History seminars at the IHR

Metropolitan History

Convenors: Professor Matthew Davies, Professor Richard Dennis, Dr Carlos Lopez Galvis 

Venue: John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor, IHR

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

Archive: previous seminars

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
1 October Arnold Fitz Thedmar: an early London chronicler

Ian Stone (KCL)


15 October Re-fashioning a Marylebone slum: The Eliza Armstrong Case and the late-nineteenth-century social housing crisis

Jane Jordan (Kingston University)


29 October Metropolitan London Elections 1700-1832: Proto-Democracy in Action

Penelope J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London and Newcastle University) and Edmund Green (Newcastle University)

Joint seminar with the ‘British History  in the Long 18th Century’ taking place in the Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR


12 November The Christopher Boone almshouse charity in Lee: the restoration of a seventeenth century chapel and a study of poor relief in the Blackheath Hundred

Charlie Mackeith (Director, Research Design Architecture Ltd)


26 November Idealising the Early Modern City: Festival Design in Theory and Practice in Late Seventeenth-Century London and Paris

Elaine Tierney (V&A)


10 December West End girls and East End boys: the Survey of London's current research

Colin Thom (Survey of London, UCL)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 January A view from the streets of early modern London; mapping political geographies with illustrated broadside ballads

Angela McShane (Royal College of Art)


4 February Charles Roach Smith and the Illustrations of Roman London (1859)

Roey Sweet (Leicester)


18 February Selling Paris: The Commerce in Real Estate in the Fin-de-siecle

Alexia Yates (Cambridge)


4 March Housing Acts: performing the pursuit of public housing

David Roberts (Bartlett)


18 March Postcarding the Capital: Representations of Ottoman Istanbul, 1890-1914

Radha Dalal (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar)