History seminars at the IHR

Locality & Region

This seminar welcomes all those who are interested in the relationship between local and national history and who wish to share ideas, viewpoints and work in progress. It seeks to make an original contribution to local and regional history by drawing upon the long-established national resources of the VCH and co-operating with participants from universities, record offices, local history societies and heritage organisations, as well as with those engaged in independent research.

Convenors: Professor John Beckett (Univeristy of Nottingham), Dr Adam Chapman (VCH, IHR), Matthew Bristow (VCH, IHR), Dr Alan Thacker (IHR), Richard Hoyle (Reading University)

If you would like to join our e-mailing list, please contact rebecca.read@sas.ac.uk.

Time:  alternate Tuesdays at 17:15

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, except 10 June in Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
13 May Knightsbridge, Hyde and Kensington: boundaries and occlusion

Pamela Taylor

This paper is not concerned with Knightsbridge as today’s prestigious cross-boundary shopping mecca but with Knightsbridge as the southern part of Knightsbridge & Westbourne manor. This was a prestigious Westminster Abbey estate but suffered such a uniquely complicated set of blows that its history and extent have long puzzled historians.

27 May 'Out on a limb': insights into Grange, a small member of the Cinque Ports confederation

Frank Meddens (Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd.)

Frank Meddens got his PhD from the Institute of Archaeology at UCL, and is director of Pre-Construct Archaeology with specific responsibility for its post-excavation reporting.

This interdisciplinary paper considers the nature and significance of Grange from the results of archaeological excavation compared and contrasted with the documentary records, maps and standing building remains.

10 June
Establishing an idea of empire: governing Ireland in the seventeenth century

Jennifer Wells (Brown/IHR)

Jennifer Wells is Mellon Dissertation Fellow at the IHR 2013/14. http://www.history.ac.uk/about/jennifer-wells

Please note:  this session has been cancelled.