Until Friday 29 September. Far From the Western Front
An exhibition highlighting the role of soldiers from South Asia in WW1.
First Floor, Hunter Wing, St George’s Medical School. Go through the Main Entrance of the hospital and at the first ‘crossroads’ carry straight on into the Medical School. Check in at reception for a visitor’s pass.
To end of September. Lambeth Heritage Festival
Walks, talks & special events in Lambeth and beyond.
Monday 18 September. 8pm. Drouett and the Tooting Pauper Asylum
Talk by Janet Smith for Streatham Society.
Woodlawns Centre, Leigham Court Road, Streatham.
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September. TfL funded London Walks
Tuesday 26 September. 7pm. NELHS AGM
Lecture Theatre of the Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
- Presentation of this year’s Sid Chaplin Trophy to Sunderland University student, Leanne Smith for her dissertation, ‘ ‘To be Born a Woman has been to be Born, within an Allotted and Confined Space, into the Keeping of Men’: The Struggle over Female Labour in the Durham Coalfield, 1914 – 1918’
- Talk ‘North East Responses to the Russian Revolution’ by Nigel Todd.
Tuesday 3 October. 7pm. Joe Wilson, ‘The Gallowgate Lad’
Talk by Dave Harker
NELHS First Tuesday meeting, The Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle.
Tuesday 19 October. 12.30-1.30pm. ‘African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Talk by Lauren Darwin from the Africans in Yorkshire Project – see below.
Tuesday 31 October 7.30pm. YOUNG OTHELLO: The Tragedy of the White Swan.
Exclusive Theatrical Readings written by Onyeka Nubia, directed by Khareem Jamal.
Canada Water Culture Space.
Wednesday 1 November. 7.30pm. YOUNG OTHELLO: The Tragedy of the White Swan.
The Studio at The Courtyard Theatre.
Events re-Black Art in London Galleries
inc 3-17 October talks by Michael Ohajuru
Commemorating Martin Luther King in Newcastle 50 years ago
Seminars at Institute of Historical Research
Full details at https://www.history.ac.uk/events/diary
5 October. 5.30pm. The secret history of Brian Simon
6 October. 5.15pm. The State We Are In: Reflections on Recent Studies of Britain’s Political Economies, 1660-1815
12 October. 5.30pm. Traditions of Extreme Violence in British Colonial Warfare
12 October. 5.30pm. Charting Contested Caribbean Space: Mapping and Colonization in the British Ceded Islands, 1763-1783
16 October. 5.15pm. Post-imperial Demographic Unmixing: The Asian Minority and the Question of Citizenship in Transitional East Africa, (Un-)Making Connections: East Africa, the Uganda Railway and the Question of Globalization, c. 1890–1914
16 October. 5.30pm . The Leveller Revolution
24 October. 5.15pm. Assembling ‘Negroana’: Black history and the limits of universal knowledge.
30 October. 5.125pm. Putting Down Roots: Afro-Caribbean place-making in post-war Brixton, 1959-1998), The Forging of a Discourse: Caribbean Anti-Imperialism Activists’ Analyse 1930s Great Power Politics
7 December. 5.30pm. The intellectual culture of Conservatism after 1945
African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire
Project recording the presence of people of African descent from 1750-2007. The area covered is the historic Archdiocese of the East Riding of Yorkshire (pre-1974), which extends beyond the county boundary into eastern parts of present-day North Yorkshire.
The first exhibition will open shortly at Hull History Centre; the second will follow at Beverley Treasure House in mid-2018.
New items are being added to the website every week and these include extended histories of people featured in the exhibition. Stories so far have included that of the Weeks Brothers, famous throughout the agricultural world for their articulated trailers; visits by Paul Robeson and other international performers and important anti-racist activists; the presence of thousands of West Indian members of the Royal Air Force who trained or served in the area; and the recollections of many local families.
South Shields OCR Migration Education Pack
The excellent education pack prepared by historian of Black Britain and former teacher Martin Spafford has been published and can be downloaded at
It is one of the support resources to OCRs’ GSCE Migration course.
Musical Heritage of Nine Elms
As well as the JT Society (http://www.johnthelwall.org) there is the JT Words and Work website at
Where are all the monuments to progressive Americans?
Celebrating the work of Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall’s work, including Family fortunes: men and women of the English middle class 1780-1850 (1987), written with Leonore Davidoff, Civilising Subjects (2002), Macaulay and Son (2012) and the co-authored Legacies of British Slave-ownership. Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain (2014) and many essays and lectures, has been of major importance in re-shaping the terrain of modern British history. This term’s papers are being given by former graduate students of hers in a spirit of both celebration of the work and critical engagement with it.
Reconfiguring the British: Nation, Empire, World 1600-2000/Modern British History IHR Seminars at 5.30pm at Institute of Historical Research:
5 October. 5.30pm. Learning from Catherine Hall – Race, Gender and Class in the Writing of History
Esme Cleall (Sheffield) and Simone Borgstede (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
19 October. Historic present, past tense: Making public history & De-centering the ‘civilising’ curriculum
Kate Donington (Nottingham) & Jason Todd (London)
16 November. Calling home to oneself: empire and the politics of belonging & Did the metropole make any difference ‘at home’? Rogue settlers and colonial belonging on an imperial margin
Onni Gust (Nottingham) & Laura Ishiguro (British Columbia)
30 November. Gender matters: historicising patriarchy & New Zealand, Boots the Chemists, and Challenges to Overseas Expansion, 1935-1938
Fae Dussart (Sussex) & Hilary Ingram (Durham)
14 December. Britain and Slavery: the legacies of LBS
Nick Draper (UCL)
Saturday 17 March 2018. Day conference on Catherine’s work.