Tuesday, 21 February 2017

History Research Seminar: Prof. Peter Rushton (Univ. of Sunderland), Wednesday 22 Feb

This Wednesday we are delighted to welcome Professor Peter Rushton of the University of Sunderland to speak as part of our History Research Seminar Series. Prof Rushton’s paper is entitled: ‘Seized, Captured and Kidnapped: the Legal Fate of the 'Unhappy Americans' Brought to England during the American Revolution’.
As usual the seminar will take place in Lipman 121 at 4.30pm.

Monday, 23 January 2017

History Research Seminar: Will Pooley (Bristol), "Magical City: Witchcraft in Paris, 1789-1939", Wednesday 25 January

On Wednesday, 25 January Northumbria will host a History Research Seminar by Will Pooley (Bristol). Will’s paper is entitled ‘Magical City: Witchcraft in Paris, 1789-1939’ and relates to his current work on witchcraft in France in the post-revolutionary era.

As usual the seminar will take place in Lipman 121 at 4.30pm.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Success for History PHD candidate Natasha Neary

Congratulations to history PhD student Natasha Neary who has been accepted into the the Spring Academy on American History, Culture & Politics at Heidelberg University. The competition for places at the Academy was intense - there were a total of approximately 120 applicants who applied for 20 slots.  The Spring Academy is an annual, one-week interdisciplinary conference for PhD candidates at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA). The conference is targeted at PhD candidates working in different fields of American studies. Read more about the programme here:

Monday, 9 January 2017

Public Lecture: Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford), "The Challenge of Global History"

On Wednesday 11 January,  Prof. Robert Gildea from the University of Oxford will speak at 6.30pm as part of the ‘public lecture’ series. Prof. Gildea is one of the UK’s most distinguished scholars of modern and contemporary Europe, and especially of France. His most recent book, Fighters in the Shadows, offers a new history of the French Resistance. On Wednesday, he will talk about ‘The Challenge of Global History’. The lecture is taking place in CCE 002 (City Campus East). Refreshments will be served in the foyer from 6 pm onwards. To book a place, visit

Giles Scott-Smith Research Seminar, ‘Contested Internationalisms: The UN Information Office and Imperial Transition’, Wednesday 11 January

On Wednesday, 11 January, Giles Scott-Smith from the University of Leiden will give a paper in the department’s Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series. Prof. Scott-Smith is a renowned historian of international relations during the Cold War era, with a particular focus on Western anti-communism and the ‘cultural Cold War’. He will speak on the subject ‘Contested Internationalisms: The UN Information Office and Imperial Transition’. The talk will take place in Lipman 0026, the lecture theatre in the basement, at 4pm. All are welcome.