Current events

The events below are organised by the Department of History. You may also be interested in events in the College of Humanities and general University of Exeter events.

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24 January 201916:00

A Woman’s Right to Know: Pregnancy Testing in Twentieth-Century Britain

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (Strathclyde) A Woman’s Right to Know: Pregnancy Testing in Twentieth-Century Britain. Full details
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30 January 20193:30

CEMS Work in Progress at Exeter Roundtable

Speakers at the roundtable will be Niall Allsopp (English), James Davey (History), Richard Ward (History) and Elizabeth Williamson (English). Each will speak briefly about an aspect of their current research.. Full details
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30 January 201914:00

CWSS: James McDougall on violence, law and honour in French Senegal

A War, State and Society seminar on the theme of violence, law and honour in French Senegal. Full details
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30 January 201916:00

Trickery, Poetry, Intoxication: The Magic of Medieval Arabic Literature

Emily Selove from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies offers us insights into the occult world of medieval Arabic literature. Full details
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30 January 201916:30

CIGH seminar: Emil Sokolov and Robert Guyver, 'The Commonwealth in Post-Colonial Britain'

Emil Sokolov (PhD Candidate), 'The role of the Commonwealth in debates about immigration and race in post-war Britain' Robert Guyver (Honorary Research Fellow), 'How far as the Commonwealth become post-colonial? An evaluation of developments since the 1991 Harare CHOGM'. Full details
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6 February 2019

CMHS/CMH seminar: Catherine Beck, ‘The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817’

Dr Catherine Beck, Pearsall Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, will be presenting new research on insanity in the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This is a joint seminar between the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, and the Centre for Medical History. Full details
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6 February 201917:00

The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817

Catherine Beck (Institute of Historical Research) The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817 Joint seminar with Centre for Medical History, Centre for Maritime Studies and WCCEH. Full details
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13 February 20193:30

Subha Mukherji (Cambridge), Knowing Encounters: Law, Legibility and the Rhetoric of Presence in Early Modern Drama

A Centre for Early Modern Studies Seminar.. Full details
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13 February 201916:00

Growling Dogs and Rushing Lions: Animals and the Imagery of Conflict in 'Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris'

An opportunity to hear Alun Williams speak on his current research on medieval Spain - with something for Hispanists, military enthusiasts, and animal-lovers alike. Full details
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13 February 201916:30

CIGH Seminar: David Anderson, 'Reparative Histories of Colonial Violence: Claim-making and Truth-seeking from Europe's Imperial Past'

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20 February 201917:00

CMHS Seminar: Professor Stephen Conway, ‘The Royal Navy and the American Revolution’

Professor Stephen Conway of UCL will be presenting his latest research on the navy, the Navigation Laws, and the origins of the American Revolution. Full details
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27 February 201915:00

‘Renaissance Skin’ Colloquium

‘Renaissance Skin’ Colloquium Joint colloquium with King's College London, Centre for Medical History and Centre for Early Modern Studies. Full details
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27 February 201916:30

CIGH seminar: Julio Decker (Bristol), 'Lines of Power? Railroads and Territoriality in German Southwest Africa, 1884-1914'

This talk explores the relationship between technology, territory, and contestation in colonial rule. Imperial infrastructures have long been regarded as “tools of empire” (Daniel Headrick), enabling Western nations to project military power, integrate colonies into a global economy, and secure strategic interest. Such ambitions, however, often clashed with the realities on the ground, as the agency of colonizers, the colonized, and the environment contravened visions articulated in the metropole. Exploring the history of colonial railways in German Southwest Africa (present-day Namibia), this talk explores how new forms of territoriality, created or connected by the railroads, were negotiated. Julio Decker is lecturer in North American History at the University of Bristol. His current project analyzes German and American colonial railroads in inter-imperial perspective.. Full details
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28 February 201915:00

Sex, Sexuality & Classical Reception

Mara Gold (Oxford), Rebecca Mellor (York), Georgina Barker (Edinburgh/Exeter) Sex, Sexuality & Classical Reception Centre for Medical History seminar co-hosted with Classical Receptions Network. Full details
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7 March 201915:00

Childbirth and Midwifery

Isabel Davis (Birkbeck), Angela Muir (Cardiff), Sarah Fox (Manchester) Childbirth and Midwifery Centre for Medical History seminar co-organised with WCCEH. Full details
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11 March 201917:30

Annual Orme Lecture - Cities of Stangers: Medieval Cities and their Diversity

This year's Nicholas Orme Lecture in Medieval Studies will be given by Prof. Miri Rubin. Miri Rubin is a medieval scholar of wide-ranging interests and one of the most prominent historians in Britain today. The focus of much of her work has been later medieval religious culture, but recently she has given particular thought to urban populations and urban social dynamics - which will be the topic of this lecture. We are grateful for the generous support of Nicholas Orme for this event. Full details
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13 March 20193:30

Amanda Capern (Hull), Gender, Debt and Emotions in Early Modern England

A Centre for Early Modern Studies research seminar.. Full details
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13 March 201916:30

CMHS/CIGH seminar: Sujit Sivasundaram, ‘The Age of Revolutions and Empire in the Indian and Pacific Oceans’

Dr Sujit Sivasundaram will present his latest research as part of a joint Centre for Maritime Historical Studies and Centre for Imperial and Global History seminar. Full details
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20 March 201917:00

CMHS Lecture: Professor Paul Kennedy

Professor Paul Kennedy of Yale University will present his latest research on the maritime elements of World War II.. Full details
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27 March 201916:00

The Dynamics of Pilgrimage: Sensory Experience and the Power of Place

Dee Dyas, from the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at the University of York, will talk about her recent research on the experience of medieval pilgrimage and how this can be explored through digital formats. Full details
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27 March 201916:30

CIGH Seminar: Vivienne Xiangwei Guo, 'Not just "men of guns": Idea exchange and political collaboration between Chen Jiongming and the May Fourth Intellectuals (1912-1922)'

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8 May 201917:00

CMHS Seminar: Josep San Ruperto, ‘Mediterranean entrepreneurs in the first global age: networks, personal trajectories and circulation in the 17th century’

Dr Josep San Ruperto will present his latest research, working as part of the 'Average-Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization' ERC-funded project.. Full details
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24 June 2019

Institute of Coding Summer School 2019 at the University of Exeter

For students with little or no experience of programming or coding, the Institute of Coding Summer School at Exeter is an opportunity to enhance your digital skills through a course designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analysis. Full details
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