History Events to end of February

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.


Original Posting

Black Cultural Archives: 

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 January6pm

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 StealingLaura Sandy (Keele)

Circular 10/65, comprehensive education, and the hidden legacy of the 1944 Education ActProfessor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, University of London)

Karl Marx’s method and the study of historyJohn Foster (University of the West of Scotland)

Thursday 5 February. 6pm

Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers’ histories 1950-70Dr Christine Wall.  (University of Westminster)

Tuesday 10 February. 5.15pm

Learning to lead: the Admiralty and Pacific exploration in the long 18th centuryKatherine 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 InternationalDeborah 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 activistsCaroline 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 CenturyFelipa 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


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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