Brown Bag Seminars

The Brown Bag Seminars are lunch-hour informal workshops aimed at fostering discussion and creating an open dialogue between the speakers and the attendees. The monthly seminars are a thematic platform for scholars at every career stage from within and outside the Institute for History.

The seminar series offers researchers a great opportunity to get useful feedback on their current work, unpublished papers or test research ideas. It discourages the presentation of papers that have already been presented at conferences. Speakers are invited to present on works-in-progress or new aspects of ongoing research. Post-docs and PhD students are particularly encouraged to present their work.
There is no obligation to circulate the paper in advance. Presentation times are between 20 and 35 minutes, allowing plenty of time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend these seminars. Depending on the location of the seminar you can bring your own lunch.

For further information, please contact Marlou Schrover.

Program of the Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2015

Tuesday 22 September 2015, 11.45h - 13.30h
Jaco Zuijderduijn (Leiden University, History) & Roos van Oosten (Leiden University, Archaelogy)
Breaking the piggy bank. What can historical and archaeological sources tell us about late-medieval saving behaviour?
Location: Huizinga building, Conference Room

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 15.30h - 17.00h
Christina Lysberg Mogensen (Aarhus University School of Culture and Society)
Comparing Danish and Dutch civil servants in the early 16th century: A search for the origin of the Danish body of law “Land- and Byloven” (1522).
Location: Huizinga building, Conference Room

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 13.00h - 15.00h
Jeff Fynn-Paul (Leiden University, History)
The communal revolution in medieval Europe, and the origins of European identity.
Location: Huizinga building, Conference Room

Tuesday 3 November 2015, 11.45h - 13.30h
Irial Glynn (Leiden University, History)
How can Europe’s migration past influence its migration present?
Location: Huizinga building, Conference Room

Program of the Brown Bag Seminar Series Spring 2015

Wednesday 18 March, 11:45h-13:00h
Thunnis van Oort (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Movie-going at the docks. A media historical comparative analysis of cinema cultures in Antwerp (Flanders) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) (1910-1990)
Location: Van Wijkplaats 2, room 005

Thursday 2 April, 11:45h-13:00h
Jak den Exter (directeur NIHA Ankara)
Title: Migration and Ethnicity: the Case of Emirdağ
Location: Huizinga building, Conference Room 

Thursday 21 May, 11:45h-13:00h
Marion Pluskota (Universiteit Leiden)
VIDI proposal 'Crimes on the islands, 1850-1940: a gender perspective'
Location: Lipsius building, room 148

Program of the Brown Bag Seminar Series fall 2014

Tuesday September 16, 11.45-13.15h
Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden) 
Paths through slavery: multigenerational empowerment, emancipation and their unmaking, 1680 - 1930
Location: Conference room, Huizinga building

Tuesday September 23, 11.45-13.15
Marlou Schrover (Leiden) 
International NGOs active in the field of migration and the EU democratic legitimacy in historical perspectiv 1914-2014
Location: Conference room, Huizinga building

Friday 10 October, 14:00h
Book launch of War, Entrepreneurs, and the State in Europe and the Mediterranean, 1300-1800 by dr. Jeff Fynn-Paul (Leiden). The launch will feature several speakers, including Patrick O’Brien, and a round table including David Parrott.
Location: Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6

Friday 10 October, 15:15h
Graeme Murdock (Trinity College Dublin)
Heretics and neighbours. The religious life of a Savoyard village 16th-18th century
Location: Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6

Tuesday 11 november 16.30h
Hein Klemann (EUR) on the book of Jeroen Touwen Coordination in Transition. The Netherlands and the World Economy, 1950-2010 (Leiden 2014)
Location: Conference room, Huizinga building

Last Modified: 17-09-2015