History Acts: Culture Strikes

Tuesday 18 June, 6.00pm – 8.00pm Birkbeck, University of London, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1B 5DT. All welcome, no need to book. For information contact Flore Janssen f.janssen@bbk.ac.uk  ACTIVISTS Tate Strike – Jack Jeans, Tate employee and PCS union organiser, was recently involved in organising the Tate Strike ballot. HISTORIANS  Lucy McFadzean, Aberystwyth University, is a PhD Researcher looking at the cultural policies of the Greater London Council between 1981-6. She is i...
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‘Time Come’: Britain’s Black Futures Past. The IHR 2019 Wiley Lecture

Thursday 6th June 2019, 6.30pm followed by a reception until 8.30pm Arts 2 Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS Booking essential (www.history.ac.uk/events/event/19694)  ‘It soon come’, runs the refrain in Linton Kwesi Johnson’s 1974 poem ‘Time Come’.  ‘It soon come / look out! look out! look out!’. The IHR Historical Research Lecture 2019 will be given by Rob Waters. Drawing on the research for his new book Thinking Black: Britain, 1964–1985 (Univer...
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HISTORY ACTS 16: POLICE VIOLENCE

Tuesday 21 May, 6.00pm-8.00pm Room 103, 30 Russell Square, Birkbeck, University of London, WC1B 5DT. For information contact Flore Janssen (f.janssen@bbk.ac.uk)  ACTIVISTS Kevin Blowe – co-ordinator of Netpol The Network for Police Monitoring seeks to monitor public order, protest and street policing, and to challenge and resist policing which is excessive, discriminatory or threatens civil rights. Netpol has built an inclusive network of activists, campaigners, lawyers and researchers to c...
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‘Into the Maelstrom: Historicising the Southern Ocean’

Raphael Samuel History Centre in collaboration with University of Greenwich presents HISTORY & ENVIRONMENT TALK Thursday 9 May 2019 5.45 pm Queen Anne Court, Lecture Theatre QA080 University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS Please book a free ticket here on Eventbrite (https://antarcticoceantalk.eventbrite.co.uk) All welcome, refreshments available Joy McCann (Australian National University) ‘Into the Maelstrom: Historicising the Southern Ocean’ The A...
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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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