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Research Seminar

Institute of the Humanities


Research Seminar

Semester 1, 2019-20

All seminars take place in Lipman 121 on Wednesdays at 4pm unless otherwise stated.


2 October 2019

Nick Witham (UCL)

A People’s History of Howard Zinn: Radical Popular History and its Readers, 1980 to Present.


9 October 2019

Elena Woodacre (Winchester)

Saints or Sinners? Sexuality, Reputation and Representation of Queens from Contemporary Sources to Modern Media.


16 October 2019

Felicia Gottman (Northumbria)

Do merchants have no country? Companies, states, and transnational networks in Europe’s early modern expansion.


23 October 2019

Katherine Butler, Rachael Durkin, Daniel Laqua, David Smith, Joe Street, Lesley Twomey, Brian Ward and others tbc. Please note start time of 3.15pm; colleagues are welcome to join at 4pm.

A series of lightning papers showcasing music-related research past, present and future from the Department of the Humanities and beyond.


30 October 2019

Richard Terry (Northumbria)

Editing John Cleland’s Correspondence.


6 November 2019

David Higgins (Leeds)

The Environmental Humanities and ‘climate solutions’.


11 November 2019

Matthew Kelly (Northumbria)

Pauline Dower (née Trevelyan) and the first ten years of Northumberland National Park.

Inaugural lecture, 6 for 6.30, venue tbc.


13 November 2019

Anna Nordemstam (Gothenburg) & Margereta Wallin Wictoria (Karlstad)

Liv Strömquist – Love, Satire and Footnotes


20 November 2019

Brycchan Carey (Northumbria)

Gilbert White and Griffith Hughes: Two Eighteenth-Century Parson Naturalists and the Literary Genre of Natural History.


27 November 2019

Two shorter papers to launch the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Research Group.

Waitman Beorn (Northumbria)

Mapping the Camp Experience: A Digital and Spatial Approach to the Janowska Concentration Camp.

Dominic Williams (Northumbria)

Holocaust Memory in the Mosh Pit.


4 December 2019

Helen Smith (York)

"All the World of Nought": The Matter of Early Modern Poetry


11 December 2019

Sinead Murphy (Newcastle)

Autistic University Disorder [Symptoms: Engagement and Resilience]

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