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Events 2019

Past events

Thatcher's Progress

Thursday 12 December 2019

Part of our Autumn Seminar Series

Emotion in the Museum - Call for Papers

Thursday 12 December 2019

This two-day conference is a collaborative event organised by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) at the University of York and York Museums Trust.

Consuming Renaissance wines: colour, taste and medical theories

Thursday 28 November 2019

Please note the venue & time change: 5.30pm at the York Medical Society

For Whom the Bell Tolls: national identity and violence in contemporary Brazil

Friday 22 November 2019

The talk will present a panorama of the Brazilian contemporary scenario of violence not as the byproduct of sheer ignorance alone, but as something that can be understood as deeply rooted in the coloniality of the Brazilian historical imagination.

Bankruptcy in the court of Chancery, 1650-1750

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Part of our Autumn Seminar Series

From oneliness to the loneliness pill: The history of a modern epidemic

Wednesday 13 November 2019

This lecture explores the meanings of loneliness from the 18th century to the present

Writing global decolonisation from East and Central Africa

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Part of our Autumn Seminar Series

Walter de Gray and the First Archbishop's Register

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Walter de Gray was one of the longest-serving and most important archbishops of York. This lecture draws on new research, including a modern edition of his register, a prototype for a new kind of record keeping.

Who Do Archives Think They Are? The Value of Archival Heritage

Monday 11 November 2019

This talk will explore the social and cultural origins of ideas about archives, and consider the implications of the remaking of archival values for heritage and history practices.

Memory, Modernity and L’ancien regime: the Swedish Nobility 1866-1974 as a Case Study

Thursday 31 October 2019

This meeting is jointly organised by IPUP and the Centre for Modern Studies research strand on ‘Medievalism and Imperial Modernity’

AboutFace Launch Event - Framing the face: history, emotion, transplantation

Friday 25 October 2019

Launch event for the AboutFace research project. Join us for a discussion of the social, cultural, emotional and medical meanings and associations of faces, facial transplants, and identity.

A public secret: Skin colour discrimination in colonial and independent Jamaica

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Part of the University's Black History Month lectures

The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Dr Renaud Morieux (University of Cambridge)

Displacement, Identity, and Politics in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Part of our Autumn Seminar Series

Moot, Hall and Court: a Different Approach to 'Private Justice' in Medieval England

Friday 11 October 2019

Interested in reading medieval texts or in medieval people? Join us!

Neighbours of the Commons: Some lost buildings at Westminster and their occupants in the seventeenth century

Thursday 10 October 2019

Dr Elizabeth Hallam Smith (Research Consultant and York Research Associate)

Global Health Histories Seminar: Universal Health Coverage and Health For All

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Further details to follow.

Global Health Histories Seminar: Health Emergencies & Equity

Sunday 22 September 2019

Further details to follow, please check back soon.

University Open Day

Sunday 15 September 2019

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 14 or 15 September!

University Open Day

Saturday 14 September 2019

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 14 or 15 September!

Global Health Histories Seminar 133: The Health Challenges of Social Marginalisation

Thursday 12 September 2019

In this GHH seminar the expert panel consider the health challenges of social exclusion and marginalisation

Global Health Histories Seminar 132: Infectious Diseases: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives

Wednesday 11 September 2019

For centuries, infectious diseases have impacted enormously on populations around the world.

Global Health Histories Seminar: 'Man Up’: Masculinities and mental health seeking behaviors

Tuesday 3 September 2019

The webinar will be live streamed at: 1pm – 2pm CEST (12pm - 1pm BST)

Global Health Histories Seminar: Mental Health

Monday 2 September 2019

This seminar brings together an expert interdisciplinary panel to discuss past and current challenges to delivering better mental health, and the possible ways forward.

Global Health Histories Seminar: A bridge to better healthcare: Cultural mediators and refugee and migrant healthcare

Tuesday 2 July 2019

This Global Health Histories seminar focuses on the ways in which cultural mediators work within refugee and migrant health settings

University Open Day

Sunday 30 June 2019

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 28 or 30 June!

Belonging in Late Medieval Cities

Friday 28 June 2019

A conference organised in connection with the Centre for Medieval Studies, Department of History, Royal Historical Society, Past & Present, and the Humanities Research Centre.

University Open Day

Friday 28 June 2019

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 28 or 30 June!

Global Health Histories Seminar 128:  Health and Disease across Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in a Global World

Tuesday 25 June 2019

This Global Health Histories seminar focuses on Health and Disease across Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in a Global World

Schools History Conference

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Thinking about a degree in History? Spend a day experiencing what the Department of History can offer you! This conference for post-16 students will provide a taste of what it is like to study History at the University through a packed programme of talks and workshops.

Global Health Histories Seminar 127: Towards Universal Health Care: History of ‘Health for All’ Struggles in India

Tuesday 18 June 2019

This seminar focuses on the History of ‘Health for All’ Struggles in India

Annual Aylmer Lecture

Thursday 13 June 2019

Professor Joy Porter on The American Environment: Histories of Conflict Over Energy, Water and Treatied Space

Workshop on the Royal Historical Society's Report: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History

Monday 10 June 2019

In 2018 the Royal Historical Society published a report Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change which highlighted ‘racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of History in the UK’. This workshop, organised by the Department of History, University of York and is co-hosted by the Royal Historical Society, will reflect on this report.

