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History Research Seminar

Americas Research Seminar

 

Early Modern Seminar

Eighteenth Century Seminar

 

French History Seminar

Global History Seminar

 

Latin American History Reading Group

History of Medicine Seminar Series

 

STVDIO: The Renaissance Research Group



History Research Seminar


2 November 2011

Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck) 'Pain and the mindful body, 1760-1960'


26 October 2011

Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths) 'The new times and spaces of migration'


19 October 2011

Professor David Anderson (Oxford) 'Cold Warriors in Africa, 1960-1994'


12 October 2011

Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck) 'History and 'anti-semitism''


4 May 2011

Dr Manan Ahmed (FU-Berlin) 'Poke authority in the eye and run like hell': Digital Humanities and the Study of Muslim Pasts in South Asia'


9 February 2011

Professor Sonya Rose (Michigan, London and Warwick) 'Where is gender history?'


26 January 2011

Professor Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths, London) 'Maternal preoccupation? DW Winnicott and social democracy in mid-twentieth century Britain'.


Americas Research Seminar


30 November 2011

Professor David Rock (University of California, Santa Barbara) The British in Argentina


24 February 2011

Prof J. William Harris (University of New Hampshire) 'The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Tale of Slavery, Race, and the American Revolution'



Early Modern Seminar


11 October 2011

David Rollison (University of Sydney) Alterations in the social and political constitution of an English town: Cirencester 1066-1790.’


21 October 2011 (jointly organised with the Global History Seminar)

Mary Laven (Cambridge), Simon Mills (QMUL) and Jean-Paul Ghobrial (Cambridge) 'Does Early Modernity have a Global History?'


1 November 2011 (jointly organised with STVDIO)

Catherine Kovesi (University of Melbourne) ‘Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in Renaissance Italy’ Podcast (Audio clip)


14 November 2011 (jointly organised with STVDIO)

Thomas F. Mayer (Augustana College) ‘Trying Galileo’ Podcast (Audio clip) (logged in users only)


22 November 2011 (jointly organised with Italian, STVDIO and the Warwick Network for Parish Research)

Postgraduate Research presentations on ‘Renaissance Conflict’

  • Rocco di Dio (Warwick) 'Marsilio Ficino as a Translator and Philologist: Conflicting Critical Views'
  • Kristi Woodward Bain (Northwestern University) ‘From Community Conflict to Collective Memory: Lived Religion and the Late Medieval Parish’

6 December 2011

Andrew Pettegree (St. Andrews) ‘Before the Daily. Getting the News in Early Modern Europe’ Podcast (Audio clip)



Eighteenth Century Seminar


1 December 2011

Marion Pluskota (Leicester) 'The Money I had, I got some of it by work and some by gentlemen that gave it to me': Provincial prostitution and casual employment in port cities in the Eighteenth Century'


24 November 2011

Susan Whyman 'A Tale of an Upstart: William Hutton of Birmingham 1723-1815'


13 October 2011 (Jointly held with the Global History and Culture Centre)

Richard Whatmore (Sussex) 'Enlightenment and Empire'


19 May 2011 (Organised jointly with the University of Birmingham)

Visit to Soho, Birmingham, on the theme of 'Useful Knowledge'.


10 May 2011 (Offered jointly with the Centre for the History of Medicine)

Adam Mosely, (Swansea University) '(Micro)cosmography: race, place and the astrological body in early modern Europe'


25 March 2011

The Warwick-Newberry Workshop on Britain and the Birth of British America 1700-1750. A day's workshop for advanced graduate students, led by Trevor Burnard, Mark Knights, Simon Middleton, Steve Pincus, Brendan Simms, Eric Slauter


3 March 2011
John Styles (University of Hertfordshire) 'What do we learn about eighteenth-century England from its textiles? Exhibiting the Foundling Hospital textiles, 1740-1770'

4 February 2011 (Organised with the ERC's 'Trading Eurasia' Project)

Workshop on Political Economy in later 17th and 18th Centuries. Participants include Will Ashworth (Liverpool), Perry Gauci (Oxford), William Pettigrew (Kent), Steve Pincus (Yale), Pernille Roge (Cambrdige), Koji Yamamoto (London)


3 February 2011 (Offered jointly with the Early Modern Seminar Series)

Steve Pincus (Yale and Oxford) 'Rethinking Mercantilism'


20 January 2011

Round-table discussion with Phil Withington (University of Cambridge) to discuss his recent book Society in Early Modern England which discusses why we use the term 'early modern' and therefore raises interesting questions about periodisation.


