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

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)