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: Pollard Room N301, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesday, 6.00pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
1 October Just Another War: the historical significance of the First World War

Professor Alan Sked (LSE)

Please note that this seminar will be held on a Thursday and the venue will be the Past & Present Room

13 October Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Anti-Comintern Pact, 1936-1941

Professor Greg Kennedy (KCL)

Venue: John S Cohen Room N203, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

29 October Railways and Diplomats: The failure of the League of Nations to settle the Manchurian Crisis, 1931-33

Dr Miklos Lojko (ELTE, Budapest)

Please note that this seminar will be held on a Thursday and the venue will be the Past & Present Room and start at 6pm

10 November The Dockrill Lecture: Managing multi-polarity the first time round: the Concert of Europe, 1814-1830

Professor Richard Langhorne (University of Buckingham) 

Please note that this event will start at 18.30 and will be held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London

24 November J Edgar Hoover, the FBI and the religious Cold War

Dr Dianne Kirby (Ulster, Coleraine)

8 December Of Morals and Money: IG Farben and GAF, Ideology and pragmatism in the Kennedy Administration's Settlement with the Union Bank of Switzerland 1963-65

Dr Declan O’Reilly (UEA)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
5 January The Fall of Asquith, Phase 1, November 1916

Dr Peter Yearwood (University of Papua New Guinea)

19 January "Why can't we be more like the French?" Margaret Thatcher, the FCO and the re-setting of British overseas arms sales policy, 1979-80

Dr Edward Hampshire (Sandhurst)

2 February War Short of War: The United States and Political Warfare at the Outset of "Cold" War

Dr Kaetan Mistry (UEA)

16 February Anglo-American relations in the Kennedy Era

Toshi Aono (LSE)

1 March Paper title to be confirmed

Dr James RV Ellison (QMUL)

15 March TBA


Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
26 April The Politics of National-building in the Balkans

Harris Mylonas (George Washington University)

10 May Nehru's Emissary: V K Krishna Menon and the Long 1950s

Dr Rudra Chaudhuri (KCL)

24 May Margaret Thatcher's World

Dr Martin Farr (Newcastle)

7 June Britain, the United Nations and the creation of an International Civil Service

Amy Limoncelli (Boston College, USA)

21 June Impunity, Peacekeepers, Gender and Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Landscapes

Fiona Tate (QMUL)