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Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture

Each year, the Centre organises a memorial lecture in honour of the late Raphael Samuel. The next lecture will be advertised through our event listings

PAST LECTURES

2021

2019 

2017

  • Peter Burke, 'Two Diasporas: The Place of Exiles in the History of Knowledge'

2016 

  • Alison Light, ‘Between Private and Public: Writing a Memoir about Raphael and Myself’

2015

  • Sally Alexander, ‘Social Democracy’s Super-Ego? The Politics of Motherhood in Mid Twentieth Century Britain'

2014

  • Tariq Ali, ‘World Wars and Historical Memory’

2013

  • Anna Davin, ‘Galway to New Zealand: A Family Migration Story’

2012

  • Alun Howkins, ’The Use and Abuse of English Commons, 1845-1900′

2011

  • Alessandro Portelli, ‘Theatres of Memory, Memory as Theatre’

2010

  • Juliet Gardiner, ‘Searching for the Gleam: The Quest for a New Order in 1930s Britain’

2009

  • Jeffrey Weeks, ‘Making the Human Gesture: History, Sexuality and Social Justice’

2008

  • Jerry White, ‘Pain and Degradation in Georgian London: Life in the Marshalsea Prison’

2007

  • Annette Kuhn, ‘Going to the Pictures: Cinema-going in Twentieth Century Britain’

2006

  • Gareth Stedman Jones, ‘The Redemptive Powers of Violence? Carlyle, Dickens and Marx on the Legacy of the French Revolution’, published as ‘The Redemptive Power of Violence? Carlyle, Marx and Dickens’, History Workshop Journal, 65 (2008), pp. 1-22. Delivered at the Raphael Samuel Memorial event.

2005

  • Janet Nelson, ‘Organic Intellectuals in Dark Age Europe’

2004

  • Stuart Hall, ‘Black Diaspora Artists, Past and Present’, published as ‘Black Diaspora Artists in Britain: Three “Moments” in Post-war History’, History Workshop Journal, 61 (2006), pp. 1-24.

2003

  • Bill Schwarz, ‘Caribbean Stories and the Predicament of History’, published as ‘Not Even Past Yet’, History Workshop Journal, 57 (2004), pp. 101-15.

2002

  • Chris Bayley, ‘A Dying Colonial Metropolis: Yangoon (Rangoon), 1939-49’

2001

  • Roy Porter, ‘London and the English Enlightenment’

2000

  • Carlo Ginzburg. ‘Your Country Needs You’. A Case Study in Political Iconography

1999

  • Richard Sennett, ‘Welfare after the Welfare State’

1998

  • Judith Walkowitz, ‘Aliens and the City’