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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History Acts 14: Prison Abolition

Date: Tuesday 22 January 6.00PM-8.00PM Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Room GOR 327, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD For information contact Guy Beckett  (gbecke01@mail.bbk.ac.uk) ACTIVISTS Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) is a prisoner-led section of the Industrial Workers of the World. IWOC struggles to end prison slavery along with allies and supporters on the outside. On September 9, 2016 it was part of a coalition of inside and outside groups that launched the l...
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‘Class and Psychoanalysis: the ideas, practices and legacies of the Vienna and Berlin free clinics of the early 20th c’

Psychoanalysis and History Seminar, Spring 2019 Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm Venue: room 320, Arts Two, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London E1 4NS. No booking required, all welcome February 20, Joanna Ryan (psychoanalytic psychotherapist; Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis): ‘Class and Psychoanalysis: the ideas, practices and legacies of the Vienna and Berlin free clinics of the early 20th c’
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History Acts Seeks Volunteers!

History Acts are looking to recruit a few people to be part of the core organisational team. Currently, History Acts organises a workshop once a month during the academic year at the Institute of Historical Research.  We are looking to add two or three people to our core team, to help organise and chair the monthly workshops and to expand our activities. As well as help with running the workshop we are particularly interested in: Podcasts to reach wider audiences; Developing this website in...
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Queer Beyond London finale recording now available!

At the British Library on the 14 November 2018, we celebrated the conclusion of the “Queer Beyond London: Sexualities and Localities 1965-2010” project and discussed the importance of local LGBTQ history work with a panel of experts. You can link to the sound recording on the QBL website here or copy and paste this address: http://queerbeyondlondon.com/uncategorized/queer-beyond-london-places-people-and-community-history/    
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Seminar Series in the History of Sexuality 2018-19 programme

Convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre No booking required, just turn up. Seminars usually take place in the Pollard Seminar Room N301, unless otherwise stated*. The Pollard Room is on the third floor of the main IHR building in Senate House, London. PLEASE NOTE THAT VENUES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO A BOYCOTT. SEE HERE FOR UPDATED VENUE DEATILS For further information, please contact Craig Griffiths at c.griffiths@mmu.ac.uk Seminar web page at the IHR https://www.history.ac.uk/eve...
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