Department of History

Research seminars and conferences - History

Research seminars take place throughout the year and everyone is welcome. 

At lunchtime seminars, tea and coffee are provided free and you may bring your lunch. At evening seminars, complimentary wine and soft drinks are provided.

For details please contact the coordinators  Sarah Holland and Ruben Serem.

Research seminars

Details of seminars for the new term will soon be available

Past seminars

Spring 2019
6 Feb 19

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

Joe Merton

Sue Townsend

20 Feb 19

Mary Crymble Makes a Mint? Women, Work and Wealth in 18th century Jamaica

Italian Orientals...beyond East and West

Sheryllynne Haggerty

David Robinson

27 Feb 19

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

David Civil

Joe Himsworth

20 Mar 19

Freely telling her mind: the female voice and Covenanter polemic in early modern Scotland

Laura Stewart (University of York)

03 Apr 19

Atto of Vercelli’s Polipticum quod appellatur Perpendiculum: A Key Source for the History of Post-Carolingian Italy

Giacomo Vignodelli (University of Bologna)

Autumn 2018
03 Oct 18

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

David Gehring

Dave Appleby

17 Oct 18

Encounters in occupied Germany, 1945-1949

Neither rural nor urban. Factory settlements and their workforce in Central Russia, 1880-1914

Karen Adler

Jon Rowson

31 Oct 18

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)

14 Nov 18

The Origins of the Russian Provisional Government and the Politics of the February 1917 Revolution

Prof. Semion Lyandres (University of Notre Dame)

29 Nov 18

True blue: the connotations of a colour in the late Middle Ages

The King and the Late Medieval English Taxpayer

Matthew Ward

Gwil Dodd

5 Dec 18

“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

Jane-Marie Collins

Gareth Stockey

Spring 2018
07 Feb 18

‘This Sylvan Prince’: James I, Hunting, and the Politics of Sociability

Double Monasteries for Men and Women in the Eastern Church

Tom Rose

Liudmyla Sharipova,

21 Feb 18

Hospitals and Canon Law in the Middle Ages: The Problem of Charities for a Church in the World

Sethina Watson (York)

07 Mar 18

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

John Young

David Civil

21 Mar 18

Title TBC

Sarah Miller-Davenport (Sheffield)

25 Apr 18

Historicising Trauma in Colonial and Post-colonial Contexts: An Artist’s Interpretation

Michael McMillan

9 May 18

Henry Christophe and the Kingdom of Haiti during the Age of Revolutions

Paul Clammer

Autumn 2017
11 Oct 17

The Pentateuch Diagram in the Codex Amiatinus

Mainstream Piety and Dissent in a Fifteenth-century Bristolian Parish: The Case of St Thomas the Martyr

Peter Darby

Esther Lewis

25 Oct 17

An Anti-Permissive Permissive Society? Public Opinion and Social Change in Postwar Britain

Marcus Collins (Loughborough)

8 Nov 17

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

Alexandra Marchbank

Jonathan Kwan

22 Nov 17

Elusive Diplomacy: Saxon Conflict Management in the later Sixteenth Century

Hannes Ziegler (GHIL)

6 Dec 17

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

Sheryllynne Haggerty

Onni Gust

Spring 2017
8 Feb 17

Cartography and Cultural Revolution: Maps, Modernity and the New Soviet Man

Rediscovering the Region: The West German Press in the

Nick Baron

Christian Haase            

22 Feb 17

Premodern Diplomatic Gift-Exchange: An Anglo-Muscovite Example, 1568-1604

Red Rubber in Sepia: Slavery, Memory and Representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Tatyana Zhukova

Katie Donington

15 Mar 17 Gifts and the Material Life of Embassies: The Franco-Siamese Exchange of the Late 17th Century

Giorgio Riello

29 Mar 17

Visual Histories of the Japanese Occupation of China

Science, Medicine and the Spectator in Early Soviet Russia

Jeremy Taylor

Anna Toropova

5 Apr 17

The Culture of Loyalty in Fifteenth-Century England

Jewish Women's Economic Activities in Barcelona at the time of the Black Death

Matthew Ward

Anna Rich-Abad
10 May 17 Public History in the Curriculum and Beyond

Rebellion in Action: The Curatorial View

Sarah Holland

Richard Gaunt

Autumn 2016
12 Oct 16 ‘My dear lady, why not be a nurse?’: women doctors, medical professionalisation, and colonial ‘opportunity’ in c.19th/c.20th Britain

The queen was not there: riots, race and rights in the post-Rebellion British Caribbean

Hilary Ingram 

Sascha Auerbach

26 Oct 16 Revolution and the irrational: British socialists and the Russian Revolution of 1917

‘The brava gente caught on tape’: listening in to captured Italian soldiers in Britain during the Second World War

Michael Carey

Alex Henry

2 Nov 16 Women’s activism during the 1984–5 miners’ strike: memories and legacies Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite and Natalie Thomlinson  
16 Nov 16 Imperial elephantology: undead capital and situated knowledge in colonial Burma c.1900–1940 Jonathan Saha
30 Nov 16 Diplomacy and the politics of gift-exchange: diplomatic gifts of Elizabeth and James I to the Russian Tsars, 1566–1621

The experience of charitable aid in the British and Irish Civil Wars: the reception of Irish refugees in the English localities, c.1641– 1651
Tatyana Zhukova

Bethany Marsh
Spring 2016

3 Feb 16

‘Apostolic economics: Property and poverty in the Middle Ages and  beyond’

‘Iconoclasm and the Paulicians’
Claire Taylor

Carl Dixon
17 Feb 16 Title tbc

‘Monkey business: Japan and the Simian other’
Sarah Badcock

Sue Townsend
2 Mar 16    ‘“This community which nobody can define”: Scholars grappling with the British Commonwealth, 1945–60’ Chris Prior, University of Southampton

16 Mar 16

‘Growing up in the medieval village: Underaged heirs and orphans and their guardians’ Miriam Muller, University of Birmingham
27 Apr 16 ‘The patriarchate of Antioch and Byzantium: Crusader relations c. 1170’

Title TBC
Tom Sayers

Rob Lambert
Autumn 2015

14 Oct 15

‘Histories of sodomy in 17th-century England’

‘The long and winding road: The problem of the “wandering soldier” in 17th-century England’
Harry Cocks

David Appleby
28 Oct 15 ‘Negotiating power and space in an Alpine region: The Carolingians in Valtellina’

‘“Saracens”: Bede and Canterbury’
Roberta Cimino

Emma Vosper
4 Nov 15    ‘Winston Churchill and the golden age of journalism’ Professor Richard Toye, University of Exeter

18 Nov 15

‘The politics of preferment: Ormond, Ussher and the appointment of Irish bishops, 1641–1647’ Dr Patrick Little, History of Parliament 
2 Dec 15 ‘Writing the experiences of royalist defeat: The Earl of Westmorland in Interregnum England, c.1646–1660’

‘Patterns of Recruitment into Edward III’s Royal Affinity, 1327–1377’
Robbie Rudge

Matt Hefferan
Spring 2015

4 Feb 15

Japanese Red Cross Mission to Britain in 1915–16

Gordon Daniels
11 Feb 15

Belief, heresy and inequality in medieval Europe

Ian Forrest
18 Feb 15    Indians, segregation and public health in colonial Kenya, 1890–1930

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
and the Rhodesia problem, 1966–1979

Anna Greenwood

Jazliza Jamaluddin 

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

Dan Hucker

Louise Kettle
18 Mar 15

Extraordinary rendition after the First World War? The case of Morgan
Philips Price

William Raffard, a converted Cathar perfect and his community

Colin Storer

Harry Barmby
6 May 15

Taxes, burdens, and anxieties: a short history of taxes in Russia,
Europe, and North America, 1700–1914

Yanni Kotsonis
Autumn 2014

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

Siobhan Hearne

Richard Bates
29 Oct 14

Competing identities: urban worker identity in Sormovo, 1917–1921

Reconstructing Europe: photography and the cultural history
of the post-war European city, 1945–1961

Laura Sumner

Tom Allbeson
5 Nov 2014          A state so oddly constituted? The parliamentary culture of
the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1495–1795

Robert Frost

19 Nov 14

Private lives and everyday life in Nazi Germany (postgraduate and
early career workshop)

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26 Nov 14

Religious diplomacy and political intelligence in Anglo-German relations under Elizabeth I

Empire and the racialisation of boredom

David Gehring

Onni Gust
3 Dec 14

The Christ in Majesty image in the Codex Amiatinus

Relics on the road: the Delatio in medieval Europe, c. 900–1100

Peter Darby

Elizabeth Wiedenheft

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