Thursday, 5 January 2012

Bulletin 29 December 2011

Dear all,
See below for projects and events that may be of interest to History Lab members.
In this issue:
· Next in History Lab
· Calls for papers
Next in History Lab:
· Methods Workshop: Managing the Bibliography, Tuesday 17 January 2012, 18:00 – 20:00, Room S261, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
The History Lab Methods Workshop is a programme of workshops which asks PHD students to reveal, discuss and consider each other's research methodologies. Each event features a short presentation by three PHD students on their methods, followed by a chaired discussion.
Other forthcoming History Lab Methods Workshops:
28 February 2012 6pm-8pm, Methods Workshop: Facing a blank page, starting to write
21 May 2012 6pm-8pm, Methods Workshop: The upgrade (from MPhil to PhD)
If you would like to take part in one of these events please email a short proposal to the co-ordinator: Guy Beckett at
· Seminar: Emma Wells (Durham) - *The Fantassie of Idolatrie’* : the ‘Sense’ of Loss in Reformation Saintly Devotion, *c*.1530-1543, Thursday 19 January 2012, 17:30 – 19:30, Holden Room (Room 103), Senate House
· Meet the historian: Antony Beevor, Wednesday 25 January 2012, 18:00 – 20:00, Russell Room (Room G32) Senate House
Antony Beevor is the author of The Battle for Spain, Crete - the Battle and the Resistance, Stalingrad, Berlin - the Downfall, and D-Day The Battle for Normandy. His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold over four million copies. He is a visiting professor at Birkbeck College and the University of Kent and a former chairman of the Society of Authors.
‘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.
· Seminar: Chloe Kroeter (King’s College Cambridge) - The Two Sphinxes: Fighting Poverty with Art on the Covers of The New Age, Thursday 2 February 2012, 17:30 – 19:30, Holden Room (Room 103), Senate House
For more information, see:
Calls for papers
· 81st Anglo-American Conference of Historians: Ancients and Moderns, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2012, Senate House, London
Full details of the conference can be found at:
The deadline has been extended to the 9th January 2012.
The Institute’s 81st Anglo-American conference seeks to represent the full extent of work on classical receptions, welcoming not only those scholars who work on Roman, Greek and Judaeo-Christian legacies and influences, but also historians of the ancient kingdoms and empires of Asia and pre-Colombian America. Our plenary lecturers include: Paul Cartledge (Cambridge), Constanze Güthenke (Princeton), Mark Lewis (Stanford), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA) and David Womersley (Oxford).
Proposals for individual papers, panels (of up to three papers and a session chair) and roundtables are invited. Please send a half-page abstract to the IHR Events Officer at by 9th January 2012. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by 20th January 2012 and the full conference programme published at the end of January. Registrations open on 1st February 2012. For any queries, please contact the IHR Events Office at on 0207 862 8756.


The History Lab team.

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