Organised and run by the team of the Ex Historia History PGR Journal, the Ex Historia Symposia series is a termly programme of historically-focused papers from all periods, topics and themes. Symposia are a fantastic opportunity for PGRs to present and discuss their work in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere, as well as providing a space for researchers to meet, learn about each other’s work, and identify related research themes and interests. They are also a great place to test out upcoming conference papers, new ideas, or merely outline current research.
Past papers have ranged from those examining literary ghosts in eleventh-century Germany to presentations on genocide defendants in Rwanda, to trade union political funding in 1930s Britain. Refreshments are provided, and all sessions are followed by a trip to one of Exeter’s many fine public houses, where further informal discussion is encouraged.
Ex Historia: Symposia, Autumn 2017
5:00pm; Peter Chalk, 1.4
|Thursday 5th October||Ben Holmes, ‘Aliens by law but not in habits or sympathies’: the wartime experiences of ‘British-born enemy alien’ families in First World War Britain|
|Friday 6th October||AGM|
|Thursday 19th October||Lenneke van Raaij, Liturgy and Local Pasts in Tenth-Century Trier|
|Thursday 2nd November||Gabriel Polley, Eccentricity, Exploration and Ethnic Cleansing: Laurence Oliphant in Palestine|
|Thursday 16th November||Des Atkinson, TBC|
|Thursday 30th November||Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth, The Humble Petition of Arundell Penruddock|
|Thursday 14th December||Adam Hogan, British Imperial Amnesia and its Consequences for the History of Palestine|