Call for Papers: Seminar Series, 2017-2018

Historical Perspectives Seminar Series 2017-2018

Historical Perspectives is a Scotland’s longest running postgraduate history society. Run by postgraduates for postgraduates. it showcases and supports the research of a UK-wide network. Our monthly seminar series provides a comfortable environment for speakers to present their research, receive vital feedback, and generate discussion and explore ideas with their peers. All of our seminars are free to attend and are open to academics, students, and the general public.

We are currently accepting proposals for 20 minute papers to be presented at monthly seminars in the first semester, starting in October 2017. Papers can be on any topic relating to the theme from an historical perspective and could include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Crime, justice and punishment
  • Environmental history.
  • Gender and sexuality.
  • Heritage, memory and material culture.
  • Law
  • Media, art, and performance
  • Medical and scientific history.
  • Nations and nationalism.
  • Social and economic history.
  • Politics, policy and the state.
  • Pre-modern societies.

These issues are intended as suggestions only and we welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the theme from any discipline. Seminars are held on the second or third Wednesday of each month at 17:00 at the University of Glasgow. Refreshments are provided and you’re invited to join us for a drink after each seminar for a chance to socialise and further discussion.

Please submit proposals of c. 250 words by 6th October 2017 to with “Seminar 2017 Abstract” in the subject line.

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Seminar this week



Please come along to our next Historical Perspectives seminar which takes place on Wednesday 17th May in the Seminar Room at Lilybank House (University of Glasgow).

All welcome. Food and drinks provided from 5pm.

Our speakers will be:

Dominic Reed, University of Glasgow: Domestic Abuse and the Threat to Medical Privacy

Hannah Telling, University of Glasgow: ‘Poor, inoffending creatures’ or ‘hateful viragos’?: Gender and Narratives of Domestic Violence in Scottish Legal Records, 1850-1914