Goldsmiths History Seminar Archive


Programme 2013-14 and related events

Autumn term

Wednesday, 11 December, 5:30 - 7:00pm, RHB 143
Prof Jan Plamper (Goldsmiths): 'The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power'

Spring term

Wednesday, 5 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, RHB 143
Dr Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths): 'History on our doorstep: Black British Activism in Lewisham'

Wednesday, 19 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, RHB 143
Sarah Lambert (Goldsmiths): 'Monsters and marvels as sources for crusading history'

Programme 2012/13 and related events

Autumn term

Wednesday, 17 October, 5:00 - 6:30pm, RHB 142
Miles Taylor (Institute of Historical Research), 'Queen Victoria and India: rethinking the 'invention of tradition''

Wednesday, 12 December, 5:30 - 7:00pm, RHB 142
Vivienne Richmond (Goldsmiths), 'The ape in the mirror: poverty, glass and the sense of self in nineteenth-century England'

Spring term

Wednesday, 20 March, 5:00 - 6:30pm, RHB 142
John Price (Goldsmiths), 'The heroes of everyday life: civilian heroism in Victorian Britain'

Programme 2011/12 and related events

Autumn term

Thursday, 13 October, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, RHB Small Hall Cinema
David Rosenberg (London), 'The Battle for the East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s'
Jointly hosted by Goldsmiths Students’ Union and Department of History

Wednesday, 19 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm, 143, Richard Hoggart Building
Conversations about Djilas: A panel discussion commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Milovan Djilas (1911-1995), Yugoslav revolutionary, dissident, and writer
Centre for the Study of the Balkans event

Pat Loughrey (Warden, Goldsmiths), Welcome & Introduction
Sumantra Bose (LSE), 'The Wider Significance of Djilas' Critique of Authoritarianism'
Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths), 'Djilas as a Historian and as a Source'
Jasna Dragović-Soso (Goldsmiths), 'What Dissidence Meant in Socialist Yugoslavia: The Case of Milovan Djilas'
Vesna Goldsworthy (Kingston), 'Djilas as Will and Representation'
Stevan K. Pavlowitch (Southampton), 'Remembering Djilas'

Wednesday, 23 November, 7:00 - 9:00pm, TW1.U8, Tower One, Clement's Inn, LSE
'The Long Road Through Balkan History' (2010)
Documentary film screening and Q&A with the film makers (chaired by Dr Dejan Djokic)
Co-organised by Research on South Eastern Europe (LSE), London School of Economics, and Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, University of London.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come first served basis.

Wednesday, 14 December, from 5:30pm, Room 274, Richard Hoggart Building
Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths), 'With the 16th (Irish) Division: The Letters of J.H.M. “Max” Staniforth, 1914-18'

Spring term

Thursday, 26 January, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 142, Richard Hoggart Building
Simon Mc Veigh (Goldsmiths), 'The Business of Culture: London Concert Life around 1900'

Wednesday, 1 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 274, RichardHoggartBuilding
Anastasia Stouraiti (Goldsmiths), 'Marvels of the Levant: Wonder and Empire in Early Modern Venice'

Wednesday, 22 February, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 143, RichardHoggartBuilding
Dusan Bjelic (University of Southern Maine)
Discussant: Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay (Goldsmiths)
Chair: Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths)

CANCELLED - Wednesday, 7 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building
Miles Taylor (Institute of Historical Research), 'Queen Victoria and India'

Wednesday, 14 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm, ST274, Stewart House, 2nd floor (32, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN)
Mark Cornwall (Southampton) & Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University, Berlin), 'Shifting Allegiances Among the Nationalities in the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires'
Chair: Dejan Djokic (Goldsmiths)
Jointly sponsored by the IHR ‘Rethinking Modern Europe’ seminar and Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of the Balkans.