Department of History

History Festival

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 2022 with a series of online events. You can download the festival programme below or browse links and videos for specific events here.

History Festival poster featuring 3 photographs: a group discussing archive material; a student handling an artefact and an academic giving a presentation.


7-14 May 2022


Online events via Microsoft Teams


Free entry. 

Events are open to the public, students and staff.

Please register individually for events using the links below.

Festival programme

Download the festival programme (PDF)

Download the festival programme (accessible Word doc)


The festival has been organised by staff and students in the Department of History. The lead organiser is Dr Sarah Holland.

Contact the organiser



Welcome to the University of Nottingham’s History Festival.

The 2022 Festival includes a wide range of talks and workshops, online activities and a photographic competition. All activities are free to participate in and everyone is welcome. 

Live talks and activities will be taking place online via MS Teams. Recorded talks and online activities will also be available during the festival via this page.

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.

Pre-recorded talks

Pre-recorded videos of history talks will be available to watch here during the festival. 

David Appleby - The Civil War Petitions Project

Hilary Ingram - Exploring the International History of Boots the Chemists

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'Neil - 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.


 Past programmes

History Festival 2017 programme

History Festival 2019 programme

History Festival 2020 poster


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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