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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.

May Seminar

The final Historical Perspectives seminar for this academic year will take place on May 16 at 5pm, Lilybank House, University of Glasgow, and our speakers will be:

Lee Dickson:

‘‘If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are’: Morality and Ethics in Star Trek’

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Sarah Thomson:

‘‘This speech must be vintage Reagan’: Crafting a Presidential Farewell Address’

All welcome to join us for drinks afterwards and further discussion.

Historical Perspectives May Seminar 2018

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Local Communities: Global World

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Historical Perspectives invite you to their annual conference, taking place this year in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, on 8-9 June 2018.

We have a wide range of speakers who will be presenting their research on topics related to this year’s theme, Local Communities: Global World.

We are excited to welcome John W. Irvine who will deliver the keynote address on Saturday 9 June.

Lunch will be provided for all ticket holders, alongside tea and coffee breaks on both days. A wine reception will take place after the keynote speech.

Further information will be posted through this website, and through Facebook and Twitter, very shortly!

We hope to see you there!

April Seminar

The next Historical Perspectives Seminar will take place on April 18th at 17:00 in the Seminar Room, Lilybank House, University of Glasgow.

Our speakers for this seminar will be:

Megan King:
‘Communication and Collective Mentality: Pathways of Mobilization in Colonial America’
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Alexander Blanchard:
‘Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Concept of Violence’
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Ellis Spicer:
‘Somehow we were lesser’ – Oral History and Holocaust Survivor ‘Hierarchy’
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All welcome, refreshments provided.
A panel discussion will follow after the seminar.

Historical Perspectives Seminar April 2018

 

March Seminar

The next Historical Perspectives Seminar will take place on March 21st at 17:00 in the Seminar Room, Lilybank House, University of Glasgow.

Our speakers for this seminar will be:

James Warburton:
‘What’s in a name: The use of Pseudonyms in Political Discourse and why the Federalists chose ‘Publius’’
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Kate Docking:
‘Female Doctors and Nurses in the Third Reich’
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All welcome, refreshments provided.
A panel discussion will follow after the seminar.

Historical Perspectives Seminar March 2018

 

CFP deadline extended until March 14!

Snowed in and not knowing what to do? Why not submit a paper for the Historical Perspectives conference? The deadline has been extended until March 14, and researchers and students from outside of Glasgow may also be able to apply for a travel grant (more news on this to follow).

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