Global Health Histories Seminar 126: The Political Economy of Health Financing Reforms

Monday 10 June 2019

This seminar focuses on research into the political economy of health

Policing a World of Wonder: The Roman Inquisition and Learned Magic

Friday 7 June 2019

Neil Tarrant (University of York)

War, Gender and Religion between Flanders and Italy in the Early Modern period: epistemological and historical Issues

Thursday 16 May 2019

Silvia Mostaccio (Department of History, Louvain-la-Neuve)

Emergent Environments: Victorian Medievalism, the East, and the Reform of Cities

Wednesday 1 May 2019

This event is part of the CModS Research Strand "Medievalism and Imperial Modernity", and is co-organized with the York Asia Research Network and Department of History. All are welcome to attend.

The Architecture of Conversion and the Early Modern Stage

Thursday 25 April 2019

Abigail Shinn (Department of English, Goldsmiths London)

Historical Memory Culture and the significance of the 1453 Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople

Wednesday 17 April 2019

This event is part of the CModS Research Strand "Medievalism and Imperial Modernity", and is co-organized with the York Asia Research Network, Department of History and Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. All are welcome to attend.

Pathologies of democratic deliberation: A symposium on Anna Elisabetta Galeotti’s Political Self-Deception

Friday 5 April 2019

The symposium is kindly supported by the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Department of Politics (University of York). It will bring together moral philosophers, political philosophers and US historians to discuss Galeotti’s book as well as the theoretical and normative relevance of political self-deception.

Global Health Histories Seminar 122: Communities for Health in Africa

Friday 29 March 2019

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

GHH 121: The Creation & Expansion of the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme

Thursday 28 March 2019

A special addition to the GHH calendar, this seminar will explore smallpox control programmes in a variety of national contexts

Peterloo at 200

Friday 15 March 2019

Two days of public events to commemorate and understand the Peterloo massacre.

Global Health Histories Seminar 120: History, Culture and Global Health Sustainability

Thursday 14 March 2019

John Manton (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Nils Fietje (WHO Regional Office for Europe)

Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo

Thursday 14 March 2019

Sponsored by the York Asia Research Network and the Department of History

The Archive of Black Life and the Architecture of State Power: The Case of David Oluwale

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry will deliver a keynote lecture on the case of David Oluwale.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Professor David W. Blight discusses his brand new landmark biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The event is organised by the York Centre for the Americas

The Infancy Problem: Early Life Cycle and Salvation in Reformation England

Monday 11 March 2019

Anna French (University of Liverpool)

Translatio Imperii from Pharaonic Egypt to Renaissance Istanbul (via Augustan Rome): A Test Case for 'Ottoman Humanism'

Thursday 7 March 2019

Giancarlo Casale (European University Institute Florence/University of Minnesota)

A Critique of Medieval Contemporaneity: Temporality and the Medievalization of Nineteenth-Century South America

Thursday 7 March 2019

This event is part of the CModS Research Strand "Medievalism and Imperial Modernity", and is co-organized with the York Centre for the Americas and the Department of History.

Fantasy, Celibacy, and the Good Life in Renaissance Venice

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Part of our Spring Research Seminar series

Global Health Histories Seminar 119 - Air pollution: Local contexts, universal effects

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Dr Cressida Bowyer (University of Portsmouth) & TBC

Global Health Histories Seminar 117: Global Historical Milestones in PHC Implementation & Community Health Workers

Tuesday 5 March 2019

This seminar will focus on the role of community health workers in primary health care delivery

An Archaeology of Power: The Use of Fortifications in Desert Spaces since Roman Times

Thursday 28 February 2019

This event is part of the CModS Research Strand "Medievalism and Imperial Modernity", and is co-organized with the York Asia Research Network and the Department of History

'Democracy and Revolution in Conservative and Unionist Political Thought

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Arts and Humanities Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Thinking about postgraduate study? Find out more at our Virtual Open Day!

Myths and Counter-Myths: Interpreting Roman Catacombs in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday 21 February 2019

Ingo Herklotz (History of Art, University of Marburg)

Family and kinship in medieval Europe: where are we now?

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Centre for Medieval Studies Spring York Medieval Lecture.

Masters Taster Day

Friday 15 February 2019

Interested in postgraduate study in the Department of History? Come and meet us!

Intoxicants and the Invention of ‘Consumption’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Part of our Spring Research Seminar series

Whose History? 'Britain and the World' in the History of Humanitarianism

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Part of our Spring Research Seminar Series

Secured by Design: Criminology, Housing and Public Space in Late Twentieth Century Britain

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

'Repressions are necessary; the hype is not': Explaining terror in Soviet terms, 1917-1940

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Radio's Vernacular Modernism

Wednesday 23 January 2019

CModS research seminar with Professor Kate Lacey (University of Sussex). Part of the 'Histories of Listening' event.

Converting pagans and feeding babies in early medieval England

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Part of our Spring Research Seminar series