5th Series of The Modern British History Workshop (Online)

Date / time: 1 September - 13 October, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

5th Series of The Modern British History Workshop (Online)


The Modern British History Workshop, now in its fifth series, is an online research workshop for early career historians in the field of Modern British History (C19th and C20th). The workshop, held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5pm GMT, provides an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students 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 all 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 (Aled Davies, Andrew Seaton, Jessica White and Chika Tonooka) at modern.british.workshop@gmail.com.

Fifth Series of the Modern British History Workshop (Autumn 2021)


  • 1st September 2021 – Jessica White (University of Manchester) ‘Riot mums’ and ‘Mama Queens’: Cultural Depictions of Inner-city Womanhood following the 1985 Broadwater Farm Disturbances
  • 15th September 2021 – Julie Davies (University of Birmingham) Patriotic Citizenship and the Professional Ideal in Nursing, 1914-1918
  • 29th September 2021 – Eleana Sanchez (University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès) ‘It’s So Utterly Different From How it is Now’: The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, An Unorthodox Case Study for the Evolution of Higher Education in England
  • 13th October 2021 – Jamie Banks (University of Leicester) ‘See Locks, Think Rasta, Blame Ganja?’: Cannabis, Race, and Mental Illness in Postcolonial Britain, 1970-1990