History seminars at the IHR


This thematic seminar series addresses issues relating to the life-cycle including age and ageing, intergenerational relationships, parenthood, rites of passage, childhood and youth. We are captive neither to chronology nor particular country, welcoming instead topics pertaining to any historical era or setting, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  Our seminars offer a friendly and welcoming space for discussion for all, including postgraduates and early career scholars.

Convenors: Dr Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich); m.c.h.martin@greenwich.ac.uk,  Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (Northampton), Dr Simon Sleight (King’s College, London), Catherine Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)

Venue:  Peter Marshall Room N204, 2nd floor, IHR, Senate House

Time: Tuesdays, 17.15

We usually go for a drink and a meal afterwards.  ALL WELCOME.

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
19 April Love and fratricide: siblings, half-siblings and family dynamics in early modern England

Bernard Capp (Warwick)

Chair: Tim Reinke-Williams

3 May Infertility and the Law in the Roman World

Rebecca Fleming (Cambridge)

Chair: Catherine Rose

17 May Grandma always clears up after us: the family experiences of better-off children in post-1870 Britain

Mary Guyatt (QMUL)

Chair: Simon Sleight

31 May Eton Montem (c. 1550-1844) - the rise and decline of a public school tradition

Catherine Dille (Independent)

Chair: Mary Clare Martin

14 June The Normal and the Pathological: Child Guidance, The New Psychology and the Pain of the Nervous Child

Leticia Fontecha (Greenwich)

Chair: Mary Clare Martin