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.

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