IHR ‘Britain at Home and Abroad’ Seminar Series, Autumn 2019

Below is the schedule for this semesters Institute of Historical Research (IHR) ‘Britain at Home and Abroad’ seminar series. The seminars bring together scholars from across London and the South East working on all aspects of modern and contemporary British history since 1800.

Appropriately, this semester the seminars are being held at Bush House. Today part of King’s College London, Bush House was formerly the home of the BBC World Service. Please note that the last three seminars are in a different room from the first two.

For directions and information on getting to Bush House see, https://www.kcl.ac.uk/visit/bush-house

Britain at home and abroad, 1800 –

Autumn 2019 programme

 Seminar convenors: Lise Butler (City), David Edgerton (KCL), Kit Kowol (KCL), Charlotte Riley (Southampton) , Jack Saunders (KCL), Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL), Natalie Thomlinson (Reading).


All seminars start at 5 for 5:15 and finish at 7pm.

Thursday 3 October 2019 – Roundtable on diversity in our field: RHS Gender and Race reports plus class and LGBTQ+: Meleisa Ono-George (Warwick), Eve Worth (Oxford), Charlotte Riley (Southampton) and Rebecca Jennings (UCL).  Seminar to be held at KCL, Bush House (S) 2.05


Thursday 17 October –  Luke Blaxill (Anglia Ruskin University), ‘Text Mining Modern British Political and Social History. A presentation of computerised linguistic analysis techniques applied to Victorian electioneering, postwar women MPs’ speeches, and interwar public health reports’. (Bush House (S) 2.05 )


Thursday 31st October – Chris Bischoff (University of Richmond), ‘Judging Freedom: Special Magistrates and Emancipation in the British West Indies’. (Bush House (SE) 1.06 )


Thursday 14th November – Katrina Moseley (University of Cambridge), ‘Thigh Anxiety? Weight loss clubs and women in Britain, c. 1967–1990’. (Bush House (SE) 1.06)


Thursday 28th November – Jack Saunders (KCL), ‘Assembling Cultures: Workplace Activism, Labour Militancy and Cultural Change in Britain’s Car Factories, 1945-82’. (Bush House (SE) 1.06)

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