History Postgraduate Research Seminar: Chris Timms and Helen Kemp

  • Wed 13 Dec 17

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Chris Timms and Helen Kemp

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    History Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

The History Research Seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons during term time to discuss a paper by a visiting historian or a member of our academic staff.

This week is the History Postgraduate Research Seminar and the speakers are Essex historians and graduate teaching assistants Chris Timms and Helen Kemp.


Exploring Strategic Communication in the British Humanitarian Community using the Archive and Digital Co-Creation Platforms, 1945-2000

Chris Timms' doctoral research explores the cultural manifestations of International Development in the UK; manifestations which range from the cultural product of NGOs to the representation of development discourse in films, novels and political hip-hop. In this week's seminar he discusses strategic communication in the British humanitarian community.


The significance of Thomas Plume's manuscript collection, left to his library in Maldon, est. 1704

Helen Kemp's thesis is about networks in seventeenth-century England: the making and re-making of networks of people and texts. She focuses on the manuscripts collected by Dr Thomas Plume and endowed to the library of Maldon; a topic of which she discusses the significance of in this week's seminar.

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