The Seminar on Metropolitan History is held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. The programme for 2001-2 is given below. The Seminar on Medieval and Tudor London History is held weekly during the Summer Term. For further details and a programme for this seminar, please contact Dr Vanessa Harding at Birkbeck College. Email:


Convenors: Dr Iain Black, Dr Richard Dennis, Dr David Green, Professor Derek Keene

Alternate Wednesdays at 5.30 pm
in the Training Room, Basement
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Autumn Term 2001

10 October Michael Limberger (University of Antwerp)
Antwerp and its rural surroundings: social and economic changes in the hinterland of a commercial metropolis, c.1450-c.1570
24 October Richard Dennis (University College London)
Modern housing? Attitudes to mansion flats and model dwellings in late Victorian London
31 October David Guzke (Southwest Missouri State University
Rejecting the Gin Palace: London's reformed interwar pubs
NB This seminar will be held in the Training Room as usual
21 November Marc St-Hilaire (Université Laval, Quebec)
The French-Canadianization of a British colonial capital: the population dynamics of Quebec City, 1860-1900
5 December Sarah Glynn (University College London)
East End immigrants and the battle for housing: a comparative study of political mobilisation in the Jewish and Bengali communities

Spring Term 2002

16 January Alex Werner (Museum of London)
The making of the Museum of London's new 'World City Gallery - London 1789-1914'
30 January Jane Rendell (The Bartlett, University College London)
The pursuit of pleasure: gender and architectural space in Regency London
13 February Lynn Leeds (University of Pennsylvania)
The making of public space in the small towns of the Empire: British Malaya, 1900-1940
27 February Jacinta Prunty (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dublin and London, 1800-1925: contemporary comparisons
13 March Louise Jackson (Leeds Metropolitan University)
‘Lady Cops’ and ‘Decoy Doras’: Gender, Surveillance and the Construction of Urban Knowledge 1919–1959