Research Seminars

The Faculty offers a wide range of research seminars, often associated with particular Research Centres and Projects, which run during term-time throughout the academic year. These seminars are directed primarily at postgraduate students and Faculty members, but undergraduates are usually welcome, as are interested parties from beyond the University. Those who wish to attend in this capacity should contact the seminar convenor.

(If you would like your seminar included here, please send it to comms@history.ox.ac.uk

This page shows the Trinity Term information for the following research seminars:

Full information about each research seminar series can be found on the Oxtalks website or by clicking on one of the links below. This will lead you to the entire seminar series listing. 

Please click here to see events and seminars at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

Trinity Term 2017

Monday 24 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

11:15 - ‘Tracking a transnational family in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world: the Brunis and the Brutis’
Sir Noel Malcolm (All Souls College, Oxford)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

12:30 - LGBT+ 101
Dr Clara Barker (University of Oxford)
Humanities & Identities

16:00 - ‘Django’s phrenologist: science, slavery and material culture, 1791– 1861’
James Poskett (University of Cambridge)
Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

17:00 - Battered but not Broken: Women's Resistance to Marital Violence in Post-Independence Ireland, 1922-1965
Dr Cara Diver (Kings College London)
Oxford Seminar for the Study of Violence

17:00 - Transnational Actors and the State in the Sino-Russian and Sino-American Contexts
Yuexin Rachel Lin (National University of Singapore), Pete Millwood (University of Oxford)
International History of East Asia Seminar

17:00 - ‘How and why was Domesday made?’
Stephen Baxter (St Peter's College, Oxford)
Medieval History Seminar

17:00 - 'A Great and Holy War": The Church of England and Women's Suffrage’
Robert Saunders (QMUL)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

17:30 - Origins and influences: the earliest British state collection of ceramics, c. 1835-60
Susan Newell (Independent Researcher)
Seminars in the History of Collecting

Tuesday 25 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - From Romans exodus to Anglo-Saxon conversions (tbc)
Professor Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity College)
Evropaevm: English Exits in Historical Perspective

11:30 - History undergraduate thesis workshop for students planning to write on women’s or gender history
TBA

14:00 - Ecclesiology and Politics between East and West
Various Speakers

14:00 - ʿAlā fuwīr Tuṭīla. Bilingual contracts and written culture during the Christian conquest of al-Andalus
Mr Rodrigo García-Velasco Bernal (University of Cambridge)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - An Eminent Victorian: Gandhi and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the 19th century
Dilip Menon (Witswatersrand)
South Asia Seminar Series

16:00 - Merchants of Death? The Nye Commission, the Business of War, and the Politics of Memory’
Christopher Capozzola (MIT)
American History Research Seminar

17:00 - Counter-Archives and creating communities: early modern English Catholic collecting
Liesbeth Corens (University of Cambridge)
Early Modern Catholicism Seminar

17:00 - 'The emergence of the Indian and Chinese economic powerhouses: historical and institutional perspectives'
Prof Raj Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London)

17:00 - Presentation of ERC-Funded Project Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought, c. 1220-1245
Lydia Schumacher (King’s College London/All Souls)
Medieval Church and Culture

17:15 - 'Girls on Film: Ecstasy, Temporality, and Photography in the Lives of Thirteennth-Century Holy Women'
Alicia Spencer-Hall (University College, London)
Medieval French Research Seminar

Wednesday 26 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Imitation, Assimilation, Copy or Forgery? Early Modern Makers’ Responses to the Antique
Ms Hannah Kinney
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - ‘Cycling in South America, 1870-1920: A Liberal and Modern Pursuit?’
Matthew Brown (Bristol)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - ‘Civic Writing: Cultures of Record-Keeping in Early Modern London’
Jennifer Bishop (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

16:15 - Transoceanic Constitutions: The Corporation as a Protagonist in Global History, c. 1550-1750. Joint-Session with the Global History Seminar
William Pettigrew and the PEIC group (University of Kent)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - ‘Fear and loathing of the imagination: the religious foundations of anti-hypotheticalism in early modern natural philosophy’
Rob Iliffe (Linacre College, Oxford)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - Queens Consort, European Court Culture and Cultural Transfer
Helen Watanabe O’Kelly (University of Oxford)
Early Modern European Seminar

17:00 - Understanding Barbarian Migrations through Genomic Research
Patrick Geary (IAS, Princeton)

17:00 - “OUBS Fieldtrip to Bulgaria: Report”
Mirela Ivanova et al. (OUBS)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:00 - Understanding Barbarian Migrations through Genomic Research
Patrick Geary (IAS, Princeton)
The Long History of Ethnicity & Nationhood Reconsidered Seminar Series

17:00 - Book Launch: Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural
Jörg Wigratz (University of Leeds)
Oxford Central Africa Forum

17:15 - ‘Gloomy Forecasts and Impending Disasters: The Blowing of the Wind in the Twelve Nights of Christmas.’
Marilena Cesario (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Medieval English Research Seminar

