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Events 2011

Past events

Departmental Research Seminar

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Chris Prior (University College, Dublin), 'Standing in Defiance of Nature?: Imperial Change in British West Africa, 1900-1939'

Postgraduate Open Day

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Come and find out more about postgraduate study at York

Torture as a Challenge to the Health Professions and to WHO

Wednesday 7 December 2011

University of York, Wellcome Trust and World Health Organisation's Global Health Histories Seminar Series

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 1 December 2011

Vanessa Heggie (University of Cambridge), 'Comparative Histories: Sport and Medicine in the Long Twentieth Century'

Environmental Law

Wednesday 30 November 2011

University of York, Wellcome Trust and World Health Organisation's Global Health Histories Seminar Series

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 24 November 2011

Graeme Murdock (Trinity College, Dublin), 'Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbours? Living With Heretics in Early Modern Savoy'

Archaeology and the Public Realm

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 17 November 2011

Laura Stewart (Birkbeck College), 'Contesting the Constitution: The Debate over Parliamentary Reform in Early Seventeenth-Century Scotland'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 10 November 2011

David Edgerton (Imperial College), 'An Empire of Machines: Britain in the Second World War'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 3 November 2011

Jeremy Goldberg (University of York), 'What Londoners Really Thought about Richard II: The Case of John Rykener "the Transvestite" Male Prostitute'

Asbestos Pollution

Wednesday 2 November 2011

University of York, Wellcome Trust and World Health Organisation's Global Health Histories Seminar Series

Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen

Thursday 27 October 2011

We are delighted to announce that bestselling author and historian Alison Weir is giving a public lecture on Elizabeth I

Departmental Research Seminar

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Daniel Smail (Harvard University), 'Goods and Debts in the Medieval Mediterranean'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 20 October 2011

Mike Savage (Department of Sociology), 'Social Change in Post-War Britain: Biographical Accounts from the 1958 National Child Development Study'

Graduate Conference

Friday 14 October 2011

Sixth Annual Postgraduate Conference

Environmental Health in BRIC

Wednesday 12 October 2011

University of York, Wellcome Trust and World Health Organisation's Global Health Histories Seminar Series

University Open Day

Saturday 1 October 2011

Information for prospective students attending our October open day

Food Security

Wednesday 28 September 2011

University of York, Wellcome Trust and World Health Organisation's Global Health Histories Seminar Series

Conspiracies Conference

Thursday 8 September 2011

Conspiracies, both real and imagined, is the subject of this year's York Cultural History Conference.

Middle Passages: Exploring the Global History of the Slave Trade

Sunday 31 July 2011

Department hosts a week-long conference for teachers from the UK, Ghana and the USA whose interests include the history of slavery.

Conquest and Expansionism Conference

Friday 8 July 2011

History research students from around the UK and beyond gather at York to discuss the themes of conquest and expansion at this the fifth annual postgraduate conference. Papers span time and place.

History Open Day

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Discover what York History is, who we are, what we do and how we might fit you. We historians are independent-minded so we've built a day that you create for yourself: push open doors, talk to staff and students in their habitats, and attend events that excite you.

Development and Empire, 1929-1962

Friday 1 July 2011

A two-day conference will bring together scholars based in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America to share knowledge and ideas about British aid-assisted colonial development in the mid-twentieth-century. The conference is supported by the department and organised by its British Empire research cluster.

Natural Disasters in Social Theory and South Asian Practice

Thursday 30 June 2011

In the recent past India has become a net donor of humanitarian aid, yet for a century it has been a magnet for cyclones, earthquakes, floods, famines and droughts. Professor Paul Greenough will explore this history in a public lecture later this month.

Communicating the Past on Radio: The Impact of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Andrew Caspari, who as Head of Speech Radio and Interactive masterminded the BBC Radio 4 series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects', will talk about how to communicate the past on radio.

University Sunday

Sunday 26 June 2011

University Sunday will celebrate the range of activities undertaken by history students participating in the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past's intern programme.

Conversion Narratives in the Early Modern World

Thursday 9 June 2011

A three-day conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to discuss the politics and poetics of conversion in the early modern period.

Caribbean Research Seminar in the North

Friday 20 May 2011

The Department is pleased to host the next meeting of the Caribbean Research Seminar in the North. Speakers will look at the sugar industry and the politics of identity in the recent past.

Annual Aylmer Lecture: Revolutionary Napoleon

Thursday 17 March 2011

Professor William Doyle will deliver the 8th Annual Aylmer Lecture on "Revolutionary Napoleon" to the History Department.

The Czech Tramping Movement: Recreation and Resistance in the Woods of Bohemia

Thursday 10 March 2011

Dr James Symonds (University of York) talks to the weekly departmental research seminar about the Czech tramping movement which took off shortly after the First World War. Trekking and wild camping in the Bohemian woods, a popular leisure activity with the young, was disliked by successive state authorities who tried to regulate and stop it.

The Fourth Yorkshire Country House Partnership Seminar

Friday 25 February 2011

The Department hosts the fourth meeting of the Yorkshire Country House Partnership's two-day seminar which will consider recent developments in policies, issues and research that affect the country house.