London Group of Historical Geographers

Venue: See event listings below.

Time: Tuesday 17:15

Convenors: Ruth Craggs (King’s College London), Felix Driver (Royal Holloway, London), Innes Keighren (Royal Holloway University of London), Miles Ogborn (Queen Mary University of London).

The London Group of Historical Geographers was originally established in 1981. Since 1989 it has organised fortnightly themed seminars across three terms of the academic year. The seminar’s themes have ranged across empire and decolonisation, oceanography and topography, indigeneity and identity, and archives and collections. Interdisciplinary in focus, the Group brings together scholars and practitioners from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to examine geographical themes across a range of historical periods. Previous speakers at the seminar include Catherine Hall, Bruno Latour, Doreen Massey, Simon Schaffer, and Bill Schwarz. 

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
22 January
'“Our life is a struggle”: respectable gender norms and Black resistance to policing' AND 'The archive of Black life and the architecture of state power: the case of David Oluwale'
Adam Elliott-Cooper (King’s College London), Kennetta Hammond Perry (De Montfort University)
Room 2.09, Bush House (South East Wing), King’s College London, Strand, WC2B 4PJ. (Access opposite St Mary le Strand Church)

5 February
'Bricks + mortals: acknowledging racist histories in order to enable institutional change' AND 'Tunnelling in the same dark: remembering collective working today'
Subhadra Das (University College London), Rosa Schling (On The Record)
Room 1-03, 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RE. (Access from corner of Montague Place)

19 February
'Suffrage activism: who speaks for me?' AND '“What benefits women benefits all”: gender and the historical geographies of the public library'
Debbie Challis (LSE), Jo Norcup (University of Glasgow)
Room 1-03, 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RE. (Access from corner of Montague Place)

5 March
'The development of Black-led archives in post-war London' AND 'Rebels in the archives: collecting, curating and communicating contemporary activism'
Hannah Ishmael (University College London), Rachel Tavernor (University of Sussex)
Room 1-03, 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RE. (Access from corner of Montague Place)

19 March
'Subverting colonial archives: narrative interface design and emerging digital humanities methodologies' AND 'Postcolonial archives, postcolonial historiography: challenges for writing Black British history'
Nathan Richards (University of Sussex), Rob Waters (University of Birmingham)
Room 113, Department of Geography, UCL, 26 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AP. (Access from corner of Gordon Square)