Late Modern History Research Seminar Programme


Convenors: Dr Konrad Lawson (Semester 1), Dr Bernhard Struck (Semester 2)

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars take place in room 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge at 5.15 pm. Refreshments will be provided.


Semester 2 2017/18

Monday, 5 February (week 2)
Adam Dunn (St Andrews)
From words to numbers and maps. Transfers, networks and the transformations of statistical thinking in Britain and the German Lands, c.1750s-1840s

Friday, 16 February 4.30 pm, Room 1.10 (week 3)
Joan Judge (York University Toronto)
In search of the Chinese Common Reader. Usable Knowledge and Wondrous Ignorance in the Age of Global Science

Monday, 26 February (week 5) POSTPONED - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Bernhard Struck (St Andrews) & James Koranyi (Durham University)
Of microbes, migrants, and meat extract. (Trans) Nationalising Europe (1860s-1960s) between fragments, case studies, and the challenge of the global.

Monday, 5 March (week 6)
Kim Warren (University of Kansas; Fulbright Scholar University of Southern Denmark)
Mary McLeod Bethune and black feminism in 1930s
Women of the “Darker Races” as Global Citizens: Mary McLeod Bethune, the Founding of the United Nations, and the Emergence of Black Feminism

Spring Break 19 and 26 March

Monday 9 April (week 9)
Raquel Sánchez (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
Monarchy and nation in nineteenth-century Spain 

Tuesday 17 April (week 10) - Room 0.02, St Katharine's Lodge
Motoki Nomachi (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
The Breakup of Serbo-Croatian and the Gorani of Kosovo
(Joint seminar with Modern Languages & CRSCEES)

Monday 23 April (week 11)
Oliver Haardt (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
The Federal Evolution of Imperial Germany (1871-1918) in Comparative Perspective

Date TBC April (Revision week)
Naoyuki Umemori
Title TBC
(Joint Seminar with Intellectual History)