Thursday 27 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

09:00 - DAY ONE (Provisional Sessions)
Please book by the 10th April
Various Speakers
The MALMECC Inaugural Workshop: Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies

17:00 - 'Lancelot Andrewes' Reformation Inheritance: The Only Way Is Essex'
Peter McCullough (Lincoln College, Oxford)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

Friday 28 April 2017 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

09:00 - DAY TWO (Provisional Sessions)
Please book by the 10th April
Various Speakers
The MALMECC Inaugural Workshop: Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies

12:00 - Coin-handling: 'Coins of the Bible'.
Places will be limited to 15
Dr. Volker Heuchert (Assistant Keeper, Greek and Roman Provincial, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean), Joshua Goldman (LMH, Oxford)
The Oxford University Numismatic Society (The Phoenix Society) Seminar

17:00 - Through the Eyes of Two Deacons: Church Property, Clerical Office, and the Cults of Stephen and Laurence in Fifth-Century Rome
Conrad Leyser (Worcester College)
The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

 

Monday 1 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

11:15 - ‘Plato’s throne and Solomon’s temple: Graeco-Islamic historical imagination in Ottoman Athens’
Dr Elizabeth Key Fowden (University of Cambridge)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

17:00 - ‘The odd one out after all: Comparing England’s economy with Scotland and Flanders.’
Katie Ball (Worcester College, Oxford)
Medieval History Seminar

17:00 - ‘Maritain and Rouault: Modernism and Catholicism’
Jennifer Johnson (Department of the History of Art)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

Tuesday 2 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Remembering and Forgetting Luther in the Luther Year
Professor Lyndal Roper (Oriel College)
Europaeum: Brexit in Historical Perspective

11:30 - ‘Keeping House: Women and the Culture of Domestic Service in Post-Colonial Africa’
TBA
Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity

12:30 - ‘A Map of Dissidence: “Dark Corners” of the British Isles’
Professor Peter Davidson (Campion Hall)
Environmental Humanities lunchtime talks

13:00 - ‘Byzantine icons and Western pictures: Two matrices of Christian imagery’
Alexei Lidov (Moscow State University and Russian Academy of Arts)
Medieval Visual Culture Seminar

14:00 - The origins of royal funerary architecture in al-Maghrib al-Aqṣā
Mr Péter Tamás Nagy (Khalili Research Centre)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - Title TBC
Tim Harper (Cambridge)
South Asia Seminar Series

16:00 - ‘Legitimizing American history in Britain: roads taken and not taken’
Michael Heale (Lancaster)
American History Research Seminar

17:00 - For the public benefit’? Railways in the British Cape Colony
Alfonso Herranz (University of Barcelona)
Economic and Social History Seminar

17:00 - The Challenge(s) of Writing a Course Book in Latin for Medieval Historians
Ida Toth (Wolfson College, Oxford), Andastos Omissi (Oriel College, Oxford)
Medieval Church and Culture

18:00 - Film Screening – “Ghana’s Electric Dreams: Waiting for Light”
TBA
Oxford Central Africa Forum

Wednesday 3 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Understanding Ancient Architecture in Early Modern Europe
Dr Matthew Walker
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - Title TBC
TBA
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - ‘Metadata, Surveillance and the Tudor State: Digital Methods and the State Papers Archive’
Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary University of London)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

12:30 - Writing Missionary Children’s Lives: Presbyterian New Zealand and Scottish Cases
Hugh Morrison (Otago and Magdalen visiting fellow)
Centre for the History of Childhood Seminar

15:00 - Byzantinism, Hellenism, and Roman Republicanism: Byzantine Identities as Constructs of European Fantasy and Western Hegemony?
Yannis Stouraitis (University of Vienna)
The Long History of Ethnicity & Nationhood Reconsidered Seminar Series

17:00 - ‘Teaching the sciences, medicine and philosophy at madrasas and mosques (12th-17th centuries)’
Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Institute, Berlin)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - All the reserve of his family, and all the dignity of his ancestors’: Elite Political Families in the Eighteenth-Century Houses of Parliament
Geraldine Porter (Merton College, Oxford)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - Riding into History, Marching into Oblivion: The Civil War, Racial Justice, and the Shaw Memorial
Professor David M. Lubin (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, Oxford )
Terra Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation

17:00 - “Basil of Caesarea reinvented in Byzantium? From the holy bishop to the father of the monks”
Olivier Delouis (Paris)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:00 - ‘Age of Anger: Radicalism and Political Ideas in the 21st Century’
Pankaj Mishra (University of Oxford), Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge), David Priestland (University of Oxford)
'Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War'

17:00 - Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War - Pankaj Mishra: Age of Anger
Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila, David Priestland

17:15 - Armies and Communities in England 1660-1714
Hannah Smith (University of Oxford)
History of War Seminar Series

