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  • History Department Research Seminar
  • Research Centres and Reading Groups
  • Department Events Calendar

History Department Research Seminar

All postgraduate students are expected to attend the weekly Departmental Research Seminar, which in 2023/2024 will take place on Wednesdays from 12:00-14:00 in weeks 3, 5, 7 and 9 in Term 1. Term 2 and 3 details TBC

The research seminar is an occasion when the whole department comes together to hear and discuss a paper, as well as to talk with each other. It's a really important part of the departmental research culture and you are expected to attend, either in person or online. There will be refreshments afterwards, and you are invited to join the speakers for a coffee afterwards. So, do come along, meet fellow students and hang out with staff, speakers and each other!

For details of the History Department Research Seminar Series, please visit:

History Research Seminar

An overview of previous years programmes can be seen on the 2022-2023 Research Seminar web page.

You will also receive emails with reminders and links, and you can download the events into your own i-calendar from the departmental calendar of events, which is here: opens in a new window.

Research Centres and Reading Groups

The Department hosts a lively research culture and you will get the most out of your degree course if you attend Research Seminars and reading groups regularly. They are also a great way to interact informally with staff and students across the Department.

The History Department is host to an extensive collection of research centres and groups which run their own activities and events including:

Each of our Research Centres will invite speakers for the Departmental Research Seminar and you are strongly encouraged to attend as many as possible, even if they do not immediately seem relevant to your research specialism. The seminars will form an important part of the department's community-building process and provide a unique occasion when staff and students come together to listen to and further research agendas.

Individual research centres will also offer their own range of activities: workshops, reading groups and conferences. The expectation is that you will attend these for the Centre or Centres closest to your own field, but please feel free to join any event that interests you. Most of these events will need to be held online this year.

Seminars and Reading Groups

Department Events Calendar

The Departmental Calendar provides a one-stop source of information about events, including research seminars. We expect our PGRs to attend seminars, workshops and conferences where at all possible since we believe this not only increases a sense of community but helps researchers with the approaches they take to their material and offers an important insight into academic life for those thinking of continuing with a university career.



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