11 January 2011 (Offered jointly with the Centre for the History of Medicine)

Matthew Neufeld, (University of Warwick) 'The Politics of Care: maimed soldiers, sick sailors, and the State in Restoration England c. 1660-1690'.



French History Seminar


19 October 2011

Dr Claire Eldridge (University of Southampton) ‘Ah, this Jewish-Arab mixing, what a truth and what a lie!’ Remembering Interfaith Interaction in French Algeria



Global History Seminar


12 May 2011

Workshop on 'Where is the Local in Global History?' Key speakers: Peer Vries (University of Vienna, Austria); Nimrod Luz (Western Galilee College, Israel)


24 March 2011 (co-hosted by the GHCC and Yesu Persaud Centre for Carribbean Studies)

Workshop on ‘Life and Death in the Tropics: Global History, Tropical Medicine and Caribbean' and co-organised by Trevor Burnard


15 March 2011

Workshop on 'The Environment in Global and African History'; key speakers: Professor William Beinart (University of Oxford), Professor David Anderson (University of Oxford); with Chris Pearson (History, Warwick), discussant.


25 February 2011

Workshop on 'Global Art? China and Europe in Early Modern Material and Visual Culture'; key speakers: Prof. David Porter (Michigan); Dr Kristina Kleutghen)



Latin American History Reading Group


10 March 2011

Reading Group: Ursúa and the Conquest of New Granada. Selections from William Ospina’s Ursúa


10 February 2011

Dr. Deborah Toner (Warwick) Research Seminar: ‘“The Rocks Become Drunk”: Changing Conceptions of Drunkenness in Mexico, c1400-1900’.


17 January 2011

Reading Group: An Irishman and an independent Mexico in the 1640s. Selections from Vicente Riva Palacio’s Memorias de un impostor. Don Guillén de Lampart, rey de México, and Ryan Dominic Crewe’s ‘Brave New Spain: an Irishman’s Independence plot in seventeenth-century Mexico’.



History of Medicine Seminar Series

2 November 2011

Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck) Pain and the mindful body, 1760-1960


26 October 2011

Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths) The new times and spaces of migration


19 October 2011

Professor David Anderson (Oxford) Cold Warriors in Africa, 1960-1994


12 October 2011

Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck) History and 'anti-semitism'


Tuesday 3 May 2011

Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) and Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity University College) 'The Dissappearing Hearing Aid: Spatiality in the History of the Management and Meaning of Hearing Loss'.


Tuesday 22 February 2011

Chris Pearson (University of Warwick) 'Natural Enemy or Natural Ally? Medical Assessments of French Militarized Environments, 1857-2005'.


Tuesday 11 January 2011

Matthew Neufeld (University of Warwick) 'The Framework of Casualty Care during the Anglo-Dutch Wars'.



STVDIO: The Renaissance Research Group


23 November 2012 (Jointly organised with Medieval Seminar Series)

Brenda Hosington (Université de Montréal; CSR, Warwick) ‘Translation as Dialogue: English Women’s Renderings of Male-Authored French and Italian Texts, 1450-1650’


22 November 2012 (Jointly organised with Early Modern Seminar and Italian)

Postgraduate seminar on ‘Conflict in Late Medieval and Renaissance Society’; presenters: Rocco Di Dio (Marsilio Ficino as a Translator and Philologist: Conflicting Critical Views) and Kristi Woodward Bain (From Community Conflict to Collective Memory: Lived Religion and the Late Medieval Parish)


16 November 2012

Medieval/Renaissance lunchTuesday


14 November 2012 (Jointly organised with Early Modern Seminar)

Thomas F. Mayer (Augustana College) Trying Galileo


1 November 2012 (Jointly organised with Early Modern Seminar)

Catherine Kovesi (Melbourne) Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in Renaissance Italy


18 October 2011

Femke Molekamp (Warwick) Seventeenth-Century Funeral Sermons and Exemplary Female Devotion: Gendered Spaces and Histories


Tuesday 8 February 2011 (Offered jointly with the Early Modern Seminar)

James Shaw (Sheffield) Writing to the Prince: Supplications for Justice and the Ethics of Debt in Sixteenth-Century Tuscany


Tuesday 18 January 2011 (Offered jointly with the Italian Research Seminar

Lodi Nauta (Groningen) Language and Thought in Giovanni Pontano (1429–1503): A Humanist Linguistic Universe