Conversations and Disputations Seminars: Solitudes Past and Present

All are welcome but booking is required. Please click here to register your attendance or email c.whitehead@qmul.ac.uk.   Emotion in Body and Brain: the Biological Basis of Empathy. Sarah Garfinkel (University College London) 20 April 2021, 5:00- 6:15pm Online via Zoom. Book here    Hedgehog Humanities: On the Ethics & Cultural Politics of Distance. Marie Kolkenbrock (King’s College London) 11 May 2021, 5:00 - 6:15pm Online via Zoom. Book here   Renee Gladman and the Material Composition of...
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Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 16th June 6:00-8:00 pm GMT Professor Hazel Carby will speak about her new book Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman’s family story. She will be introduced by Professor Catherine Hall and the live, online talk will be followed by a Q&A. Booking information to follow 
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History Acts 27: LGBTIQ+ resilience

History Acts 27: LGBTIQ+ resilience ACTIVISM & MUTUAL AID IN THE PANDEMIC Thursday 11 February 6:30-8:30pm To register visit www.historyacts.org  ACTIVISTSCarla Ecola, Director, The Outside Project, the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Crisis/Homeless Shelter & Community Centre. We are LGBTIQ+ colleagues, friends & activists who work in the Homeless sector & have lived experience of homelessness & the unique, complex issues our community face. Nadia Dorr, Bent Bars, a letter-writing proje...
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‘Classical Antiquity and Modern Gay Counterculture’ – Tom Sapsford, Bates College, Maine.

Tuesday 2 February, at 17.15. All welcome, but please do register in advance via the IHR website.( https://www.history.ac.uk/events/classical-antiquity-and-modern-gay-counterculture) This talk explores how the gay underground came into contact with the typically establishmentarian field of classics. It will investigate the ways in which a series of gay male writers, filmmakers, performance artists, and activists working in the US and UK from the late 1970s to the mid 2000s subverted clas...
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History Acts 26: HOMES NOT BORDERS

Thursday 28 January 6:30pm-8:30pm To register visit www.historyacts.org ACTIVISTS Benjamin Morgan, Public Interest Law Centre. PILC exists to challenge injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. In 2017, PILC worked with North East London Migrant Action (Nelma) to bring a successful case against data sharing between homelessness charities and immigration enforcement towards the removal of migrant rough sleepers. PILC is currently preparing a lega...
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Those they called Idiots: the idea of the disabled mind from 1700 to the present day

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDING OF THE EVENT You can get a discount on Simon’s book if you buy your copy from Reacktion Books . The discount code is  JARRETT21 (input the code at checkout; offer expires end 2021). The online launch of Simon Jarrett’s acclaimed new book, Those they called Idiots: the idea of the disabled mind from 1700 to the present day (Reaktion Books) was held on  Thursday 28th January 2021 For information contact Katy Pettit k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk Jarrett’s study of the history of ...
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History of Sexuality seminars

History of Sexuality seminars The first two seminars of 2021 are free, and registration is open for them both: Tuesday 5 January 2021, 17.15  'Sexuality in the concentration camps: aspects of an enforced female relationship' - Anna Hájková, University of Warwick This talk explores the intersection of queer and Holocaust history through the example of an enforced relationship between two women, a guard and a Jewish woman, in a concentration camp in winter 1945. This coerced relationship raises i...
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History Acts 25: Fighting Food Poverty

Tuesday 1 December 6:30-8:30pm online To register, and for more information, visit www.historyacts.org ACTIVISTSCaz Hattam co-founded The Unity Project (TUP) in 2017 and has coordinated the project since. The Unity Project wants an end to the policy of ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) and the discrimination and inequality behind it. TUP supports people to remove the NRPF condition from their leave to remain through making ‘Change of Conditions’ applications. Karim Ali & Hester Watson of...
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History Acts 24: Labour & The Left – What Next?

Tuesday 17 November 6:30-8:30pm online  To register, and for more information, visit www.historyacts.orgACTIVISTSBecka Hudson researches and campaigns on criminal justice issues in the UK. She was involved with the Fck Boris campaign in 2019, and Grime4Corbyn in both 2017& 2019.Sophie Wilson is a Labour councillor and chair of Acorn Sheffield. She was the Labour Party candidate for Rother Valley in 2019.Chris Peace is an activist with the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. She was the Lab...
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Covid-19 in Historical Perspective: an ‘in conversation’ series

Covid-19 in Historical Perspective: an ‘in conversation’ series The Raphael Samuel History Centre, in partnership with Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, invite you to an ‘in conversation’ series on Covid-19 in Historical Perspective.  Building on our first workshop (Doing Public History in Lockdown and Beyond) and bringing together historical experts on health, disease, policy, and more, this series or workshops will explore the many histor...
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