IHR Seminars to end October

The following seminars at the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, Malet St/Russell Square, London have been selected as linked to my and readers interests.

Monday 26 September. 5.30pm. To Shake Hands Across the Ocean’: Colonial Seafarers and Their Political Worlds 1917-1939

Naina Manjrekar (SOAS). Imperial and World History Seminar Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop

Monday 3 October. 5.30pm. Democratic Access or Privileged Exclusion? Oral history, civic engagement and the importance of refugee archives

Paul Dudman and Rumana Hashen (Co-founders of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration working group on refugee archives). Voluntary Action History  Seminar

Thursday 6 October. 5.30pm. Britannia’s Auxiliaries: Continental Europeans and the British Empire, c.1740-1800

Stephen Conway (UCL). Reconfiguring the British: Nation, Empire, World 1600-2000 Seminar

Monday 10 October. 5.30pm. Colonial/Postcolonial New Research

Public Works as Iconography: Aesthetic, Text, and Context in Colonial South India – Aditya Ramesh (SOAS)

Much Ado About Witch Doctors: The Colonial Office, Two Cities Films Ltd., the West African Student’s Union and the Struggle for African RepresentationChibunduya Onuzo (KCL)

Imperial and World History Seminar Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop

Wednesday 12 October. 5.15pm  Country Houses & Collaborative Research: Revealing the History of Boughton House & the Montagu Estates in the Long Eighteenth Century

Rosemary Sweet, Helen Bates and Emma Purcell (University of Leicester). British History in the Long Eighteenth Century Seminar

Wednesday 12 October. 5.30pm. The Unpalatable Past (1) “Rhodes Must Fall” Two commentaries on the cultural politics of the British imperial past

Bill Schwarz & Saul Dubow (Queen Mary, UL). Public History Seminar

Thursday 13 October. 5.30pm. The Abolitionist International: Anatomy of a Radical Movement

Professor Manisha Sinha (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). North American History Seminar

Thursday 13 October. 6pm. Garden Magazines and Networks of Gardeners in the Nineteenth Century

Brent Elliot  (Historian, Royal Horticultural Society). History of Gardens and Landscapes  Seminar

Friday 14 October. 5.15pm. Trade and the Industrial Revolution: British Cotton Textiles between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic

Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick. Economic and Social History of the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 Seminar

Monday 17 October. 5.15pm. Picket Lines and Pop Songs: Representing, Commodifying, Consuming and Interpreting Labour, Women’s and Queer History in Made in Dagenham (2010) and Pride (2014)

Dr Dion  Georgiou (King’s College London/University of Kent). Sport and Leisure History Seminar

Tuesday 25 October. 5.15pm. Taming the legend: Restoration England and the Barbary States, 1660–88

Steve Garnett (Canterbury Christchurch University). British Maritime History Seminar

Wednesday 26 October. 5.15pm. Tobacco & the Social Life of the Senses in Eighteenth-Century England

William Tullett (King’s College, London). British History in the Long Eighteenth Century  Seminar

Friday 28 October. 5.15pm. Credible commitment and the financial revolution in Jamaica, 1768-1839

Aaron Graham, University College London. Economic and Social History of the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 Seminar

Friday 28 October. 5.15pm. ‘Christabel’s blotting paper’? The suffragette career of Annie Kenney (1879-1953)

Lyndsey Jenkins (Wolfson College, Oxford). Women’s History Seminar

Monday 31 October. 5.30pm. Eleanor Rathbone, MP, and the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Refugees (London 1938-1944/5)

Susan Cohen (University of Southampton). Voluntary Action History  Seminar



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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