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Research Seminars

Seminars take place in McCrea 219 from 17.30 -19.00 on Tuesdays unless otherwise stated.

Podcasts of past seminars are available through Backdoor Broadcasting.

 

Autumn 2011

4 Oct.

Dr Nicholas Draper (UCL)

'Compensation for slave-owners: individual, state and nation in British Emancipation'

8 Nov. 

Dr Eric Kaufman (Birkbeck)

Sacralisation by Stealth?: Religion, Demography and Politics in the 21st Century

22 Nov.

Dr Gilbert Ashcar (SOAS)

The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives

Past Seminars

Spring 2011 

18 Jan.

Graham Smith (Royal Holloway)

Changing embodied narratives in oral histories of general practice in Britain c.1948-1990

25 Jan.

Siavush Randjbar Daemi (Royal Holloway)

Perspectives on the Presidency and the Presidents in Iran 1979-2009

1 Feb.

Kate Ferris (St Andrews)

Experiencing Fascism: Everyday Articulations of Power and Agency in 1930s Venice

8 Feb.

Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway

"No Room for this Rotten Effeminate Stuff Here"? Material Culture and Space in Secondary Schools for Middle-class Boys and Girls in South-East England, 1840-1914

15 Feb.

Anna Whitelock (Royal Holloway)

'Woman, Warrior, Queen': Rethinking Mary I and Elizabeth I

22 Feb.

Vivian Nutton (University College London)

Galen, from Byzantium to Basle

1 Mar.

(Hayes Robinson)

8 Feb.

Paul Quigley (University of Edinburgh)

The American Civil War and the International Boundaries of Citizenship


Autumn 2010

19 Jan.

History and Extra-Europe: Joint Presentation:

 

Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway)

The Historian and the Pakistan Crisis

podcast

Vanessa Martin (Royal Holloway)

The Historian and the Iraq War

26 Jan. (Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)
2 Feb.

Daniel Beer (Royal Holloway)

The Vanishing Liberal Subject: Morality in Russian Literature 1860-1910

podcast

9 Feb.

Margaret Bird (Royal Holloway)

‘A person in black, sent to you from afar’: the Evangelical Clergy's Awakening of the Flock in Rural Norfolk 1773-1813

podcast

16 Feb.

Bojan Aleksov (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

The Alleged Marian Apparition Site of Medjugorje and its Relation to WWII Memory and the Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

2 Mar. (Hayes Robinson)
9 Feb.

(Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)


 

Spring 2010

19 Jan.

History and Extra-Europe: Joint Presentation:

Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway)

The Historian and the Pakistan Crisis

podcast

Vanessa Martin (Royal Holloway)

The Historian and the Iraq War

26 Jan. (Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)
2 Feb.

Daniel Beer (Royal Holloway)

The Vanishing Liberal Subject: Morality in Russian Literature 1860-1910

podcast

9 Feb.

Margaret Bird (Royal Holloway)

‘A person in black, sent to you from afar’: the Evangelical Clergy's Awakening of the Flock in Rural Norfolk 1773-1813

podcast

16 Feb.

Bojan Aleksov (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

The Alleged Marian Apparition Site of Medjugorje and its Relation to WWII Memory and the Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

2 Mar. Hayes Robinson Lecture
9 Feb. (Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)

 

Autumn 2009

6 Oct.

Rudolf Muhs (Royal Holloway)

Fatherland, Class and Sex. The Transgressions of Wolfgang Gans Edler Herr zu Putlitz

13 Oct. (Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)
20 Oct.

Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway)

What's wrong with medieval medicine?

podcast

27 Oct.

Humayun Ansari (Royal Holloway)

Place-making, Identity and Islam: the Struggle to Create 'a mosque in London worthy of the tradition of Islam and worthy of the capital of the British Empire', 1910-1944

podcast

3 Nov.

United States Round Table: John Kirk (Royal Holloway), Joe Merton,(Oxford University), Sandra Scanlon (London School of Economics), Tim Stanley (Royal Holloway)

The Republican Party and the Rise of the New Right in American Politics since the 1960s

podcast

10 Nov.

Nick Holder (Royal Holloway)

History, Archaeology and Engagement with the Public

podcast

17 Nov.

(Postgraduate lunchtime presentations)

24 Nov.

Russell Wallis (Royal Holloway)

British Responses to Atrocity between 1914 and 1945

podcast

1 Dec.

Tommaso Bobbio (Royal Holloway)

Economic and Social Change and Violence in Ahmadabad 1950-2000

podcast

 

 

Spring 2009

13 Jan.

Alexandra Wilson (Department of Music, Oxford Brookes University)

"A New Type of Star: Opera, Recording and Celebrity in 1920s London"

20 Jan.

Kendrick Oliver (Southampton University)

"Religion and the American space programme, 1957-75"

10 Feb.

Ludmilla Jordanova (Kings College, London University)

"Historians' Uses of Visual and Material Evidence"

17 Feb.

Nelida Fuccaro (School of Oriental and African Studies)

"Middle Eastern Urban Frontiers, Migrants and States: the Persian Gulf, 1820-1947"

podcast

24 Feb.

Nikolaos Chrissis (Royal Holloway History Department)

"The Common Cause of Christendom: Crusading Rhetoric in Byzantine Diplomacy towards the West (12th-13th century)"

podcast

10 Mar.

Round table on China Chi-Kwan Mark, Weipin (History Department) and Evelyn Goh (Politics and International Relations)

"A Greater China "

podcast

 

 

Autumn 2008

7 Oct.

Daniel Nilsson DeHanas (University of North Carolina)

