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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

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)