The Raphael Samuel History Centre is devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical study and debate. It is an outreach and research centre supported by a two-way partnership between Birkbeck and Queen Mary, and is dedicated to exploring public, interdisciplinary, and experimental history across periods and regions. Named after the historian Raphael Samuel, it also maintains an interest in London history and history from below.
The Raphael Samuel History Centre is devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical study and debate.
The Centre has two directors based in our partner institutions: Dr. Julia Laite (Birkbeck) Julia Laite is a senior lecturer in modern history at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology in Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on women, migration, and intimate labour in the British world. She has a strong interest…
Join us for our annual Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture Peter Burke: Two Diasporas: the place of exiles in the history of knowledge at Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End,, London, E1 4NS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE!