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Postgraduate Conference 2008-2009

 Conference Booklet (PDF Document) (including programme and abstracts)

GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2009

DAY 1

Date: Thursday 28th May, 2009  
Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick University Library
 
Conference Time: 9.30am to 4.30 pm

9:30 – 10:15am 

Registration - Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd floor library

10:15 – 10.30am 

Opening remarks from Prof. Margot Finn, Department Chair

10.30 – 11.30am 

 

 

Session 1a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

Trade and Global Empires’

Chair: Sarah Easterby-Smith

Timothy Davies, 'Private merchants and global trade: Robert Cowan’s Indian Ocean, 1720-1740'.

Saul Guerrero, ‘The Global Impact of Venetian Glass Beads in Early Modern Trade’.

Andrew Findon, 'Exploration and European Imperialism in Tropical Africa 1880-1914'.

 


Session 1b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘The Reformation and Counter-Reformation’

Chair: Laura Sangha

Ailsa Johnstone, 'Catherine of Aragon and her daughter Mary 1527-1536'.

Dan Wright, ‘Making Sense of it all: Catholic Identity and the Pilgrimage of Grace’.

Sue Davis, ‘How important were women to the Catholic Mission in the Counter Reformation?’.

11:30 – 12:00noon 

Tea & Coffee - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

12:00 – 1:00pm 

 

 

Session 2a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘A Global Affair’

Chair: William Rupp

Kate Allvey, 'Contemporary images of Peter the Great's Russia in Europe'.

Parveen Sodhi, ‘The Sikh Army, 1801-1849’.

Lizzie Davies, ‘Foreigners in Mao's China’.

 

Session 2b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Social Reform’

Chair: Mary Legge

Madeleine Patston, 'Moral Improvement or Subversive Influence? Working-class Libraries in Boston, 1800-1850'.

Lynne-Marie Oxley, ‘Silas K. Hocking (1850-1935) and the spoken word’.

Bryan Ayres, 'The treatment of children in the workhouse of the Brackley Poor Law Union, 1850-1890'.

1:00 – 2:00pm 

Lunch - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

2:00 – 3.00pm 

Session 3a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

From Colonialism to Postcolonialism’

Chair: Joydeep Sen

Talvinder Gill, 'The Indian Workers' Association Coventry: Political and Social action'.

Ricky Dhatt, 'The reaction of the Birmingham Evening Mail newspaper to Mahatma Gandhi's first attempt in achieving independence for India: the Rowlatt Satyagraha'.

Beatriz Martinez-Saavedra, 'The historical imagination in K.M. Munshi'.

  

Session 3b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Body, Race and Sexuality’

Chair: Jenny Elliot

Emma Markiewicz, 'Hair and the Body: Medical Literature in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries'.

Harriet Callaghan, 'Starting at the Finish: Physical Conceptions of Race in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries'.

Susan Law, ‘Public roles and private lives: Aristocratic Adultery 1760-1830’.

3:00 – 3.30pm 

Tea & Coffee - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

3.30 – 4.30pm  

Session 4a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Britain and Ireland in the Twentieth Century ’

Chair: Liza Filby

Henrietta Ewart, ‘Testing the Boundaries of Citizenship and Responsibility: Institutional Responses to Irish Migration in England and Ireland, 1938-1990’.

Rachel Watts, 'Ramsay MacDonald's vision of the irrational in British politics before 1914'.

Howard Lloyd, 'Ireland in World War One'.

 

Session 4b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Cultural and Political Identities’

Chair: Deborah Toner

Joanne Whitehead, 'The fury of the cartel/ Ain't no one escaped yet/ But that homie's dead/ He just doesn't know it yet'. Mexican masculinities in popular culture’.

Devin House, 'Closer to reality: Post-war Jazz as the roots of Black Power?'

