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Research Seminar

Institute of the Humanities Research Seminar Series 

Semester 2 2021/22

Please note: the IHRS is running in a hybrid format this year. In person seminars will take place in LIP121. All in-person sessions will be live streamed on MS Teams. Please email for further information.




Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham), The Role of (Creative) Metaphor in Expressing Emotion and Evaluation




Rachael Durkin (Northumbria University), Novelty Instruments and the Music Business of Eighteenth Century Britain




Matthew Eddy (Durham University), Media and the Mind: Art, Science and Notebooks as Paper Machines, 1700-1830




Gareth Roddy (Northumbria University), Conflict, Compromise and Quarrying in the Hadrian's Wall setting, 1930-1960




Richard Bodek (College of Charleston), Death of a Yugoslav In Hamburg: Murder and Society in Post-War Germany.




Karen Corrigan (Newcastle University), Old Letters from America and New Sounds from Europe: How Migration Reshapes the Linguistic Realities of Multilingual Societies [ONLINE]




Joe Street (Northumbria), The Internship: Unconscious Critique in Hollywood’s Silicon Valley




Jonathan Spangler (Manchester Metropolitan University), Parties at the Palais Royal: Princely Alternatives to Royal Patronage in Bourbon France




Carlos Conde Solares (Northumbria University), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Shipwrecks (1542): Spain and the Dawn of International Law




Sonia Tycko (Edinburgh University), The Paradox of Free Choice in Early Modern English Forced Labour.






Joe Hardwick (Northumbria University), Animal Suffering, the Church of England and Cultures of Prayer and Worship in the British Isles: 1865 to the Present.




PGR Session: Lewis Kimberley (History), Rumours and Racial Violence in the United States: A Comparative Examination of the Colfax and Rock Springs Massacres and Beth Brigham (English), Gothic Narratives of Medical Reform and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical.




Mindi McMann (The College of New Jersey & Northumbria University) Queer Possibilities in Anna Burns's Milkman




Monika Smialkowska (Northumbria University), FANY Goes to War – and Does Shakespeare: 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebrations at the B.E.F. No. 1 Camp in Calais


Diana Volanakis (National Swiss Science Foundation), Making Time: The Women of the Waltham Watch Company at Work and on Strike, 1850-1914


The full schedule can also be downloaded in PDF format here.



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