The History Festival, organised by the Department of History, is a collaborative event bringing together staff, students and the wider community — a series of history themed events including talks from specialists, family-friendly activities, and much more.
It is for anyone interested in history including students (undergraduates and postgraduates), families and the general public.
We're pleased to return in 2023 with a series of events. You can download the festival programme below or browse links and videos for specific events here.
23-28 October 2023
Humanities Building, University Park Campus
Locations around Nottingham
Events are open to the public, students and staff.
Please register individually for events using the links below.
The festival has been organised by staff and students in the Department of History. The lead organiser is Dr Sarah Holland.
Contact the organiser
Getting to the festival
The campus has limited parking but is easily accessible via public transport. The closest entrance to the Humanities Building (55 on map) is West Entrance. There is a tram stop just round the corner (University Boulevard) and signs to the university from here. There are also bus stops very close to the West Entrance (NCT 36 and Trent Barton Indigo).
Welcome to the University of Nottingham’s History Festival.
The 2023 Festival includes a wide range of in person talks and workshops. All activities are free to participate in and everyone is welcome.
You can stay updated with Festival news via social media as well via Twitter @UoNHistFest #UoNHistoryFest
We hope you enjoy the Festival and look forward to seeing you.
(History Festival 2023 has been supported by the Institute of Policy and Engagement, the Department of History and the School of Humanities)
Pre-recorded videos of past history festival talks.
David Appleby - The Civil War Petitions Project
Hannah O'Regan - Favourite Archaeological Artefacts: A moment in time*
Hannah O'Regan - Favourite Archaeological Artefacts: A shoe*
Mark Pearce - Favourite Archaeological Artefacts: Bronze Age weapons*
Jeremy Taylor - Forgetting and Remembering Chiang Kai-shek
Ross Wilson - Remembering the First World War in Nottingham
Onyeka Nubia - Reading Diversity in English History
View video on Echo360
Dan O'Neill - Boardmarsh: A history of skateboarding in Nottingham
View video on Echo360
* For YouTube videos, please click the three dots in the top right corner and open them directly in YouTube to access subtitles. We apologise for the inconvenience.
History Festival 2017 programme
History Festival 2019 programme
History Festival 2020 poster
History Festival 2022 Programme