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Historical Perspectives is an established history society run by and for postgraduates studying at universities throughout Scotland. Our main activities throughout the academic year are hosting monthly seminars on a range of history topics, including economic, social, cultural, medieval, modern, and medical history. We also organise an annual two day conference at the end of the year (May or June), using a broad theme in order to incorporate a wide range of postgraduate students from across the UK. Although we are primarily a history society, we are also interdisciplinary as our seminars and conference papers feature work from postgraduate students in other disciplines who approach their research through a historical lens.

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

Conference 2017 – Registration now open!

Registration is now live and the programme is available for the 14th Annual Historical Perspectives Conference, which takes place in Glasgow, 16th – 17th June 2017.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Seeing Eye to Eye? Conflicts in History’, and speakers will be exploring conflicts across historical periods, themes and methodologies. The conference will also feature a special panel on finishing your thesis and approaching the viva, and there will be a keynote address from Sarah Browne, the Heritage Project Coordinator for Scottish Women’s Aid.

For further information on conference fees and how to register, please see our conference pages.

We look forward to seeing you there.