‘Pathologies of Solitude’ Seminar Series, Spring Term 2019

A seminar series sponsored by the ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ Project, Queen Mary UL and the Raphael Samuel History Centre.  Part of the ‘Conversations & Disputations’ Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 Tuesdays, 6-8pm 22 January: David Vincent (OU). ‘Solitude and Loneliness. The Making of a Modern Panic’. Location: Senate House, Gordon Room G34 19 February: Aaron Kachuk (Cambridge). ‘Rome’s Solit...
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‘How to Give up Plastic: Changing the World One Plastic Bottle at a Time’, Camilla Berens (Coordinator, Greenwich & Lewisham Greenpeace)

Time: Thurs 6 December 2018 at 5.45pm Place: Room QA063 (Council Room), Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS (getting to Greenwich http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich) Booking: All are welcome  but please register here on Eventbrite in case the room becomes fully booked: https://how-to-give-up-plastic-greenwich-rshctalk.eventbrite.co.uk About the talk: The shocking images of plastic pollution in our oceans has exploded into the...
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History Acts 13: DECRIMINALISING SEX WORK

History Acts 13: DECRIMINALISING SEX WORK Tuesday 27 November 6pm-8pm Archaeology Lab, Birkbeck College, 26 Russell Square, London WC1E 7HX History Acts workshops are led by activists, who give a short talk or presentation about their work. A historian or historians working on a relevant topic will then respond, before opening it up to group discussion. ACTIVISTS SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement) is a collective founded and led by sex workers who believe in self-determinati...
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 Mountains before mountaineering, environment before environmentalism: valuing landscape in early modern Europe

History and Environment seminar series in association with the Sociology seminar, University of Glasgow Dawn Hollis, (St Andrews University) 4.00pm, Wednesday, 21 November 2018  Venue: Room 513, Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Glasgow  G12 8QQ Chair: Neil Davidson, University of Glasgow All welcome, no need to book. For more information contact George Yerby george.yerby@googlemail.com  or Neil Davidson neil.davidson@glasgow.ac.uk The History and Environment seminar series looks at politic...
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After Multiculturalism? Conversations between History and Sociology

University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London and the Runnymede Trust Speakers include Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London and Satnam Virdee, University of Glasgow Date: Friday 19 October 2018, 12:15pm - 5:30pm Institute of Historical Research (Wolfson Room 1), Senate House, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU
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“Decolonisation and the European Project”, with Peo Hansen, Stefan Jonsson and Charlotte Riley.

This event is from Conversations and Disputations Stream One: ‘Decolonizing Europe’ 5.30pm, Friday 16 November 2018 Venue: Pollard Room N301, 3rd floor, North block, Senate House, Institute of Historical Research, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Everyone welcome, no need to book For further information please contact Rob Waters (r.william.waters@gmail.com)  
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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