IHR Modern British History Seminar

 The convenors of the Modern British History Seminar at the IHR would like to invite PhD students in London working in any area of modern British history  to a pre-seminar meeting. It will be before the first seminar of the year, in the Pollard Seminar Room at the IHR in Senate House, at 4pm on Thursday 29 September.

It will simply be a chance to hear about the work of staff and students working on modern British topics in London and meet each other.

The Modern History Seminar programme for the Autumn Term is as follows:

  •  29/09/2016.  Prof Mathew Thomson, Dr Jack Saunders and Dr Jennifer Crane. ‘The Cultural History of the NHS: Challenges, Strategies and Speculations Emerging from a Team Project’ . This first session should be very interesting, especially for anyone contemplating applying to work on a major project as a postdoc after the PhD.
  • 13/10/2016.  David Edgerton on writing the Penguin History of the Twentieth Century
  • 27/10/2016 PhD student session: Helen Carr, on Muslims in the state education system in late twentieth century Britain and Josh Gibson on ‘Chartism and the age of democratic revolutions’
  • 24/11/2016 Gareth Stedman Jones on Marx
  • 08/12/2016 Angus Hawkins, ‘Parliamentary Government, Parties and Representation, 1832-1867’.

Sessions are on Thursdays at 5.15 in the Pollard Room

The Autumn Term has a loose focus on political history. The Spring Term this year will be a joint session with the Reconfiguring the British seminar at the IHR, including papers from Camilla Schofield, Astrid Swenson, Kelly Spring, Chris Jeppesen, Keith McClelland, and Chloe Ward. The Summer Term is organised around the broad theme of gender history, including Laura Schwarz, Natalie Thomlinson, Caitriona Beaumont, Helen McCarthy, Laura Carter, Kate Hill, and Lucy Delap. Details to follow.

to find out more about the IHR, visit: http://www.history.ac.uk/

All best,


Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History, UCL

Co-editor, Renewal | http://www.renewal.org.uk/

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