Monday, 17 October 2011

History Lab Bulletin

Dear all,
See below for projects and events that may be of interest to History Lab members.
History Lab is organising a workshop on Putting Theory into Practice next year, and would be interested in your suggestions for what you would like us to cover.
Please email with any thoughts on the areas of theory you struggle with most, any particular theoretical dilemmas you've faced, the kind of work you feel is most difficult to apply theory to, or anything else you feel warrants discussion. Many thanks.
Oral History Project:
The History of Parliament is looking for volunteers with a close interest in and knowledge of post-1945 British politics to become oral history interviewers for a project to create a sound archive of people involved in politics at national and constituency level which will provide a unique record of post-Second World War British political history. This project is being undertaken with the sponsorship and collaboration of Dods, the publishers of Dods Parliamentary Companion and the House Magazine.
For more see:

Pathology Museum Seminars at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
presents a unique series of seminars that promise both fascinating insights into a diverse range of topics, and also a glimpse into a little known London museum. Housed within the grounds of St.Bartholomew’s Hospital at West Smithfield, the museum holds a broad range of
pathological specimens, some of which date from the late 1700s, and the papers programmed all speak in some way to this collection, as well as to each other. We hope you will able to join us for what promises to be a stimulating series of conversations. No need to book. Wine and nibbles are provided.

See attached flyer for more information.
The Uses of Space In Early Modern History 1500-1850
Seminar Series 2011-12

International History Department
London School of Economics
The study of space and place is an increasingly important research-field in the humanities and social sciences. This series explores how spatial ideas and approaches can be used to understand the societies, cultures and mentalities of the past. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines will reflect on the uses of space in two respects: how spatial concepts can be employed by or applied to the study of history; and how particular spaces were used for practical and ideological purposes in specific periods.

Series Organiser: Dr Paul Stock
Place: LSE New Academic Building, room 2.14

Time: 18.00

History of Design and Material Culture
Autumn Research Seminar Series
Thursday 13th October at 5pm

See attached document for more details.

'Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture'

Seminar Series 2011-12

The History Department, Royal Holloway University of London
Seminars will take place at Royal Holloway, 11 Bedford Square, London WC1, Room F1, on Wednesday at 5.00pm.
Convenors: Sandra Cavallo, Jane Hamlett, Weipin Tsai , Anna Whitelock.
2011 Autumn Term
26 October. Suzy Knight, 'Fashioning Faith: the Renaissance Rosary as

Fashionable Amulet and Devotional Tool'.

23 November. Giulia Calvi (EUI), 'Across three Empires. Balkan Costumes in

Sixteenth-Century Europe'.

14 December. Lesley Hoskins (RHUL), 'Clothing, Control and Identity in the

Lunatic Asylum, 1840-1914'

2012 Spring Term
25 January. Lizzy Currie (RHUL), 'Ganymede's Hose and Cupid's Doublet:

Fashion and Effeminacy in Late Renaissance Italy'.

15 February. Juliet Ash (RCA), 'Seams of Change: From Uniforms and

Treadmills to Intimations of Rehabilitative Reform in Prison Clothing in

Britain 1860s - 1900's'.

21 March. Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska (Illinois), '"Healthier and Better

Clothes for Men": Men's Dress Reform in Interwar Britain'.

Call for papers:
Material Matters
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invites submissions for papers to be given at the Tenth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars
Object-based research has the potential to expand and even reinvent our understanding of culture and history. In honour of the tenth anniversary of the MCSES, we seek a broad range of papers from emerging material culture scholars. Whether exploring the latest theories, viewing existing material through a new lens, or reinterpreting standing historical conversations with an object-based focus, proposed papers should exemplify the possibilities in material culture research. In exploring these material matters, we hope to promote an interdisciplinary discussion on the state of material culture studies today.
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