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News and events

We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.

Upcoming events

May 2016

Friday 27th Room 3.20, Arts 2 Building, QMUL

June 2016

Thursday 2nd Queen Mary University of London Arts Two Building, Ground Floor Foyer
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th

July 2016

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th
Room 126, Geography Building, QMUL

September 2016

Latest news

Dr Thomas Dixon in BBC Future

Wednesday May 18th

Dr Thomas Dixon discusses emotional stereotypes on BBC Future. Dr Dixon discusses his research from ‘Weeping Britannia’ to say that the national stereotype of a stiff upper lip attitude was actually confined to a short period of British history – from around 1870 to 1945.

Professor Amanda Vickery writes for British Vogue

Tuesday May 17th

Professor Amanda Vickery writes in the May edition of British Vogue, which marks the centenary  of the magazine. Prof Vickery writes on the history of the bathroom over the past century, and discusses the impact this has had on women's lives. 

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Home Office

Monday May 16th

Professor Tilli Tansey will be speaking at an event at the Home Office, entitled 'Animals in Science day: 1876-2016 a celebration looking backwards and looking forwards'. Expected participants include a variety of stakeholders, such as representatives from universities, industry and animal rights organisations, as well as MPs and civil servants. The event marks the 140th anniversary of the 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act, and the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, and Prof Tansey's talk is entitled 'A journey through time: 1876-1986'. 

Professor Miri Rubin presents at Cardiff University

Tuesday May 3rd

Professor Miri Rubin presents at Emotion and Evidence in the Late-Medieval and Early-Modern World at Cardiff University. Prof Rubin will discuss her research as part of the Royal Historical Society’s ‘Postgraduate Speaker Series’, which puts early-career scholars in dialogue with each other and with established scholars within the field. 

Richard Firth-Godbehere wins the Ceræ prize

Thursday April 21st

Congratulations to Richard Firth-Godbehere has won the Ceræ volume 2 prize for best article by a graduate student or early-career researcher. Richard's article is titled “For ‘Physitians of the Soule’: The roles of ‘flight’ and ‘hatred of abomination’ in Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall”. Richard is a doctoral candidate in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at QMUL supervised by Dr Thomas Dixon and Elena Carrera.

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