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

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This page shows the  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 note that not all seminars run every term**

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

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Trinity Term 2018

Monday 23 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

12:00 - “Howie Phillips and his wrecking crew”: The conservatives (try to) take the bureaucracy
Mitchell Robertson (University College)
American History Graduate Seminar

 

16:00 - How Darwin learned to theorize
Professor Alistair Sponsel (Vanderbilt University)
Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

 

17:00 - Islamic kingship in the high Abbasid era: the reinvention of Sasanian tradition?
Luke Treadwell (University of Oxford)
The Iranian World from Sasanians to Islam

 

17:00 - Special OCBR Lecture: The Caucasian Alans between Byzantine Christianity and traditional paganism
Richard Foltz
Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

 

17:00 - ‘Lending to God: Charitable Giving in an Age of Commerce’
Adam Davis (Denison University/Clare Hall Cambridge)
Medieval History Seminar

 

17:00 - ‘Notes towards a postsecular history of modern British secularization’
Sam Brewitt-Taylor (Lincoln)
Themes in the Modern History of Religion

 

Tuesday 24 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

10:00 - When did the Hundred Years War End?
Dr Rowena Archer
Europaeum: Before War, After War

 

11:30 - Teaching Workshop: Oxford and Empire
Various Speakers

 

11:30 - Undergraduate Thesis Workshop
Rosanna Tabor, Amelia Gosztony, Hollie Eaton
Gender, Women and Culture Seminar

 

13:00 - Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Conflict
Al Brown
The Changing Character of War Centre Seminar

 

14:00 - Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule
Margot Finn (UCL)
South Asia Seminar

 

16:30 - Data Science with Meaning: Reproducibility and Replicability in the Interpretive Social Sciences
Laura Nelson (Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University)
Reproducibility and Open Research Seminar

 

17:00 - Problematising Pilgrimage in Twelfth-Century England and Beyond
Anne Bailey
Medieval Church and Culture

 

Wednesday 25 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

11:15 - “Security guarantee or security harzard? Segregation in Hamburg and London at the end of the 19th century”
Christine Krüger (University of Giessen)
The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

 

11:15 - ‘The apostle of the Orient: Martin Crusius (1526-1607) and the Greek Mediterranean’
Richard Calis (Princeton)
New Perspectives in Mediterranean History

 

13:00 - In Search of the Phoenicians
Dr Josephine Quinn (University of Oxford), Hindy Najman (Oriel College ), Stephanie Dalley (University of Oxford), John Watts (University of Oxford)
Book at Lunchtime

 

13:00 - The humanists and the search for the historians
Michael Malone-Lee
Latin Correspondence of the Humanists

 

14:00 - Wandering Pretenders in Renaissance Europe: Christian Princes of the Ottoman Tributary States
Marian Coman (Bucharest)
Early Modern European Seminar

 

14:00 - Radicalizing liberalism: the ideological inversions of Islamic liberalism and moderation in Malaysian politics
Carlo Bonura (SOAS)
Southeast Asia Seminar

 

14:00 - Transgressing boundaries and defining space in Iberia: a medieval legacy?
Attendance is free. The PDFs of the three readings on which each session will be based can be obtained writing to giuseppe.marcocci@history.ox.ac.uk
Various Speakers
Reading Group on Early Modern Iberian History

 

17:00 - Public Lecture - 'The Polish-Italian Royal Wedding of 1518: Dynasty, Memory & Language'
Dr Natalia Nowakowska (History Faculty)

 

17:00 - ‘The “Decline of magic” reconsidered’
MICHAEL HUNTER (Birkbeck, University of London)
Seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Science

 

17:00 - ‘Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall: Qur’an translator and novelist’
Dr Peter Clark (SOAS)
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

 

17:00 - ‘The Rude Composures of a Simple Country Fellow’: Andrew Brice and the Cultural Economy of Devon, 1714-73
Richard Manning (Merton)
Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

 

17:00 - 'Montaigne’s Stony Mind’
Dr Jenny Oliver (French)
The Early Modern Mind Seminar

 

17:15 - ‘“Longyng” for Health: Blood, Love, and Honey in A Talking of the Love of God’
Daniel McCann (Oxford)
Medieval English Research Seminar

 

Thursday 26 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

09:30 - Conference programme: 'Renaissance Royal Weddings & Cultural Production'
Various Speakers

 

