Solitudes Past and Present

Online seminar series Tuesdays, 5pm – 6:30pm All are welcome but booking is required. Please click here to register your attendance or email c.whitehead@qmul.ac.uk. 6 Oct 2020 - Matthew Beaumont on ‘Insomnia in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Case of Albert Kimball’. In the first paper in our 2020/21 seminar series, Matthew Beaumont from UCL takes us through the history of sleeplessness via a Victorian case-study. 3 Nov 2020 - Darrel Janzen on ‘Solitude, Slavery, and Social Privilege at the El...
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Doing Public History in Lockdown and Beyond

Monday 7th September 2020, 9.15am-1pm, online Registration essential. To register email Katy at k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk Organised by Heather Shore (MCPHH), Craig Griffiths (MCPHH and RSHC), Julia Laite (RSHC), Nadia Valman (RSHC) and Rob Waters (RSHC)  Programme 9.15 – 9.25am   Introduction Heather Shore, Director MCPHH and Julia Laite, Co-Director RSHC 9.25 – 10.10  Public History, Historians and the Community – the Impact of Lockdown Karen Shannon (Manchester Histories): Lockdown has meant ...
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History Acts 23: Black History Matters

How historians can support campaigners and challenge institutional racism Online Meeting, Tuesday 16 June: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  With lockdown in place History Acts has gone online. Admission is free but we ask all participants to Register in Advance ACTIVISTS Jabu-Nala Hartley - Black Lives Matter / Oxford Anti-Racist City Jabu co-founded Oxford Anti-Racist City, a project which focuses on disrupting and challenging institutional racism. Jabu has been part of the Black Lives Matters protests in O...
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HISTORY ACTS 22 – RECORDING A CRISIS

Those most affected by COVID-19 are often unable to speak. Who else is not being heard or listened to? Historians and archivists consider what needs to be done. Online Meeting Tuesday 9 June: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  Admission is free but we ask all participants to Register in Advance With lockdown in place History Acts has gone online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists' responses to the pandemic. ACTIVISTS Paul Dudman – Living Refugee Archive The Living Refuge...
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HISTORY ACTS 21 – PRISONS IN LOCKDOWN

HISTORY ACTS 21 - PRISONS IN LOCKDOWN How the pandemic has exacerbated the appalling conditions in prisons and migrant detention centres, and how abolitionist and anti-prison expansion activists are adapting to socially distant forms of organising. Online Meeting Tuesday 19 May: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  For more details and to log on please visit historyacts.org  With lockdown in place History Acts has gone online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists' responses t...
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History Acts 20 – Fighting With Data

How activists can use, resist or generate the data that is being deployed in this crisis Online Meeting Tuesday 5 May: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  For more details and to log on please visit  historyacts.org  Ordinarily, History Acts run face-to-face workshops. With lockdown in place however, we've decided to go online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists' responses to the pandemic. For our third event we are discussing ‘How activists can use, resist or generate the...
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HISTORY ACTS 19 – THE WORK CRISIS

How can workers organise, resist & protect themselves during this pandemic? Online Meeting Tuesday 28 April: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  For more details and to log on please visit  historyacts.org  Ordinarily, History Acts run face-to-face workshops. With lockdown in place however, we've decided to go online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists' responses to the pandemic. For our second event we are discussing ‘How can workers organise, resist & protect the...
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HISTORY ACTS 18 – LOCKED DOWN PART 2

Organising community support and mutual aid during pandemics This online History Acts event was disrupted by alt-right protestors on Thursday. We are reconvening for part 2 on Tuesday evening. Please do join us  to hear how activists and historians are organising, supporting and making sense of  the current pandemic. We make our events open to all, but security has  been strengthened to protect all participants. If you would like to attend, we ask you to register - follow the link at  historya...
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HISTORY ACTS 18 – LOCKED DOWN

Organising community support and mutual aid during pandemics Online Meeting Thursday 2 April: 6:30pm – 8:30pm For more details and to log on please visit  historyacts.org  Ordinarily, History Acts run face-to-face workshops. With lockdown in place however, we've decided to go online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists' responses to the pandemic. For our first event we are discussing ‘Organising community support and mutual aid during pandemics’. Activi...
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Heart Medicine: Poppers and London’s Gay Nightlife in the 1970s-80s, Ben Mechen (KCL)

History of Sexuality Seminar Heart Medicine: Poppers and London’s Gay Nightlife in the 1970s-80s, Ben Mechen (KCL)  28 January 2020, 5:15pm - 7:15pm Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, 26-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5 DQ (please note that there is no lift access to this second-floor room) In January 1987, thirty-five Metropolitan Police officers in rubber gloves raided the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, one of the city’s most famous gay pubs, claiming it to be a den of drugs, drunkenness and prostitution. T...
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