17:15 - ‘Forms and Manuscripts: Reading Later Middlle English Verse.’
Daniel Sawyer (University of Oxford)
Medieval English Research Seminar

17:30 - The Mary Somerville Connexion
Richard Holmes OBE, FRSL, FBA

Thursday 4 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

11:00 - ‘Epigraphic Gleanings from the British Museum’
Georgi Parpulov (University of Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

14:00 - The Conservatives and Industrial Reorganisation, 1931-40: the Growth of the State.
William Prescott, Rebecca Brown
Modern British History Seminar

14:00 - HISTORIES OF FORMAL KNOWLEDGE
Emese Lafferton (Assistant professor, Department of History, CEU), Carsten Wilke (Associate Professor, Department of History, CEU), Ahmet Bilaloglu (Doctoral student, Department of History, CEU)
We Stand with CEU: New Directions in History

16:00 - ‘Music and Morale in the British Army, 1914-1918’
Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent)
Globalising and Localising the Great War

17:00 - 'The Ranter Mood: Thinking about Theology and Emotions in Regicidal England'
Leif Dixon (Regent’s Park, Oxford)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

17:00 - 'Rebel’s or farmer’s best friend? The Janus face of ‘blood diamonds’ and other conflict minerals'
Dr Anouk Rigterink (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies)
The Nature of Conflict

17:30 - Heritage as Business
Open to Oxford University and National Trust Staff only
Hilary McGrady (Director of Operations & Consultancy at the National Trust), Dr Pegram Harrison (Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School )
Moving, Teaching, Inspiring: The National Trust & University of Oxford in the 21st Century

Friday 5 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

16:00 - Reconstructing Marble Wall Decoration of the Palatine Palace: 18th-Century Discoveries Rediscovered
Dirk Booms (British Museum)
Ancient Architecture Discussion Group

17:00 - 'Between hegemonies: global and local perspectives on 17th-century Chinese Catholicism'
Prof Dominic Sachsenmaier (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Saturday 6 May 2017 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

09:15 - TEACHING THE CODEX 2: further thoughts on the pedagogy of palaeography and codicology
Registration closes on the 28th April.
Various Speakers 

 

Monday 8 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

11:15 - ‘'Tis Pity She’s a Whore: An attempt at a microhistorical reading of an early 16th-century Ottoman petition’
Mr Nenad Filipović (Oriental Institute, Sarajevo)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

16:00 - ‘A Corner in Wheat: large technological systems and the history of genetics, 1900-1930’
Berris Charnley (University of Oxford)
Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

17:00 - Peace for whom? Legacies of gender based violence in Peru
Dr Jelke Boesten (Kings College London)
Oxford Seminar for the Study of Violence

17:00 - International Solidarity and Intervention in 20th Century East Asia
Edwin Michielsen (University of Toronto), Alex Ferguson (University of Southampton)
International History of East Asia Seminar

17:00 - ‘Ethnicity, Christianity, and groups: Rethinking homoian Christianity in Ostrogothic Italy and Visigothic Spain.’
Robin Whelan (Balliol College, Oxford)
Medieval History Seminar

17:00 - ‘Miracles and Sainthood in Contemporary Indonesian Islam’
Kevin Fogg (Centre for Islamic Studies)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

17:00 - Terminus or Renovation? Francis Bacon and Crisis in Early Modern Knowledge
Dr Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

17:00 - 'The concept of time in biology, and the unity of life'
Professor Brian J. Enquist

17:00 - Pain, Death and Christian Identity: A Visual Interpretation
Dr Mihaela Schiopu (University of Bucharest)
The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

Tuesday 9 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - European Union, c. 1000 AD
Dr Conrad Leyser (Worcester College)
Europaeum: Brexit in Historical Perspective

11:30 - CGIS reading group
Various Speakers

12:30 - Earth in Focus: Photography and Land Art around 1970
Sajda van der Leeuw (University of Oxford)
The Photography Seminar

14:00 - The written culture in Medieval and Early Modern Islamic Spain
Dr Nuria Martínez de Castilla (Paris, EPHE)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971
Nayanika Mookheerjee (Durham)
South Asia Seminar Series

16:00 - ‘America and the Treaty of Versailles’
Professor Margaret MacMillan (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford )
The United States and World War One

17:00 - Sforza Pallavicino: Writing the History of the Council of Trent
Stefan Bauer (University of York)
Early Modern Catholicism Seminar

17:00 - On an Even Keel: Silver Risk, Exchange Banking and Trade Finance in the late Nineteenth Century
Michael Schiltz (Graduate Institute)
Economic and Social History Seminar

17:00 - Sir Launfal on the Internet: A Case for Digital Editions / Luxury, Cultural Capital, and the (Re)Birth of Romance between Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire
Julia Josfeld (Hertford College, Oxford), Mary Maschio (Queen's College, Oxford)
Medieval Church and Culture

