Centre for Urban history

News and events

Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public. For more information about events, contact Dr Prashant Kidambi

2022/23 Events

Autumn/Winter 2022

All seminars in Room 101, Attenborough Seminar Block, University of Leicester: Fridays at 3pm

Please email ra437@le.ac.uk for a link for online participation.

The Media, Affect, and Community in a Decade of Disasters: The 1985 Bradford City Stadium Fire

Speaker: Aaron Andrews (University of Leicester)
Date: 30 September 2022

The West End of London Between the Wars

Speaker: Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin University)
Date: 14 October 2022

Writing 1960s/70s London

Speaker: John Davis (Queen’s College, Oxford)
Date: 28 October 2022

Nineteenth-Century Usk: A Tale of Small-Town Survival?

Speaker: Elizabeth Jones (Cardiff University)
Date: 11 November 2022

Dynamic Characteristics of Networks Among Leading Citizens: Chester, c.1750-1840

Speaker: Raku Nagamine (University of Leicester)
Date: 11 November 2022

Connected Colonies in Wartime South China: Relief, Resistance, and Collaboration in Hong Kong, Guangzhouwan, and Macau, 1937-1945

Speaker: Helena F. S. Lopes (University of Bristol)
Date: 25 November 2022

Religion and the Urban Landscape in Northern England, c.1740-c.1830

Speaker: Hannah Barker (University of Manchester)
Date: 9 December 2022

Seminar Co-ordinator: Richard Ansell (ra437@le.ac.uk)


Conference to mark 50 years of the Urban History Journal

Dates: 11-13 July 2023
Venue: College Court, University of Leicester, UK
Learn more about the event 


2021/22 Events

Liverpool and the Making of Creative Capitalism in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

Speaker: Sam Wetherell, (University of York)
Date: 8 October 2021
Venue: Online event

From Army Bazaar to Civilian City: The Development of Cantonment Urbanism in 19th-Century India

Speaker: Christopher Cowell, (Trinity College, Dublin)
Date: 22 October 2021
Venue: Online event

'A caustic but kindly wit': humour, sociability and practical joking in Victorian bohemia

Speaker: Rory Booth (University of Leicester)
Date: 5 November 2021
Venue: Online event

Objecting to urban redevelopment in the Roman world

Speaker: Chris Siwicki (University of Exeter)
Date: 19 November 2021
Venue: Online event

Housing Social Democrats: Family and State in Council Housing, 1944-1974

Speaker: Claire Wrigley (University of California, Berkley)
Date: 3 December 2021
Venue: Online event

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