IHR Corporate History Semiar, 2014-2015

Finalised IHR Schedule, Corporate History Seminar, 2014-2015

All meetings will be held in the Wolfson Seminar Room downstairs at the IHR from 3 – 4.30 pm on the following Tuesdays.
Please contact Will Pettigrew (w.pettigrew@kent.ac.uk) with any questions or to confirm your interest.

7 October, 2014: Dan Carey, Galway: “A Corporate Mentality: Richard Hakluyt’s Design for English Navigation and Expansion, 1582-1600”

21 October: Chris Nierstrasz, Warwick: “In the Shadow of the Companies: The Dutch and English East India Companies and their servants, 1700-1800”

4 November: Simon Mills, Kent: “Early Modern ‘Exchanges’ and the Structures of Overseas Trade: the Case of the English Levant Company”

18 November: Leslie Theibert, Oxford: “Trade, Piracy, and the Spanish Expedition Shipping Company: Legalizing Smuggling in the Seventeenth Century Caribbean”

9 December: Edmond Smith, Cambridge: “’Investment and Community in the City of London: the Demographics of the East India Company’”

27 January, 2015: Jennifer Bishop, Cambridge: “”He wold be ashamyd that the wordys they spake shuld passe ther mowthys”: Regulating Speech and Language in the London Livery Companies, c.1550-1650”

10 February: Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art: “Reforming the Material Rituals of Early Modern Craft Guilds”

24 February: David Smith, Wilfred Laurier University: “The Attack of 1749: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Social Life of the Corporation”

10 March: Adam Grimshaw, St Andrews: “Interfering Interlopers’: Independent Traders and the Subversion of English Corporate Structures”

24 March: Misha Ewen, UCL: “”Freer Liberty”: The Virginia Company and Debates on Trade and Commerce’”

7 April: Tim Riding, Queen Mary: “Space and Sovereignty: The East India Company’s Early Settlements, 1600-1756”

12 May: Justin Brooks, Yale: “”Political Authority and the Transformation of Indigenous Alliances in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire, 1720-1783”

19 May: Rupali Mishra, Auburn University: ‘“The Thick of It: Institutional life and Political Culture in the Early Stuart East India Company”

Please e-mail w.pettigrew@kent.ac.uk to confirm intention to attend.

Will Pettigrew, Kent
Koji Yamamoto, Cambridge
Tristan Stein, Kent

Our First Event of the New Academic Year

Our first speaker for the year is Dr Brodie Waddell, who some of you may know from the Birkbeck history department. Brodie is giving what promises to be a fascinating paper, on the subject of ‘The Glorious Revolution and its aftermath: the view from below, 1685-1702.’ 10 October, please note that this will not be in our usual building but in GORDON SQUARE room B04, 6:30 pm.

Our AGM will be held before the lecture on 10 October. All members are invited to attend and contribute. We are always looking for enthusiastic members who wish to help run the Society, and if you would like to stand for the committee please contact Laura Jacobs, the Society’s Secretary, at bbkems@gmail.com.

Inaugural Lecture of Professor Lyndal Roper

Luther, Dreams and the Reformation

South School, Examinations School, 5pm

Thursday 23 October 2014

Followed by a drinks reception

All Welcome

Oxford University
Faculty of History

The Consequences of Kevin Sharpe

A Seminar on His Historiographical Legacy
6 October 2014

3:00 to 6:30 pm

Institute of Historical Research

Peter Lake, Kenneth Fincham, Mark Knights, and Others

with a Reception afterwards at Yale University Press, Bedford Square

Forthcoming Birkbeck Early Modern Society Events

Our forthcoming events for 2014 and into 2015

Please check back for more details

10 October 2014, 6.30 start
Brodie Waddell
Gordon Square, rm. B04
‘The Glorious Revolution and its Aftermath: The View from Below, 1685-1702′
6 November 2014, 6.30 start
Susan Doran
University of Oxford
venue tbc
‘Did Elizabeth’s Gender Matter?’
12 December 2014, Barry Coward Memorial Lecture, 6.30 start
Bernard Capp
University of Warwick University
venue tbc
Early Modern Sibling Relationships-title tbc.
16 January
2015, 6.30 start
Susan Anderson
Leeds Trinity
venue tbc
Representing Early Modern Disability

Events include refreshments and are free for members (membership for the 14/15 academic year is £7) and £4 for non members.

Birkbeck Early Modern Society