We have now finalised the programme for the A Life As A Lens conference. We had a large number of extremely high quality submissions, and have been able to put together a really strong, diverse and interesting set of papers. Hopefully this will make for a stimulating and engaging day. The programme is below, or you can download a PDF version here: A Life As A Lens. Abstracts for the papers will shortly be posted on the blog.
Registration for the conference is now open and can be accessed through the University of Roehampton online store. Registration is £18 (£12 for students) including tea and coffee, lunch and wine. Please get in touch with the organisers, Charlotte Lydia Riley (charlotte.riley [at] york.ac.uk) and Stefan Visnjevac (stefan.visnjevac [at] roehampton.ac.uk) if you have any questions.
A Life As A Lens: Using Individuals In Wider Historical Research
Friday 12 September 2014, University of Roehampton
9-9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30-9.45 Opening Remarks
9.45-11.15 Panel One: Patients and Doctors – Individuals and the History of Medicine
11.30-1pm Panel Two: A Cog in the Machine? Individuals and Institutions
1.45-3.45 Panel Three: Belief, Knowledge, Self: Exploring Culture and Identity
3.45-4pm Coffee Break
4-5.30 Panel Four: The Voice of the People? Reflections on the Popular and the Elite
5.30-730pm Keynote Lecture – Adam Smith (UCL) – and drinks reception
Panel 1: Patients and Doctors: Individuals and the History of Medicine
Laura Neff (RHUL) – Beyond ‘Great Men’ Histories: Abdominal Surgery, Risk and Failure in Victorian Britain
Dr Harriet Palfreyman (Warwick): Speaking for the Silent? The Case of Leonard Portal Mark and the Hospital Artists
Jennifer Crane (Warwick): Not just a man but ‘a radical break in our awareness’?: Henry Kempe and the Emergence of ‘Child Abuse’ in Post-1960s Britain
Panel 2: A Cog in the Machine? Individuals and Institutions
Darren O’Byrne (Cambridge): Senior Civil Servants in the Third Reich: Narratives of Experience before 1933.
Rebecca Coll (Cambridge/IWM): How useful is oral history in understanding institutional history? The creation of IWM Duxford, 1971-1979
Dr Charlotte Riley (York): ‘Uncharismatic, if Earnest': Rescuing Arthur Creech Jones from the Archives
Panel 3: Belief, Knowledge, Self: Exploring Culture and Identity:
Dr Laura Sangha (Exeter): The Invaluable Individual: Ralph Thoresby’s Life (1658-1725)
Will Pooley (Oxford): Who Were The Folk? Biography, Shared Culture, and the Standardization of Identity
John Woolf (Goldsmiths): ‘John Bull’s Fat Man: the life of Daniel Lambert’.
Na Chang (Cambridge): Chinese Perception of the Foreigners in the Ming
Panel 4: The Voice of the People? Reflections on the Popular and the Elite
Dr Stefan Visnjevac (Roehampton): Preaching to the people or for the people in Fifteenth-Century Friuli
Mark Bennett (Durham): From Westminster to Wessenden: The Use and Misuse of Huddersfield views on the American Civil War
Amelia Clegg (Birkbeck): Studying Imperial Tommy and Republican Boer: Armies, Soldiers and the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).