The History of Sexuality: A new seminar series from the Institute of Historical Research

A guest post by Justin Bengry (Birkbeck/McGill) While numerous seminars at the Institute for Historical Research have long welcomed papers from historians of sex and sexuality, no single seminar provided for a broader dialogue on the subject across region, period and theme. Spearheaded by team members at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the new IHR… Continue reading The History of Sexuality: A new seminar series from the Institute of Historical Research

The Social Scholar Archive: The Twitter feed from “The Anti-Social Scholar (and how not to become one)”

The Social Scholar is a free public lunchtime seminar series run by the School of Advanced Study.  Each seminar takes one aspect of social media or focuses on a specific social media tool or platform.  This is the first of a series of posts archiving online what happens at each event.  All materials related to… Continue reading The Social Scholar Archive: The Twitter feed from “The Anti-Social Scholar (and how not to become one)”

Pick of the Week: Food in History: the 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians

From famine to feast, from grain riots to TV cookery programmes, dieting to domesticity, food features in almost every aspect of human societies since prehistoric times. At its annual summer conference in 2013 the Institute of Historical Research aims to showcase the best of current scholarly writing, research and debate on the subject.

The Afterlife of Plutarch

An exciting upcoming event this week. The Afterlife of Plutarch – 23 – 24 May 2013 This conference will address the uses of Plutarch’s historical and philosophical works by late antique, medieval and early modern scholars, writers and artists. It is by The Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies. Organised by Chris Pelling… Continue reading The Afterlife of Plutarch