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The Uses of Space In Early Modern History 1500-1850

Seminar Series 2011-12

International History Department, LSE

The study of space and place is an increasingly important research-field in the humanities and social sciences. This series explores how spatial ideas and approaches can be used to understand the societies, cultures and mentalities of the past. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines will reflect on the uses of space in two respects: how spatial concepts can be employed by or applied to the study of history; and how particular spaces were used for practical and ideological purposes in specific periods

Series Organiser: Dr Paul Stock p.stock@lse.ac.uk|

Place: LSE New Academic Building, room 2.14|

Time: 18.00

All welcome

Schedule of Speakers

13 October 2011: Dr David Lambert (Warwick) 'Mastering the Niger: Spaces of cartography, accounting and slavery, 1797-1845'.

27 October 2011: Dr Paul Keenan (LSE) 'Between Two Worlds: St Petersburg in the first half of the Eighteenth Century'

10 November 2011: Prof Matthew Johnson (Northwestern) 'Everyday Living in English Vernacular Houses, 1500-1800'

24 November 2011: Dr Rachel Hewitt (Oxford) 'Mapping History: Cartographic Revolution in the Eighteenth Century' 

8 December 2011: Prof Jerry Brotton (Queen Mary) 'The Cartographic Rhetoric of Early Modern Globalism'

12 January 2012: Dr Andrew Rudd (Open University) 'Geographical morality on trial: Edmund Burke and the impeachment of Warren Hastings' 

26 January 2012: Prof Robert Mayhew (Bristol) "Relocating Malthus's 'Essay': Reflections on spatio-temporal contexts and narrative history"

9 February 2012: Prof Michael Heffernan (Nottingham) 'Disciplining Space: Geography and Cartography in the Paris Academy of Sciences 1666-1793'

23 February 2012: Dr Amanda Flather (Essex) 'Gender and the use and organisation of sacred space in early modern England'.  

8 March 2012: Prof Beat Kumin (Warwick) 'Value added? The spatial turn in the historiography of the Holy Roman Empire'.

The Uses of Space in Early Modern History is organised with the support of the Department of International History and LSE IDEAS

The series is funded by the LSE Annual Fund www.lse.ac.uk/annualfund|

A Plan of the Fort and Factory on George Island 1748 by Jos. Wade|

Image: 'A Plan of the Fort and Factory on George Island in the River Sierraleon or Sierra Leona, Lat. 8° 10' North. Surveyed in December, 1748, by Jos. Wade'. From the Collections of the National Archives, CO 700/SIERRA LEONE1a/1|