BRIHC seminar 2020/21 schedule

The BRIHC Seminar Series consists of academic talks from world-leading researchers. It runs across the academic year and reflects the whole scope of scholarly fields represented in the School of History and Cultures.

All sessions will take place online on a weekly basis on Tuesdays, 17:00-18:30. Zoom links will be made available on BRIHC’s Canvas page on the date of the session.

Please get in touch with Dr Klaus Richter ( if you would like to be added to BRIHC’s Canvas page.

Spring semester

  • 9 February: Jonathan Reinarz (Birmingham): Hidden History. Birmingham's BAME Medical Practitioners, c.1900-1970
  • 16 February: Peter Mancall (USC): Myth, Reality, and the Origins of New England
  • 23 February: Martina Steber (Munich): National Trajectories and European Horizons: British and West German Conservatism after 1945
  • 2 March: Charu Singh (Cambridge): The Scientific Life in Colonial South Asia
  • 16 March: Holly Ashford (Cambridge): Population Control in Ghana's Twentieth Century 
  • 23 March: Fozia Bora (Leeds): Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate
  • 20 April: Uditi Sen (Nottingham): Gendered Belongings. Partition Refugees in Nehruvian India
  • 27 April: Vanessa Ogle (Berkeley): Tax Avoidance at Sea: Runaway Flags, Tax Havens, and Precarious Labor, 1920s-1970s
  • 4 May: Ananya Kabir (KCL): topic to be confirmed

Autumn semester

  • 13 October: Health and RaceRoundtable discussion, led by Michell Chresfield (Birmingham)
  • 20 October: Dror Wahrman (Jerusalem): The Prince, the Jeweler and the Mogul: The Paradoxes of an Early Modern Object 
  • 27 October: Corisande Fenwick (UCL): Building God’s empire: Archaeology, Religion and the Byzantine Reconquest of Africa
  • 10 November: Steve Pincus (Chicago): The Global Origins of the Seven Years War 
  • 17 November: Javed Iqbal Vani (Delhi): Regulating Vagabonds: Religious Violence and the Governance of Public Order in Late Colonial India
  • 24 November: Frances Houghton (Manchester):  Navigating Naval Medicine: Ships’ Doctors and the Boundaries of Medical Power in the Royal Navy during the Second World War 
  • 1 December: Emily Rutherford (Oxford): Gender Trouble in British Interwar Student Life
  • 8 December: Greg Woolf (London): Migration and Mobility within the Ancient Mediterranean World. Question of Scale and Structure