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: Peter Marshall Room, 204, 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 Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop

Colonial / Postcolonial New Researchers' Workshop 

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

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

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

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
11 May Corrupted Infrastructure, Environmental Sovereignty, and Imperial Rivalry in the Making of Modern Shanghai, 1870s-1910s

Shirley Ye (Birmingham)


18 May British Capital and Merchandise Exports to New Zealand, Revisiting the Ford Thesis

Brian Varian (LSE)

Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop


22 May Launch of Susan Pedersen's: Corrupted Infrastructure, Environmental Sovereignty, and Imperial Rivalry in the Making of Modern Shanghai, 1870s-1910s

Susan Pedersen (Columbia)

Venue: Open Space, History department, 8th Floor, Strand Building, King's College London Starting at 17:00


8 June Roundtable on the futures of African history

Toby Green (KCL), Vincent Hiribarren (KCL), Reuben Loffman (Queen Mary), and Benedetta Rossi (Birmingham)


15 June Speaker and title to be announced

Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop