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Professional Activities

 

Fellow of the British Academy, 2014-

Chair of Modern History (1850+), British Academy, 2016-

Birkbeck College Orator, 2012-

Boards

SVAC (Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts)

Max Planck Institute for Human Development Scientific Advisory Board (Berlin)

Government of Ireland Research Board

Wellcome Trust Selection Panel

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics at the University of Brighton

 

External Assessor for Chairs

I have been the external assessor for chairs /professorships at various colleges of the University of London, University of York, Australian National University, Victoria University (New Zealand), the European University Institute, and McMaster University.

I also act frequently as an invited and independent assessor for tenure, readerships, and full professorship applications in European, American, New Zealand, and Australian universities. I am regularly consulted by Search Committees for major chairs in the USA and Europe.

External Examiner

Durham University

University of Leicester

University of Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

 

Prize Committees:

Wellcome Trust Book Prize, 2012

PEN Hessell-Tiltman History Prize (Chair)

 

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Greek Media and Culture

Medical History

International Journal for History, Culture, and Modernity

BBC History Magazine

Journal of New Zealand Studies

Gender and Conflict

Irish Economic and Social History

Series editor

Palgrave Macmillan’s “Genders and Sexualities in History” (published 64 monographs to date)

(see our webpage at http://www.palgrave.com/products/series.aspx?s=GSX)

Continuum’s “War, Society, and Culture”

Rowman annd Little International's "Off the Fence: Morality, Politics, and Society"

 

Conference Organising (since 2000)

 

"Sexual Violence: Laws, Communities, Interventions", SHaME and the French School in Athens (Greece), 18 October 2019

"Gender and Pain), co-organised with Whitney Wood, Birkbeck, 24-25 March 2017

"Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care", co-organised with Louise Hide and Ana Antic, Birkbeck, 15-16 April 2016

"Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts", Birkbeck, University of London, 16-17 January 2014

"Pain, Gender, and History," The Wellcome Trust, 8-9 December 2012

"Pain and Old Age", Birkbeck, University of London, 27 October 2012

"Pain as Emotion", Birkbeck, University of London, 26 October 2012

"History of Pain Without Lesio", Birkbeck, University of London,19 May 2012

"Rhetorics of Pain: Historical Reflections", Birkbeck, University of London, 21 May 2011

"Pain: A Global History", Birkbeck, University of London, 16 January 2010

"Manifestos For History", Birkbeck, University of London, January 2008

"War, Violence, Gender", International Social Studies Conference, Melbourne, 2005

"Cultures of Killing", Birkbeck, University of London, June 2000

 

 

Academic Lectures Since 2008

 

145. 7 and 28 September 2020, Pain, Guilford Advanced Courses, Manchester and London

144. 20 May 2020, eyes, Worshipful Company of Spectacle-makers, London

143. 15-16 May, sexual violence in Ireland, Women's History Association of Ireland, Dublin

142. 14 May 2020, foot, Gresham College

141. 16-17 April, sexual violence, medicine, and psychiatry, University of Newcastle (Australia)

140. 4 April 2020, in conversation about sexual violence, Newcastle Festival of Ideas (Australia)

139. 19 March 2020, Stomach, Gresham College

138. 25 January 2020, global history of sexual violence, Newcastle University (UK)

137. 13 February 2020, penis and clitoris, Gresham College

136. 10 February 2010, pain, University of Singapore

135. 30 January 2020, sexual violence and medicine, Max Planck, Berlin, German

134. 16 January 2020, Breast, Gresham College

133. 15 January 2020, psychiatry and sexual violence, St Pancreas Hospital

132. 14 January 2020, pain, Royal College of Medicine

131. 27 November 2019, sexual violence and medicine, McDonald Critchley Lecture, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

130. 21 November 2019, Eye, Gresham College

129. 15 November 2019, art of atrocity, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

128. 4 November 2019, sexual violence in armed conflict, Birkbeck

127. 31 October 2019, Hair, Gresham College

126. 16 September 2019, resilience in armed forces, Auckland University, New Zealand

125. 11 September 2019, sexual violence in Europe, The Europe Lecture, Sydney, Australia

