Current events

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20 November 201916:00

Gandhi’s Women Satyagrahis: Why do they matter in studying contemporary social-political trends?

Dr Meenal Shrivastava, author of Amma's Daughters (Athabasca University Press, 2018) will talk about her research into women activists associated with Gandhian mass anti-colonial movement in India. Full details
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4 March 202016:00

CANCELLED - Sailing Ships and Chevauchées: English Naval Strategy During the Hundred Years War

Dr Gary Baker will talk on England's navy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This talk is co-hosted by the Centre for Maritime History. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION. Full details
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9 March 202017:30

Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture: Claire Preston (QMUL).

Title to follow.. Full details
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25 March 2020

The Wreck of Warren Hastings: Salvage, Weather and Insurance in the Indian Ocean

Dr Debjani Bhattacharyya will speak on her work related to the history of the Indian Ocean. Full details
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25 March 202014:00

Orme Postgraduate Symposium

This symposium showcases the work of three of our postgraduate researchers: Ellie March (History/Archaeology), Edward Mills (Modern Languages), and Erica Askew-Jones (English). Each speaker will give a 20-minute paper, followed by a joint question and answer session. Full details
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25 March 202016:00

The wreck of Warren Hastings: salvage, weather and insurance in the Indian Ocean

Joint seminar with the Exeter South Asia Centre. Full details
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25 March 202018:00

Hidden Memories: Medieval Obituaries on Lead, 800-1200

This year's annual Orme Lecture will be given by Prof. Elisabeth van Houts (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge). The lecture will explore the medieval custom of burying elite men and women with lead plaques tucked away in their coffins, sometimes placed under their heads. They contained short texts of varying lengths from the name of the dead person to short obituaries which give biographical data and sometimes more expansive eulogies. Some have survived alongside their more public grave stone or tomb. Of particular interest is the conundrum that these plaques were hidden and never meant to be ‘published’ yet they were obviously crafted with great effort to pass on information. What audience did their authors have in mind?. Full details
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29 April 202016:00

The Birgittine Brothers of Syon Abbey: Patterns of Vocation Revealed by the Syon Martiloge and Other Records of their Lives, c. 1415-1600

Dr Virginia Bainbridge, an Honorary Research Associate at Exeter, will discuss her recent research on the monks of Syon Abbey during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This talk draws on the manuscripts and archives from the 'Syon Abbey Collection' which is held by the University Library. Full details
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13 May 202015:00

Workshop on Sex and Infertility

This workshop is co-hosted with the Centre for Medical History. Dr Zubin Mistry will talk about his research into childlessness in early medieval societies. Full details
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13 May 202015:00

Centre for Medical History Seminar Series

Joint seminar with the Centre for Medieval History. Confirmed speakers are Dr. Zubin Mistry (Edinburgh). Further details tba.. Full details
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