History seminars at the IHR

Rethinking Modern Europe

Plamper Convenors: Dr Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths), Dr Celia Donert (Liverpool), Dr Alex Drace-Francis (Amsterdam), Dr Christian Goeschel (Manchester), Dr Mary Hilson (UCL), Dr Simon Jackson (Birmingham), Professor Axel Körner (UCL), Professor Stephen Lovell (KCL), Professor Lucy Riall (EUI)

Venue: Peter Marshall Room, 204, unless otherwise noted in the programme, below.

Wednesday, 5:30pm
For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Axel Korner: a.korner@ucl.ac.uk

For information about the idea of the seminar, and about the convenors and speakers, see the Seminar's web page. The page is hosted by UCL's Centre for transnational history.

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
22 October 22/23 October: European Nationalism (in collaboration with the UCL European Institute)


More details & to book your place:

Programme as below

22 October:  Andrew Newby (Helsinki)
‘The Analogy Between Finland and Ireland is Almost Perfect': Nationalism and Separatism on Opposite Sides of Europe, c. 1886-1922

Chair: Mary Hilson (UCL)

23 October:  Nicola Miller (UCL), Paul Preston (LSE), Enric Ucelay-Da Cal (Barcelona)
History and nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a comparative context

Please note:  this session begins at 18:00 and takes place at: UCL, Gustave Tuck LT (Gower Street, Wilkins Building, South Wing, 2nd floor)

3 December Connecting and Comparing Swedish Eighteenth-Century Iron Making with the Plantation System

Göran Rydén (Uppsala)

Discussant: Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)

Chair: Mary Hilson (UCL)

10 December Human Rights and History

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (Berkeley)

Discussant: Stephen Hopgood (SOAS)

Chair: Celia Donert (Liverpool)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Athlone Room, 102, in the South Block of Senate House

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
28 January Panel: 'New research on popular and everyday culture in Eastern Europe in socialist times'

The Socialist Nerd: Youth, Ideology and Cultured Life in Late Socialist Romania

Diana Georgescu (EUI)

Coca-cola Socialism in Yugoslavia: How American Popular Culture Worked for Socialism
Radina Vucetic (University of Belgrade)

Eurovision and Intervision: The Cold War Song Contests
Dean Vuletic (University of Vienna)

Chair: Dejan Djokic

(In collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths) 

11 February Panel: Comparative perspectives on museums and cultural exchanges

Making and moving the material mind: transnational histories of a phrenological bust, 1833-1839

James Poskett (Cambridge)

Transnational connections in a Europe of cities: Planning the new art gallery, Manchester 1905
Harry Stopes (UCL)

Chair: Axel Körner

25 March Discussion and launch of:

Frederick F. Anscombe,
State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands
(Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Discussants: Alex Drace-Francis (Amsterdam) and Ben Fortna (SOAS)

Chair: Simon Jackson (Birmingham)

Venue: Wolfson Room II (Basement IHR)