Monday 15th October 2012: Ben Dodds – ‘Medieval Durham’

Our first talk of term will be on Medieval Durham, delivered by Durham’s very own Dr Ben Dodds. The talk will take place in the atmospheric setting of Castle’s Norman chapel, beginning at 8pm on Monday 15th October 2012. . . . → Read More: Monday 15th October 2012: Ben Dodds – ‘Medieval Durham’

Monday 12th March 2012 – ‘English Kingship in the Later Middle Ages’

Tonight, Dr Caroline Burt, from Cambridge University, will be coming to talk about ‘English Kingship in the Later Middle Ages’.

Dr Burt is particularly interested in the reign of Edward I but also specialises in political, social and economic history of the later middle ages, especially during the 13th century.There will also be a chance . . . → Read More: Monday 12th March 2012 – ‘English Kingship in the Later Middle Ages’

Monday 20th February – ‘Representations of the Street in Post-War Britain’

Our next talk will be by social historian, Joe Moran.

Location: History Department, Seminar Room 1

Time: 8pm as usual

This talk is especially recommended for students studying ‘Cool Britannia’.

For more information about Joe Moran, please follow the link below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Moran_(social_historian)
See you . . . → Read More: Monday 20th February – ‘Representations of the Street in Post-War Britain’

Robin Hood Talk! :)

Exciting News!

TOMORROW evening (Wednesday 8th February) Durham University’s very own BEN DODDS will be speaking about his specialist topic:

ROBIN HOOD!!

Location: History Department, Seminar Room 1

Time: 8pm

Don’t . . . → Read More: Robin Hood Talk! :)

Talks and facebook..

DUHS is on facebook! Check out our page at:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Durham-University-History-Society-Talks/300296406684484

Also,  the first talk of the term is THIS FRIDAY (February 3rd).

We are proud to welcome Dr Mark Hewitson (from UCL)

- He  will be speaking about the causes of WWI

- Dr Hewitson specialises in intellectual, cultural and political history of 19th century Germany – if you . . . → Read More: Talks and facebook..

Holocaust Survivor Talk – 2nd February

Arek Hersh M.B.E, who survived Auschwitz as a boy, has devoted his life to ensuring that we never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. On 2nd Februrary, he will be showing an excerpt from his movie followed by a question and answer session.

This is an amazing opportunity to hear an unbelievable story. Don’t . . . → Read More: Holocaust Survivor Talk – 2nd February

Thursday 17th November – Llys and Maerdref: The Royal Courts of the Princes of Gwynedd

On behalf of the Archaeology Society, we would like to draw attention to a talk you may be interested in… read on!

The lecture is about the royal palaces, or llysoedd, of the Princes of Gwynedd, North West Wales, during the centuries of independence before the conquest by Edward I in 1283. It . . . → Read More: Thursday 17th November – Llys and Maerdref: The Royal Courts of the Princes of Gwynedd

Monday 14th November – ‘Material Culture and the Life-Cycle: Courtship, Birth and Mourning Tokens in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Join us for the next talk, by Sally Holloway, a PhD research student under Professor Amanda Vickery at Royal Holloway, University of London. Sally Holloway is currently researching cultural, social and gender history from 1680 to 1850 so if any of your modules cover this period it will definitely be worth attending! There will . . . → Read More: Monday 14th November – ‘Material Culture and the Life-Cycle: Courtship, Birth and Mourning Tokens in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Monday 7th November – ‘Print Culture and Political Practice in the Mid-Seventeenth Century’

Join us for the second talk of the year!  Dr Jason Peacey, expert on early modern History, will be speaking about:

‘Print Culture and Political Practice in the Mid-Seventeenth Century’

We thoroughly recommend this talk to anyone studying Politics, Information and Culture in Stuart Britain or those of you who have a general interest in the early modern period.  Dr . . . → Read More: Monday 7th November – ‘Print Culture and Political Practice in the Mid-Seventeenth Century’

Monday October 31st – ‘Soldiers, Poets, Peasants and MPs in Late Fourteenth Century England’

I hope those of you that joined us enjoyed the Hadrian’s Wall Trip on Saturday!  We are excited to inform you that tonight Professor Anne Curry (Southampton) will be doing the History’s Society’s first talk of the term:

‘Soldiers, Poets, Peasants and MPs in Late Fourteenth Century England‘

The talk will be in the usual place – Seminar . . . → Read More: Monday October 31st – ‘Soldiers, Poets, Peasants and MPs in Late Fourteenth Century England’