psy Sciences
Andreas Mayer (Centre A. Koyré, CNRS/EHESS, Paris)
Other 17:30 The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy (OUP, 2012)
Paul Corner (University of Siena)

Introduction: Axel Körner (UCL)
Discussants: Carl Levy (Goldsmiths, Chair), Jane...

27 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Family piety and scribal culture: the Gells of Hopton, c.1644-c.1700
Ann Hughes (Keele)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Of Principals and Principles: Confederate Substitution, Civic Responsibility, and the Issue of Citizenship
Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 The Ten Commandments in the Medieval Schools: conformity or diversity?
Lesley Smith (Harris Manchester College, Oxford)

Chaired by Cornelia Linde

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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Survivors: Hiroshima, the Holocaust and the Rise of Global memory Culture
Dr Ran Zwigenberg (Pennsylvania State University)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor IHR

This session is jointly sponsored by the Pears I...

German Historical Institute 17:30 Title: The End of Modern Statehood? Globalization and the Nation-State
Julia Angster (Mannheim)

Venue: this session is a co-hosted lecture taking place at the German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury S...

North Block, Senate House 18:00 The Scientific Gardens at Woburn Abbey, 1800-1840
Dr Paul Smith (University College London)

Please note: this session takes place in the Olga Crisp Room 104 on the 1st floor, IHR

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28 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:15 Women and Work in Provincial English Towns : 1851-1911
Amanda Wilkinson (Essex)

The census is arguably the most important source that we have for carrying out large scale studies of the c...

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 'Dona et Exennia': Urban Patronage and the Yorkist Ruling Elite
Alexander Brondarbit (Winchester)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 17:30 Aesthetics and Politics within Godard's Cinema
Jeremy Spencer (Camberwell College of Art and Design and the Open University)

29 November 2014

Venue Time Details
Institute of Historical Research (IHR) 12:00 The Scottish vote and history
Neil Davidson & others. 

Please note: this session takes place on a Saturday in the Large Wolfson Suite Room in the IHR, bas...

Other 14:00 Speeches suitable for tribes of females: gender and authority in Scottish intellectual culture
Rosalind Carr (University of East London)