History seminars at the IHR

Comparative Histories of Asia

Convenors: Professor Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck), Dr Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck), Dr Taylor Sherman (LSE), Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS), Dr Owen Miller (SOAS), Dr Matthew Phillips (Aberystwyth), Dr Taylor Sherman (LSE), Dr Lily Chang (UCL)

Venues:  John S Cohen Room N203, 2nd floor, IHR

Time: Thursdays, 5.30pm

Please note Please check each week for the room allocation.  We strongly recommend that you check the IHR website for updates. 

Some podcasts from this seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
9 October Medicines and miraculous cures between Europe and Southeast Asia, c1500-1700

Opening Session: Dr Tara Alberts (University of York)

Discussant: Dr Alan Strathern (University of Oxford)


23 October Doctoral Presentation Session:

Economic experiences of Japanese civilian repatriates to Hiroshima, 1945- 1956
Sumiyo Nishizaki (LSE)

The Riverside Echo’ Nationalism, Feminism and Christianity: Mission Education for Girls in Zhejiang Province, China, 1930-1948
Jennifer Bond (SOAS)

Scottish Missionaries in Shenyang 1931-41: A Case of Defiance or Betrayal?
Simon Forbes (SOAS)


The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception


13 November Toward a Transnational History of Manchuria and the Korean War, 1945-1955

Dr Adam Cathcart (University of Leeds)

Venue: Wolfson Room  NB02, Basement, IHR


20 November Indonesia in the Greater Indian Mindset: Sites, Knowledge Networks, and the Making of Moral Geographies, 1920s-1970s

Dr Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV, University of Leiden)


27 November Survivors: Hiroshima, the Holocaust and the Rise of Global memory Culture

Dr Ran Zwigenberg (Pennsylvania State University)

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor IHR

This session is jointly sponsored by the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University of London