Commemorating 1815: politics and the arts after Waterloo

Hosted by the Department of International History and LSE Literary Festival

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,


Dr Tim Hochstrasser

Dr Tim Hochstrasser

Dr Kirsten Schulze

Dr Kirsten Schulze

Professor Alan Sked

Professor Alan Sked

Dr Paul Stock

Dr Paul Stock


Dr Paul Keenan

In the bicentenary anniversary of Waterloo, a panel of LSE historians reflect on the legacy of Napoleon's defeat. The panellists discuss the political and artistic aftermath of Waterloo as well as the consequences for European and global history.

Tim Hochstrasser is Associate Professor in the Department of International History at LSE. Dr Hochstrasser's research focuses on the two-way relationship between intellectual life and political action in the history of early modern Europe, and above all on the use made of contemporary historical and philosophical writing to legitimate and defend changing concepts of sovereignty and political structure.

Kirsten Schulze is Associate Professor in International History at LSE. She has been the head of the LSE Ideas Southeast Asia Program since 2012. From 2005-2012 she ran the Indonesia Seminar as part of the Chatham House Asia Program. Dr Schulze has conducted research on armed conflicts in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Alan Sked is Professor of International History. Professor Sked's main fields of interest are very wide-ranging. He is a world expert on the Habsburg Monarchy, with his books on it translated into German, Italian, Czech, Portuguese and Japanese. He is presently writing the Penguin History of Post-War (Western) Europe, which will also cover post-war Britain.

Paul Stock is Assistant Professor in the Department of International History. Dr Stock specialises in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century intellectual history. His current research focuses on the history of the idea of Europe and on the history of spatial and geographical thought, particularly in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.

Paul Keenan is Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at LSE, and LSE-PKU Programme Director.

The Department of International History (@lsehistory) is one of the top five university history departments in the UK.

This event forms part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2015, taking place from Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February 2015, with the theme 'Foundations'.

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