IHR Britain at Home and Abroad Seminar: Spring 2020

It is with great pleasure that King’s is once again hosting the Institute of Historical Research’s ‘Britain at Home and Abroad, 1800-‘ Seminar.

The seminar is open to everyone and offers the chance for all those studying, working on, or simply interested in contemporary Britain to hear the latest exciting research on the topic. One of the few times and places in which historians and scholars from across London and the South East can regularly come together the Seminar also has a lively social life associated with it…

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 are on Thursday and start at 17:15, unless otherwise stated.


23rd January, Jack Saunders (KCL) , ‘Assembling Cultures: Workplace Activism, Labour Militancy and Cultural Change in Britain’s Car Factories, 1945-82’, KCL, Bush House – South East 2.01


6th February, Lyndsey Jenkins (Oxford),  ‘‘Nothing read of the squalid, the sexy and the sordid’: education, Christianity and socialism in the formation of working-class feminist identity, c.1890-1905’, KCL,  Strand Building – S -1.04


20th February, Agnes Arnold-Forster (Roehampton), ’Emotions & Work in Contemporary Britain: Talking to Surgeons about their Feelings, c.1970-present’ , KCL, Bush House – South East 2.01


12th March, Jenny Pleinen (German Historical Institute London), ‘The landed gentry in British politics after World War Two: From taxed decadence to subsidized cultural heritage’ , Public lecture at German Historical Institute (joint event). N.B. Start time 17:30

19th March, Fariha Shaikh (Birmingham), ‘Catherine Helen Spence’s Autobiography: Literary Culture and Associational Life in Nineteenth-Century South Australia’, KCL, Bush House – South 2.01

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