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The Centre for Historical Studies at the University of Northampton is a hub for a wide range of approaches and methods of thinking about the past.
Members include the History team at the University as well as scholars from a wide range of subject areas including English, Education, Acting and Drama, Journalism and the Institute of Leather Technology, and external partners.
The centre aims to enrich the wider discipline of History by creating a productive environment for high quality research, publications and postgraduate study as well as scholarly networking, conferences, and events. We will contribute to public debates, including the defence of History as an important and timely academic subject.
Current areas of focus include:
- Gender history
- History of warfare
- Medieval and early modern studies
- History of emotions
- Medical humanities
- History of crime
- Study of extreme right politics and culture
- History of Education
- History of sport and local history
Our current external partners include Andrew Hann (English Heritage), Andy North (Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage), Graham McKechnie (Club Historian for Northampton RFC) Andrew Radd (Club historian for NCCC) and Nick Gordon (Cultural Services Manager for Northampton Museum and Art Gallery), Wendy Raybould (Northamptonshire Records Society), Howard Parkinson, Nick Gordon, Historylab and the Radical History Group.
We would like to hear from you about potentially joining us as a member of the Centre and working with us to explore the past. If you are interested please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
McCormack, M., 30 Aug 2023, (Accepted/In press) The Material Body: Embodiment, History and Archaeology in Industrialising England, 1700-1850. Craig-Atkins, E. & Harvey, K. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, (Social Archaeology and Material Worlds).
Research output: Contribution to Book/Report › Chapter › peer-review
Rothery, M., 3 Sept 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Social History. 49, 3, p. 1-24 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › peer-review
Rothery, M., 24 Mar 2023, In: Family & Community History. 25, 3, p. 234-252 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
McCormack, M., 25 Aug 2023, In: The English Historical Review. 23 p., cead102.
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Beyond the Paranoid Style—Fascism, Radical Right and the Myth of Conspiracy: Fifth Convention of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS)Jackson, P., 16 Nov 2022, In: Fascism. 11, 2, p. 339-341
Research output: Contribution to Journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile
Kathrina Perry (Organiser)19 May 2023
Activity: Organising a conference or workshop › Research
Daniel Jones (Author)12 Jul 2023
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Conference Presentation
Toby Purser (Author)19 Apr 2023
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Seminar/Workshop › Research
Toby Purser (Invited speaker)20 Feb 2022
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Invited talk › ResearchFile
British far right and anti-fascist media's construction of identity: Searchlight and Spearhead, 1964 – 1982Author: Jones, D., Jul 2021
Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisFile
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