17:00 - Émigrés in Saint Petersburg: Aristocratic Cosmopolitism and Xenophobia at the Time of the French Revolution / Redefining Ethnicity: Western Theories and Indigenous Recreations of Jati
Alexei Evstratov (Freie Universität Berlin), Swarupa Gupta (Presidency University, Kolkata)
The Long History of Ethnicity & Nationhood Reconsidered Seminar Series

17:00 - Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East | Book Launch
Dr Nader Hashemi (University of Denver), Danny Postel (Northwestern University), Dr Leïla Vignal (University of Oxford)
Refugee Studies Centre Special Seminars & Lectures

17:00 - Pressure from without: Karl Marx, Capital and the 1867 Reform Act
Gareth Stedman Jones

17:15 - 'Medieval Romance in the French of Britain'
Neil Cartlidge (Durham University)
Medieval French Research Seminar

Wednesday 10 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Aloïs Riegl and Classical Archaeology
Prof. Jas’ Elsner
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - ‘Illiberal Humanitarianism and Transnational Affect in Russian Campaigns Against the International “Traffic in Women”, 1880-1914’
Philippa Hetherington (UCL)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - 'One False Tenet in the Political Philosophy”: Hobbes and Cowley’s Poems (1656)’
Niall Allsopp (Oriel College, Oxford)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

13:00 - Title TBC
Prof Prasenjit Duara (Duke University )

17:00 - ‘Girolamo Cardano’s De prudentia eximia et artificiosa (1576): mathematics and decision-making’
Ian Maclean (All Souls College, Oxford)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - Politicised Millennialism in the Late Eighteenth-Century British Empire
Hamish Roberts (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - ‘Douglas Hyde, the National Board of Education, and the destruction of Irish manuscripts, 1899-1900’.
Richard Sharpe (Wadham College, Oxford)
Seminar in Irish History

17:00 - Buried Treasure: America’s Great Book Illustrator Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen
Professor David M. Lubin (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, Oxford )
Terra Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation

17:00 - “Seven Hellenes and one Christian in the Endless Peace treaty of 532: a reappraisal of the protecting clause about the philosophers ”
Ekaterina Nachaeva (Zurich)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:00 - Kingship, Nationhood and Constructions of Political Community: Locating Colonial India in Global Intellectual History
Milinda Banarjee (LMU Munich/Presidency University, Kolkata)
The Long History of Ethnicity & Nationhood Reconsidered Seminar Series

17:00 - Book launch: Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda
Stephan Klingebiel (German Development Institute/DIE, Bonn)
Oxford Central Africa Forum

17:15 - Political Dialogues and Republican Discourses in the Polis-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Jan Kvetina (Charles University Prague)
Early Modern European Seminar

17:15 - ‘Elves, Exorcism, and Medical Uses of the Liturgy in Anglo-Saxon England.’
Emily Kesling (University of Oxford)
Medieval English Research Seminar

17:30 - Ada Lovelace in her Mathematical Context
Professor Ursula Martin (University of Oxford)
Science, Medicine and Culture in the 19th Century

20:00 - DAY ONE
Lotfi Bouchouchi
The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954-62, and Beyond

Thursday 11 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

09:20 - DAY TWO
Various Speakers
The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954-62, and Beyond

11:00 - ‘From Ignorance to Evidence? The First Invention of Opaque Glazing of Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant- A Technological Approach’
Moujan Matin (University of Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

13:00 - New approaches to Raphael and drawing
Dr Catherine Whistler (Oxford), Ms Angelamaria Aceto (Oxford)

14:00 - ‘Loved by the women of the East End and women of the West End’?
Lyndsey Jenkins
Modern British History Seminar

15:00 - OxPo Workshop
Various Speakers
OxPo Workshop

16:30 - Thomistic Animalism
Dr. Janice Chik Breidenbach (Ave Maria)
The Aquinas Seminar: 'Agency in Human Beings & Other Animals

17:00 - ‘A Laudian in Ulster: The Irish career of Jeremy Taylor, 1658-1667’
Colin Armstrong (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

17:00 - 'The idea of China through the lens of international sports'
Prof Xu Guoqi (Hong Kong University)

17:00 - 'Climate Violence?'
Professor Clionadh Raleigh (Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sussex)
The Nature of Conflict

17:45 - Supporting our Causes
Open to Oxford University and National Trust Staff only
Jackie Jordan (The National Trust’s Director of Brand and Marketing), Susan Foster (Trust’s Fundraising Director), Liesl Elder (Head of Development at Oxford University)
Moving, Teaching, Inspiring: The National Trust & University of Oxford in the 21st Century

Friday 12 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

09:00 - OxPo Workshop
Various Speakers
OxPo Workshop

09:30 - DAY THREE
Various Speakers
The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954-62, and Beyond

14:00 - Comparing the written records of medieval Portugal
Tiago Viúla de Faria (Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Amélia Andrade (Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

16:00 - Construction Costs and their Implications for the Socio-Political History of Late Republican Italy: First Thoughts
Dominik Maschek (Birmingham)
Ancient Architecture Discussion Group

