Wednesday, 27 June 2012


History Lab Bulletin 25 June 2012
Dear all,
See below for projects and events that may be of interest to History Lab members.
In this issue:
  • Next in History Lab
  • Event
  • Studentships
  • PhD thesis prize
  • Call for papers
  • Summer school
  • Conference
  • Job opportunity
Next in History Lab:
  • Seminar: Katie East (Royal Holloway) - Historia Magistra Vitae: John Toland, the life of Cicero and the value of history, Thursday 28 June, 17:30 – 19:30, Gordon Room (Room 34), Senate House
    For more information, see:
  • Regency Society Weekend, 12-14 October 2012.
    The Prince Regent loved Brighton and left his mark - not only with the Royal Pavilion but on life in general. What was society like at that time? How did ordinary people live? What did "the seaside" mean? What was the Prince Regent's cultural legacy? What did people eat and wear? What was the enduring impact of the Regency on the life and buildings of Brighton and Hove? This weekend is designed for both the knowledgeable and the interested to celebrate the bicentenary of the first full year of the Regency. Sir Simon Jenkins opens the proceedings, with Dan Cruickshank following on with The Year 1812. At iconic Brighton venues, including the Brighton Pavilion and the historic Old Ship Hotel, 20 experts will explore many aspects of life at the time. Confirmed contributors to the weekend include: Dr Sue Berry, Allan Brodie, Professor Fred Gray, Professor Tim Hitchcock, Lucy Inglis, Neil Burton, Professor Gavin Henderson, Dr Steven Parissien, Professor Jonathan Woodham, Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, David Beevers, Alexandra Loske, Nick Tyson, Geoffrey Mead, Professor David Robson, Lucy Adlington, Ivan Day.
  • The School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London is delighted
    to announce seven fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

    studentships to commence in October 2012. The deadline for receipt of

    applications is 4pm, 29 June 2012. For further information and how to

    apply, see:
PhD thesis prize
Call for papers
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture Forum, University of Oxford.
    “Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.” Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex, 1897, Vol. 1, xxx.

    The Victorian period is still too often identified with prudish attitudes towards sex and sexuality in the modern popular imagination. Despite the work of Michel Foucault, whose groundbreaking History of Sexuality challenged the ‘repressive hypothesis’ of Victorian sexual lives by revealing the pervasiveness of discourse about sex in institutional, scientific, artistic, and philosophical thought, frank discussions of sexual identity remain primarily associated with the development of psychoanalysis in the twentieth century. We invite papers that address the theme of Autumn term’s seminar series, “Sex and the Nineteenth Century”, from scholars in all disciplines, at all stages of study. The seminar series will complement events including films, reading group sessions, and visits to museums and art galleries that engage with the idea of sex as a fundamental aspect of nineteenth-century culture, life, and values. Potential paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
    Prostitution/the ‘fallen woman’


    Dress and undress

    Same-sex relations



    Visual and material cultures of sex


    Erotic fiction/journalism

    Medicine and/or psychiatry


    The institutionalisation of sexual behaviour, including changes to the law

    Marriage, honeymoon, divorce

    Abstracts of no more than 250 words in length should be sent to by 1 September 2012. We will endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible upon receipt of your abstract.
Summer school
Job opportunity
  • Postgraduate Programme Tutor
    V&A/RCA History of Design and Material Culture

    Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe and Beyond

    Research Department, V&A



The History Lab team.




Post: History Lab, The Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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