Monday, 26 February 2018

Third Undergraduate History Dissertation Conference, 7 March 2018

Co-organiser Michaela Crawley offers a preview of an event that showcases History students’ research.

On Wednesday 7 March, Northumbria University’s Department of Humanities will be hosting their third undergraduate dissertation conference for History students, following the success of the previous events in 2016 and 2017. The conference will feature presentations from current third-year students who have been completing their own research in order to produce their dissertations on topics ranging from the idea of chivalry in ‘Game of Thrones,’ to the co-operative movement and consumer culture in the 1960s. Open to students, staff and members of the public, the conference is sure to provide fascinating afternoon of historical research, as well as a keynote lecture delivered by Dr Ian Scott from Manchester University. Dr Scott is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies and will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Democracy’s Last Hurrah: Donald Trump, Election Movies, and the Warning from History,’ a topic capturing the minds of young and old on both sides of the pond!

Coordinated by Daniel Laqua, Head of History and Senior Lecturer in European History, as well as a committee panel of second year students (Adam Curry, Rebecca Turner, Daniel Freear, CaolĂ„n Rowley and Michaela Crawley), the conference is an excellent example of tutor/student collaboration, essential for student success in any university course. The programme of the day can be viewed at the bottom of the page! Following the programme of the day, a panel of academic judges will decide upon their favourite speaker, presenting them with a prize at the wine reception concluding the event. 

If you wold like to register to attend the conference, sign up today at

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

American Studies Research Seminar, Patrick Andelic

The first American Studies Research Seminar of the year will be on Wednesday 8 November: Patrick Andelic (Northumbria University), "'We Came Here to Take the Bastille': The Watergate Babies, the U.S. Congress, and the Democratic Party, 1974-1992."

The talk will be at 4.30pm in Lipman 332.

Monday, 16 October 2017

History Seminar Series, 2017-2018


History Seminar Series – 2017-18

27 Sept
Connie Schulz (University of South Carolina)
Pouring Old [Editorial] Wine into New [Digital] Bottles: Modern Scholarly Editing and the Pinckney Papers Projects

18 Oct
Annie Tindley (Newcastle)
‘I prefer to establish myself in my own colony’: The Translation of Aristocratic Ideologies – Land and Governance in Highland Scotland and Canada, c. 1867-1914

1 Nov
David Moon (York)
The Amerikan Steppes: The Unexpected Russian Roots of Great Plains Farming, 1870s-1930s

29 Nov
Humanities Graduate Research - Mixed Double
Brian Langley (History)
Eret Talviste (English)

6 Dec
Andrew Tompkins (Sheffield)
‘Radioactivity Doesn’t Stop At The Border’: Transnational Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Unless stated otherwise, all sessions take place on Wednesdays at 4:30pm in Lipman room 121.