17:00 - DACRE Lecture 2017: The Beginning of a Misunderstanding? Hugh Trevor-Roper and the making of Post-war Europe
Martin Conway (Balliol College)

17:00 - Invoking Martyrs for Justice, Expecting Healing through Saints: a Glimpse into the Early Realities of Cult through Greek and Coptic Documentary Evidence
Gesa Schenke (University of Oxford)
The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

Saturday 13 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

09:30 - Conference: Beyond 1917: Socialism, Power, and Social Change in Global Perspective
Various Speakers 

11:00 - Transnationalizing Faith: Following Islam through German History, 1770-1918. The Relevance for Contemporary Britain.
Dr James Hodkinson (Associate Professor in German in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick)

 

Monday 15 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

11:15 - ‘ “His master’s chattel in matters superadded to nature, though in nature things all are equal” (Aquinas). Towards a legal anthropology of late medieval slavery’
Dr Hannah Skoda (St John's College, Oxford)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

16:00 - ‘Health, military service, and economic mobility of US Civil War soldiers’
Chulhee Lee (Seoul National University/University of Oxford )
Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

17:00 - ‘Religious views of infertility in the Middle Ages.’
Catherine Rider (University of Exeter)
Medieval History Seminar

17:00 - ‘A Spiritual Front: Catholic Theology and the Resistance to Nazism in France’
Sarah Shortall (University College)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

17:00 - ‘He’s got a big mouth’: Bertolt Brecht’s Play-Fragments of David (1920-21)
Dr David Shepherd (Trinity College, Dublin)
The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

Tuesday 16 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Deal or No Deal: does Brexit make any difference? The View from the East
Dr Peter Frankopan (Worcester College)
Europaeum: Brexit in Historical Perspective

11:00 - A GENRE IN CRISIS: THE NOVEL IN 1940S FRANCE
Professor Ann Jefferson (French)
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

11:30 - DPhil Event: To celebrate and discuss in-progress DPhils in gender and women’s history
Please register now for this event to support students in the field and share your ideas and insights - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gender-women-and-culture-dphil-event-tickets-34405686334
Maurice Casey, Fanny Louvier, Ashley Garber
Gender, Women and Culture seminar

12:15 - 'Sussex Lightscapes’
This talk is part of the Environmental Humanities Lunchtime Seminar Series
Allison Adler Kroll

12:30 - Photosynthesis: Fractals, Algorithms and Wild Matter in
Dr. Daniel Rubinstein (Central Saint Martins)
The Photography Seminar

14:00 - Light and Lighting in al-Andalus
Dr Tom Nickson (London, Courtauld Institute)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - India Conquered: The British Raj and the Chaos of Empire’
Jon Wilson (King's College London)
South Asia Seminar

17:00 - “Extractive States: The Case of the Italian Unification”
Carmine Guerriero (University of Bologna)
Seminar in Economic and Social History

17:00 - 'Coins from a Small Country: How Excavated Coins are Managed in Israel, from the Dig to the Bookshelf'.
Donald T. Ariel (Head of the Coin Department, Israel Antiquities Authority)
The Oxford University Numismatic Society (The Phoenix Society) Seminar

17:00 - Medieval Tenement Plots in Oxford and Southampton: Owners and Occupiers, Winners and Losers / ‘Udendo la ‘ngordigia’: Commercial attitudes in Boccacio and in Milanese Merchant Quaderni
June Effemey (SEH), Henry Tann (St John's College)
Medieval Church and Culture

Wednesday 17 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Classicism, American Style
Prof. David Lubin
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - ‘How to Break a State: The Habsburg Monarchy’s Internal War, 1914-1918’
Jonathan Gumz (Birmingham)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - ‘Equality in Early Modern England: Two Diverging Accounts?’
Joseph Wallace (University of Birmingham)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

17:00 - ‘Alfonsine astronomy: a research project’
Matthieu Husson (Paris Observatory)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - Patriot Fever: Imperial Political Economy and the Causes of the War of Jenkins Ear
Steve Pincus (Yale University)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - The Ashcan Goes to War: George Bellows, Belligerence, and the Rape of Belgium
Professor David M. Lubin (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, Oxford )
Terra Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation

17:00 - “Framing a Narrative: Synagogue Conversion in the Late Antique Mediterranean”
Simon Ford (Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:00 - Power and Landscape Construction in Walther Dobbertin's East Africa photographs, c.1910
Chris Conte (Utah State University)
Oxford Central Africa Forum

17:00 - ‘The Monument and the Sphinx: Washington, Jefferson, and the methodological challenges of the obvious’
Frank Cogliano (Edinburgh)
American History Research Seminar

17:00 - 'Moral outrage in the digital age'
Dr Molly Crockett (University of Oxford)

17:00 - SATTELZEIT AS ENDZEIT? MAKING SENSE OF CATASTROPHIC CHANGE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Professor Joachim Whaley (Cambridge)
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

