Work in Progress seminars

Our weekly research seminars provide an opportunity for staff and students studying history at all levels to come together and listen to current research by leading scholars from the UK and abroad.

ou can attend our History Work in Progress Seminars, which are normally held weekly during term time on Thursdays at 4pm, in room 108 of the Arts A building on Sussex campus (BN1 9SH).

All are welcome and no booking is required.


History WiP Spring 2019-20Download poster

Programme for Spring Term 2019-20
Arts A108, Thursday 4.00pm*

Week 3: 13 Feb - John Burrow Memorial Lecture
Professor Anna Becker (Aarhus)
‘Framed of Flesh and Blood, to Serve the Soul’: Rethinking the Early-Modern Body Politic

Week 4: 20 Feb
Olly Ayers (NCH, London) Mapping Black London in World War II

Week 5: 27 Feb Doctoral researcher panel
Kate Wall Money, Marriage, and Mass-Observation
Jack O’Connor A Janus-Faced Approach to the New Universities at Sussex and Essex: Basil Spence and Kenneth Capon’s Italian Spaces

Week 6: 5 March
Jacob Remes (NYU/Paris)
The Wise Men of New Haven: Urban Renewal, Bakery Workers, and the Rise of the American Bagel

Week 7: 12 March
Alex Walsham (Cambridge) Heirloom Books and Archives of Memory in Early Modern England

Week 8: 19 March
Alison Light Historicising Myself: Writing Memoir

Week 9: 26 March
Marc Volovici (Birkbeck)
Pride and Prejudice: The Idea of a World Jewish Congress and Its Early Critics

Week 10: 23 April
Volker Prott (Aston University)
Breaching Sovereignty: Foreign Interventions and Transnational Politics in the Cold War

Week 11: 30 April
Yuh Fujita (Kushiro Public University)
Historical Writing and Evolutionary Theory: T. H. Huxley’s Reaction to Herbert Spencer