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Past Events 2007


5 December 2007: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'Geoffrey Holmes and the Public Sphere: Augustan Historiography from Post-Namierite to the Post-Habermasian'

Brian Cowan (McGill University) 


27 November 2007: Social History of Medicine Seminar

University of Warwick

'The Status of the Trace: Governmentality and the Body in the Age of Biosurveillance'

Bronwyn Parry (QMUL)


27 November 2007: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'Writing beyond 1945: Conceptualising West European History in the Post War Era'

Martin Conway (Oxford)


21 November 2007: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'Re-reading Diderot's Lettre sue les aveugles'

Katie Tunstall (Oxford)


14 November 2007: Global History Seminar

University of Warwick

'Reading Group Discussion on - The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh (2007)'

Led by Trevor Burnard (Warwick) & Sarah Easterby-Smith (PhD Warwick)


13 November 2007: Social History of Medicine Seminar

University of Warwick

Towards a History of Suicide in Central Africa

Megan Vaughan (Cambridge)


13 November 2007: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'The Power of National Pasts: Writing National Histories in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe'

Stefan Berger (Manchester)


31 October 2007: Global History Seminar

University of Warwick

'Alternative Economics: India in the Early Modern Global Economy'

David Washbrook (Oxford/Cambridge)


30 October 2007: Social History of Medicine Seminar

University of Warwick

'Bodies Anatomical and Terrestrial: Exploring the Interior in the Nineteenth Century'

Christopher Lawrence (UCL)


30 October 2007: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'Morals were not all they were made out to be: The Changing Meaning and Experiences of Unmarried Mothers in Twentieth-Century England'

Tanya Evans (Institute of Historical Research)


24 October 2007: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'British America, British Asia and Africa in the Long Eighteenth Century: Comparisons and Connections'

Trevor Burnard (Warwick)


17 October 2007: Global History Seminar

University of Warwick

'What Limited Globalization in the Early Modern World'

Jan de Vries (Berkeley)


16 October 2007: Social History of Medicine Seminar

University of Warwick

The Lives and Loves of an Indian Plant: Poisons, Pleasures and Medicine in 19th-Century India

David Anrold (Warwick)


16 October 2007: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

Geopolitics and Capitalism: Recasting the Origins and Development of the European System of States'

Benno Teschke (Sussex)


10 October 2007: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'English satirical views of the Chevalier D'Eon and his several identities'

Valerie Mainz (Leeds)


9 October 2007: Early Modern Seminar

University of Warwick

'Like Water Through a Sieve': The Laity and Sermons in Post-Reformation England.

John Spurr (Swansea)


11 July - 13 July: Free at Last? - Caribbean Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick

This interdisciplinary conference will commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the end of the British Atlantic Slave Trade.

Keynote speakers include David Dabydeen and Gad Heuman from Warwick, Akosua Perbi from the University of Ghana and James Walvin from York University.

Panel topics include memory and commemoration, the Haitian revolution, enslaved resistance, slavery and literature and anti-slave trade writings.


7 July: ‘La France Outremer’: Expeditions, Encounters and Exchanges

University of Warwick


9 June: 'Sites, Places, Spaces: Merchant Practices in the Mediterranean'

University of Warwick

Third Workshop of the Leverhulme Network ‘Social Sites – Öffentliche Räume – Lieux d’échanges 1300-1800’ linking the Universities of Paris I (Wolfgang Kaiser), Dresden (Susanne Rau, Gerd Schwerhoff) and Warwick (Beat Kümin)


1 June: Global Cultures of Indian Textiles

University of Warwick


19 May: Fifth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research

University of Warwick

On the general theme of "Challenges to the Parish" and a comment by Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, London)

Featuring papers by Rob Lutton (London University of the Arts), Judith Pollman (Leiden) and Jeremy Gregory (Manchester)


17 May: Workshop: Classicism and Traditionalism in Medical Systems

University of Warwick


12 May: Spooked: Cultures of Intelligence in Britain, 1945-2007

University of Warwick

One-day conference on intelligence in Britain from 1945-2006. A number of high profile speakers to speak at the event and offering a variety of insights into intelligence using both political and cultural approaches.

