History seminars at the IHR

British History in the 17th Century

Convenors: Dr Jason Peacey (UCL): Dr Laura Stewart (Birkbeck): Professor Justin Champion (RHUL): Dr Ariel Hessayon (Goldsmiths)

Venue: Peter Marshall Room 204, 2nd floor, IHR

Time: Thursday, 5.15pm

Following the seminars, everyone will be invited to join us for drinks in a local bar and then for dinner.

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
2 October The potential for absolutism in early Stuart England

Simon Healy (History of Parliament)


16 October Public ceremony and urban space in civil-war England

Amy Calladine (Nottingham)


30 October Reckless behaviour: tobacco and dissent in Jacobean London

Lauren Working (Durham)


13 November A publique worke for a never dyeing body: re-designing and regulating livery halls in early seventeenth-century London

Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (V&A)


27 November Family piety and scribal culture: the Gells of Hopton, c.1644-c.1700

Ann Hughes (Keele)


11 December The revolution of 1688-90 in Scotland's towns

Alasdair Raffe (Edinburgh)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
8 January 'Odd old ends stol'n forth of Holy Writ': Lying with the Bible in Early Modern England

Kevin Killeen (York)


22 January Appointments policy in early Restoration Ireland: the judiciary considered

Coleman Dennehy (TCD / UCL)


5 February Protestant Ireland and the creation of the Restoration settlement, 1655-65

Neil Johnston (UCD)


19 February title tbc

Elaine Tierney (V&A)


5 March Martin Clifford's A Treatise of Humane Reason (1674), and the paradox of religious rationalism

Catherine Gill (Loughbourough)


19 March 'Mints in remote parts': the geography of the Great Recoinage, 1695-99

Mara Caden (Yale)