The Seminar on Metropolitan History is held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. The programme for 2007-8 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 at 5.15 pm on Thursdays during the Summer Term, usually in the Wolfson Room, First Floor, Institute of Historical Research. 2008 Programme

Both the Metropolitan History and Medieval and Tudor London History seminars are part of a large and wide-ranging programme of regular seminars held at the Institute of Historical Research. A full list is available on the Institute's website.


Convenors: Dr Matthew Davies, Dr Richard Dennis, Professor Derek Keene, Dr Patrick Wallis

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

Autumn Term 2007

17 October Paul Dobraszczyk (Reading)
Out of sight, out of mind? Representing London's Victorian sewers
31 October David Marsh (Birkbeck)
Changing perceptions of public and private open spaces in early modern London
14 November Daniel Antoine (Institute of Archaeology, UCL)
Growing up in London from the 11th to 19th century: the bioarchaeological evidence
28 November Erik Spindler (Oriel College, Oxford)
Suburban prostitution and marginality in late medieval London and Bruges
Please note: this session will take place in room ST274, Stewart House 2nd Floor
12 December Quentin Russell (Royal Holloway)
Greeks in Victorian London: 'A Cowardly and Dishonest Race', from marginalisation to acceptance

Spring Term 2008

9 January Catherine Wright (Centre for Metropolitan History)
Dutch and Anglo-Dutch social networks in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century London
23 January Philip Baker and Mark Merry (Centre for Metropolitan History and Birkbeck)
Parishioners, pews and perimeters: residence and status in early modern London
6 February Laurence Scott (King’s College London, Comparative Literature Programme)
The aesthetics of terror in the novels of London and Paris
20 February Göran Rydén (Uppsala University)
Impressions of London – Visions of Progress: Swedish eighteenth-century visits to London
5 March Carlos López Galviz (Centre for Metropolitan History)
On maps, timetables, cities and railways. London and Paris, c.1860-1900

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