Christopher Moran, a postgraduate student in the Department of History and a winner in the HRC Conference competition 2006/2007


11 May: India: The Global City

University of Warwick

India has a long, diverse and colourful urban histoy: cities have for centuries been at the core of its cultural, economic and political life. But have its cities, several of them among the largest on earth, undergone a fundamental change in recent decades? Have social and economic differences within the cities become more acute and found new political and cultural expressions? Have the cities become more cosmopolitan and 'global'? Has India itself become one huge 'global city'? What distinguishes India's 'global cities' from those elsewhere? What are the future trajectories for such cities?


10 May: Italians in China

University of Warwick

'The Historical Relations between Italy and China before and during the Second World War'

Professor Guido Samarani (University of Venice - Ca' Foscari)


9 May: Everyday People: A Celebration of Oral History and Life in Britain 1950-1999

University of Warwick

'Leisure in Victorian England', 'Jazz at the Spirella' etc will offer a brief recollection of his misspent youth in 1950s Cov.

Prof Peter Bailey (Manitoba).


9 May: History of Medicine Seminar

University of Warwick

'What did you do in the missions, Daddy?: A dialogue about mission hospital life in South Africa in the seventies'

Greg Wells, Director of Public Health for Warwickshire.


8 May: Early Modern Seminar

University of Warwick

Reading Group on 'Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation'

Christopher Boyd Brown (London: Harvard UP, 2005), with an introduction by Jonathan Willis.


3 May: Global Conversations

University of Warwick


2 May: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

Reading Group on Natalie Zemon Davis, Trickster Travels (2006)

Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith (SOAS, London)


24 April: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

Doyle describes the content of the talk as taking off "from my earlier study of US and Italian nationalism to explore a little known but fascinating episode during the Civil War when the Lincoln administration approached Giuseppe Garibaldi to invite him to serve in the Union Army. It set off a wave of rumors in the US and Europe and, so I argue, reveals how the purpose of the war, in North and South, was defined largely in response to European public opinion, not just diplomacy".


14 March: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'Outline maps of knowledge': John Aikin's geographical imagination

Professor Stephen Daniels (Nottingham/AHRC Landscape Programme)


13 March: Early Modern Seminar

University of Warwick

'Peace in the French Provinces During the Religious Wars'

Dr Penny Roberts (Warwick)


8 March: The New British Social History Seminar

University of Warwick

'Becoming a servant: British oral histories of the 1890s to the 1930s'

Lucy Delap (Cambridge)


6 March: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'Travel and Cultural Identity in the Early Modern Period'

Dr Daniel Carey (Galway, Ireland)


5 March - 7 March: "Da heime in miner Pfarre". Identitätsbildung und Kulturtransfer im europäischen Niederkirchenwesen der Vormoderne'

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Workshop on identity formation and cultural transfers in European parishes up to 1600.

Co-organized by Michele Ferrari (Erlangen) and Beat Kümin (Warwick)


28 February: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'Redisplaying the Ceramic Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum'

Dr Hilary Young (V&A)


22 February: The New British Social History Seminar

University of Warwick

'Reading and Composing Masculinities from the Rover, Wizard and Eagle, c.1930-1955'.

Hilary Young (Warwick)


1 February: The New British Social History Seminar

University of Warwick

'What's the point of social history? The value of the social discussed'.

Carolyn Steedman (Warwick), Sonya Rose (Michigan) and Jon Lawrence (Cambridge). [Readings available from Tracy Horton, Humanities room 343]


31 January: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

'Pre-modern Economics: the logic of the Indian economy in the eighteenth century'

Dr David Washbrook (Oxford)


30 January: Early Modern Seminar

University of Warwick

'Singing the Gospel: Lutheran hymns and the success of the Reformation'

Christopher Boyd Brown. Reading Group (Introduction: Jonathan Willis).


23 January: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'Social Mobility and the Profession in the Industrial Revolution: the Example of the Army Medical Corps'

Professor Laurence Brockliss (Oxford)


17 January: Eighteenth Century Centre Seminar

University of Warwick

Newton on the beach - the global information order of Principia Mathematica.

Dr Simon Schaffer (Cambridge)


16 January: Early Modern Seminar

University of Warwick

'A Bible for Freeborn Englishment: the Language of Service in Early Modern Biblical Translations'

Dr Naomi Tadmoor (Sussex)


9 January: History Research Seminar

University of Warwick

'Motives for the Cold War in Latin America: The Case of Allende's Chile'

Professor Jonathan Haslam (Cambridge)