History seminars at the IHR

Imperial and World History

Convenors: Richard Drayton (KCL), Jen Altehenger (KCL), Toby Green (KCL), Tamson Pietsch (Brunel), Sarah Stockwell (KCL), Gagan Sood (LSE), John Stuart (Kingston), David Todd (KCL), Jon Wilson (KCL)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Drayton Richard: richard.drayton@kcl.ac.uk

Venue: Room 209, on the second floor unless otherwise stated

Time: Monday, 5.15pm, unless otherwise indicated

The 'Imperial and World History Seminar' is older than the Institute of Historical Research. Its roots lie in the research seminar organised by A. P. Newton at King's, which by the interwar period was the most important British centre for training graduate students in British Imperial history.1 Under Vincent Harlow, Gerald Graham, P. J. Marshall, and Andrew Porter the 'Imperial History' seminar became an international historical institution. In 2009, reflecting the evolution of its subject, the seminar name was changed to encompass the emerging fields of global and transnational history.

 

Intercalated with the Imperial & World History seminar is the Colonialism/Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop 

Venue: IHR, 2nd floor, The Peter Marshall Room 204

Convenors: Lara Atkin (Queen Mary), Hannah Young (UCL) and Rebecca Swartz (Royal Holloway)

Please send any enquiries to: cpnewresearchers@gmail.com

Some podcasts from this seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
29 September British Imperialism & Proto-Gentlemanly Capitalism: Liverpool & the American Revolution, 1763-1783

Simon Hill (Liverpool John Moores)

Negotiating the Dominican-American Identity in the Writing of Julia Alvarez.
Rasha Al-Shalabi (Essex)

Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 


6 October Is World History Possible?

Christopher Bayly (QMUL/Chicago)

with responses from Saul Dubow (QMUL) and Richard Drayton (KCL)

Please note:  this sessio takes place in Wolfson Room II


13 October Soldiers of the Queen: Facts and Fictions in a Boer War newspaper.

Lizzi Mills (UCL)

Englishmen have not seen the last of Nana Sahib!': Pursuing 'arch-fiends', villains and fugitives within the British Empire
Jacob Smith (QMUL)

Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 


20 October Taming Babel: Colonial and Postcolonial Trials of a Multilingual Nation

Rachel Leow (Cambridge)


27 October What could they do with their unsealable goods? Organising the transaction of English women to the Australian colonies (1860-1914)

Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot - Sorbonne Paris Cité (LARCA))

Title TBC
Michael Karabinos (Leiden)

Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 


3 November Empire state building? Rethinking Max Weber's politics after the nationstate

Dina Gusejnova (QMUL)


5 November The Political Economy of Empire

Donald Winch (Sussex)

Please note:  Joint session with the History of Political Ideas Seminar, and will be held in Wolfson Room I


10 November Metropole of the mind: the making of phrenology in nineteenth-centuryBengal

James Poskett ( Cambridge)


Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 


17 November Malthus and Abolition

Alison Bashford (Cambridge)


24 November Nigerwives 1936-1970: Locating the history of expatriate wives in Nigeria within the context of race relations, gender and Colonial/Post-colonial encounters.

Dominique Otigbah (SOAS)

“You strike a woman, you strike a rock”: Resilience of South African Women in the 1950s.
Monica Fernandes (Brunel)

Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 


1 December The African Roots of the New World Banjo

Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta

with responses from Toby Green (KCL) and Lucy Duran (SOAS)

Please note:  this meeting is jointly sponsored by the Centre for African Studies of SOAS and will be held in Room 116 of SOAS


8 December T.B.C.


Imperial and World History Seminar: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop