History after Hobsbawm: a report

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 17/5/2014 History after Hobsbawm 29 April to 1 May 2014 Birkbeck, University of London Conference report by Hannah Robb & Sarah Wood  (History, University of Manchester) In 1962, Eric Hobsbawm obtained funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for a research trip which enabled him to travel –…

Workshop: Cultures of Diplomacy

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 14/3/2015. Cultures of diplomacy 14 May 2015, 2pm-6pm (C1.8 Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester) All welcome, but please note that seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be taken. Workshop organised by Christian Goeschel, Frank…

Tobacco in the Early Modern Imagination – Symposium

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 8/3/2013.   Tobacco in the Early Modern imagination An afternoon symposium at Chetham’s Library, Manchester, all welcome 15 March 2013 12.30 arrival and coffee 1.00 Opening remarks (Jerome de Groot) 1.15 Lauren Working (Durham) Unnatural Disobedience: Sedition and the Literature of Tobacco in Jacobean England 1.45…

Photographic Archives, Technologies and Methods of Recording Workshop

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 6/2/2013. A day workshop at The John Rylands Library (Deansgate) exploring the status and uses of photographic archives, collections, and technologies. Talks through the day will examine how photographic technologies are viewed as artworks or research objects in themselves, and how methods of photographic recording are…

Inequality in China and India Conference

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 26/4/2013   “Rising Powers/Inequalities: China and India” A Round Table Discussion AHRC ResearchNetwork on Inequality, Social Science and History Brooks WorldPoverty Institute, University of Manchester 22 May 2013, Samuel Alexander Building A202 1-4.40pm (Sandwich Lunch 1-2pm) Despite their differences, India and China’s transition to the status…

Histories of Migration in China and the Pacific

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 8/6/2013. Connecting Currents: Histories of Migration in China and the Pacific Tuesday, 9 July 2013 14:00-16:00 Samuel Alexander Building, Room A4 This workshop explores the impact of trade, empire and environmental crisis on the mobilities of refugees, domestic servants and labour migrants from the mid-nineteenth century…

Mad, dead or just busy?

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 23/1/2013. A familiar January, post-exam feeling but, this time, we’re talking dogs! In the nineteenth century the nature and meaning of dog breeds changed with the development of pedigree dogs. These ‘new’ dogs were displayed and judged at shows, traded in emerging markets, and became associated…

Conference: “Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide”

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 29/8/2013. 2nd Annual & International Conference of the Research Programme “Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide” 9th, 10th & 11th September 2013 University of Manchester (UK) Room 4/5, Staff House Search and Identification of Corpses and Human Remains in Post-Genocide and Mass Violence Contexts Following a first conference in Paris…

Women in History Group

Editors Note: This is an archived post from 16/3/2012 The first Women in History Group meeting will be Wednesday 21st March at 1 – 2, in the Poetry Centre, Samuel Alexander building (room A4). This is a group for women who work in history. We hope that the group will inspire and empower women through…

Towards a Transnational Communist History

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 27-11-2012. Twentieth Century Communism day conference Friday 7 December 2012, 10.00-5.15 Arthur Lewis Building (boardroom), Social Sciences, University of Manchester   Up with the great anniversary! Up with the 4th Congress of the Comintern! Imperial War Museum – PST 6000 Given the professed internationalism of the…

The Social Spaces of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 16/11/2012. The Social Spaces of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes 13 and 14th February, University of Manchester Music researchers have increasingly explored music as a social practice in which participants have varying degrees of engagement, seeking to analyse the ‘social spaces’ within which music is produced…