Department of History

History Postgraduate Work in Progress seminar, 6 November

A01 Humanities Building
Wednesday 6th November 2019 (17:00-18:00)

History Postgraduate Work in Progress seminars are organised by History postgraduates for History postgraduates. They offer the chance to develop presentation and research skills, to share your experience, to seek help and advice, and to get to know your fellow postgraduates and their research.

Tea and coffee provided. 

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Contact with the Enemy: The Evolving Thesis and Building an Academic Career? - Mike Noble

Mike Noble is a second year PhD. He is researching the impact of the First World War on University College Nottingham, with funding from the Manuscripts and Special Collections department at the university. His project examines two strands. First, the effect of wartime conditions on the College. Second, the contribution made by the College to the national war effort.

Exploring Animals in History - Matthew Carter 

Matthew Carter is a second-year PhD student in the Department of History. His doctoral thesis aims to explore the representations of animals in British popular natural history from 1780-1860 to show how the narratives within these representations helped to configure the imperial nation through the reinforcement and propagation of particular expressions of English and British national identity. His current research draws on his broader interests in Environmental History, Animal History and Animal Studies, and Imperial and Postcolonial History. He can be contacted at


Click here to download the poster for the seminar series

If you have any questions or an idea for a seminar in spring 2020, email Natalie Grace or James Smith.


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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