124. 30 May 2019, sexual violence in Ireland, Montreal, Canada

123. 15 May 2019, Rape in Ireland, Oxford Irish History Seminar

122. 21 March 2019, Cruelty to Animals, Gresham College

121. 25 February 2019, Art of Atrocity, Sydney

120. 4 September 2018, "Masculinity, Trauma, and the First World War", Bucharest

119. 27-28 September 2018: Athens conference on Sexuality; "Rape and Trauma"

118. 26 September 2018:  "Radical Physics: Science, Socialism, and the Paranormal", Raleigh Lecture (British Academy)

117. 6-7 September 2018: Death and Culture Conference at the University of York: "Carving into the Body: Forensic Science, Truth, and the Female Corpse"

116. 5-6 July, St John's College, Oxford, "Mothering Many Labours"

115. 25 June 2018: "Narrating Violence: War Memoirs from Afghanistan", ForcesWatch, Birkbeck

114. 22-23 June 2018: PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize, at the Wimpole History Festival

113. 11 June 2018: "Rape Trauma Syndrome", University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia)

112. 23 April 2018: Adrienne Rich evening at the Wilton's Music Hall

111. Nurses and Sexual Violence, Royal College of Nursing,15 March 2018

110. Training in Violence: A History of Military Hazing, Gresham College, 28 February 2018

109. Global History of Sexual Violence, Gresham College, 22 November 2018

109. History of Pain, Gresham College, 11 October 2017

108. Sexual Violence, University of Crete, 1 November 2017

107. Sexual Violence and Medicine, University of Newcastle (Australia), 15 April 2017

106. Trauma and Sexual Violence, Birkbeck,18 March 2017

105. Medical Professionals and Rape, Henry Cole History of Medicine Lecture, Liverpool, 22 November 2016

104. Sadism, British Psychoanalytical Society, 14 September 2016

103. Pain, Conference on Palliative Care, Montreal, 18-21 October 2016

102. New History of Aggression, University of New South Wales, 19-23 July 2016

101. Trauma, "Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care", 15-16 April 2016

100. Infants and Pain, Paediatric Pain Symposium, 10 December 2015

99. Elaine Scarry Conference, University of Brighton, 10-11 December 2015

98. Psychiatry and War, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1 December 2015

97. Ballistics, German Historical Institute, 24 November 2015

96. A.B. Emden Lecture, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, 13 November 2015

95. Masterclass on my work, University of Brighton, 4-5 November 2015

94. Ballistics, University of Auckland, 10 September 2015

93. "History of the Emotions", Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

92. Phantom limbs at Auckland University, New Zealand, 12 May 2015

91. Rape at the Lilith conference at the Australian National University 8 May

90. Pain at Australian National University, 6 May 2015

89. Allan Martin Lecture on aggression, Australian National University, 5 May 2015

88. Masculinity and Disability, University of Chicago, 24 April 2015

87. Ballistics, Grinnell College, Iowa, 21 April 2015

86. Combat, Univeristy of Indiana, 26 March 2015

85. The First World War and Gender, University of Indiana, 25 March 2015

84. Childbirth, European Social and Cultural History Seminar, University of Oxford, 3 March 2015

83. Pain, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, 3 February 2015

82. Pain, Eastman Dental Hospital, 4 December 2014

81. Surgery During the Second World War, Royal College of Surgeons, London, 15 November 2014

80. Pain, Birkbeck, 14 November 2014

79. First World War, Newcastle, 5 November 2014

78. Pain, Plymouth, 21 October 2014

77. Ballistics, University of Aberystwyth, 17 October 2014

76. Ballistics, University of Bangor, 16 October 2014

75. First World War, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 8 October 2014

74. Pain, Universidade do Estado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 September 2014

73.First World War, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 September 2014

72. Pain, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 17 September 2014

71. Shell Shock, University of Copenhagen, 6 September 2014

70. Ballistics, University of Oxford, Design History Society Conference 4 September 2014

69. Pain, Birkbeck, 18 June 2014

68. Ballistics, University of Brighton, 8 June 2014

67. Irish Heterosexuality, The Irish Studies Lecture at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 5 June 2014

66. Disability, University of Northumbria, 13 May 2014

65.Pain, The Lee Seng Teen Distinguished Lecture at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 1 May 2014

