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The Modern European History Research seminar is the focal point in Cambridge for graduates and scholars in European history from c. 1750 to the present day. Talks tend to attract audiences of twenty to forty on a regular basis; discussions are lively, and speakers and audience generally enjoy the experience.

Lent Term 2019     


The Seminar will meet on Tuesdays from 5-7pm in the Knox Shaw Room of Sidney Sussex College (unless otherwise stated).


22 January

Alexandra Paulin-Booth (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
'Capturing the Future: Utopias, Dystopias, and the French Left in 1900'

5 February

Jean-Michel Johnston (St Anne's College, Oxford)
'Fluid Times: The Acceleration of Business, Government, and Society in Germany, 1850-1880'

19 February

Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh)
'"Ein sonderbar Ding": Music, the Historical, and the Problem of Temporal Representation in Der Rosenkavalier'

5 March

Sir Christopher Clark (St Catharine's College, Cambridge)
'Reflections on Time and Power'


Dr Arthur Asseraf, Trinity College, (aa504)
Dr Allegra Fryxell, Pembroke College, (arpf2)
Dr Rhys Jones, Sidney Sussex College, (rj302)
Timothy J Schmalz, Sidney Sussex College (ts633)


Lent Term 2019 programme - print version


The Modern European History Research Seminar gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Trevelyan Fund.


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