History seminars at the IHR

Society, Culture & Belief, 1500-1800

Sponsored by Mark Storey

Convenors: Laura Gowing (King's College London; laura.gowing@kcl.ac.uk), Kate Hodgkin (University of East London; K.Hodgkin@uel.ac.uk), Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London; m.hunter@bbk.ac.uk) and Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck b.waddell@bbk.ac.uk) 

Venue: Professor Olga Crisp Room 102, unless otherwise shown in the programme, below.

Time: Thursday, 5.30pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
16 October Victim-Blaming: the Changing Relationship of Consent and Culpability for Rape in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and Wales

Garthine Walker (Cardiff University)


13 November John Henderson (1757-1788): Religion, Reputation and Responses to the Occult in the Late Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Barry (University of Exeter)


11 December The Certainty of the World of Spirits: Ralph Thoresby and the Preternatural c.1680-1725

Laura Sangha (University of Exeter)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
15 January The Holy Maid of Wales: Visions, Imposture and Catholicism in Early Modern Britain

Alexandra Walsham (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Please note:  this session will take in Wolfson Room I, in the basement.


12 February Of Hungry Hens and Broken Bones: Gender and Obscene Humour in Sixteenth-Century St. Gallen

Carla Roth (Balliol College, Oxford)


12 March Brave Minds and Hard Hands: Drama and Social Relations in the Hungry 1590s

Andy Wood (University of Durham)

Please note:  this session will take in Wolfson Room I, in the basement.