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IHR Public History Seminar 01/05/2013 – The Public History of the Magna Carta

April 29, 2013 by


The next IHR Public History Seminar will take place on Wednesday (1/05/13) at 17.30 in room G34 at Senate House. Professor Justin Champion and Dr. Graham Smith will be discussing ‘The Public History of Magna Carta’ ahead of the 800th of anniversary of the document in 2015. For further details relating to this event please follow the […]

IHR Public History Seminar 03/04/2013 – The Untold History of the United States, Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick: Q&A plus screening

April 2, 2013 by


The next IHR Public History Seminar will take place tomorrow at Senate House (5pm). A brief description of the seminar can be found below: Film director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick discuss their book and forthcoming television series. The Untold History of the United States re-examines America’s financial, diplomatic and military influence on the […]

Unofficial Histories 2013 Conference: 15-16 June 2013, Manchester – Registration Open!

April 1, 2013 by


Unofficial Histories is a public conference to discuss how society produces, presents and consumes history beyond official and elite versions of the past. The conference seeks to bring together those who wish to consider the value and purpose of historical engagements and understandings that take place within, on the edges of, or outside “offcial” sites […]

Hannah Murray on Frederick Douglass, and why his time in Britain should be remembered

March 18, 2013 by


A few weeks ago, I gave a lecture on Frederick Douglass, a former African American slave who travelled to Britain in the 1840s. I first came across Douglass at University (2008), and ever since I have been fascinated by the life and career of this social reformer. Unfortunately, his British travels have been largely forgotten […]

Hannah Murray: “A Wall of Anti-Slavery Fire” – Frederick Douglass in Britain.

December 30, 2012 by


Hannah Murray:  “A Wall of Anti-Slavery Fire” – Frederick Douglass in Britain.  15 January, 2013. Room G26, ground floor, Senate House, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1  6 to 7.30 pm, Everyone is welcome. You do not have to pre-book/register. Former African American slave Frederick Douglass visited Britain in the1840’s, popularising anti-slavery, creating a […]

OHS/IHR Seminar with Lynn Abrams: London, Thursday 13 December 2012, 6PM

December 11, 2012 by


The next Oral History Society seminar is this coming Thursday 13 December, at 6pm, at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Professor Lynn Abrams (University of Glasgow) will be leading this seminar with her talk: ‘Liberating the Self: Epiphanies, conflict and coherence in the life stories of post-war British women’.

Professor Portelli lecture on-line

November 8, 2012 by


Alessandro Portelli, Reflecting on a Life in Progress and the Stories of Oral History, 6th November 2012. UPDATE: Now approaching 1,000 downloads.