History seminars at the IHR

Film History

Convenor: Dr. Mark Glancy

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Mark Glancy: h.m.glancy@qmul.ac.uk

Venue:  Past and Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, South block, Senate House

Time: Thursday, 5.30pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
8 October Forlorn and Bedraggled Spectacles: Cinemagoing in Britain during the Blitz

Richard Farmer (University of East Anglia)


22 October TBC


5 November The Ironic Continental and The Courageous Brit: Competing Female Identities in Hollywood from 1935 to 1939

Rachel Kapelke-Dale (University College, London)


3 December The Events Leading Up to His Death: The Last Years of Preston Sturges, 1950-59

Nick Smedley (Author of The Roots of Modern Hollywood and A Divided World: Hollywood Cinema and Émigré Directors in the Era of Roosevelt and Hitler)





Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
28 January Gingering up: Media Interpretations of Henry VIII

Llewella Burton (University of East Anglia)


11 February Starlings of the Screen: Media Celebrity, Consumer Culture and 'Star Search' Contests in 1920s Britain

Chris O’Rourke (University College, London)


10 March It is a cinema property of world influence: Veronica Lake and the Peekaboo Hairstyle

Kulraj Phullar (King’s College, London)


Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
28 April Relative Autonomies: Patterns in Film and Cultural History

Sue Harper (University of Portsmouth)


12 May Ready, Steady, Go! Finding the Starting Line of the British Pop Promo

Justin Smith (University of Portsmouth)


9 June Queen Victoria on Film

Jeffrey Richards (University of Lancaster)