The burgeoning field of sensory history offers a fertile ground for reconsideration of religious studies across disciplinary boundaries. We welcome papers from anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, historians, literary scholars, musicologists, philosophers, theologians, and any other interested parties. …
Proposals (max. 300 words) for papers of 20 minutes are welcomed both from established scholars, and from postgraduate students. Applications from panels of three speakers are encouraged, as well as individual proposals.
Digital connections: new methodologies for British history, 1500-1900
A workshop introducing two major new digital resources, Connected Histories and Mapping Crime
*Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire): Towards a history lab for the digital past
*Connected Histories for research – parallel workshops
**1500-1700 – facilitated by Peter Webster (Institute of Historical Research)
**1700-1900 – facilitated by Bob Shoemaker (University of Sheffield)
*David Tomkins (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford): Mapping Crime: making connections and exploring narratives in 18th- and 19th-century crime material
*Keynote address: David Thomas (The National Archives): Let a hundred flowers bloom – is digital a cultural revolution?
*Reception with wine and nibbles
Registration is free but numbers are limited so you should book early to be sure of a place!
To register, contact Jane Winters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed has asked me to give the IHR Postgraduate Seminars (in London) and History Lab a bit of a plug. Ed is hoping to use the History Lab blog in association with the Seminars this year, to post reports and hold discussions of each paper. This sounds like a Good Thing to me.
I hadn’t really heard of the History Lab before, but it’s intended as a ‘network for postgraduate students and new researchers in history and related disciplines’, with membership free to any postgraduate student enrolled on an MA, MRes, MPhil or PhD.
The autumn programme for the seminars is below.
16 October Brian Casey (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Matt Harris: a forgotten Irish revolutionary
30 October Rob Dale (QMUL)
‘Rats’: Bureaucracy and corruption in post-war Leningrad through the eyes of demobilised soldiers (1944-1950)
13 November Oren Margolis (Jesus College, Oxford)
King René, Janus Pannonius, and the politics of cultural transmission in Renaissance Italy
27 November Iain Sharpe (IHR)
An Edwardian party funding scandal? Cecil Rhodes and the Liberal party
11 December Rosie Macarthur (Northampton)
Unnecessary wants? Luxury goods and the Hanbury family of Kelmarsh, 1720-1845
All seminars start at 5.30pm and take place in the Low Countries Room of the IHR (Senate House), 3rd Floor. (They finish, naturally, in a nearby pub at some subsequent point in time.)
It symbolises the Olympic spirit and the ability of the Games to inspire people to take part – not just as spectators, but as volunteers, in the Cultural Olympiad and more.
(There is an online petition…)
Update: The thing can actually trigger epilepsy. Holy crap.
This message from Adam Smyth of Renaissance Lit should be of interest to early modernists in and around London:
I’m getting together an Early Modern English Literature reading group: we’ll meet once a month, mid-week, 6:30-8pm, in a pub near the British Library. We’ll alternate between reading literary texts and criticism. All are welcome. If you’d like to take part, please email me (email@example.com).