17:15 - New Work in Progress: Military-Civil Relations 1800-1918
Vittoria Princi (University of Oxford), Terrance Cudbird (University of Oxford)
History of War Seminar Series

17:15 - ‘The Wooing of our Lord and the House without Walls.’
Annie Sutherland (University of Oxford)
Medieval English Research Seminar

17:30 - ‘Society, Culture, and Patriarchy in Early Modern England’
Professor Susan Amussen (University of California, Merced)

Thursday 18 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

11:00 - ‘Crosses as water purification devices in the Byzantine Near East’
Stephen Humphries (University of Durham)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

14:00 - 1. The Forward March of Labour Halted / 2. 'To address ourselves violently towards the present as it is’
Matthew Myers, Max Shock
Modern British History Seminar

16:00 - ‘Diagnosis Psychopath? The Medicalization of Conscientious Objectors in Germany during the First World War’
Dr Rebecca Bennette (Middlebury College)
Globalising and Localising the Great War

17:00 - 'Welfare and the Kirk: Poor Relief in the Reformed Church in Scotland, 1560-1650'.
John McCallum (Nottingham Trent University)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

17:00 - New Approaches to Intellectual History
Various Speakers
Work in Progress Faculty-wide graduate seminar

17:00 - 'Food security and conflict: narratives and interventions'
Professor Gunnar Sørbø (Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway)
The Nature of Conflict

17:00 - How to get rid of one's capital? Ties and relationships between the provinces of the Rio de la Plata and Buenos Aires (1810-1826) AND From Federalism to Centralism: Political Projects in New Granada, 1809-1821
Anthony MacFarlane (University of Warwick), Genevieve Verdo (University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Latin American History Seminar

17:00 - Moments in English Dissent
Professor Malcolm Yarnell (South Western Baptist Seminary, USA), Professor Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College, USA.)

17:00 - Public Sex
Professor Sarah Williams (Regent College, Vancouver)

17:15 - ‘Adam Smith: poverty and famine’
David Wootton (Anniversary Professor of History, University of York)

Friday 19 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - A Genre in Crisis: The Novel in 1940s France
Professor Ann Jefferson (French)
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

13:00 - SACRIFICE REVISITED
Dr Faisal Devji, Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard (Oxford)
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

14:00 - ‘The Roman Empire and Early Chinese Empires: a Comparison’ Workshop
Michael Loewe (University of Cambridge)

16:00 - Fortresses of Clay - Reading Power and Practice in the Secular Architecture of the Eastern Iranian World (800-1200CE)
Paul Wordsworth (Oxford)
Ancient Architecture Discussion Group

17:30 - John Stuart Mill Lecture:Liberalism and Its Enemies
Prof Helen Small (Pembroke College, Oxford)

Monday 22 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

11:15 - Girlhood translated? Reading Fénelon’s Traité de l’éducation des filles (1687) in twentieth-century Egypt’
Professor Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford), Dr Christina De Bellaigue (Exeter College, Oxford)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

16:00 - ‘Medical reform in Jamaica, 1826-43: imperial and colonial contexts’
Aaron Graham (University College, London)
Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

17:00 - New Perspectives on International Dimensions of Late Qing Reforms
Jiani He (University of Cambridge), Jiani He (University of Oxford)
International History of East Asia Seminar

17:00 - ‘Churchmen and the Popolo in thirteenth century Italy.’
Frances Andrews (St Andrew's College, Oxford)
Medieval History Seminar

17:00 - ‘Prayer and Political Imagination: Fourteenth-Century Saints in Nineteenth-Century Perspective’
Sarah Williams (Regent College, Vancouver)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

17:00 - The Mask of the Wise Virgin: Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871)’s Advent Poetry as Female Eschatology
Dr Nancy Jiwon Cho (Seoul National University)
The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

17:30 - Collecting Ancien Régime France from Boston between 1789 and 1848
Dr David Pullins (Theory Criticism, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Instituteof Technology)
Seminars in the History of Collecting

Tuesday 23 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Mid-20th century Britain – in or out of Europe ?
Professor Norman Davies (St Antony’s College)
Europaeum: Brexit in Historical Perspective

12:30 - Views on a Photo Studio in a Small Town in Cameroon: Obsessions and High Fashion as a Response to Insurrection
Prof. David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford)
The Photography Seminar

14:00 - Writing a New History of Western Islamic Architecture
Professor Jonathan Bloom (Boston College)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - Scribes, ‘Paper and the Formation of the colonial State in North India, 1780-1840
Hayden Bellenoit (United States Naval Academy)
South Asia Seminar

17:00 - Gallicanism in the French Wars of Religion: the case of René Choppin
Sophie Nicholls (University of Oxford)
Early Modern Catholicism Seminar

17:00 - “History in Ice: 3000 years of anthropogenic metal pollution”
Andrew Wilson (University of Oxford)
Seminar in Economic and Social History

