Past and Future - Autumn/Winter 2012

Past and Future, Issue 12 cover image
Issue number: 
Publish date: 
Oct 2012

Sam Mullins, director of London Transport Museum, explores the history of the London Underground on the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground line, the Metropolitan Railway; John Bowen, professor of 19th-century literature at the University of York, celebrates 200 years of Charles Dickens ahead of the Centre for Metropolitan History conference ‘Some tales of one city: Charles Dickens and London’; Jane Winters, IHR head of publications, reports on the launch of the IHR conference proceedings series; Elizabeth Williamson, VCH executive editor reports on David Starkey’s lecture on monarchy and the VCH diamond jubilee volume; Past and Present Society fellow Oleg Benesch shares his research on the way of the samurai in modern Japan; Robert Tittler, professor of history at Concordia University, writes on the IHR’s Canada connection; stories of the post-war IHR are shared in Cynthia Hawker’s recollections; Manjeet Sambi, IHR events and publicity officer, reports on the 2012 Anglo-American conference; and Arthur Burns focuses on the IHR’s British history in the long 18th century seminar.