History seminars at the IHR

Imperial and World History

Convenors: Richard Drayton (KCL), Toby Green (KCL), Gagan Sood (LSE), Sarah Stockwell (KCL), 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: Court Room, Senate House, 1st floor unless otherwise stated

Time: Monday, 5.15pm, unless otherwise indicated

Our theme for the 2013-2014 academic year is:  Spaces, Territories, Empires.  In 2014, we will have contributions to the seminar from, among others, Shigeru Akita (Osaka), Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (Notre Dame), Rebecca Scott (Michigan), Emma Rothschild (Harvard), Patrich Griffin (Notre Dame), Andrew Arsan (Cambridge), and Ananya Kabir (King's)


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

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop 

Venue: Holden Room 103, Senate House, South block , 1st floor

Convenors: Hilary Ingram (UCL), Rob Waters (Queen Mary), Ellen Filor (UCL)

Please send any enquiries to: cpnewresearchers@gmail.com

Some podcasts from this seminar are available online

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
12 May Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

Creating 'Curry and Rice' – Food Pairings and the Emergence of a National Cuisine in later 18th and early 19th century English cookery books

Lucy Dow (UCL)


Eating Along the Grain: On turning an obsession with food blogs, the archive, and the history of the Raj into a digital humanities project
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson (Northwestern University)

2 June Was Freedom Portable? Uncertainties of Status in the Diaspora of Saint-Domingue/Haiti

Rebecca Scott (Michigan)

9 June Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

History/stories: the dialogue with the past in the contemporary Australian novel

Caterina Colombia (Università del Salento)

9 June New Directions in Transnational History: A Summer Evening Workshop

Venue: Room S8.08, Strand Building, King's College London

16 June Visualizing Historical Networks in Eighteenth-Century France

Emma Rothschild (Harvard)

23 June Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

Out of chaos, comes order: The restoration of legal process and investigative policing during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-9

Jacob Smith (Queen Mary)