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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.

Michaelmas Term 2018     


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

October 9

Roundtable: Doing European History in the UK
with Dr Julie Smith (POLIS, Robinson College), Prof. Nicholas White (MML, Emmanuel College), Prof. Nora Berend (History, St. Catharine's College)
October 23  

‘Writers, Rabbis, and the Rabble: Posing the Jewish Question at the Oberammergau Passion Play, c. 1860-1910’
Rob Priest (Royal Holloway) 

November 6 

‘Modernism and Belief’
Leigh Wilson (Westminster) 

Tuesday November 20

‘French Revolutionary Providence’
Joseph Clarke (Trinity College Dublin)


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)

 Michaelmas Term 2018 programme - print version

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


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