Passing In: Access and influence in higher education

  • Event date: 21/11/2018
  • Venue: Wilkins Buildings, University College London

A study day exploring gender equality at UCL since the 1860s, featuring a re-enactment performance of prospective students’ admissions experience before 1919. Set against the turbulent backdrop of women’s fight for equality in Britain, we invite reflection on the hidden ‘passing-in’ rules still in place for women and minority groups in higher education.   This … Continued

Feminist Public Histories

  • Event date: 22/11/2018
  • Venue: IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

22 November 6:00-7:30 pm, with reception to follow Lucy Delap (Cambridge)   This lecture offers an opportunity to reflect on how, by whom and for whom history is produced. It examines the teaching of public history in higher education, acknowledging the recent powerful calls for new kinds of curricula focused on ‘decolonisation’. The development of … Continued

Nurses of Passchendale

  • Event date: 26/11/2018
  • Venue: Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05), University of Huddersfield

Tens of thousands of women volunteered to serve as nurses on the battlefields of France and Flanders during World War One. Professor Christine Hallett traces the work and experiences of nurses behind the Ypres Salient from 1914 to 1918.   All welcome, £2 admission for non-members

‘Where do we fit in?’ Black and Asian British History on the Curriculum

  • Event date: 04/12/2018
  • Venue: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This event will bring together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the presence and absence of black and minority ethnic Britons on the UK’s National Curriculum and seek to celebrate the contributions of Britons, of all backgrounds, to the history of the United Kingdom. A panel of contributors will discuss ways that BME British experiences … Continued

From “Old Corruption” to the New Corruption? From “Old Corruption” to the New Corruption? Public Life and Public Service in Britain, c. 1780–1940

  • Event date: 24/01/2019 – 25/01/2019
  • Venue: Oxford Brookes University

The aim of the conference is to encourage a more integrated approach to the study and conceptualisation of political and administrative corruption during the period when Britain became a mass democracy and open up new historical perspectives through which we might better grasp the present. Keynote speakers: Professor Graham Brooks (University of West London) Professor Angus … Continued

The Social and Economic Life of Money: From the Medieval to the Modern

  • Event date: 26/01/2019
  • Venue: Institute of Historical Research, London

This one-day workshop, funded jointly by the Social History Society and the Economic History Society, will bring together scholars of the history of money in the medieval, early modern and modern periods. Our particular focus will be on the social meanings and rituals surrounding changing economic practices of payment and non-payment in each period. It is hoped that by providing a platform for further discussion and by bringing together different perspectives on the subject, new avenues of research may be revealed.

Urban History Group Conference 2019 – Voices of the City: People, Identity and Place 1600 to the present

  • Event date: 04/04/2019 – 05/04/2019
  • Venue: Queens University, Belfast
  • CFP Deadline: 19/10/2019

The 2019 conference explores who can ‘speak’ and who has ‘spoken’ in, about or on behalf of the city from 1600 until the present. Planners, governors, powerful interest groups and a host of established elites have often loudly declaimed their right to shape both the form and the experience of the city. However, other groups … Continued

Economic History Society Conference 2019

  • Event date: 05/04/2019 – 07/04/2019
  • Venue: Queen's University, Belfast
  • CFP Deadline: 03/09/2018

The annual conference of the Economic History Society will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2019. The conference committee welcome proposals on all aspects of economic and social history, covering a wide range of periods and countries. They are particularly keen for proposals that are of an interdisciplinary nature. You can find more information and … Continued

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

  • Event date: 26/04/2019 – 27/04/2019
  • Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

The conference seeks to shed fresh light on maritime history by placing animals centre stage. Papers are sought which uncover all aspects of animals’ involvements (and entanglements) with ships and their activities. For instance, what roles did animals play in famous maritime episodes? What were the experiences of animals on board ships, and to what … Continued