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Cultural History Workshop

The Cultural History Workshop is an interdisciplinary platform for graduate students with an interest in cultural studies. It welcomes MPhil and Ph.D. students to present 30-40 min papers with a cultural focus from any time period and any geographic region. Research undertaken outside of History faculties is also more than welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches. No matter your reasons –challenge yourself by writing for a non-specialist audience, improve your presentation skills, try out your new chapter, get feedback on your work-in-progress, or engage with your peers at Cambridgethere will be wine, snacks and friendly discussion.   

We meet on alternate Wednesdays at 5PM at Gonville and Caius College, Junior Parlour. Please get in touch if you are interested in presenting a paper, want to discuss ideas, or have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you!  

If you're interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and brief abstract (max 200 words) to the convenors. We encourage proposals from graduate students at Cambridge and beyond.

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Max Long (mel58)

Grace Whorral-Campbell (gew33)


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29 January. Isabella Rosner, King’s College London

‘Women Professing Godliness with Good Works’: British and American Quaker Women’s Decorative Arts Before Ackworth and Westtown, 1650-1779.

This week we will meet in the Bateman Room at Gonville and Caius College.


12 February. Jasmin Bath, University of Cambridge

‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’: The Use of Character in the 1860 Republican Presidential Campaign.


26 February. Roisin Donohoe, University of Cambridge

Risk and Ritual: Childbirth Practices and Beliefs in England, 1450-1550.


11 March. Jana K. Hunter, University of Cambridge

Into the Wild: Mapping the British Travel Writer’s Journey to Entertain and Inform, 1850-1914.



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