Dr Richard Dennis, Dr David Green, Dr Derek Keene

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

Theme: 'Metropolitan Attractions'

Autumn Term 1996

9 October 1996
David Feldman (Birkbeck College, London)
Migrants in urban Britain, 1840-1950

23 October
Janet Polasky (University of New Hampshire/Catholic University, Leuven)
British workers and Belgian peasants on the railways: a comparative perspective on Workmen's Trains in the urban housing crisis at the turn of the nineteenth century

6 November
Jennifer Davis (Wolfson College, Cambridge)
Race and the residuum: the Irish origins of the English underclass

20 November
Donatella Calabi (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia)
From the Jewish district to the ghetto in Venice, Florence and Rome: spatial architectural characteristics

27 November
Gerry Kearns (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
The political uses of history in the modern urban landscape: Chicago and the quincentenary of Columbus [NB: this will be a joint meeting with the History of the United States of America seminar]

4 December
Perry Gauci (Centre for Metropolitan History)
The London merchant and public life: 1660-1720

Spring Term 1997

15 January 1997
Iain Black (Cheltenham and Gloucester College)
Money, architecture and identity: bank office building in the City of London, 1830-1870

29 January
Andrew Crowhurst (Department of Geography, De Montfort University)
Empire theatres and the Empire: images of race and class in London's music halls

12 February
Claire Hancock (Universite de Paris-Sorbonne)
Travellers' descriptions of Paris and London during the nineteenth century

26 February
Bill Luckin, Graham Mooney and Andrea Tanner (Centre for Metropolitan History)
Mortality in the metropolis, 1860-1920

12 March
Patricia Garside (University of Salford)
Fragments of London: selling the capital as a place to visit, 1919-1939