During November 2018, the IHR will host three of its annual named lectures in modern Irish History, Public History and Modern British History with Senia Paseta, Lucy Delap and Richard Vinen. The lectures will be held in the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London’s Senate House. Everyone is welcome, booking is required.

2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History

‘Suffrage and Citizenship in Ireland, 1912-1918’
Professor Senia Paseta (University of Oxford)
Thursday 15 November, 6pm.

Senia Paseta explores the political and intellectual world of Constance Markiewicz, the first woman elected to the British parliament in December 1918. It’s no coincidence that Markiewicz was an Irish republican who campaigned on an explicitly feminist and socialist platform. Feminism was a more vibrant force in Irish political life than is usually allowed and it engaged in important and direct ways with key political debates over the revolutionary period, helping to shape vital nationalist ideas and strategies.

Senia Paseta, Professor of Modern History at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, is a historian of modern Ireland with a particular interest in the history of education, religious identity and political movements. Her publications include ‘Irish Nationalist Women, 1900-1918’ (2013).

Reserve your place for the 2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History.

2018 Deana & Jack Eisenberg Lecture in Public History

‘Feminist Public Histories’
Dr Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge)
Thursday 22 November, 6pm.

In ‘Feminist Public Histories’, Lucy Delap considers how, by whom and for whom history is produced. She examines the teaching of public history in higher education, acknowledging the recent calls for new kinds of curricula focused on ‘decolonisation’. Despite opposition, the present day emerges as a period of unprecedented opportunity for very diverse forms of historical production that extend the public profile of the history of feminism.

Lucy Delap is Reader in Modern British and Gender History at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She is currently working on a history of modern feminism titled ‘Feminism: a useable history’ (Penguin). A senior associate of History & Policy, in 2018 she won the Royal Historical Society Public History (Public Debate and Policy) Prize.

Reserve your place for the 2018 Eisenberg Lecture in Public History

2018 Creighton Lecture in History

‘When was Thatcherism?’
Professor Richard Vinen (King’s College, London)
6pm, Thursday 29 November, IHR

The Thatcher government of 1979-90 provides one of the great punctuation marks of modern history. Historians, even those who are not working mainly on Britain, often divide the late twentieth century into pre- and post-Thatcher eras. In this lecture, Richard Vinen asks whether historians have overstated the disjunctures between Thatcher governments and those that preceded and succeeded it. How far was Thatcherism a consistent project and how much it changed over time? Might historians find it more fruitful to periodize the late twentieth century in ways that make less reference to Thatcher?

Richard Vinen is Professor of History at King’s College, London. His books include ‘Thatcher’s Britain’ (2009), ‘National Service: A Generation in Uniform’ (2014, winner of the Wolfson History Prize), and ‘The Long ’68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies’ (2018).

Reserve your place for the 2018 Creighton Lecture in History

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