The Seminar on Metropolitan History is held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. The programme for 2002-3 is given below. Proposals for papers, or for themes to be pursued, are welcomed. Please submit them to

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 Matthew Davies, Dr Richard Dennis, Professor Derek Keene

Alternate Wednesdays at 5.30 pm
in British Local History Room 2 (one of the new seminar rooms on the first floor)
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

NB The meeting on 20 November will be in Room 248 in the main block of Senate House - directions from the IHR will be posted on that evening.

Autumn Term 2002

9 October Stefan Goebel (Centre for Metropolitan History)
Mobilising and commemorating the urban Home Front: the Ruhr region during the Great War
23 October Ian Doolittle (London)
The City of London 'property market' in the 1660s: the evidence of the Fire Court Decrees
6 November Derek Keene (Centre for Metropolitan History)
London and Japan: metropolises compared
20 November Sandip Hazareesingh (Cardiff)
Destination Bombay: Glasgow commercial interests and the emergence of a new trade route in the late nineteenth century
NB This seminar will be held in Room 248 in the main block of Senate House
4 December Elisabeth Darling (Brighton)
New homes for old: exhibiting visions of a modern London, 1931-9

Spring Term 2003

22 January Alison Parkinson Kay (Nuffield College Oxford)
Reaction not Retreat: women and entrepreneurial activity in mid nineteenth-century London
5 February Iain Black (King's College London)
Monumental commerce: Lutyens and late-imperial London
19 February David Gilbert (Royal Holloway)
London of the Future: Aston Webb and the planning of London
5 March Matthew Davies (Centre for Metropolitan History)
Digitally enhanced? Towards the creation of a new resource for the study of London's past
19 March Francesca Carnevali (Birmingham)
Golden links: jewellers and jewellery between London and Birmingham in the late nineteenth century