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Modern British History

The workshop is open to MPhil and PhD students working on any aspect of the history of the British Isles from 1700 to the present, and provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience. Papers are usually 20-30 minutes long, and are followed by drinks and a chaired discussion.


All sessions will be held in the Erasmus Room, Queens' College, on alternate Thursdays in term time, starting at 5pm (please check the Graduate Training calendar for more information). Refreshments will be provided. Further social events will be held on Thursday evenings, following the Modern British History Seminar. Details to be announced closer to the date.

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David Cowan (dc621)

Charles Lockwood (cel51)

Taym Saleh (ts668)

Ben Gilding (bjg44)


Michaelmas 2017 Schedule

Thursday 19 October

Forum: ‘New Directions in Modern British History’
Group discussion of pre-circulated papers: James Vernon, “The History of Britain is dead; long live a global history of Britain,” History Australia 13, no. 1 (2016); and “Modern British Studies @ Birmingham Working Paper No. 1” (2014).


Thursday 2 November

Jane Clarke (University of Manchester)
“The Feminist Movement and Ex-Servicewomen: The Old Comrades Associations 1918-1939.”


Thursday 16 November

Bethan Johnson (University of Cambridge)
“Indigenous Heritage and its Place in Promoting Loyalty to the British State: A Case-Study in Nineteenth-Century Welsh History.”


Thursday 30 November

George Morris (University of Cambridge)

'Newman's Empty Grave'


                                      All meetings are at 5 pm, Erasmus Room, Queens’ College