IHR History Lab’s Annual Conference: ‘Historia Interrupta’

Date / time: 18 July, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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, 18th July 2023, and is currently accepting registrations for attendance.

This year’s theme, Historia Interrupta, aims to reflect on how we approach moments of historical interruption, and to share insights from new generations of historians on how we can understand continuity and change. We have a fantastic line-up of nine presenters and a keynote presentation from the brilliant Professor Julian Hoppit. This year’s presenters have been arranged into three panels, and each panel will consist of three presentations of 20 minutes followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

The conference will take place online via Zoom. All are welcome and attendance is free, but advance registration is required.

To register and view the full schedule, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/534906438557

9:00-10:30 Panel 1 – Britain and the World

Nathalie Cooper (University of Warwick and the Horniman Museum): The Ideological Separation of Ancient and Modern in the Horniman Museum’s Egyptian Collections

Luke Thrumble (University of Nottingham): ‘An old question answered anew’: Continuities in British foreign policy throughout the end of the Cold War and beyond

Michael Trull (Cardiff University): Anglo-Japanese Diplomacy and the Meiji Restoration

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2 – Assessing cultural change through everyday experiences

Paul Hutchinson (University of Bristol): A Tag of Shame: Masculinity in the Literature of the Dust Bowl

Aoife Miralles (University of Oxford): Political Changes and Musical Continuities in Eighteenth-Century Liège and Lille

Joshua Rushton (University of Leeds): Between Rome and the Serenissima: Holy Sacrament Confraternities and Religious Reform in Venice c. 1545-1690

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Panel 3 – Government, power, and survival

Julie Fitzpatrick (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘Help, I’m starving. There are still no bananas!’: The Relationship between Food, Power and Persecution During the Holocaust

Amy Longmuir (University of Reading): The impact of the 1970 Equal Pay Act on working women’s wages in Britain

Daniel Tang (King’s College London): Religious continuity and the Thirty Tyrants of Athens: A new perspective on the oligarchic revolution of 404 BCE

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-17:00 Keynote speaker

Professor Julian Hoppit (University College London): Continuity, Change and Understanding the Industrial Revolution