The next Research Student Seminar is on Monday 6 June, Dreyfus Room 6-8pm.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner, Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities and Head of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. She will be speaking on ‘Exhaustion: a very short history’. Her monograph Exhaustion: A History will be published by Columbia University Press in June 2016.
The Research Student Seminar is a student-led seminar, convened this year by Guy Beckett and Steffan Blayney. It provides a forum for research students in the History department to meet and question leading historians and thinkers.
The seminars run every fortnight on Monday evenings. For the full programme, visit: https://birkbeckhistoryphd.org/2016/01/14/hca-research-student-seminar-programme-2016/
The seminar’s format is flexible and determined by the guest speaker, but it usually consists of a paper/presentation, followed by an hour for questions/discussion. Afterwards we take the speaker to a nearby restaurant for dinner, where discussion continues more informally. It is very helpful to have numbers for the meal so please email Guy by mid-day on the day of the seminar if you would like to join us.