History seminars at the IHR

London Group of Historical Geographers

Convenors: Ruth Craggs (King’s College London), Felix Driver (RHUL), Innes keighren (Royal Holloway University of London), Miles Ogborn (QMUL)

Venue: IHR Large Conference Room, Basement unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesday, 5.15pm

For further details, or to have your name added to our e-mail list, please contact Felix Driver, Royal Holloway (f.driver@rhul.ac.uk) or Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary (m.j.ogborn@qmul.ac.uk). We are grateful to AHRC, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Kings, Birkbeck, UCL, LSE, University of Sussex, Open University and the IHR for supporting this seminar series.

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
14 October Hybrid corn and endangered maize: agricultural modernization and the conservation of genetic diversity in crop plants, 1935-1970

Helen Anne Curry (University of Cambridge)


27 October The South Asian monsoon: a history for the Anthropocene

Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck, University of London)


11 November The publication bomb: publishing Malthus and the birth of modern environmentalism

Robert Mayhew (University of Bristol)


25 November Philanthropic power: lessons from the agricultural strategies of the Rockefeller Foundation

David Nally (University of Cambridge)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South block, Ground floor


9 December By the bye, is it summer? It is raining as hard as it can pour: historical geographies and cultural memories of deluge, dearth and extraordinary weather in the UK

Georgina Endfield and Lucy Veale (University of Nottingham)