Life-Cycles

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

Time: Tuesdays 17:30

Convenors: Maria Cannon (Portsmouth); Catherine Freeman (Greenwich); Dion Georgiou (Chichester); Mary Clare Martin (Greenwich); Tim Reinke-Williams (Northampton); Catherine Rose (QMUL); Simon Sleight (KCL); Claudia Soares (QMUL).

Seminar administrator: Catherine Freeman (University of Greenwich). E-mail c.g.q.freeman@gre.ac.uk

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.

Autumn Term 2018
DateSeminar details
25 September
17:30
Roundtable on current research on the history of the life-cycle
Mary Harlow (University of Leicester), Jeremy Goldberg (University of York), Hannah Newton (University of Reading), Pat Thane (King's College London), Chair: Tim Reinke-Williams
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

9 October
17:30
Vaccination while you dance: persuasive press and poster promotion of the Polio vaccine to British publics, 1956-62
Hannah Elizabeth (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Gareth Millward (University of Warwick), Chair: Don Georgiou (KCL)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

23 October
17:30
The Life-Cycle of a Suffragist: Sarah Louise Donaldson, 1861-1950
Catherine Sloan (Oxford University), Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich), Robert Saunders (Queen Mary University of London)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

6 November
17:30
"I now and then feel myself rather low": Emotional wellbeing during childbirth in eighteenth-century England
Sarah Fox (University of Manchester), Chair: Maria Cannon
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

6 November
17:30
“I now and then feel myself rather low”: Emotional wellbeing during childbirth in eighteenth-century England
Sarah Fox (Manchester)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

4 December
17:30
The politicising effect of studenthood: student activism and student apathy, c. 1968-1992
Jodi Burkett (Portsmouth)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

4 December
17:30
The politicising effect of studenthood: student activism and student apathy, c. 1968-1992
Jodi Burkett (University of Portsmouth), Chair: Mary Clare Martin
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
15 January
17:30
Old Age and Slavery
David Doddington (Cardiff)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

29 January
17:30
A "Magna Carta for Marriage": Love, Catholic Masculinities and the Humanae Vitae Contraception Crisis in 1968 Britain
Alana Harris (KCL)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

12 February
17:30
"We could not answer to ourselves not doing it": Maternal Obligations and Knowledge of Smallpox Inoculation in Eighteenth-Century Elite Society
Helen Esfandiary (KCL)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

26 February
17:30
Queen Catherine Howard: Space, Place, and Promiscuity Pre- and Post-Marriage, 1536-41 Chair: Maria Cannon
Nicola Clark (Chichester)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

12 March
17:30
The Aged Patient in Early Modern England
Amie Bollissian McCrae (University of Reading)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
23 April
17:30
Revolution in the stacks: 1968 and the rights of the reader
Lucy Pearson (Newcastle)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

7 May
17:30
Second birth and the spiritual life-cycle in Protestant England
Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

21 May
17:30
The Irish in Lowell in the 19th Century: perspectives from grave memorials
Eileen Murphy (QUB)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

4 June
17:30
Child sexual abuse in early modern England
Sarah Toulalan (Exeter)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

18 June
17:30
Life-Cycles Seminar: TBC
Sean Male (Birmingham)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR