Monthly Archives: November 2016

IHR Seminar: Spring Term

We are delighted to announce our seminars for the spring term on the theme of ‘Difficult Pasts and Objects’


  • 8th February: Paul Jackson (University of Northampton): Public History and the British Extreme Far Right
  • 8th March – Jessica Moody (University of Portsmouth): “Racism on Display: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia


Locations: TBC

IHR Seminar: Thomas Cauvin and his new book ‘Public History – A Textbook of Practice’

Defining the field: Public History – A Textbook of Practice



This Wednesday, 16 November, please join us for a seminar with Thomas Cauvin (University of Louisiana, Lafayette).

Location: Senate House – John S. Cohen Room N203

Public history continues to elude consensus regarding its parameters and purposes and its complexities and ambiguities have only multiplied as the field has gone global in recent years. Thomas Cauvin’s Textbook of Practice addresses this challenge head-on, aiming to fill a gap in the literature on the pedagogy of public history and bringing theories and practices together. The IHR public history seminar is the ideal place to begin the UK field’s engagement with this important book.

IHR Seminar: Exploring the Relationship between Unpalatable Past and the Contested Present in Modern France


Mother and child walk past French soldiers, Oran, Algeria, 1962


Exploring the Relationship between the Unpalatable Past and the Contested Present in Modern France

Wednesday 9 November, 2016, 5.30 pm Olga Crisp Seminar Room N102, Senate House

Dr Nicola Cooper (University of Northampton): France’s Memory Wars

Prof William Gallois (University of Exeter): The Palatability of the Algerian Past

Chair: Dr Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

All welcome to attend