Come along to History Lab's first week of events and help us get the year off to a great start!
We start with a chance to meet and talk to a prominent historian:
Meet the Historian: Jeffrey Weeks
Monday 3 October, 6-8pm
Bloomsbury Room (G35)
Jeffrey Weeks is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University. He is the author of over 20 books and more than 100 articles and papers, chiefly on the history and social organisation of sexuality, family and intimate life. Books include Coming Out (1977), Sex, Politics and Society (1981, 3rd edn 2012), Sexuality and its Discontents (1985), Invented Moralities (1995), Making Sexual History (2000), The World We Have Won (2007), Sexuality (3rd edn 2009) and The Languages of Sexuality (2011).
Meet the Historian events are an opportunity to hear at first hand from noted historians how and why they became historians in the first place, their thoughts on research and the discipline generally, and about their latest work. There will be the chance to ask questions and enter into discussion, and to join the speaker for drinks after the talk.
Workshop and social:
History Lab's first Methods Workshop of the year:
'What I wish I'd known then'. Advice for those starting a History PhD
Speakers: Lucy Allwright, Alyson Mercer and Kathryn Wilkins
Wednesday 5 October from 5:30-7pm
Senate Room (Senate House)
followed by our social:
History Lab Welcome Social
from 7pm at the Queen's Larder
1 Queen Square
Food, drink and conversation with your fellow historians – your first drink is free!