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Modern Cultural History

Michaelmas Term 2019

The Modern Cultural History Seminar meets on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College.  The History Faculty’s Trevelyan Fund provides crucial and much appreciated assistance to support visits by scholars from outside Cambridge.


Lucy Delap, Murray Edwards College (

Lawrence Klein, Emmanuel College (

Peter Mandler, Gonville and Caius College (



23 October                       

NATASHA GLAISYER, University of York
‘Fake Print: The London Gazette, Peter the Great and the Victorians’


6 November

THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary University of London
‘What Is the History of Anger a History of?


20 November

CHRISTINE GRANDY, University of Lincoln
‘“Too Touchy”:  Film, Television and Audiences of Colour in Postwar Britain’


4 December - Cancelled

GEORGE MORRIS, University of Cambridge
‘“Sometimes I Can Really Be My Mother”: Body, Spirit and Intimacy in the Mediumship of Rosalie Thompson, 1888-1911’


Associated with the Modern Cultural History Seminar is the Cultural History Graduate Workshop, which provides a place for graduate students to present research, test new ideas and receive informal feedback in a friendly and supportive peer group. Papers are normally 30-40 minutes long, followed by questions, discussion and refreshments. 

            The first meeting will take place between 5 and 7 pm on the 16th October in the Junior Parlour, Gonville and Caius, and will continue to meet on alternate weeks to the Modern Cultural History seminar. 

            The convenors welcome abstracts from both new and continuing MPhil and PhD students, working on any aspect of cultural history. Research undertaken outside of History faculties is also more than welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches. If you’re interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and brief abstract (max 200 words) to the convenorsGrace Whorrall-Campbell ( and Max Long (




Michaelmas term 2019 programme - print version


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‘Fake Print: The London Gazette, Peter the Great and the Victorians’

The Faculty is currently accepting applications for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship match funding by the Isaac Newton Trust. Deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Thursday 2 January 2020.


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