Brigitte Marin – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective

Event Date: 29 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Brigitte Marin (Aix-Marseille Université) – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective In what ways were ordinary people in eighteenth-century Naples integrated into management of their urban …

Cheryl Porter – Painting Manuscripts with Metals and Insects: Grind or flatten, catch and cook

Event Date: 21 May 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Cheryl Porter (Director of the Montefiascione Project) – Painting Manuscripts with Metals and Insects: Grind or flatten, catch and cook Introduction by Professor Anthony Stockwell (RAS): ————— Talk: ————— Questions: accompanying images: ” ngg_triggers_display=”always” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] share this …

Mary Vincent – The ‘Martyrdom of Things’: Iconoclasm and its Meanings in the Spanish Civil War

Event Date: 10 May 2019 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Professor Mary Vincent (Sheffield) – The ‘Martyrdom of Things’: Iconoclasm and its Meanings in the Spanish Civil War The Spanish Civil War was among the greatest explosions of iconoclastic violence in European history and, understandably, scholarly …

Animals and the Home Conference

Event Date: 1 May 2019 Wolfson Suite Institute of Historical Research University of London Senate House Malet St London WC1R 7HU The Department of History at Royal Holloway presents: Animals and the Home The ‘Animals and the Home’ conference will explore the relationship between animals, humans and the home in diverse forms. The study of the home is an important …

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs – When Tehran was the Brightest Star: A Global History of the 1979 Iranian Revolution

Event Date: 25 April 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) – When Tehran was the Brightest Star: A Global History of the 1979 Iranian Revolution Dr. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs is a Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. He …

Ron Zweig – German Reparations and the Impact of Post War Jewish Politics

  Event Date: 21 March 2019 Room B33 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Ron Zweig (NYU) – German Reparations and the Impact of Post War Jewish Politics Reparations from the West-German government for the material destruction of European Jewry by Nazi Germany were …

Yossef Rapoport – Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Event Date: 7 March 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, UoL) – Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo – Lecture and Book Launch About a millennium ago, an unknown author in Cairo completed a large and richly illustrated book. In …

Thomas Cogswell – Adultery and politics in Jacobean London

Event Date: 4 March 2019 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0E The Department of History at Royal Holloway presents: The 2019 Hayes Robinson Lecture Professor Thomas Cogswell (Riverside California) – Adultery and politics in Jacobean London Not far behind the proper facade of early Stuart London, tightly policed by church courts and zealous Calvinists, was …

Magnificent Women

Event Date: 20 February 2019 Beatrice Shilling Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0E The Bedford Centre for Women’s and Gender History presents: Magnificent Women The Bedford Centre for Women’s and Gender History celebrates 100 years of women engineers with a panel discussion, ‘Magnificent Women’. After being side-lined after undertaking crucial engineering and technical roles during the First …