Modern British History Workshop (online) 14 Oct-25 Nov 2020

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The Modern British History Workshop is an online research workshop in the field of modern British history (C19th and C20th), founded in June 2020 in response to the disruption to research seminars and conferences caused by Covid-19.

Please join us for the Second Series of the workshop, which will be held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5pm GMT (14 October - 25 November 2020). 

The Modern British History Workshop provides an opportunity for early career researchers (defined as those without a permanent academic job) to present and discuss their work (via Zoom) with an international community of historians of modern Britain. Presentations will be given by early career researchers, but scholars of all career stages are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Password protected papers will be circulated via email in advance of each session. If you would like to attend the workshop, please email the organisers at


14 October 2020 - Peder Clark (University of Strathclyde) 

Paper Title: Claire and Jose Get Off their Cake: Ecstary, Raving and Women's Pleasure in 1990s Britain. 


28 October 2020 - Claire Arnold (Northwestern University) 

Paper Title: "A Regular and Expensive Postal Communication": The Contested Evolution of the Nineteenth-Century British Overseas Mail. 


11 November 2020 - Catherine Babikian (Rutgers University) 

Paper Title: Immigration Law and Nursing's Migration Crisis in 1970s Britain. 


25 November 2020 - Zak Leonard (University of Chicago) 

Paper Title: Panic, "False News", and the Roots of Colonial Fear, 1850-1880.