Seminar Series 2017-2018



Historical Perspectives is 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 postgraduate students to present their research, receive vital feedback, and to generate discussion and explore ideas with their peers. All of our seminars are free to attend and open to academics, students, and the general public.

We are currently accepting proposals for 20 minute papers to be presented during the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. 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 and you’re invited to join us for a drink after each seminar for a chance to socialise and further discussion.

If you would like to present a paper at the University of Glasgow during the 2017-2018 academic year, please email us at with your name, a short description of your topic (250 words), and when you would be available to present.

Furthermore, while we are based at the University of Glasgow, should a large number of papers be submitted from a specific institution, we are more than happy to host a seminar at differing venues.

Historical Perspectives May 2018 Seminar

Historical Perspectives April 2018 Seminar

Historical Perspectives March 2018 Seminar

Historical Perspectives/GUHS February 2018 Seminar

Historical Perspectives January 2018 Seminar

Historical Perspectives December 2017 Seminar

Historical Perspectives November 2017 Seminar


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