Nick Holder – History and Archaeology: Finding some Common Ground

10 November 2009 – Nick Holder looks at the types of evidence and data created by archaeologists and consider ways that historians can make use of that body of evidence, as well as at some case studies of fruitful co-operation between archaeologists and historians.

Humayun Ansari – Place-making, Identity and Islam: the Struggle to Create ‘a mosque in London worthy of the tradition of Islam and worthy of the capital of the British Empire 1910-1944

27 October 2009 – By exploring historically the dynamic interplay between Muslim experience and the institutions of British society with regard to the efforts for establishing a mosque in London, this paper attempts to deepen our understanding of how Muslims have sought to establish themselves as an integral part of British society, through a specific kind of place-making.


Contemporary Attitudes to the Holocaust

23 October 2009 – Professor Orlando Figes of Birkbeck, University of London will conduct a debate on contemporary attitudes to the Holocaust .

Peregrine Horden – What’s Wrong with Medieval Medicine?

Royal Holloway History Department Research Seminar Series Date: 20 October 2009 Peregrine Horden – What’s Wrong with Medieval Medicine? As the late great Roy Porter observed, we in the developed world have never have it so good. By any measure we have never been healthier. And yet we have also never been so anxious about our health, or so critical …