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: wolfson room 1 IHR North Block Senate House 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 Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop 

Venue: Pollard Room N301, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Please note the new starting time: Monday, 5.30pm, unless otherwise indicated

Convenors: Lara Atkin (Queen Mary), Hannah Young (UCL) and Jacob Smith (Queen Mary)

Please send any enquiries to: cpnewresearchers@gmail.com

Some podcasts from this seminar are available online

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
25 April Book launch "Guinea-Bissau: Micro-State to'Narco-State" (C Hurst) -- eds. Patrick Chabal and Toby Green

Contributions by: Toby Green (King's College London), Philip Havik (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Jose Lingna Nafafe (University of Bristol), Nayanka Perdigao (King's College London), Ramon Sarro (University of Oxford)

Venue: Room K2.31, King's College London, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2LS, from 4-6pm

25 April Princely education and colonial improvement in nineteenth century India

Teresa Segura-Garcia (University of Cambridge)

‘A Spirit of Such Profuse Extravagance’: Gift-giving, Display, and the Disputed Expenses of British East India Company Representatives at Indian Courts, 1797-1818
Callie Wilkinson (University of Cambridge)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

9 May Decolonization and the End of Europe's Religious Wars

Dr. Udi Greenberg (Dartmouth College)

Joseph Snyder (West Virginia University)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

16 May British Missionaries and the Mozambican Revolution, 1964-1975

John Stuart (Kingston University)

23 May Aviation and Cinema in Mandate Syria and Lebanon

Idir Ouahes (Exeter University)

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

13 June Cultures of Decolonization: Political Change and Student life in Nigeria

(Tim Livsey (King's College London)