Convenors: 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 for 1998/9: 'Commercial and imperial metropolises'

Autumn Term 1998

14 October Bill Day (London School of Economics)
Florence: the growth of a metropolis, 1200-1300
28 October Michela Rosso (Turin)
John Summerson as an historian of London
11 November Professor Shizuya Nishimura (Hosei University)
The development of a commercial metropolis: trade and banks in Shanghai, 1870-1914
25 November David Barnett (University of Nottingham)
Fountainhead of consumerism: wholesale and retail distribution in London in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
9 December Alan Cox (Survey of London)
Harvey Nichols and Harrods: two shopping cultures

Spring Term 1999

20 January Graham Twigg (Centre for Metropolitan History/Royal Holloway)
Epidemics and the plague: London, 1540-1720
10 February Peter Whitehouse (Birkbeck College)
Freedom and regulation: situating Middlesex petrol stations
24 February Catherine Brice(Ecole Francaise de Rome)
The Vittorio Emmanuele Monument, other Roman monuments, and the forging of national identity
10 March Professor Jonathan Schneer (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Anti-Imperial London: The Pan-African Conference of 1900
24 March Scott R Fletcher (University of Reading)
Yankees on the make: American immigrant entrepreneurs in Edwardian London