New Approaches to Writing History: A panel discussion with Bart Van Es, Sarah Knott, and Barbara Taylor

Jointly hosted by the IHR and the Raphael Samuel History Centre. Thursday 9th May 2019, 6.30 – 8.00pm Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7JL Reception to follow. Booking essential; book here (www.history.ac.uk/events/event/19545) Join Costa Book winner, Bart Van Es, and the feminist and historian, Sarah Knott, to discuss new approaches to writing history. Once characterized by its authorial distance and dispassion, history is open to ever-greater ...
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IHR History of Sexuality seminar series: Venereal disease in the UK and in the Soviet Union

Tuesday 30 April, Please note the slightly later start time of 5.30pm. We have two papers, by Anne Hanley (Birkbeck) and Siobhan Hearne (Durham), on efforts to tackle venereal disease in the UK and in the Soviet Union. Please find their abstracts below. We are meeting at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Rose Room - Room LG6 (basement), on the corner of Keppel Street and Malet Street - directions here. Sex, Health and the State: Britain’s VD Service, 1918–1948, Dr Anne Hanle...
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Decolonizing Europe Series: Black European Studies

Friday 3 May, starting at 5.30pm Kings Building K6.63, King's College London Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS For our penultimate session in the Decolonizing Europe Series, Kira Thurman (Michigan) and Anne-Marie Angelo (Sussex) will discuss their work on Black European history for the African-American Intellectual History Society’s Black Perspectives series, and their conference on Black European history at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. The session will be introduced ...
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Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2019, Yasmin Khan, ‘Women on the frontline of empire: a feminist history of the Second World War’

Thursday 7th March 2019, 6.00 – 7.30pm, wine reception to follow. Imperial soldiers played a significant and increasingly well acknowledged part in the Second World War, but what about the women of the British empire? What stories might global and feminist histories of the Second World War reveal? Along the thoroughfares of empire, from Aden to Calcutta and Hong Kong, women’s lives were transformed by the pressures of the global war. This lecture will consider some of the most marginal and forg...
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History Acts 14: Prison Abolition

Date: Tuesday 22 January 6.00PM-8.00PM Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Room GOR 327, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD For information contact Guy Beckett  (gbecke01@mail.bbk.ac.uk) ACTIVISTS Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) is a prisoner-led section of the Industrial Workers of the World. IWOC struggles to end prison slavery along with allies and supporters on the outside. On September 9, 2016 it was part of a coalition of inside and outside groups that launched the l...
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