History seminars at the IHR

European History 1500-1800

Convenors: Philip Broadhead (Goldsmiths), Peter Campbell (Sussex), Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck), Joel Felix (Reading), John Henderson (Birkbeck)Julian Swann (Birkbeck)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Filippo de Vivo: f.de-vivo@bbk.ac.uk or Julian Swann: j.swann@bbk.ac.uk

Venue: Past & Present Room, 202, on the second floor

Time: Monday, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
20 October Does a Reformation end? Rethinking religious simulation in sixteenth-century Italy (16th c. Italy)

Simone Maghenzani (Cambridge)


3 November The Spanish Match in Spain: Philip III and Philip IV between Religion and Reason of State, c. 1604-1624

Valentina Caldari (Porto and Kent)


17 November Le Parlement de Paris et le pouvoir royal au XVIIIe siecle

David Feutry (Paris)


1 December Wind, the spirits and the brain. New views on air and health in the early modern period

Sandra Cavallo (Royal Holloway)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
12 January The public debt in France, 1661-1815

Tim Le Goff (York University, Toronto) and Joel Felix (Reading) joint session


26 January Execution Ballads in Early Modern France

Una McIlvenna (QMUL)


9 February Gian Pietro Carafa and the reform of the Roman Church: concepts, institutions and inquisitions, 1524-1542

Andrea Vanni (York)


23 February 'Complete knowledge/Entera noticia'. The status of knowledge in the colonial politics of Philip II of Spain

Arndt Brendecke (Munich)


9 March Apocalypse Nigh? The Aftermath of Oudenarde and Military Imbroglio of 1708

Mark Bryant (Chichester)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
11 May Counsel and poisons: Exploring the nexus between Venetian medicine and Ottoman politics

Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge)


8 June The power of writing in the Ancien Regime

Giora Sternberg (Oxford)


22 June Imperial Games: the playing card money of Canada, 1685-1720

Catherine Desbarats (McGill)