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 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)

28 October "We are threatened with famine, the most horrible of evils": drought, the markets and the law of unintended consequences in nineteenth-century western India

George Adamson (King’s College London)

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

Robert Mayhew (University of Bristol)

Please note that, owing to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled

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)

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
20 January 'Don't squeeze a South African dry!' Mobilizing the orange as anti-apartheid and antiracist resistance, 1970-1974

Hugh Crosfield (Royal Holloway, University of London)

3 February Global histories of science and the book

James Poskett (University of Cambridge)

17 February Retracing Victorian anti-racism: race, class and the network of Anti-Caste's activists

Caroline Bressey (University College London)

3 March Selling Enlightenment: book trade networks and the intellectual origins of the French Revolution, 1769-1789

Mark Curran (Queen Mary, University of London)

17 March Decentering with distance: networks of May Fourth in Southeast Asia

Rachel Leow (University of Cambridge)