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Upcoming Events

Ongoing: Global Health Security and Pandemics

This digital series is organised by the Mile End Institute and available to view online.

Ongoing: Mile End Institute podcast - Debating politics, policy and public life

Listen in to the Mile End Institute podcast series in which we bring together politicians, commentators, academics, students, and members of the public to discuss and debate the major challenges facing the country in a fast-moving and ever-changing world.

15 October 2020: 'New Directions in Black British History' seminar

All are welcome to attend this webinar hosted by the Mile End Institute, which will showcase the work of three emerging researchers: Deanna Lyn Cook, Olivia Wyatt and Satya Gunput. Registration here.

3 November 2020: Solitudes Past and Present seminar

All are welcome to attend this research seminar put on by our Wellcome Trust-funded Solitudes Past and Present team at which Dr Darrel Janzen (University of British Columbia) will present on 'Solitude, Slavery, and Social Privilege at the Elite Roman Villa'. The seminar will be held online between 5 and 6pm. Registration here.

12 November 2020: The History of Pandemic Responses 

The Raphael Samuel History Centre (RHSC), in partnership with Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, invite you to an ‘in conversation’ series on Covid-19 in Historical Perspective. What have pandemic responses looked like, and what public health and political tensions have there been, in different times and place? Discussants are Matthew McCormack (University of Northampton), Matt Vester (West Virginia University)Rosa Salzberg (University of Warwick) and Henry Irving (Leeds Beckett University)This virtual event will take place between 4 and 5.30pm. It is free and open to all, but registration is essential. Contact the RSHC administrator Katy Pettit to register: K.pettit@bbk.ac.uk

19 November 2020: Leo Baeck Institute Lecture series - Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire

All are welcome to attend this research lecture, hosted by the Leo Baeck Institute, at which Dr Svenja Bethke will present on 'How to dress in Eretz Israel? Clothing, Fashion and Nation Building, 1880s-1948'. The lecture will begin at 6.30pm on Zoom. Please contact info@leobaeck.co.uk in advance to register.

26 November 2020: COVID-19 in Historical Perspective - Can we learn any lessons from history? 

The Raphael Samuel History Centre (RHSC), in partnership with Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, invite you to an ‘in conversation’ series on Covid-19 in Historical Perspective. Can history tell us anything about how to better manage our current crisis? Discussants are Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Alex Mold (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), David Arnold (University of Warwick)Guillaume Lachenal (Sciences Po, Paris) and Gaëtan Thomas (Sciences Po, Paris)This virtual event will take place between 5 and 6.30pm. It is free and open to all, but registration is essential. Contact the RSHC administrator Katy Pettit to register: K.pettit@bbk.ac.uk

1 December 2020: Solitudes Past and Present seminar

All are welcome to attend this research seminar put on by our Wellcome Trust-funded Solitudes Past and Present team at which Professor Anne Vila (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will present on 'Solitudes/Multitudes in Eighteenth-Century France: The Curious Case of the Jansenist Convulsionaries'. The seminar will be held online between 5 and 6pm. Registration here.

December 2020: Postcolonial seminar

All are welcome to attend this event, hosted by QMUL's Postcolonial seminar, at which Dr Yair Wallich (SOAS) will present on 'A City in Fragments', in conversation with Dr Nadia Atia (QMUL). The seminar will be held online between 5 and 6.30pm. Registration here.

2 December 2020: COVID-19 in Historical Perspective - Change and continuity

The Raphael Samuel History Centre (RHSC), in partnership with Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, invite you to an ‘in conversation’ series on Covid-19 in Historical Perspective. How is this pandemic, and our political, social and cultural responses to it, similar from or different to past moments of intense crisis and change? Can we use history to imagine what life after coronavirus might look like? Discussants are Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London), Kat Hill (Birkbeck, University of London)Andrew Jackson (Bishop Grosseteste University) and Agnes Arnold-Forster (University of Bristol)This virtual event will take place between 4 and 5.30pm. It is free and open to all, but registration is essential. Contact the RSHC administrator Katy Pettit to register: K.pettit@bbk.ac.uk