Conference appearances

Selected keynotes and conference appearances from our staff this year:



Professor Peter Gatrell:

‘From the History of Refugees to Refugee History,’ Global Histories of Refugees conference, School of History and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Powerpoint presentation here: gatrell-presentation

Leiden University, History Department (August 2016),  Keynote, ‘NGOs and refugees in Europe: a 20th century history’

University of Graz and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (July 2016), Amstetten, Keynote, ‘Forced displacement and refugeedom during the First World War’

Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena (June 2016), Keynote, ‘People on the move: refugees and immigration regimes in Central and Eastern Europe during the 20th century’

Dr Philipp Roessner:

Van Gelder Lezing (Van Gelder Lecture) hosted by the Royal Dutch Society of Numismatists. It will take place on 19 November 2016 in this beautiful Teyler Museum in Haarlem- for more info click here

8 June 2016: Public keynote (disputation) at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Göttingen on the topic of “Late Medieval Religion as Economy?”? View the flyer here: roessner-flyer


Professor Peter Gatrell:

SOAS, University of London (November): Invited presentation to conference (’Forced to Flee’) organised by University of Exeter, SOAS and the ICRC/British Red Cross, on ‘Refugees in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1914-23.’

Birkbeck College/Pears Institute & UEA (June 2016), Invited contribution to panel, ‘Lessons from history’, workshop on ‘Placeless People: Historical Approaches to today’s refugee crises.’

Dr Chris Godden:

15 September 2016: After dinner lecture on the subject of ‘Economists as Public Intellectuals’, Department for International Development conference, Imperial War Museum, Salford.

Dr Sasha Handley:

15-16 November 2016: Paper at the ‘Arts, Objects and Emotions’ Conference, University of Melbourne. You can view the flyer here: sasha-arts-objects-emotions-program-highres

Dr Laure Humbert:

Organisation of conference in 2016: Co-organiser with Dr. Charlotte Faucher (Queen Mary) of a one-day workshop ‘Beyond De Gaulle and beyond London: New approaches to the history of the Free French and the external Resistance’ at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), 4 June 2016. Keynote speaker: Professor Emmanuelle Loyer (Sciences Po Paris), Conclusion: Professor Julian Jackson (QMUL). c.45 participants. C.50 attendants.

Conference papers 2016:

Invited speaker at a workshop on ‘Relations between Britain and France at the end of World War Two: Cooperation and Reconstruction’, organised by Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro and Dr Karine Varley (University of Strathclyde) at the Institute of Historical Research, 6 May 2016.

Invited chair at a conference organised by Dr Gareth Curless on ‘Empire and Humanitarianism’ at the University of Exeter, 13-14 June 2016.

‘UNRRA in the French Occupation Zone: between Policy and Practices, 1945-1947’, British International History Group Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 8-10 September 2016.

‘UNRRA in French Occupied Germany: A comparative perspective, 1945-1947’, The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited: New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945-1949, 29–30 September 2016, German Historical Institute, London.

Invited speaker at the History research seminar of the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, 26 October 2016.

Invited speaker at the ‘Force to Flee. A multi-disciplinary conference on internal displacement, migration and refugee crises, 7-8 November 2016, jointly organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Exeter, SOAS, the International Committee of the Red Cross and British Red Cross.

Invited speaker at the Modern French History Seminar of the Institute for Historical Research, 12 December 2016.

Dr John Morgan:

2016: ‘Coping with flooding in the community: past experience, future solutions,’ DEFRA lunchtime seminar, DEFRA, London, 13/9/2016.

Dr Eloise Moss:

(with Dr Charlotte Wildman, Dr Ruth Lamont, and DR Luke Kelly): ‘Guardians of the Friendless? The Migration of Children to Canada from Liverpool’s Catholic Charitable Institutions, 1865-1935,’ Social History Society Conference, University of Lancaster, 21-23 March 2016.

‘Safe as Houses’: Surveillance, Aesthetics, and Invisibility in the Design of the Burglar-Proof Home, London 1860-1939,’ European Social Science and History Conference, Universidad de Valencia, 30 March-2 April 2016.

(with Dr Lamont and Dr Wildman): ‘Friendless or Forsaken? The utility of digitised immigration records of Canadian ‘Home’ children for analysing attitudes towards juvenile criminality in Britain, 1865-1935,’ Digital Panopticon Conference, University of Tasmania, 22-24 June 2016.