New Directions: Gender, Sex and Sexuality in 20th Century British History

Across twelve papers and one keynote address, tackling everything from the sexual and racial anxieties of Cardiff’s dockside in the years before World War Two to the complexities of the Church of England’s attitude to homosexual law reform in the 1960s, the New Directions workshop demonstrated the continued vitality of research in the historical fields…

A rainstorm of academic inspiration

Students’ impressions from the London Summer School in Intellectual History The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies. It includes special workshops, masterclasses, feedback on current research, and advice on writing and publishing. London is now one of the international…

Language and Enlightenment: book discussion

The launch discussion of Dr. Avi Lifschitz’s Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century was attended by Dr. Lifschitz himself, Prof. Axel Körner, Prof. Christopher Clark (Cambridge), and Prof. Nicholas Cronk (Oxford) – all of whose names are certainly not foreign to anyone interested in the history of the long eighteenth century.…

Call for Papers: BrANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop

BrANCH Workshop BrANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop Institute of the Americas, University College London 12 April 2013 We are pleased to invite papers for the BrANCH postgraduate and early career workshop, to be held at University College London on April 12, 2013. Building on last year’s inaugural workshop, we will provide a forum for…

Luxury, austerity and equality in Ancient Greece

On Tuesday evening Professor Hans van Wees, the Department’s Grote Professor of Ancient History, gave an Inaugural Lecture on the theme ‘Luxury, austerity and equality in Ancient Greece’. Hans first examined the subject of luxury, explaining to an eager audience that as well as material possessions luxury also meant leisure time. To the upper class…