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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 takes place on Wednesdays from 4.30-6 pm. This coming year, we have a room booked, and someone will always be in the room: the audience (staff and students), the discussants, the chair, and the speaker. There will be refreshments afterwards, and we look forward to seeing you all there. The events will also be broadcasted on Teams, so you can always join the seminar, even if you are not on campus. And depending on the circumstances, there may be occasions that the speaker, or the chair, or the discussant (or even all of those) are online. But there will still be an event in the room, and drinks afterwards. So, do come along, meet fellow students and hang out with staff, and have a drink and a snack!

For details of the 2022-2023 History Department Research Seminar Series, please visit: opens in a new window

An overview of last years programme can be seen on the 2021-2022 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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