Seminar Series

The CHoSTM seminar series for the academic year 2022-23 commences on the 28th of September, 2022, and will be held alternate Wednesdays between 17.00-19.00 hrs. Please note that the seminars will be held at S8.08, 8th Floor, Department of History, Strand Building, King's College London. Seminars will mostly showcase the internal work of the department and will be based on pre-circulated papers.  Please contact Viswanathan Venkataraman if you are interested in attending.              

Seminar Programme 2022/23

Term One

28th Sep,2022

CHoSTM Research review

This will be an opportunity to meet new members at the centre, and discuss our ongoing research, as well as plan further regarding the centre's 30th year anniversary coming up in 2023. 


12th Oct, 2022

Patchwork Engineering: Sanitary Infrastructures in Interwar Madras city

Viswanathan Venkataraman 

Draft will be pre-circulated.

26th Oct, 2022


Dr. Caitjan Gainty

9th Nov, 2022

Challenging scholarly authority in 19th century flat earth argumentation 

Dr. Lisa Svantfeldt-Winter

Draft will be pre-circulated. 

23rd Nov, 2022

The Making of Rural Industry: 'Bidi' Tobacco in Central Provinces, 1920-1940

Shankar Nair

Draft will be pre-circulated

5th Dec, 2022 ( Monday)

Book discussion- Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia 

Dr. Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Click here for the list of previous seminars.