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, in room 108 of the Arts A building on Sussex campus (BN1 9SH).

All are welcome and no booking is required.

Programme for Spring Term 2018-19
Arts A108, Thursday 4.00pm*

14 February
Doctoral Researcher Panel
Peter Halton (Sussex), “Rage against the machines? Free labour and art in the thought of William Morris”
Abigail Rieley (Sussex), “Michael Staunton, the Morning Register and the formation of a Catholic public sphere in early 19th century Ireland”

21 February
Pat Thane (Oxford)
Book event: Divided Kingdom: A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present (2018)

28 February
Waseem Yaqoob (Cambridge)
“Hannah Arendt and the historiographical limits to cosmopolitanism”

7 March
Sarah Dunstan (Sussex)
“‘A New Fascism, the American Brand’: Anti-Imperialist Struggles in the French Union and the African diaspora, 1945-1955”

21 March
John Burrow Memorial Lecture, 5pm, Jubilee Lecture Theatre
David Armitage (Harvard)
“Treaty Consciousness: Revisiting John Locke’s International Thought”

28 March
Hanna Holmberg (Helsinki/QMUL)
“Writing Mobile Lives: Self-Description and Life Writing in Seventeenth-Century British Travel Accounts”

4 April
Christienna Fryar (Liverpool)
“Fears of Jim Crow: British Sovereignty, American Expansionism, and the 1907 Kingston Earthquake”

11 April
Matthew Kelly (Northumbria)
“Beatrix Potter, Preservationist”

2 May
Michael Wildt (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
“Raoul Hilberg and Saul Friedländer – Two Perspectives on the Holocaust”