Geoffrey Hosking – The triumph of distrust: the Russian revolution and Soviet society

Event Date: 7 March 2017 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0E The Department of History at Royal Holloway presents: The 2017 Hayes Robinson Lecture Professor Geoffrey Hosking OBE (Emeritus Professor of Russian History School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London) – The triumph of distrust: the Russian revolution and Soviet society The …

Richard Wolin – The French Front National and the challenge to Europe’s democracies

Event Date: 22 February 2017 Founder’s Main Lecture Theatre Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Department of History at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Professor Richard Wolin (CUNY) – The French Front National and the challenge to Europe’s democracies This lecture will discuss the challenge posed by Marine Le Pen’s far right-wing Front National. Many …

Andrew Jotischky – Ethnic and Religious Categories in the Treatment of Jews and Muslims in the Crusader States

Event Date: 21 February 2017 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Professor Andrew Jotischky (RHUL) – Ethnic and Religious Categories in the Treatment of Jews and Muslims in the Crusader States Introduction by Professor Humayun Ansari (RHUL): ———————————– Talk: ———————————– Questions: accompanying images: …

James Baldwin – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Event Date: 29 November 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Dr James Baldwin (RHUL) – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo Islamic law is often portrayed as the quintessential jurists’ law, developed through an intellectual conversation between scholars, outside the purview …

Karoline Cook – Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America

Event Date: 15 November 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Dr Karoline Cook (RHUL) – Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America From the earliest voyages to the Caribbean, Spanish authorities hoped that only “old Christians” – those who could …

Daniel Beer – The Crucible: Revolution and Repression in Siberia’s Prisons, 1905-1914

Event Date: 17 November 2015 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2015/2016 Dr Daniel Beer (RHUL) – The Crucible: Revolution and Repression in Siberia’s Prisons, 1905-1914 In the wake of the failed 1905 Revolution tens of thousands of radicals were condemned by military tribunals …

Crusading: A Roundtable

Event Date: 22 March 2016 McCrea 325 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2015/2016 Crusading: A Roundtable The memory and legacy of the Crusades have lingered long after ‘real’ crusades ceased to be a viable proposition for western nations; echoes of the medieval crusades continue to …

William C Jordan – The Jews and the First Crusade: Conversion and Martyrdom

  Event Date: 3 March 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX   Royal Holloway University of London Department of History presents: The 2016 Hayes-Robinson Lecture Professor William C Jordan (Princeton) – The Jews and the First Crusade: Conversion and Martyrdom   This lecture will focus on the traumatic events of 1096 as the armies …

Elizabeth Williams – Reflections on Black British solidarity

Event Date: 1 March 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2015/2016 Dr Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths) – “We can never be free in Brent until South Africa is free…today Brent South, tomorrow Soweto!”:  Reflections on Black British solidarity Dr Elizabeth Williams is an academic …

Public History and Fiction

Event Date:25 February 2016 Management Building Lecture Theatre Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The London Centre for Public History at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Public History and Fiction The relationship between history and fiction has been hotly debated, but with the rising popularity of historical non-fiction books and academic historians pursuit of greater public …