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November 2015

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Thursday 3rd German Historical Institute London
Thursday 10th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL

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Professor Amanda Vickery presents the Royal Historical Society's prize in public history

Tuesday November 24th

Professor Amanda Vickery will present the Royal Historical Society's inaugural prize in public history. The prize is intended to promote the field of public history by recognising work that enhances public understanding of the place of the past in today’s social, political and cultural life.

New Wellcome Witness Seminar on Waste Management

Friday November 20th

A new Wellcome Witness Seminar on developments in the waste management industry and the production of waste in the UK since the 1960s, with a particular focus on London has just been released. The volume includes testimonies from former refuse collectors, senior municipal waste managers, policy makers and academics. Chaired by Dame Joan Ruddock with an introduction by Councillor Lewis Herbert.

Dr Thomas Dixon on BBC Radio 4

Thursday November 19th

Dr Thomas Dixon appeared on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4. Dr Dixon  talks about the history of crying and why the stiff upper lip was just a blip in history. 

Professor Amanda Vickery presents at Newcastle University

Wednesday November 18th

Professor Amanda Vickery is giving the first British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Patron’s Lecture at Newcastle University, on Mutton Dressed as Lamb. In the eighteenth century, as today, perceptions of age bore unevenly on women and men. A misogynist attack on dressy older women was pungent, but mature women still had to clothe themselves. Accusations of frolicking in a lamb fashion were mortifying, but keeping up appearances was vital too. This lecture will examine the interplay of age and fashion, re-creating the distinctive way women negotiated the pitfalls of dressing past their prime, charting a perilous course between indignity and scorn on the one hand and invisibility on the other.

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Being Human Festival

Tuesday November 17th

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Being Human Festival, which is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Prof Tansey presents on “Medicine and innovation in WW1” at the Centre of the Cell on 17th November. 

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