64. Rape, SVAC conference at Birkbeck, 3 April 2013

63.Childbirth, The University of Kent, 26 March 2014

62. Ballistics and resistance, University of Lisbon, 27 February 2014

61. Writing History, University of New South Wales (Australia), 6 December 2013

60.Sexual Violence in Ireland, The Patrick O’Farrell Memorial Lecture, University of New South Wales (Australia), 4 December 2013

59. Childbirth, Western University (London Ontario), 26 September 2013

58. Combat and pain, Western University (London Ontario), 25 September 2013

57. Pain , Pain Management Clinic (London Ontario), 25 September 2013

56. Pain, Western University (London Ontario), 24 September 2013

55. Public Intellectual, University of Utrecht, 19 September 2013

54. Childbirth, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 7 September 2013

53. The Human, University of Otago, 19 July 2013

52. Pain, University of Otago, 18 July 2013

51. Rape, University of Otago (New Zealand), 17 July 2013 (keynote: The Michael King Lecture)

50. Europe’s Faultlines, University of Victoria (New Zealand), 5 July 2013

49. Violence in Ireland, University College Dublin, 7 June 2013 (keynote)

48. Violence, University of Warwick, 19 April 2013 (keynote)

47. Childbirth, University of Cambridge, 12 March 2013

46. Pain: Philosophy and History, University of Brighton and Sussex University, 23 January 2013

45. The Human, University of Utrecht, 4 October 2012

44. Sexual Violence, Masterclass, University of Utrecht, 3 October 2012

43. Pain, Masterclass, University of Utrecht, 2 October 2012

42. Pain, Society for the Social History of Medicine London, keynote, 10 September 2012

41. Pain, Prothero Lecture, London, 4 July 2012

40. Sexual Violence, University of Utrecht, 6 June 2011

39. Pain, University of Utrecht, 21 May 2011

38. Humanimals, University of Utrecht, 14 April 2011

37.War Films,  University of Utrecht, 12 April 2011

36. Sexual Violence, University of Utrecht, 12 April 2011

35. Sexual Violence in War, University of Brunel, 16 March 2011

34. Pain and Sympathy, University of Edinburgh, 2 March 2011

33. Fear, University of Utrecht, 27 January 2011

32. War films, University of Utrecht, 26 January 2011

31. Pain and war, keynote, University of Newcastle (Australia), 24 November 2010

30. The Human, University of Cambridge, 10 November 2010

29. The Human, University College Dublin, 21 October 2010

28. Pain, Birkbeck College, London, 8 October 2010

27. Humanimals, The German Historical Institute and the Max-Planck-Institut für Bidungsfurschung, London, keynote, 6 October 2010

26. Fear, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics, University of Brighton, keynote, 15 September 2010

25.Violence in film, University of Essex, keynote, 10 September 2010

24. Sexual Violence in in war, Hamburg, 25 June 2010

23. Atrocities, University of Reading, keynote, 20 March 2010

22.Human rights, Imperial College London, 11 February 2010

21. Fear, University of Exeter, keynote, 4 November 2009

20. Feminism and Rape, University of Salford, 16 September 2009

19. Atrocity, University of Queensland (Brisbane), keynote, 20 July 2009

18. Emotions, Berlin (Max Planck), keynote, 26 June 2009

17. Sexual Violence, Monash University (Melbourne), keynote, 27 March 2009

16. Violence and Masculinity, Trinity College (Melbourne), 25 March 2009

15.Trauma, Queen Mary, London, 16 March 2009

14. Trauma, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, 23 February 2009

13. Sexual Violence, University of Newcastle, 3 December 2008

12. Trauma Theory, University of Sheffield, 2 December 2008

11. Trauma, The Amher Lecture, University of York, 13 November 2008

10. Traces of the Past, University of Bristol, keynote, 6 November 2008

9. Trauma, Madrid, 23 October 2008

8. Trauma, Utrecht University, 9 October 2008

7. Emotions, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 13 June 2008

6. Fear, Berlin (Max Planck), 27 May 2008

5. Trauma, University of Cambridge, 7 February 2008

4. Sexual Violence, University of Bath, 6 February 2008

3. Manifestos conference, with Joan Scott and Dipesh Chakraparty, at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, 26 January 2008

