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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 Room 7 of the History Faculty, on 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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Maggie Kalenak (mmk56)

Harry Mace (hjm56)


Michaelmas Term 2019 

24th October — Chulki Kim, State University of New York Binghamton

“The Origins of the Income Tax: Economic Morals and the British-Irish Union of 1801”


7th November —  David Cowan, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge 

“Mobility, Nostalgia, and the Crisis of Social Democracy: The Viewers of When the Boat Comes In in Britain and Abroad” 


14th November — Helen Sunderland, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

“‘Even on us rests a wee bit of the responsibility of governing so vast an expanse of land’: Encountering Empire in the late Victorian and Edwardian English Girls’ School” 


5th December — Ellie Lowe, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge 

“‘I consider my victory a vote of confidence in my husband’: Husband and Wife MPs in British Politics 1919-1945”



                                      All meetings are at 5 pm, Room 7, History Faculty