The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc. This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.
Join us for a free talk in central London on Sir Walter Ralegh by historian Dr Anna Beer. All are welcome and there is no need to book.
Our first Maritime History & Culture Seminar of 2018/19 reflects on Ralegh as we approach the 400th anniversary of his execution.
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University invites abstracts and panel proposals on the topic of Fairies and the Fantastic. The submission deadline is October 31, 2018. In the Prologue to Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale, the narrator reminisces about a time when the land was full of fairies and the Elf Queen danced merrily on the green. In the centuries since Chaucer, fairies, far from disappearing, have lived on in the popular imagination and its creations. This conference is especially interested in Fairies and the Fantastic in
The program for the Royal Military College’s history symposium, Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in Two World Wars (8-9 November 2018) is set and we have a great schedule lined up this year! See below for details.
Special Issue Information
Genealogy is a scholarly, peer-reviewed Journal in our field, produced by international academic publishers MDPI (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/genealogy). Dr Bruce Durie is one of the Founding Editorial Board members, and has agreed to edit a Special Issue: Heraldry and Coats of Arms.
Join us for a free Black History talk in central London. All are welcome and there is no need to book.
Historian and archaeologist Abigail Coppins will explain how over 2,000 black and mixed-race soldiers came to be imprisoned in Hampshire during the 1790s. Her research is based on an exciting new exhibition now on at Portchester Castle (English Heritage) that tells their fascinating stories.
The history of free ports research network is organising a number of conferences in the next years, in order to work towards a standard publication and interactive research platform for the history of free ports from the 16th to the early 20th century.
My co-organizers and I seek proposals for a seminar on Aestheticism and Decadence in Comparative Contexts at the ACLA Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
To whatever degree, every culture in the world is different to all others. Yet one figure that consistently features in almost every culture is the bride.