Research seminars

We run a regular programme of seminars within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, sharing our latest research and inviting guest speakers to do the same. Take a closer look at upcoming events, and check back regularly to see the updated list of seminars taking place. 

2019/2020 Schedule

When Where Speaker(s) Subject
22 January 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Steven Buchanan (Stirling) The information behaviours of maximum security prisoners: Insights into self-protective behaviours and unmet needs
12 February 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Darren Elliott-Smith (Stirling)

Queer fears: New Queer Horror Film and TV

11 March 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Tori Canning (East Anglia) The (re)production of gender in youth taste cultures
18 March 2020, 1-3pm (part 1) Pathfoot D1 Bernadine Jones (Stirling)

The Struggle Narrative: the African National Congress’ quest for narrative hegemony in South Africa’s news media

18 March 2020, 1-3pm (part 2) Pathfoot D1 Dominic Hinde (Queen Margaret University)

Populism and journalistic work: A newsroom ethnography of the Swedish immigration debate

8 April 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Abbas Faghih Khorasani (Tehran University)

Technological movement against the environmental damages of industrial development: A case study of water supply in Yazd, Iran

All welcome. For further information, please contact Maria Velez-Serna on



Where Speaker(s) Subject

18 September 2019, 4pm-5pm

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Dr María Inés Tato 

National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina, University of Buenos Aires

For King and Empire: the contributions of the British community in Argentina to the war effort, 1914-1919.
2 October 2019, 4pm-5pm Pathfoot Room C25

Dr Avril Maddrell 

Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading

Liminal and emotional-affective spatialities in places of remembrance and pilgrimage
9 October 2019, 4pm-5pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Erica Hannickel-Terry 

Environmental History, Northland College, USA

The Missouri Botanical Garden, the ‘conquest’ of the American West, and the mid-19th century international plant trade

6 November 2019,

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Professor Mark Wickham-Jones and Dr Magnus Feldman

Politics, University of Bristol

Practical social democracy
20 November 2019, 4pm-5pm Pathfoot Room C1/2

Dr Joanne Laycock

Modern History, University of Manchester

Refugees, Resettlement and the Making of a Soviet Armenian Nation

15 January 2020, 4pm-5pm

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Dr Gönül Bozoğlu

Heritage, University of Newcastle

Museums, emotion and memory culture: the politics of the past in Turkey 

22 January 2020, 4pm-5pm

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Professor Steven P. Remy

Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

The real First World War: colonial wars as a global conflict 

5 February 2020


Pathfoot Room C1/2 

Dr Francesco Belcastro

International Relations, University of Derby

Regional powers, foreign policy and alliances: the case of Syria 

4 March 2020

  Speakers to be announced


Showcase presentations by PhD students in History, Heritage and Politics

11 March 2020, 4pm-5pm

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Professor Rebecca Madgin

Urban Studies, University of Glasgow

Why does the past matter? Emotional attachments to historic urban places 

1 April 2020, 4pm-5pm

Pathfoot Room C1/2

Professor Per Bolin

Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden

Nationalism and academic standards in the new universities of inter-war Eastern Europe 


All members of staff and postgraduates in other Faculties are most welcome to attend.

When Where Speaker(s)
3.15pm, 17th September 2020 Microsoft Teams Michael Garnett (Birkbeck)
3.15pm, 24th September 2020 Microsoft Teams Sophie Archer (Cardiff)
3.15pm, 1st October 2020 Microsoft Teams Lani Watson (Edinburgh)
3.15pm, 8th October 2020 Microsoft Teams Stephan Torre (Aberdeen)
3.15pm, 15th October 2020 Microsoft Teams

Katharine Jenkins (Glasgow)

3.15pm, 22nd October 2020 Microsoft Teams Dave Ward (Edinburgh)
3.15pm, 5th November 2020 Microsoft Teams Helen McCabe (Nottingham)
3.15pm, 12th November 2020 Microsoft Teams Alison Kerr (St. Andrews)
3.15pm, 19th November 2020 Microsoft Teams Filipa Melo Lopes (Edinburgh)
3.15pm, 26th November 2020 Microsoft Teams Lea Ypi (LSE)
3.15pm, 3rd December 2020 Microsoft Teams Stephanie Rennick (Glasgow)

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When Where Speaker(s) Subject

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21 Dr Liana Saif (Warburg Institute)

“Aristotle the Mage:The Strange World of the Pseudo-Aristotelian Hermetica”

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 1-2 pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Sarah Lightman (Artist, Curator, Eisner Award Winner)

The Book of Sarah and The Life of Sarah”

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University, Belfast)

“Death in Paradise: killing the béké in recent Antillean ‘crime’ fiction”

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1-2.30 pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Conner Allen, Helena Markou, Christina Neuwirth, and Jennifer Robertson (Stirling)

Postgraduate Session

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham

“T S Eliot, D H Lawrence and the Invention of American Literature”

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