Department of History

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.

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


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Week 2: 10 Oct
Martin Evans (Sussex)
'Whiteness', immigration, decolonisation: Cultural separatism and the end of Empire in Britain and France 1960-62  

Week 3: 17 Oct
Peter Becker (Vienna)
The Passport Conference in the 1920s: Stemming the tide of deglobalization

Week 4: 24 Oct
Alison Rowlands (Essex)
The life and times of Michael Würth: writing an historical biography of a man accused of witchcraft in Germany in 1663

Week 5: 31 Oct
*Florian Zabransky (Sussex): Sexualised Violence against Male Jews During the Holocaust
*Priti (Sussex): Subjugating the environment for agriculture in rural Bihar, 1880-1930

Week 6: 7 Nov
Ilaria Scaglia (Aston)
Internationalism as Friendship? A Perspective from the History of Emotions
(rooms 3 & 4, Sussex Language Centre)

Week 7: 14 Nov
Linda Erker (Vienna)
Politics and Memory: Whitewashing the Past through Academic Honors and Awards in postwar Austria.

Week 8: 21 Nov
Sylvana Tomaselli (St John’s College, Cambridge)
In Praise of Grand Philosophical Histories
(begins at 5pm)