Conference Program

Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House,
Malet Street, London
April 8, 2016

 

9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10:00 a.m. WELCOME

10:15 a.m. IMPERIAL AMBITIONS

 The Scottish Darien Colony in the Perception of the Spanish Colonial Administration (1696-1701)

Marie Schreier, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Maurice Benyovszky and the Emergence of Pacific Geopolitics, 1768-1776

Greg Afinogenov, Harvard University

Hungary’s Attempt at Colonial Empire in Africa, 1867 – 1918

James Callaway, New York University

11:45 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

12:00 p.m.OUR STATE MUST BE RESURRECTED

The November Revolution of 1830: regional, national or European?

Milosz Cybowski, University of Southampton 

Saving a Failed State: Advising the Grandmaster of the Teutonic Order in the Fifteenth Century

Mark Whelan, Royal Holloway

1:15 p.m. LUNCH

2:15 p.m. COLD WAR CONTINGENCIES

Failed Revolution and Intrigue: The British, the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Failed Khuzestan Strikes of 1946

Rowena Razak, University of Oxford

The Welles Conspiracy: Sexuality, Rivalry, and Power in the Roosevelt State Department

Chris Parkes, London School of Economics and Political Science

Beyond the Scheme: Going “East” during the Cold War

Jirina Šmejkalová, Charles University, Prague

3:45 p.m. TEA BREAK

4:00 p.m. LOST AND FOUND PLOTS

Firing the Imagination: Fire Plots and the Mental World of Disaster in Late Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Britain

Louis Gerdelan, Harvard University

Collecting Schemes and Scheming to Collect

Richard Espley and Jordan Landes, Senate House Library

5:30p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Professor Wendy Bracewell, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

 

Wine Reception immediately following the Keynote Address (IHR Common Room)

 

All welcome. Registration free via Eventbrite: http://bestlaidplans.eventbrite.co.uk

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