The Politics of Peace Research Day

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Tuesday 26 February 2019, 14:30 – 17:00

Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library

A research day focusing on Senate House Library’s rich sources relating to peace movements and peace activism, and their links to social and political history. The rarity and scarcity of this material renders it particularly useful for research. The theme of peace will also be the subject of Senate House Library’s 2019 summer exhibition and therefore the session will enable participants to discover and explore some of the unique material that will be featured in the exhibition.

This session will be led by a team of specialist staff from Senate House Library and external academic leads. It will consist of an overview of this subject area, followed by case studies outlining current or recent research based on the collections. There will also be an opportunity to see a sample of original items from this area of the collections, and to talk to specialist library and academic staff about potential research topics the collections can support.

The research day is addressed to:

  • 3rd year undergraduates looking for MRes topics
  • Masters students seeking PhD projects
  • PhD students looking for ECR projects
  • Academic staff looking for large-scale projects for research council funding
  • Commercial digitisation partners


14:30 – 14:45  Registration

14:45 – 14:50  Welcome and Introduction

14:50 – 15:05  Maria Castrillo and Richard Espley (Senate House Library) - Collections Overview

15:05 – 15:50  Case Studies

  • Andrea Meyer Ludowisy (Senate House Library) – Rudolph Said Ruete  (1869-1946): Papers of a  Principled (Pragmatic?) Peacemaker in Senate House Library
  • Mura Ghosh (Senate House Library) – Women and Peace in Senate House Library’s Collections
  • Ulrich Tiedau (University College London) Old and New Pacifism: Norman Angell, Max Waechter and Anglo-German rapprochement 19061924

15:50 – 16:30  Viewing of Collections

16:30 – 17:00  Discussion and Next Steps

Event details

  • 26 February 2019 14:30
  • Maria Castrillo, Andrea Meyer Ludowisy, Mura Ghosh, Ulrich Tiedau
  • Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library
  • Free (please book in advance due to limited places available)
  • Senate House Library Event


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