Metropolitan History

Venue: John S Cohen Room N203, 2nd floor, North block, Senate House

Time: Wednesdays 17:30

Convenors: Matthew Davies, Richard Dennis, Carlos Lopez Galvis, Dr Mark Merry, Dr Peter Jones.

The Metropolitan History Seminar focuses on the history of London and other world cities in all periods of their history. The seminar includes social, cultural, architectural, literary, economic and religious history (and more!) at a variety of geographical scales, and hosts talks concerning individuals, buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and comparative urban historical approaches. The seminar meets fortnightly, 5.30 Wednesdays, in Terms 1 and 2.

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
16 January
17:30
“A visible and permanent memorial“: Alcohol and medicine at London’s Temperance Hospital, 1873-1986
James Kneale (UCL)
Room 113, UCL Geography Department, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP

30 January
17:30
The city under the railway arches: Infrastructures of social value in Victorian London
Peter Jones (IHR)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

13 February
17:30
Ghostly geographies: in search of medieval Swansea today
Catherine Clarke (IHR)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

27 February
17:30
Urban infraworlds: The submerged and emergent histories of Delhi
Deborah Sutton (Lancaster)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

13 March
17:30
Shopping for pets in nineteenth and twentieth-century London
Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR