Additions 17 January & 10 February
Black Poppies – Exhibition and Talks
To Sunday 1 February. Southwark Council Exhibition. Canada Water Library, Surrey Quays.
Thursday 22 January. 5.30pm. Talk by Stephen Bourne. Canada Water Library, Surrey Quays.
Tuesday 27 January. 2pm. National Archives. Tlak by Stephen Bourne. To book: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/events/black-poppies.htm
Monday 2 – Sunday 15 February. Southwark Council Exhibition. Brandon Library, Maddock Way, Cooks Road, SE17 3NH.
Tuesday 10 February. 6.30pm. Talk by Stephen Bourne. University of Birmingham West Midlands Historical Seminars series. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cwmh/events/2014/stephen-bourne.aspx
For my review of Stephen’s book Black Poppies see http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/black-poppies-britains-black-community-great-war
Hakim Adi’s The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain
Saturday 14 February. 2pm. Launch and Book signing.
Room 1.43, Birley Building, Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, Birley Fields Campus, Bonsal Street, Manchester M15 6GX.
Black Cultural Archives:
- To 30 June. New Exhibition. Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s – 1990s. http://bcaheritage.org.uk/programme/exhibitions/staying-power
14 February. 1-2pm. Interview with Patrick Vernon
Tate Britain on the to on his work around memory, DNA, family history and Afrofuturism as part of Mission to the Land of Misplaced Memories(11-15 February – see http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/performance-and-music-special-event/mission-land-misplaced-memories.
Patrick discusses the Mission project in the context of the UN’s Black Lives Matter: International Decade for People of African Descent. http://mediadiversified.org/2015/01/15/black-lives-matter-international-decade-for-people-of-african-descent.
Selected Seminars at Institute of Historical Research
Monday 19 January. 5.30pm
Africa and World War One. Marika Sherwood
Tuesday 20 January. 6pm
The British Empire and the Politics of Asian Immigration, 1904-1914. Cees Heere (LSE)
Wednesday 21 January. 5.15pm
Material wealth or material poverty? A regional study of the material lives of the poor, c.1670-1834. Joe Harley (University of Leicester)
Thursday 22 January. 5.30.pm
The idea of the margin in Sidney Pollard’s economic history. Dave Renton (Garden Court Chambers)
Friday 23 January. 6pm
Panel and Book Launch: Creole Music Of The French West Indies, A Discography, 1900-1959
Black Caribbean musical traditions are rich in variety and the biguine, originating in slavery, epitomises French Antillean Creole music. Highly popular in Saint-Pierre, Martinique, before the town’s 1902 decimation by Mont Pelée’s volcanic eruption, the Creole Music lived on and from 1929 became a feature of Paris nightclubs and recording studios.
Chairman: Philip Murphy, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
John Cowley, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sue Miller, Senior Lecturer in Music; Course Leader, Popular Music at Anglia Ruskin University
Michael La Rose, Chairman, George Padmore Institute
In collaboration with the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and the Institute of Musical Research (IMR)
Institute of Commonwealth Studies event, Senate House, South Block, Malet Street , London WC1E 7HU
Wednesday 28 January. 5.15pm
The Young Engels, English Socialism, and Utopia. David Leopold (Oxford)
Monday 2 February. 5.30pm
Arming both sides. The Armaments industry in World War One. Matthew Burnett-Stewart
Thursday 5 February. 5.30pm
The Underground Slave Trade? Understanding the Phenomenon of Slave Stealing. Laura Sandy (Keele)
Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education Act. Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)
Karl Marx’s method and the study of history. John Foster (University of the West of Scotland)
Thursday 5 February. 6pm
Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers’ histories 1950-70. Dr Christine Wall. (University of Westminster)
Tuesday 10 February. 5.15pm
Learning to lead: the Admiralty and Pacific exploration in the long 18th century. Katherine Parker (University of Pittsburgh)
‘One of the best men of business we had ever met’: Thomas Drummond, the boundary commission and the 1832 Reform Act. Martin Spychal (IHR/History of Parliament Trust)
Wednesday 11 February. 5.30pm
John William Colenso, Bishop of Natal, and William Colenso of New Zealand: nineteenth century protestant missionary cousins in conflict with their bishops and colonial governors. Gwilym Colenso (London)
Friday 13 February. 5.15pm
The price of trust. Jamaica, the Jewish diaspora and Spanish American trade, 1655-1730. Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh)
Monday 16 February. 5.30pm
Charles Bradlaugh and the First International. Deborah Lavin.
Tuesday 17 February. 5.15pm
After the Accident: Disability and Work in British Coalmines, 1880-1948. Dr Mike Mantin (University of Swansea)
Retracing Victorian anti-racism: race, class and the network of Anti-Caste’s activists. Caroline Bressey (University College London)
Tuesday 17 February. 5.45pm
Company numbers: a key resource in tracing businesses and their records. Alex Ritchie (The National Archives)
Tuesday 17 February. 6pm
Britain and the Muslim World, 1918-1923. Heather Campbell (QMUL)
Tuesday 17 February. 6pm – cancelled due to illness, replaced by:
Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito’s first visit to the UK, 1953
Andrew Harrison (The National Archives of the UK)
Thursday 19 February. 5.30pm
Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Britain and India in the Twentieth Century. Dr Chandrika Kaul (St Andrews University)
Thursday 19 February. 6pm
Indian Influence in C18 British Garden. Diane James (University of Warwick)
Monday 23 February. 5.15pm
Catholics in Herefordshire, 1605: the Whitsun Riots. Wendy Brogden (Birmingham); and
Under duress? Catholics and sequestration in the 1640s. Eilish Gregory
Portuguese India and British India: Comparing Colonialisms in the Nineteenth Century. Felipa Vicente (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)
Thursday 26 February. 5.15pm
Class and Politics in the late 1960s: The attitudes of Tyneside shipbuilders. Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (Cambridge)
Saturday 28 February. 11.30am
70 years since the 1945 Attlee Government . Francis Beckett, Ian Birchall, John Newsinger and others. IHR.
IHR Seminars are held at Senate House
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Also accessible from Russell Square