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.

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
30 April
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)
SOAS S208 (Paul Webley wing)

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
Child welfare services in post-1945 England and the problematisation of migrant children in care
Sean Male (University of Birmingham)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR

25 June
17:30
Life-cycles Seminar: Title TBC
Evan Smith (University of Flinders)
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR