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Our research seminars take place through term time and all students and academics with an interest in the topics are welcome. Some of our seminars are also open to the public - see below for details.
We currently have six regular seminar series. Drinks and refreshments are served at our live events. Upcoming seminars are listed toward the bottom of the page.
Our History research seminars explore a range of specialist topics with faculty staff and visiting lecturers. For details, please contact the convenor, Dr Alex Henry. Please email Alex to be added to the group.
These public seminars on local and regional history are run by Dr Richard Gaunt on select Saturdays from October to March. There is a cover charge of £5 per seminar and refreshments are served.
For details, visit the local history seminars page.
These seminars, run by postgraduates for postgraduates on selected Wednesdays during term time, facilitate interdisciplinary discussion, enable shared learning, and provide a supportive and friendly environment for those in the early stages of their research to hone presentation skills and test developing ideas.
Follow @UoNHistory_PGs for updates.
This seminar series is run by postgraduate researchers in history and politics and takes place on selected Fridays during term time. All postgraduates and staff with an interest in political history are welcome to join.
Follow @uon_chaps for updates.
This is an online public seminar series run by the Department of History, convened by Dr Arun Kumar. All undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic staff, and the general public are welcome.
These seminars offer an opportunity for guest speakers and University of Nottingham academics to present and discuss their history research within this field.
Please email Dr Kumar for details.
Meet fellow medievalists from across the Faculty of Arts and beyond with these interdisciplinary seminars. A chance to share your research and discover what other people are working on in related fields.
To sign up to the mailing list or for further information please contact Jasmin Higgs or Eleanor Cox.
View upcoming sessions during term time on the Department of Classics and Archaeology seminars page.
News and events in the Department of History
See our past conferences
Urban Lifestyle Magazines, Crime and Self-Help in Crisis-Era New York City, 1969-1985
Automobility and the City in Twentieth Century Japan and Britain: Conclusions
Mary Crymble Makes a Mint? Women, Work and Wealth in 18th century Jamaica
Italian Orientals...beyond East and West
1958-1968: National Decline, Meritocracy and the Technocrats in Post-War Britain
Powellism and Post-War British Politics: Enoch Powell’s Doctrine of Rights and Responsibilities
Freely telling her mind: the female voice and Covenanter polemic in early modern Scotland
Laura Stewart (University of York)
Atto of Vercelli’s Polipticum quod appellatur Perpendiculum: A Key Source for the History of Post-Carolingian Italy
Giacomo Vignodelli (University of Bologna)
The Peregrinations of an Englishman in Germany - Robert Beale (b. 1541, d, 1601)
Fleshing out a massacre: Shelford House and the definition of the “righteous dead”, 1645-1999
Encounters in occupied Germany, 1945-1949
Neither rural nor urban. Factory settlements and their workforce in Central Russia, 1880-1914
The Contingent Experience of Ageing and Loss in Managing Hearing and Deafness in British culture c. 1850-1950
Prof. Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity) and Prof. Graeme Gooday (Leeds)
The Origins of the Russian Provisional Government and the Politics of the February 1917 Revolution
Prof. Semion Lyandres (University of Notre Dame)
True blue: the connotations of a colour in the late Middle Ages
The King and the Late Medieval English Taxpayer
“A mutually advantageous relationship between the two countries”: Anglo-Brazilian relations in the anos de chumbo, 1968-1974
"He has risen!" The Valley of the Fallen and the Exhumation of Franco
‘This Sylvan Prince’: James I, Hunting, and the Politics of Sociability
Double Monasteries for Men and Women in the Eastern Church
Hospitals and Canon Law in the Middle Ages: The Problem of Charities for a Church in the World
Sethina Watson (York)
Emotions and Britain’s Decision for War in 1914
The Birth of Meritocracy: Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy and Post-War British Politics, 1944-1958
Sarah Miller-Davenport (Sheffield)
Historicising Trauma in Colonial and Post-colonial Contexts: An Artist’s Interpretation
Henry Christophe and the Kingdom of Haiti during the Age of Revolutions
The Pentateuch Diagram in the Codex Amiatinus
Mainstream Piety and Dissent in a Fifteenth-century Bristolian Parish: The Case of St Thomas the Martyr
An Anti-Permissive Permissive Society? Public Opinion and Social Change in Postwar Britain
Marcus Collins (Loughborough)
Buried in the Text: Bodies and Burials in Late Medieval Women’s Wills
The Life of a Jewish Liberal in Vienna: Heinrich Jaques (1831-1894) and his Milieu
Elusive Diplomacy: Saxon Conflict Management in the later Sixteenth Century
Hannes Ziegler (GHIL)
Avoiding ‘Musty Mutton Chops’: The Network Narrative of an American Merchant in London, 1772-1774
Cartographies of Belonging in the Early Nineteenth-century British Empire
Cartography and Cultural Revolution: Maps, Modernity and the New Soviet Man
Rediscovering the Region: The West German Press in the 1970s
Premodern Diplomatic Gift-Exchange: An Anglo-Muscovite Example, 1568-1604
Red Rubber in Sepia: Slavery, Memory and Representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Visual Histories of the Japanese Occupation of China
Science, Medicine and the Spectator in Early Soviet Russia
The Culture of Loyalty in Fifteenth-Century England
Jewish Women's Economic Activities in Barcelona at the time of the Black Death
3 Feb 16
16 Mar 16
14 Oct 15
18 Nov 15
4 Feb 15
Japanese Red Cross Mission to Britain in 1915–16
Belief, heresy and inequality in medieval Europe
4 Mar 15
Forging a “new” diplomacy: the International Peace Bureau and the Hague conferences of 1899 and 1907 Learning more from the history of failure than success? Case studies of British interventions in the Middle East since 1956
Extraordinary rendition after the First World War? The case of Morgan Philips Price William Raffard, a converted Cathar perfect and his community
Taxes, burdens, and anxieties: a short history of taxes in Russia, Europe, and North America, 1700–1914
22 Oct 14
Defining prostitution in late Tsarist Russia and the early Soviet Union The early years of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, 1926–1939
Competing identities: urban worker identity in Sormovo, 1917–1921 Reconstructing Europe: photography and the cultural history of the post-war European city, 1945–1961
19 Nov 14
Private lives and everyday life in Nazi Germany (postgraduate and early career workshop)
Religious diplomacy and political intelligence in Anglo-German relations under Elizabeth I Empire and the racialisation of boredom
The Christ in Majesty image in the Codex Amiatinus Relics on the road: the Delatio in medieval Europe, c. 900–1100
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