History seminars at the IHR

European History 1500-1800

Convenors: Philip Broadhead (Goldsmiths), Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck), Joel Felix (Reading), John Henderson (Birkbeck)Julian Swann (Birkbeck), Silvia Evangelisti (UEA)

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, N202, 2nd Floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Monday, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
19 October `What did Robespierre really want? Thoughts on 9 Thermidor'

Colin Jones (QMUL)

Joint session between European History 1500-1800 with Modern French Seminar, Athlone Room 102, 1st floor, South block, Senate House

26 October 'Politics, Sex, and the Making of a Witch-Hunt: Pierre de Lancre and the Child Witches of the Pays de Labourd (1600-1620)'

Jan Machielsen (Oxford)

9 November `Documents, archives and transnational lobbying. The Swiss merchants in France and the defence of their interests (17th-18th centuries)'

Marco Schnyder (Geneva)

23 November "According to His Good Pleasure': Francis, Turretin and the Predestination Debates of 17th-Century Geneva"

Nick Cumming (KCL)

7 December "To Commiserate with their Distressed Condition": Religious Networks and Humanitarian Interventionism in Early Modern Europe, 1690-1748'

Catherine Arnold (Yale)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
11 January 'Financing a road network: the corvée royale in 18th century France'

Anne Conchon (Paris 1)

25 January `Louis XIV and England'

Philip Mansel (Society for Court Studies)

8 February `Women as rulers, royals, and affines: a global comparison'

Jeroen Duindam (Leiden)

22 February `Time, history and memory in later Lutheran culture'

Kat Hill (UEA)

7 March `Rome and the Enlightenment. Benedict XIV and the myth of the 'enlightenment pope'

Maria Pia Donato (CNRS-ENS-Paris 1)

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
25 April `Catholics and Calvinists in a Savoyard village towards a social history of religious pluralism'

Graeme Murdoch (TCD)

9 May `Astraea in the Tropics: Studying Diplomacy and Empire in the Global Renaissance'

Zoltan Biedermann (UCL)

23 May 'The missionary Counter-Reformation: mobility, witnessing, and records in early modern Catholicism'

Liesbeth Corens (Cambridge)

6 June `Axel Oxenstierna, archives, and political prudence, 1610-1654'

Erik Thomson (Manitoba)