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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 jennifer.aston@northumbria.ac.uk for further information.

 

26/01/2022

   

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

 

02/02/2022

   

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

 

09/02/2022

   

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

 

16/02/2022 

   

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

 

23/02/2022 

 

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

 

02/03/2022 

 

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

 

09/03/2022

   

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

 

16/03/2022

   

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

   

23/03/2022 

 

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

   

30/03/2022 

   

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

 

 EASTER VACATION

   

27/04/2022

   

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

 

04/05/2022

 

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.

 

11/05/22

 

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

 

18/05/22

 

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

25/05/22 

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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