Research student seminars: the 2013 schedule

Every year the research students organise a series of seminars on themes and methodologies of general interest to all students, and invite speakers who are distinguished in their field to come and talk to us. We have now finalised the schedule for the spring and summer terms of 2013, so put these dates in your diaries:

Date: March 5
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Room 114 at UCL Foster Court (see map)
Speaker: Professor Richard Bourke (Queen Mary) on “Edmund Burke and the British Empire in India”

Date: March 19
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Room 114 at UCL Foster Court (see map)
Speaker: Dr Sophie Page (UCL) on ‘Animals and Demons in the Late Middle Ages’

Date: April 23
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Professor James Chapman (Leicester) on film as a historical source

Date: May 7
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL) on spaces of cosmopolitan identity and culture in inter-war London

Date: May 21
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Professor Cornelie Usborne (University of Roehampton) on dealing with women’s experiences filtered through hostile (police and criminal court) sources, with reference to abortion and women’s illicit relationships with prisoners of war

Date: June 4
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Dr Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary) on ‘Weeping Britannia: How and Why to Write the History of Tears’

Date: June 18
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Dr Hugh Bowden (King’s College London) on ‘History and the heroic individual: the difficulties of writing about Alexander the Great’

Date: July 2
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: G15, Malet Street (see map here)
Speaker: Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (King’s College London) on visual cultures

The seminars are open to all Birkbeck history research students, and are followed by drinks and dinner at a nearby restaurant

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