Graduate Research Symposium Programme


‘Conceptualising and categorising the human’

 Date:   Wednesday 8 June

Time:   2. 15 – 5.00 pm

Venue:  Room 101, 30 Russell Square    

We are delighted to announce the programme for the final Graduate Research Symposium of this academic year. We have 5 great papers on the broad theme of ‘conceptualising and categorising the human’. All HCA research students and staff are warmly encouraged to come along and hear more of the fascinating research our doctoral students are undertaking.



2. 15 -2.30pm Tea/coffee; introductory remarks at 2.25 pm


Panel 1   (2.30 – 3. 25pm):  The body

Chair:  Dr Christy Constantakopoulou

  • 2.30 – 2.50 pm: Dancing groups from Draikaina Cave. Agathi Karadima
  • 2.50- 3.10 pm: ‘The Blood is the Life, but Electricity is the Life of the Blood!’: Neurasthenia, life force and advertising the electric body, 1880-1895. Violeta Ruiz
  • 3.10 -3.25pm: Questions and discussion


3.25 – 3.40 pm   Tea/ coffee break


Panel 2   (3.40 – 4.55pm):   Experience   

Chair:  Professor Jerry White

  • 3.40 – 4pm:  Conceptualising Civil War at the Dawn of the Twentieth CenturyJack Watling
  • 4– 4. 20pm: Taking too broad a perspective – a review of Blitz historiography. Darren Bryant
  • 4. 20 – 4.40 pm:   Hitler’s Slave Drivers: the role of the Organisation Todt as overseers of forced labour under Nazism. Charles Dick
  • 4. 40 -4.55 pm: Questions and discussion


4.55- 5pm     Closing remarks

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