Histories in Crisis: Experiencing and Historicising Moments of Conflict

Date / time: 19 July, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Histories in Crisis: Experiencing and Historicising Moments of Conflict


The Institute of Historical Research’s History Lab is pleased to announce that its flagship conference will be taking place virtually this year on Tuesday, 19th July 2022, and is currently accepting registrations for attendance.

This year’s theme, Histories in Crisis, proves to be provocative and insightful. We have a fantastic line-up of twelve presenters and a keynote presentation from the brilliant Dr Amanda Power. See the Eventbrite page for full line-up and details.

All are welcome and attendance is free, but advance registration is required. Visit the Eventbrite page to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-lab-annual-conference-2022-histories-in-crisis-registration-331901013867


9:00-10:30 Panel 1 – Political Activism and Legal Rights from Grassroots to Global Governance

Alfie Steer (University of Oxford): Finding Somewhere Else to Go? The Crisis of Labour Party Activism in Britain, 1989-2011

Kathleen Commons (University of Sheffield): Defining the refugee avant la lettre: using the late 17th century ‘refugee crisis’ to investigate refugee history

Kaoruko Kawashima (University of Oxford): Human rights theories and the Freedom and People’s Rights Movement in 1880s Japan

11:00-12:30 Panel 2 – Imperialism, Race and Resistance

Isaac Crichlow (University College London): The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on the British Army within the Caribbean, 1793-1798

Rose Miyonga (University of Warwick): Crisis and Contingency: A family history of the Mau Mau War

Eleanor Shaw (University of Manchester) and Robert Naylor (University of Manchester): Shaping Environmental Disaster: Sahelian Famine in the 1970s

13:00-14:30 Keynote speaker

Dr Amanda Power (University of Oxford): Histories for planetary crisis and possible futures for the discipline

15:00-16:30 Panel 3 – Moments of Trauma: Plague, Defeat and Religious Distress

Emma Yeo (Durham University): “Being visited with the contagion of the pestilence”: Living and Dying with the Plague in Civil War Durham

Felicia Strouth (Kingston University London): “Mariana in the Moated Grange:” Shakespeare as a way to articulate trauma in American Civil War Diaries

Xiang Wei (University of Cambridge): “I wept sore for here was not one Gospel minister:” Religious Provision and Emotional Distress of the Scottish Soldiery Abroad, c. 1707-1763

17:00-18:30 Panel 4 – Rethinking crisis through lived experiences and collective memory

Nathan Meades (University of St Andrews): Crisis and Conflict in Late Medieval Urban France

George Wardell (York St John University): Viewing the Holocaust from a Perpetrator Perspective: The Influence of Schools and Youth Groups on Young German Males in Early Twentieth Century Germany

Charlie Brown (Kings College London): Believe the Children: Satanic Ritual Abuse and the Makings of a Moral Panic