Updated European History Programme

Institute of Historical Research


Convenors: Philip Broadhead, Peter Campbell, Filippo de Vivo, John Henderson, Julian Swann, Roger Mettam

Mondays at 17.00 in the Low Countries Room of the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), Senate House, Malet Street, LONDON WC1E 7HU

Building on last year’’s success we are again placing a special emphasis on comparison, roughly every other session, in or.der to encourage greater discussion from a wider audience.

Autumn 2008
8 December comparative Professor Evelyn Welch (QMUL) and Dr Ulinka Rublack , ‘Dressing Early Modern Europe: A Comparative Approach’

Spring 2009
12 January comparative Professor James Collins (Georgetown), State and Commonwealth in Early Modern Europe: The French Case in a Comparative Framework’

26 January comparative Dr Matthew Shaw (British Library and Birkbeck), ‘Show and Tell: Exhibiting the Old and New World in the Eighteenth Century’

9 February Professor Mia Rodriguez-Salgado (LSE), ‘The Duke of Alba in Italy’

23 February comparative Professor Alessandro Pastore (University of Verona), ‘Fear of Poison in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy’

9 March TBC

Summer 2009
27 April comparative Professor Hal Cook (The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL), ‘Not Comparisons but Interactions: How the Dutch Tried to Master East Asian Medicine in the 17th Century?’

11 May Giora Sternberg (Oxford), ‘Cultural Codes, Social Order, and Micro-Politics: Status Interaction at the Time of Louis XIV’

18 May comparative Professor Stuart Carroll, Dr Mark Bryant and Dr Peter Campbell, Round table to mark Roger Mettam’’s 70th Birthday, ‘Power and faction at the early modern court’