The Seminar on Metropolitan History is held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. The programme for 1999-2000 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 se minar, please contact Dr Vanessa Harding at Birkbeck College. Email:


Convenors: Dr Richard Dennis, Dr David Green, Dr Derek Keene

Alternate Wednesdays at 5.30 pm
in the Lower Hall (unless otherwise stated), First Floor
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Theme for 1999-2000: 'Marginality and the city'

Autumn Term 1999

27 October
Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths' College), John Bold and Tanis Hinchcliffe (Westminster University), Derek Keene (CMH)
Exploring the suburbs of twentieth-century London
10 November
David Green (King's College London)
On the margins of the middle class? Women's wealth in London, 1800-1850
24 November
Shompa Lahiri (Queen Mary and Westfield College)
Patterns of marginality: Indian seamen in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century London
15 December
Joint meeting with the 'Earlier Middle Ages' seminar
NB. This meeting will be held in room 329, Third Floor, Senate House NOT at the IHR

Adriaan Verhulst (University of Ghent)
The rise of cities in north-west Europe
This seminar celebrates the publication of Professor Verhulst's book on The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe and will be followed by a reception sponsored by Cambridge University Press

Spring Term 2000

19 January
Craig Bailey (CMH and King's College London)
On the medical margin: John St. John Long of Harley Street, 1830-4
2 February
Matt Houlbrook (University of Essex)
Happy Hunting Grounds? The paradoxical spaces of sexual citizenship in metropolitan London: 1918-1957
16 February
David Pike (Amercian University, Washington)
Underground in London and Paris, 1815-1939
1 March
Caroline Bressey (UCL)
Forgotten geographies: spaces of black identity in nineteenth-century London
15 March
William Greenslade (West of England University)
The resouces of the marginal: George Gissing, fiction and late nineteenth-century London