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: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesday, 5.15pm

For further details, or to have your name added to our e-mail list, please contact one of the convenors. For supporting this seminar series, we are grateful to King’s, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Birkbeck, LSE, Open University, UCL, University of Sussex, and the IHR. Convenors: Ruth Craggs (ruth.craggs@kcl.ac.uk, King’s), Felix Driver (F.Driver@rhul.ac.uk, Royal Holloway), Innes M. Keighren (innes.keighren@rhul.ac.uk, Royal Holloway), and Miles Ogborn (m.j.ogborn@qmul.ac.uk, Queen Mary).

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 October 'Map-work': John Britton and the topographical imagination in nineteenth-century Britain

Stephen Daniels (Nottingham)

20 October 'And he walked from country to country': Vasilij Grigorovich Barskij's pious topographies, 1723-1747

Veronica della Dora (Royal Holloway)

3 November 'Mountains run mad': shared topographies and conflicting memories in the Dolomites

William Bainbridge (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

17 November Making places, knowing lives: Joseph Banks learns Australia, 1770-1810

Jordan Goodman (UCL)

1 December Re-evaluating topography: the case of Captain Thomas Davies' An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara (1762)

Felicity Myrone (British Library)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
12 January Writing the ocean in the age of mechanical propulsion: steam, colonial shipping and nineteenth-century perceptions of the sea

Jonathan Stafford (Kingston)

26 January Labouring the ocean and justice at sea

Stephanie Jones (Southampton)

9 February From the winds of the Bay of Bengal: knowledge, empire and self

Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge)

23 February Piratical states: British imperialism in the Indian Ocean world

Simon Layton (QMUL)

8 March Mediterranean passes, North African corsairs and maritime regionalisation in the long eighteenth century

Tristan Stein (Kent)