History seminars at the IHR

International History

Convenors: Ms Melanie Aspey (The Rothschild Archive), Dr Christopher Baxter (The Cabinet Office), Dr Best (LSE), Dr Ellison (QMUL), Professor Gaynor Johnson (University of Kent), Dr Kandiah (KCL), Dr Kelly (KCL), Dr Pedaliu (LSE), Mrs Staerck (IHR), Dr Kate Utting (KCL), Professor J. Young (University of Nottingham)
 
For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Dr Michael Kandiah: michael.kandiah@kcl.ac.uk

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Tuesday, 6.00pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
30 September Stormy Seas: Anglo-American negotiations over ocean surveillance in the Cold War

Dr Samuel Robinson (Manchester)


14 October Imperialism in the age of decolonisation: British Policy in the Persian Gulf during the 1960s

Dr Helene von Bismarck (British Scholar Society)


28 October The last country in Europe where you can still get wine: Hollywood depictions of Portugal during World War II

Dr Rui Lopes (ICH- Nova University, Portugal)


11 November The Saki Dockrill Memorial Lecture

Perilous Remembrances: Conflict, Cooperation and Commemoration in Europe and Asia
Professor Thomas Berger (University of Boston)

Please note:  this session will be held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, and will commence at 18:30.  

Registration is essential: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11fuUoQy5nvVDPbty-rrOzjs0EipTGu1HZMxspxz4o2M/viewform


25 November Germany 1945-1949: a case study in post-conflict reconstruction

Dr Chris Knowles (KCL)


9 December The Anglo-American "special relationship" and defence during World War II

Dr Niall Barr (KCL)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 January Britain and the economic containment of imperial Germany (1906-1914): the case of the Constantinople Quays Company

Dr Keith Hamilton (FCO)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


20 January The British Empire and the Politics of Asian Immigration, 1904-1914

Cees Heere (LSE)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


3 February JFK's Coup Dilemma: Idealism, Military Regimes, and the Recognition Problem, 1961-1963

Jeff Michaels (KCL)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


17 February Britain and the Muslim World, 1918-1923

Heather Campbell  (QMUL)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


10 March The preparation for Total War in Japan

Dr Yasuo Mori (Doshisha/LSE)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


24 March 'A test case of Western readiness to help': Britain, Polish renewal and economic crisis in the early 1980s

Dr Richard Smith (FCO)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 April 'Gullible's Travels': Anglo-Australian wartime relations and Sir Earle Page's mission to London, 1941-42

Dr Kent Fedorwich (UWE & Menzies Centre, KCL) & Dr Jayne Gifford (UEA)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


5 May Democratic Neoliberalism and the End of the Cold War

Professor Jim Cronin (Boston College, USA)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


19 May Australia and the Treaty of Versailles

Professor Carl Bridge (KCL)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


2 June Britain's foreign policy and the occupation zone in Germany 1945-7

Dr Elspeth O'Riordan (Dundee)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


16 June "Children of the Grave": Detente, Nuclear Weapons, and Britain's Search for Power in a Globalising World

James Clifton (Boston College, USA)

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


30 June TBC

Venue: Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House