"Return of Certainties: The Appeal of Culturalised Islam and Christianity among London's Second-Generation Youth"

21 Oct.

Emma Ruckley (The Queen's College, University of Oxford)

"Stud or Dud? Representations of Masculinity in American Popular Culture, 1950-1960"

28 Oct.

Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway History Department)

"Byzantine Emperor meets English Heretics: Manuel II Palaiologos and the Lollards"

4 Nov .

Neil Gregor (Southampton University)

"In Streicher's Shadow: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past after 1945"

11 Nov.

Robert Iliffe (Sussex University)

"Living in a Coffin: William Stukeley's Enlightenment Arcadias"

25 Nov.

David Gwynn (Royal Holloway History Department)

"Athanasius of Alexandria (bishop 328-373): Saint or Gangster?"

2 Dec.

Paul Betts (Sussex University)

"Personal Property, Noise and Honour: Neighbourhood Conflict in Socialist East Berlin"

9 Dec.

Uriel Heyd (Royal Holloway History Department)

"Newspaper and Collective Memory Formation in the Eighteenth Century"

and, Andy Pearce (Royal Holloway History Department)

"Collective Memory of the Holocaust in 21st Century Britain"


 

Spring 2008

8 Jan.

David Cesarani (History, Royal Holloway)

"Terror and Counter-Terror in Palestine, 1946-47: Why Britain's War on Terror Failed"

15 Jan.

Kei Nasu (International Christian University, Tokyo)

"Heresiography and After: Cataloguing Religion in Seventeenth Century England"

22 Jan.

Pieter Francois (Ghent University/Royal Holloway)

"Brussels and Paris as Seen through the Eyes of Henry Addison (1830-70). Homes of British Residents and Genteel Poverty"

29 Jan.

Anna Bellavitis (Université Paris10 Nanterre)

"Women, Kinship and Property in Renaissance Venice"

5 Feb.

Eric Foner (Columbia University)

"Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Rights of Black Americans"

12 Feb.

Robert Schneider (Indiana University, Bloomington)

"Writing Reason of State in the Age of Richelieu"

21 Feb.

Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)

"Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin'"

NB This is a THURSDAY and is in WIN0-04 (Windsor Building Ground Floor room 04)

26 Feb.

Marie Sandell (History Department)

"'Truly International? International Women's Organisations' Quest for Expansion in the Inter-War Period"

4 Mar.

Emma Ruckley (The Queen's College, University of Oxford)

"Stud or Dud? Representations of Masculinity in American Popular Culture, 1950-1960".

Cancelled
11 Mar.

Anna Moszynska (Sotheby's Institute of Art)

'Unravelling the Tracks of Time: Gerhard Richter's Tante Marianne (1965) - a Surprising Window onto German History and Experience in the Twentieth Century'


 

Autumn 2007

9 Oct.

Barbara Zipser (University College London)

"Books without Authors: Contextualizing Medical Knowledge"

23 Oct.

Peter Anderson (London School of Economics)

"Denouncing the Defeated: repression and complicity in the Francoist military courts, 1939-1945"

30 Oct.

Amanda Vickery (History, Royal Holloway)

"An Englishman's House is his Castle - Privacies, Boundaries and Thresholds in the Eighteenth Century London House"

6 Nov.

Amit Dey (Calcutta University)

"Translation of the Quran and the Sirat in Colonial Bengal and Bhai Girish Chandra Sen"

(To take place 12-2 in the Bedford Centre Seminar Room)
6 Nov.

Andrew Scott (Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway)

"Science Meets Art. Geological Investigations in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle"

13 Nov. David Lambert (Geography, Royal Holloway)"Geography, Atlantic Slavery and the Culture of West African Exploration"
20 Nov.

Charalambos Dendrinos (History, Royal Holloway)

"Reflection on the Failure of the Council of Florence (1439)"

27 Nov.

Morteza Nouraei (University of Isfahan)

"Imperialism and Legal Privilege. Advantages and Disadvantages in Nineteenth Century Iran"

4 Dec.

Penelope Corfield (History, Royal Holloway)

"Historians and the Diachronic"


 

Spring 2007

Jan. 23.

Prof. Dan Stone, Dr. Bruce Baker, Dr. Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway),

"History and Memory: A Roundtable"

Jan. 30. TBA. Feb. 6. Dr. Matthew Grimley (Royal Holloway), "Sex, Secularisation and the Sixties in Britain"
Feb. 13 Mr. Mihail Raev, (Cambridge University) "Narrative Models of Late Antiquity in Early Russian Historical Works and Chronicles"
Feb. 20. Dr. Chris Wright (Royal Holloway), "The Bonds of the Genoese Commonwealth in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Case of the Gattilusio Lordships" (NB. 5.00 pm start).
Feb. 27. Dr. Andrew Lees (Rutgers University), "German Views of Urban Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Mar. 6. Dr. Emily West (Reading University), "'She is dissatisfied with her present condition': Requests for Voluntary Enslavement in the Antebellum American South."
Mar. 13. Mr. Alex Barber (Royal Holloway), "John Dyer's Newsletters: Scribal and Print Culture during the Sacheverell Trial, 1695-1715."
Mar. 20 Mr. Joel Isaac (Cambridge University), "The Crucible of Relativism: Visions of Theory at Interwar Harvard"
Mar. 27. Ms. Catherine Bowden (Royal Holloway), "Historians, Computers and Texts: Qualitative Data Analysis and the Health of the Cecils Project"
  
 
 
 

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