11:00 - Seville and its port during the Late Antique period
Carlos Cabrera Tejedor (Oxford)
Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar

 

14:00 - ‘The working lives of Irish women in late nineteenth-century England’, ‘Overtures from Germany: Music, War, and Memory in Britain, 1934-1955’ & ‘The British Left and the Idea of Community in the 1970s’
Beth Kitson (Balliol), Michael Nixon (Lincoln), Nicholas Garland (Univ)
Modern British History Seminar

 

16:00 - 'I didn’t really feel like Dan taught us anything': Undergraduate researchers and the history of London at war
Dr. Dan Todman (Queen Mary University of London)
Globalising and Localising the Great War

 

17:00 - The late German Enlightenment and its temples
Paul Kerry (Brigham Young University / Oxford)
Enlightenment Workshop

 

17:00 - The “Presbyterian story” in seventeenth-century Ireland
Dr Robert Armstrong (Trinity College Dublin)
Religion in the British Isles, 1400-1700 Seminar

 

17:00 - 'The right to freedom of religion: cases and controversies’
The Lord Pannick QC (Distinguished Fellow)
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

 

17:00 - ‘The economic experience of the medieval north east: the evidence from Durham Cathedral Priory’.
Elizabeth Gemmill (Kellogg)
History Faculty Medieval Economic History Seminar

 

18:00 - IHR Weidenfeld Lecture in Jewish History 2018: ‘Marginalised Pasts: Jews and Muslims in the History of Europe’ with Professor Abigail Green
Professor Abigail Green

 

Friday 27 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

14:00 - Journée Jean-Pierre Vernant - Jean-Pierre Vernant Lecture: Keynote Lecture : “When ritual is critical thinking: writing and divination in Ancient Greece”
Cléo Carastro (EHESS, Paris )
Maison Française d’Oxford Seminars

 

17:00 - “Undergraduate studies and the collection books at Christ Church”.
Judith Curthoys (Christ Church)
The Unloved Century: Georgian Oxford Reassessed

 

17:00 - Anglo-Norman Reading Group
Various Speakers
Anglo-Norman Reading Group

 

17:00 - 2018 Dahrendorf Lecture: The Defence of the University in Illiberal Times
Michael Ignatieff (Rector, Central European University), Professor Louise Richardson (Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford)

 

17:30 - Jonathan Dove
Jonathan Dove
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstraction, Reconciliation

 

18:00 - Fabricating Martyrs in Early Rus
Monica White (Nottingham)
The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

 

Saturday 28 April 2018 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

 

09:30 - Music and Memory: Panel-led Workshop 1
Various Speakers
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstraction, Reconciliation

 

 

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Registration Deadlines:

 

Saturday 5 May 2018 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

09:30 - STUDY DAY: Birth through History: the History of Education for Practitioners and Prospective Parents in the 20th and 21st centuries
Various Speakers

No Deadline Noted.

 

Friday 18 May 2018 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

10:00 Environmental Humanities: Trees and Wellbeing Conference 
Various Speakers

Deadline for Registration: 4th May 2018

 

Tuesday 15 May 2018 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

09:30 - Prejudice, Pride, Place 2018 conference
Book your tickets now to attend. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday 4 May.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

09:00 - Wycliffism and Hussitism: Contexts, Methods, Perspectives (3-day conference)
Various Speakers

Deadline for Registration: 9th May 2018

 

Thursday 31 May 2018 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

18:15 - Seeking Perfection: English Medieval Chantry Chapels
Dr Cindy Wood (University of Winchester), Dr Cathy Oakes (University of Oxford)

Deadline for Dinner Registration: 18 May 2018

 

Saturday 9 June 2018 (7th Week, Trinity Term)

10:30 - "From Space to Spacetime" One-Day Conference

Deadline for Registration: midday on Friday 1st June.

 

Call for Papers:

 

Thursday 18 October 2018 (2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)

09:00 The Micro-Dynamics of Violence: A Violence Studies Oxford Mini-Conference 
Various Speakers 
Violence Studies Oxford

Please submit a short biography and a 250-500-word abstract to Rachel.kowalski@history.ox.ac.uk by 1 July 2018.

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Two will be updated on Friday of Week One

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Three will be updated on Friday of Week Two

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Four will be updated on Friday of Week Three

 

The Research Seminar Timetable for Week Five will be updated on Friday of Week Four

 

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

 

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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