Daniel Marks, ‘The New Left, Students and Workers in Advanced Industrial Society: The British Case (1967-70)’

 

GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2009

DAY 2

Date: Friday 29th May, 2008

 
Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick University Library
 
Conference Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

Followed by drinks reception: from 4:30pm onwards

10.00 – 11.00am

 

 

Session 5a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Measuring Up: Heroes and Villains in the Early Modern Period’

Chair: Mark Hailwood

Leslie Cameron, ‘(Pocket) Change Over Time: The Duality of Attitudes towards Coining in Early Modern England’.

Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin, 'Chapbook heroes in early modern England’.

Alistair Kelsey, 'English Responses to the Irish Massacres in 1641: The Role of Rumour'.

 

Session 5b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

‘Identity, Memory and Imagining in the Soviet Union’

Chair: Celia Hughes

Joseph Howell, 'The Making of the Soviet Child: Origins of Self and Identity in Stalinist Russia'.

Antony Bounds, 'Left to Sink or Swim: The West Indies Federation and the Realities of an Imperial Legacy'.* Apologies for change to original programme.

Kristjan Luts: ‘Estonian-born soldiers in the armed forces of the Soviet Union during the Cold War: How history is remembered’.

11.00 – 11.30am 

Tea & Coffee - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

11.30 - 12.30pm 

 

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Session 6a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

'Negotiating Relations in the early South'

Chair: Thomas Rogers

David Doddington, ‘Conflict, Competition, and Courtship Amongst the Enslaved’.

Chris Vernon, ‘Cultural Brokers in Colonial Georgia, 1732-1763’.

David Clay, ‘Resistance and oppression in the antebellum U.S. South’.

 

Session 6b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

'State Matters: Post-war British Policy'

Chair: Laura Branch

Adam Martin, 'Civil Defence in Britain 1945-68'.

Savvas Tsikkouris, 'The Decolonization of Cyprus 1955-1960, A case of decolonization or a Cold War issue?'

George Saliagopoulos, 'How did economic affairs influence British foreign policy during the Macmillan era, 1957-1963?

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

1:30-2:30pm

Session 7a in Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Research Exchange

'Early Modern Religious Cultures'

Chair: Brodie Waddell

Alex Brough, 'Rejecting Laudianism? Communities and Wills in the 1630's'.

David Callaghan, ‘The role of the clergy in the Pilgrimage of Grace’.

Hanna Mazheika, 'The Dance of Death in English culture, from the fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century'.

 

 

Session 7b (parallel) in Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

'Global Issues in the Twentieth Century'

Chair: William Rupp

Kirsten Pelton, 'Holocaust Education in the United Kingdom: an analysis of the mandate, its implementation, and effectiveness'.

Antony Rose, ‘Into the Red: International Bloodbanking and the AIDS debt’.

Franziska Roy, ‘Youth, paramilitary organisation and national discipline in South Asia in the first half of the 20th Century’.

2:30-3:00pm

Tea and Coffee - Seminar Room 2, Wolfson Research Exchange

3:00-4:20pm

Session 8 in Wolfson Research Exchange, Open Plan Seating

'The Many Faces of Mental Illness'

Chair: Harriet Palfreyman

Katharine Brown, 'Lady Allen of Hurtwood and the global movement for Mental Health'.

Charlotte Selby, 'The identification, recognition and treatment of mental breakdown in British Servicemen 1854-1914'.

Stephen Soanes, '"Half-Way Homes": Finding a Space for Convalescence within English Public Mental Hospitals, 1811-1939'.

 

Gareth Millward, ‘Malingering and the Welfare State, 1948-1970: Creating and destroying scroungers in the early welfare state’.

4:20 – 4:45pm

Closing remarks from Dr Anne Gerritsen, MA Co-ordinator, Wolfson Research Exchange

4:45 - 5:00pm Winner of E-Portfolio Competition Announced, Wolfson Research Exchange
5:00pm

Wine Reception, Wolfson Research Exchange