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Montreal British History Seminar


Now in its 17th year, the MBHS provides a forum for faculty and graduate students sharing a research interest in any phase of British History (very broadly defined!). Papers of about 45-50 minutes are followed by discussion and adjournment to less formal venues. For information, please contact: Elizabeth Elbourne Email or Brian Lewis Email.


All the talks will be in Thomson House 404, McGill University, at 4 pm

Thursday, 23 October, 2014. Simon Macdonald (Postdoctoral Fellow in History, McGill). Jointly sponsored by the Groupe de recherche en histoire des sociabilités.

“French Connections: British Expatriates in Late Eighteenth-Century France.”

 Thursday, 20 November, 2014. Ruth Canning (Research Fellow in History, University College Cork, and in Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia)

“Unrequited Loyalty: The Baron of Delvin and Ireland’s Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603.”

 Thursday, 15 January, 2015. Peter Hynd (PhD candidate in History, McGill)

“‘Abkari Means Drunkenness’--Regulating and Taxing Alcohol in British India 1860-1900.”

 Thursday, 12 February, 2015. Cynthia Hammond (Associate Professor of Art History, Concordia)

“The Suffragettes’ Wood: Feminist Public History in Bath, England.”

 Thursday, 12 March, 2015. Rob Boddice (Assistant Professor of History, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universitaet Berlin)

“The Theology of Eugenics: Francis Galton's Darwinian Religion.”