17:00 - ‘may / By matrymoyne pees and unite / Been had’: Female Non-Conformity in Late Medieval Marriage / Chaucer, Boethius and Jean de Meung
Jennifer Hohmann (Worcester College, Oxford), Audrey Southgate (Merton College, Oxford)
Medieval Church and Culture

17:15 - 'Guiron le Courtois: Man, Giant, and Bear'
Nicola Morato (Université de Liège)
Medieval French Research Seminar

Wednesday 24 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Antique Fragments and the Artistic Imagination
Prof. Gervase Rosser
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - ‘Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism’
Sarah Badcock (Nottingham)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - ‘Poetry and Perversion in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Cambridge’
Scott Mandelbrote (Peterhouse, Cambridge)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

12:30 - Child Removal Early Twentieth Century Spain
Peter Anderson (Leeds University)
Centre for the History of Childhood Seminar

17:00 - Thomas Harriot Lecture 2017
Mark Horton (Professor in Archaeology at the University of Bristol)

17:00 - ‘The travel diary of Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonianism, antiquarianism, and scientific peregrination’
Anna-Marie Roos (University of Lincoln; All Souls College, Oxford)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - Shipping and Trade in Wartime under Neutral Flags in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Eric Schnakenbourg (University of Nantes)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - ‘“Wild and visionary” – James Fintan Lalor’s ideas on land reform’.
Jim Bruce (Wadham College, Oxford)
Seminar in Irish History

17:00 - Frozen in History: The Arrival of the Kennedys at Love Field
Professor David M. Lubin (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, Oxford )
Terra Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation

17:00 - “Dobrynia Iadreikovich’s 1200 pilgrimage to Constantinople: Byzantine ceremonial culture through the eyes of travellers from Rus”
Alexandra Vukovich (Cambridge)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:15 - Succession, Inheritance and the Formation of Europe’s Aristocracies c.1300-1750
Hamish Scott (University of Oxford)
Early Modern European Seminar

17:15 - ‘Performing the Fear of God in Some Old English Homilies.’
Alice Jorgensen (Trinity College, Dublin)
Medieval English Research Seminar

17:30 - On the Stratification of Language
Dr James Emmott (Oxford Brookes University)
Science, Medicine and Culture in the 19th Century

Thursday 25 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

11:00 - ‘New sigillographic evidence for the history of the Latin Church in the East, 11th-13th centuries’
Vivien Prigent (CNRS)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

14:00 - ‘This morning a man was hanged. This Evening we had a concert’: Music, Nationalism and Northern Ireland, 1923-1967.
Richard Parfitt
Modern British History Seminar

14:00 - We Stand with CEU: New Directions in History - BEYOND ENTANGLEMENT: CRITITICAL APPROACHES TO A RECENT TREND
Nadia Al-Bagdadi (Professor, Department of History and Director, Institute for Advanced Study, CEU), Balázs Trencsényi (Professor, Department of History, CEU), Aziz Al-Azmeh (University Professor, Department of History, CEU)
WE STAND WITH CEU: New Directions in History

16:00 - ‘Underperforming or overachieving? The French army in 1917’
Professor William Phillpott (King’s College, London)
Globalising and Localising the Great War

17:00 - 'Churchwardens, Sidemen and Scavengers: Political Agency, Lay Governance, and Religious Discipline in Elizabethan London.'
Lucy Kaufman (Keble College, Oxford), Lucy Kaufman (Keble College, Oxford)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

17:00 - 'The ecology of war: an evolutionary perspective on conflict over resources and prospects for peace'
Professor Dominic Johnson (Alastair Buchan Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford)
The Nature of Conflict

17:00 - Narratives of Suffering and the Creation of National Identities in Panama (1878-1936)
Rolando de la Guardia (The Latin American Centre)
Latin American History Seminar

20:00 - Oxford Medieval Society: Outlaws and Exiles
Prof. Elizabeth Jeffreys (Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek; Emerita Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford), Dr. Megan Cavell (Departmental Lecturer in Old and Early Middle English, Oxford)

Friday 26 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

16:00 - Architecture and Decoration in the House of the Large Oecus, Utica: Results from the Tunisian-British Utica Project, 2010-2016
Nichole Sheldrick (Oxford)
Ancient Architecture Discussion Group

16:30 - The Formation of Temperance
Prof. Jean Porter (Notre Dame)
The Aquinas Seminar: 'Agency in Human Beings & Other Animals

17:00 - Saints Basil and Basilissa at Ancyra
Aude Busine (Brussels)
The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

17:30 - "The Dawn of Marian Devotion": Campion Hall and Community Special Lecture
Professor Thomas F. Mathews (New York University)

 

Monday 29 May 2017 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

Tuesday 30 May 2017 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - Elizabeth I and the forging of an English identity
Professor Susan Doran (Jesus College)
Europaeum: Brexit in Historical Perspective

12:30 - Pictorialist Prints: Eduard J. Steichen’s Rodin—Le Penseur,
Dr. Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck College, University of London)
The Photography Seminar

