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.


Seminar tonight!


Please come along to the Historical Perspectives seminar on Wednesday the 19th April in the Seminar Room at Lilybank House, University of Glasgow.


Speakers include:

Edward Cheetham, Nottingham Trent University

‘Healthcare in the Great War: Civilians, wounded soldiers, and administration in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire 1914-1920’

Richard Daglish, University of St Andrews

“Justice has been done.” The murder of Monica Njeri and its impact on Kenyan society

All welcome

Food and drinks provided from 5pm

Final Call for Papers

Wow! So many of you got in touch in the days after the initial deadline have passed, we’ve decided to put out a final call for papers. This s going to be an amazing conference.

You now have another week to get papers into us. Get abstracting!!

Historical Perspectives 14th Annual Conference
University of Glasgow, 16th–17th June 2017
Final Call for Papers

Historical Perspectives is a history society established and run by postgraduates for postgraduates, and our annual conference has now been running for thirteen years. The theme for the Historical Perspectives 14th annual conference will be ‘Seeing Eye to Eye? Conflicts in History’. The conference is to be held at the University of Glasgow on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of June 2017.

Historical Perspectives welcomes interdisciplinary research topics, including economic, social, cultural, medieval, modern, medical history, alongside other disciplines throughout Arts and Social Sciences. Our conferences provide postgraduates with an opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment, developing the skills needed
to complete a successful doctoral career. The conference also features a keynote speaker and the development of our unique Employability Panel with sessions on looking towards completion, submission, and experiences of the viva, as well as beyond the PhD.

The theme for 2017, ‘Seeing Eye to Eye? Conflicts in History’, is intended to encourage participation by postgraduates working in a range of disciplines in Arts and Social Sciences. 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:

• Environmental history.
• Gender and sexuality.
• Heritage, memory and material culture.
• Law and legal history.
• 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.

Please submit proposals of c. 250 words by 29th March 2017 to Richard Daglish at with “Conference 2017 Abstract” in the subject line. If you would to find out more about Historical Perspectives, please visit our website at or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HistorPerspect

March Seminar

Please come along to the Historical Perspectives seminar on Wednesday the 15th March in the Seminar Room at Lilybank House, University of Glasgow.

Speakers include:

Emma Craddock, University of Aberdeen, ‘Police Racism: The Case of Brixton 1981’

Michelle McGachie, University of Glasgow, ‘Biohistory: Genetics and its application within the historical narrative’

All welcome

Food and drinks provided from 5pm