Peter Burke – Loss and Gain: the social history of knowledge, 1750-2000

Event Date: Tuesday 9 November 2010 Room B34  Birkbeck Main Building Loss and Gain: the social history of knowledge 1750-2000 Public lecture given by Professor Peter Burke (BIH Visting Fellow) Peter Burke – Loss and Gain: the social history of knowledge, 1750-2000 This lecture summarizes a chapter in a book I am currently writing on the social history of knowledge …

Michèle Riot-Sarcey – From Structure to Rhizome: History

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN MODERN EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY Event Date: 16-17 April 2010 Ciné Lumière, The French Institute 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT   From Structure to Rhizome Transdisciplinarity in French thought, 1945 to the present: histories, concepts, constructions In the final decades of the twentieth century, the ‘great books’ of postwar French theory transformed study in the …


The Historian and the Public

19 January 2010 – Markus Daeschel – The Historian and the Pakistan Crisis ; and Vanessa Martin – The Historian and the Invasion of Iraq in 2003


Helen Graham – Border Crossings: Thinking about the International Brigaders before and after Spain

3 December 2009 – The International Brigaders fought for the democratic Republic during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), later forming the core of early World War II Resistance movements. This lecture explores their origins in the broader history of the 20th century European diaspora; their significance as the antithesis of Hitler’s New Order; and their lives of perpetual border-crossing as a definition of dynamic social change.

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.