History seminars at the IHR

History Lab Seminar

Convenor: Simon Parsons (Royal Holloway), Claire Trenery (Royal Holloway)  

For enquiries please contact: postgraduateearlycareerseminar@gmail.com 

Venue: Holden Room, 103, unless otherwise indicated in the programme, below.

Time: Thursdays, 17:30 

Website: These seminars are run by The History Lab, a network of postgraduate historians. Find more news, events and useful links in The History Lab pages (opens a new window).

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
15 January 'A Union Jack hanging over my head'. Interviews with former diplomatic service children

Sara Hiorns (QMUL)


29 January 'Shall we be Mexicanized?': Images of the Diaz Dictatorship in U.S. Republican Political Discourse, 1876-1884

Alys Beverton (UCL)


12 February Thomas Hobbes and the Right to Punish

Signy Allen (QMUL)

'Gentleman lags' and the 1878-9 Penal Servitude Acts Commission
Ben Bethell (Birkbeck)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room G21A, South Block, ground floor


26 February Day-Goblins and female Rakes: The Vilified Consumer in Eighteenth- Century Britain

Serena Dyer (University of Warwick)


12 March The Cure-Seekers and their Companions at Canterbury and Coldingham

Claire Trenery (Royal Holloway) & Ruth Salter (University of Reading)


26 March Playing to Win: Political Aspects of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

Simon Young (University of Winchester)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
14 May Studying Imperial Tommy and Republican Boer: Armies, Soldiers and the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902)

Amelia Clegg (Birkbeck)

A Policy or Plunder: British Exploration of German Science and Technology after the Second World War
Charlie Hall (University of Kent)


28 May Catholic and Protestant Networks in Mid-Seventeenth Century England: The Cases of John Caryll and Sir Philip Constable

Eilish Gregory (UCL)


11 June 'A Strike now would complete the Catastrophe': Contesting memories of Strike action in 1930s South Wales

David Selway (University of Sussex)

Cultures of solidarity: London and the miners’ Strike of 1984-5
Diarmaid Kelliher (University of Glasgow)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Athone Room, 102, South Block, first floor