Queer Beyond London: Places, People, and Community History

Wednesday 14th November 2018 7.30pm followed by a reception The Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB Book your place here https://queerbeyondlondonfinale.eventbrite.co.uk  Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the “Queer Beyond London: Sexualities and Localities 1965-2010” project and to discuss the importance of local LGBTQ history work with a panel of experts. “Queer Beyond London”, conducted by  Professors Alison Oram and Matt Cook and Dr Justin...
More

The Money Of The Poor: Financial Inclusion In Historical Perspective’ with Rebecca Spang

Professor Rebecca Spang will use her work on the birth of modern money, and modern politics, during the time of the French Revolution to talk about contemporary monetary innovations like cryptocurrencies and recent policy attempts at addressing inequality. Do low-income individuals benefit by being included in the dominant monetary system, or would they fare better creating their own means of exchange? Rebecca Spang is a professor of history at Indiana University, where she directs the Liberal A...
More

Visiting Lecture by Professor Michael Belgrave: Progress or Containment: History and Indigenous Rights in New Zealand 19 July 6:00-7:30 pm

The Raphael Samuel History Centre is pleased to host Visiting Professor Michael Belgrave, a prizewinning public historian based in New Zealand.  He will be speaking on History and Indigenous Rights in New Zealand at Birkbeck, University of London on 19 July at 6pm, MAL 153 -------------------------------------------------------------- From the 1970s Māori opposition to colonisation reached a crescendo, led by young, often well-educated Māori, who were highly critical of New Zealand’s historica...
More

AIDS HISTORIES AND CULTURES FESTIVAL 2018

The Raphael Samuel History Centre is pleased to announce the website for this year's Public History Festival on AIDS Histories and Cultures.  Watch this space  for all the latest updates and the soon-to-be published programme. How has AIDS been experienced, represented, and remembered? With workshops, film screenings, walks, talks, and performance, this Festival explores some of the histories and cultures of AIDS from the 1980s to the present day. The Festival takes place across London througho...
More

RED UMBRELLA RIGHTS: Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Molly Merryman

Red Umbrella Rights is a vibrant and dynamic documentary about sex worker activists. Filmed in San Francisco, it features interviews with sex worker activists and utilizes ethnographic methods to capture event organizing and events. It focuses on founders of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and explores issues of sex workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights and the targeting of sex workers in violent attacks. Join us on the 5th of December at Birkbeck, University of London betwe...
More

Family History Workshop Launch with Victoria Haskins! 2nd November

The Family History Workshop is a new initiative by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, which aims to bring genealogists and family historians together with academic historians working on the history of their own families, or who are using family history methodologies in their work. These events are not intended as training sessions for how to do family history; instead they are intended to be discussion forums where family historians can explore the wider historical contexts of their own families...
More