2. Sexual Trauma, Polyphonic History: In Honour of Peter Burke, Madrid, 22 January 2008

1. Sexual Violence, Davis Center, Princeton, 6 December 2007

Public Talks Since 2008

49. "Violence: In Conversation with Philip Dwyer", Newcastle Writers Festival (Australia), 9 April 2017

48. Peace/War, Quaker Folk, Liverpool, 8 October 2015

47. Shell Shock, Sevenoak's History Society, 25 September 2015

46. Rape, WOW Festival, 7 March 2015

45. Sexual Violence, Bad Vibes Club, London, 8 July 2014

44.Irish Soldiers, The Irish Cultural Centre London, 14 May 2014

43. Rape, WOW Festival, 7 March 2014

42. Researching Violence, The National Archives, 21 February 2014

41. Eric Hobsbawm: Historian, Public Intellectual, Hay Festival, 25 May 2013

40. Animal Rights, Birkbeck College, 22 May 2013

39. Domestic Violence, WOW Festival, Royal Festival Hall, 10 March 2013

38. Rape, WOW Festival, Royal Festival Hall, 9 March 2013

37. Pain and What It Means to be Human, Cultural Festival, De Montford University, 28 February 2013

36. Pain, Wellcome Collection, 7 December 2012

35. The Human, Edinburgh Festival, 16 August 2012

34. Amnesty Writers, Edinburgh Festival, 15 August 2012

33. Pain and the Politics of Empathy, City of Utrecht, 8 June 2011

32. Intellectuals, City of Utrecht, 8 June 2011

31. Combat, Festival of Genova, 15 April 2011

30. Sexual Violence, City of Utrecht, 11 April 2011

29. Public Intellectuals, City of Utrecht, 11 April 2011

28. Pain, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2 March 2011

27. Sexual Violence in War, City of Utrecht, 25 January 2011

26. Atrocity, City of Utrecht, 24 January 2011

25. A Humanities of Resistance, Birkbeck College, London, 5 November 2010

24. Sexual Violence, Irish Women’s History Society and Irish Labour History Society, 22 October 2010

23. Victims of Sexual Abuse, 7th Annual Conference, “Victims and Witnesses” [Government], London, 20 October 2010

22. Atrocities and Photography, Prado Festival (Italy), 15 June 2010

21.Combat Narratives, Imperial War Museum, 28 May 2010

20. Pain, Birkbeck College, Public Lecture, 18 May 2010

19. Hate, ICA (London), 16 May 2010

18. Pain, Birkbeck College, Public Lecture, 16 January 2010

17. Terror, Amnesty International, 26 November 2009

16. Peace, 11 November 2009

15.Atrocities, University of Uppsala, Public Lecture, 22 October 2009

14. The Future of the Past, Cheltenham Literary Festival, 16 October 2009

13. Rape, University of Salford and Manchester Feminist Theory Network, 16 September 2009

12. Fear, public lecture, 8 May, Udine Festival (Italy), 8 May 2009

11. Humanity/Animality, Birkbeck Lunchtime Lecture Series, 29 April 2009

10. Atrocities, public lecture, State Library of Victoria, 7 April 2009

9. Atrocity, Wiener Library and Birkbeck College, public lecture, 19 February 2009

8. Art and Combat, public lecture, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 10 February 2009

7. Trauma Narratives, public lecture, Birkbeck College, University of London, 11 December 2008

6. The End of War, public lecture, Denmark, 11 November 2008

5. Fear, public lecture, CENSIS (Rome), 25 September 2008

4. Violence, public lecture, Edinburgh Festival, 23 August 2008

3. Academic Leadership, Goodenough College Special Lecture, 24 April 2008

2. Is Feminism Dead?, public lecture, Bath Festival, 1 March 2008

1. Killing, City of London School, 21 February 2008

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