12:30 - 'Cloud-capped Mountains and Vaporous Fens: Hostile Landscapes and Unhealthy Atmospheres in Romantic-Era Britain'
Erin Lafford, Rhys Jones
Environmental Humanities lunchtime talks

13:00 - ‘Quantifying Christ: Visualising time and theology in a diagram of Opicinus de Canistris (1296- c. 1354)’
Sarah Griffin (Department of Art History, Oxford University)
Medieval Visual Culture Seminar

14:00 - Life beyond the medina of Cordoba: districts (rabad) and cemeteries (maqābir)
Dr María Teresa Casal García (Madrid, CSIC)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

14:00 - Jamal al-din al-Afghani and Syed Ahmad Khan: Reform, Rivalry, and Heresy in late 19th-century India’
Teena Purohit (Boston)
South Asia Seminar

15:30 - Glassmaking in Umayyad and post-Umayyad al-Andalus
Dr Chloe Duckworth (Newcastle University)
Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

16:00 - ‘That Lady on the Hill: examining American liberalism at a crossroads in the 1970s’
Brian Balogh (Virginia)
American History Research Seminar

17:00 - Piers Plowman and Scholastic Theology / Vernacular Hagiography
Conor McKee (LMH), Lauren Urbont (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
Medieval Church and Culture

17:00 - ‘Fanon Transformed? The New Writings’
Robert Young (New York University)
'Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War'

17:00 - Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War - Fanon Transformed? The New Writings
Robert J.C. Young (Silver Professor, Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi; Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University)

17:00 - The Flower Girl (1972)
TBA
North Korean Film Series

Wednesday 31 May 2017 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 - The Idea of Antiquity in Chinese Art
Prof. Craig Clunas
Antiquity After Antiquity: Appropriations of the Classical Tradition in Art and Culture from Byzantium to Modernism

11:10 - ‘Army and Revolution in the Age of Liberalism: The Case of the 1820s Revolution in Southern Europe’
Maurizio Isabella (QMUL)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

12:15 - ‘On Not Defending Poetry: The Economics of Sidney’s Golden World’
Catherine Bates (University of Warwick)
Literature and History in Early Modern England Seminar

17:00 - Escalation in the British Army's War on the IRA, 1971-72
Dr Huw Bennett (Cardiff University)
Oxford Seminar for the Study of Violence

17:00 - ‘The last astronomer's lost book: Walter le Pruz between England and France in the thirteenth century'
Justin Stover (University of Edinburgh)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

17:00 - The Bottle Riot reconsidered: Dublin politics of the early 1820s
Shunsuke Katsuta (University of Tokyo)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

17:00 - “Christ, Fire, Gospels: images of theophany in the Chapel of Galla Placidia in Ravenna ”
Maria Lidova (Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

17:15 - Networks of Knowledge Exchange in the Eighteenth Century British Army
Huw Davies (King’s College London)
History of War Seminar Series

17:15 - ‘Chaucer’s Tears.’
Barry Windeatt (University of Cambridge)
Medieval English Research Seminar

Thursday 1 June 2017 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

11:00 - ‘The world engaged: Monastic economies in Late Antique Egypt’
Louise Blanke (University of Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

16:00 - Session on Women in Ireland during the First World War
Dr Fionnuala Walsh (Trinity College Dublin), Professor Senia Paseta (Tutorial Fellow in History, Oxford)
Globalising and Localising the Great War

17:00 - OXFORD CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN HISTORY SPECIAL ANNUAL LECTURE
Professor Pamela Smith (Columbia University)

17:00 - 'Coins in the Islamic World'
Joe Cribb (Secretary General of the Oriental Numismatic Society, former Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum, and Past-President of the Royal Numismatic Society)
The Oxford University Numismatic Society (The Phoenix Society) Seminar

17:00 - ‘Debating before Great Britain¹s Solomon: the perspective of the 'plaintiffs' at the Hampton Court Conference of 1604.’
Mark Byford (Independent Scholar)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

17:00 - Historicizing Violence
Various Speakers
Work in Progress Faculty-wide graduate seminar

17:00 - Fascism, Fake News, and the Nature of Social Extremophilia
Professor Luciano Floridi (Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford))
Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Research Network

17:00 - The Height, Depth and Width of the Left in Latin America: A Historical Perspective
Paulo Drinot (University College London)
Latin American History Seminar

17:30 - Public Debate: The Future of Heritage
Dame Helen Ghosh (Director-General, National Trust), Carole Souter (Master, St Cross College, University of Oxford (formerly Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund)), Sandy Nairne (National Trust Trustee & Former director of the National Portrait Gallery), Professor Peter Mandler (Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge )
Moving, Teaching, Inspiring: The National Trust & University of Oxford in the 21st Century

Friday 2 June 2017 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Seven will be updated on Friday of Week Six

 

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Eight will be updated on Friday of Week Seven

 

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Nine will be updated on Friday of Week Eight

 

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