Events in 2018-19

Family and kinship in medieval Europe: where are we now?

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Ten Reasons to Read Radclyffe Hall

Wednesday 20 February 2019

An event for LGBT History Month with speaker Dr Hannah Roche (University of York).

HRC Graduate Training: Ethics & Research With Human Participants

Wednesday 20 February 2019

HRC Graduate Training session. For all interested arts and humanities postgraduates, but with MA students embarking on dissertations particularly in mind.

Dismantling Ivory Towers: Archaeology, Conservation and Community Engagement in Turkey

Tuesday 19 February 2019

B. Nilgün Öz explores how community-focused projects take place during archaeological excavations in Turkey, identifying problems and opportunities for conservation, and discussing the impact of such projects on site conservation.

Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc

Tuesday 19 February 2019

York Medieval Lecture

Amor Mundi: Documentary, Contemporary Art, and the Descriptive Power of Lens-Based Capture

Monday 18 February 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Cats, coffins and costumes: 100 years of scientific research at the British Museum

Monday 18 February 2019

Professor Carl Heron, the Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum, will give a talk on the work of laboratory research at the Museum, including the exploration of new approaches and how scientific research can be shared with public audiences.

Masters Taster Day

Friday 15 February 2019

Come and visit us on campus for a taster of some of our taught Masters degrees

A 'Historicizing Fictionality' Seminar

Thursday 14 February 2019

A 'Historicizing Fictionality' Seminar with speaker David Attwell (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York).

"The Whole World’s at Sexes and Sevens": Gender Trouble in 1930s British Cinema

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Chris O'Rourke (University of Lincoln).

HRC Graduate Training: Becoming an Academic Writer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

A HRC graduate training session for all interested arts and humanities postgraduates

The Poetics of Retreat: meditation and space at the Shrine in Mahan

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Exhibiting the Icon of the Cold War: Approaches to Preserving and Communicating the Berlin Wall

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Axel Klausmeier, director of the Berlin Wall Foundation, discusses how the organization looks after the remains of the Berlin Wall, and how it functions as a site of tourism.

The Shadow of Faux Semblant: Fiction, Deception, and Truth in Late Medieval Allegorical Poetry (France, England, and Italy)

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Medieval School Research Seminar with speaker Marco Nievergelt (University of Warwick).

On Attention-Seeking

Wednesday 6 February 2019

The second in a series of three lectures this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

The Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development

Wednesday 6 February 2019

The second in a series of three seminars this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

HRC Graduate Training: Impact, Interdisciplinarity and HRC opportunities

Wednesday 6 February 2019

A HRC graduate training afternoon for all arts and humanities postgraduates

The Staffordshire Hoard, 2009–2019: piecing together an Anglo-Saxon treasure

Monday 4 February 2019

The Staffordshire Hoard is an extraordinary assemblage of early Anglo-Saxon treasure, which was discovered in 2009 by metal-detection in the West Midlands. Find out about the five-year research programme on the Hoard which has led to major revisions in archaeological and historical understanding of the period.

A Private Rebellion: Indian Painting in the Qajar Court of the nineteenth century

Thursday 31 January 2019

Hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

YourDIG: Melting Pot Exhibition Launch

Thursday 31 January 2019

Steve Ashby's Melting Pot Project collaborated with A-level science students from York College to carry out some experimental archaeology to see if we could replicate how Vikings cooked

Female Human Animals - Public Film Screening with Panel Discussion

Thursday 31 January 2019

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL is a darkly romantic psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her.

A 'Narrative and the Senses' seminar

Thursday 31 January 2019

A 'Narrative and the Senses' seminar with Dr Claire Chambers and Dr Richard Walsh (University of York). Part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar series: 'Limit Narratology: Cognition and Culture'.

Oscar Wilde, Modernism and the Queering of Realism

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Sos Eltis (University of Oxford).

Secured by Design: Criminology, Housing and Public Space in Late Twentieth Century Britain

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Global Health Histories Seminar 116: Antimicrobial Resistance

Wednesday 30 January 2019

This seminar explores the global challenges presented by antimicrobial resistance

HRC Graduate Training: PhD Study and Dealing with Stress

Wednesday 30 January 2019

An informal and supportive session for all interested arts and humanities doctoral researchers

Archaeological Maps: Performance and Play

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Piraye will demonstrate how alternative cartographic practices in archaeology can be paired with playful performances in knowledge creation.

What has driven Mediterranean landscape change since the Neolithic: human or natural agencies?

Monday 28 January 2019

This talk will present the results of an inter-disciplinary project which has studied the Mediterranean during the Holocene and reconstructed socio-environmental changes in the landscape.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Turning historical research into performance

Saturday 26 January 2019

A pre-show panel discussion

Sam Thompson: Reading and Interview

Friday 25 January 2019

Join us for a special reading by Belfast-based writer Sam Thompson, followed by an interview and wine reception. Part of the Creative Dissonance CModS Research Strand and the Writers at York programme.

Early Modern Global Soundscapes: A Workshop

Friday 25 January 2019

Call for Participants

Neo-Confucian Sermons as Popular Emotional Education in Eighteenth-Century Japan: The Moral and Pedagogical Philosophy of Hosoi Heishū

Thursday 24 January 2019

Makoto Harris Takao (Max-Planck-institut fur Bildungsforschung/Centre for the History of Emotions, Berlin)

'Repressions are necessary; the hype is not': Explaining terror in Soviet terms, 1917-1940

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Radio's Vernacular Modernism

Wednesday 23 January 2019

CModS research seminar with Professor Kate Lacey (University of Sussex).

Histories of Listening

Wednesday 23 January 2019

This event includes a workshop for the ‘Electronic Soundscapes’ WRoCAH network and a research seminar by Professor Kate Lacey (University of Sussex)

London Mithraeum: A New Light on London’s Roman Temple of Mithras

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Louise Fowler of MOLA discusses work conducted on the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, built around reconstructed remains of a Roman Temple of Mithras in London.

Dealers, Collectors and Curators: The rise in fascination with Mina’i ware inthe early twentieth century

Monday 21 January 2019

A colloborative event between the History of Art department and the York Islamic Art Circle

Telling the whole story: publishing sites in a developer-funded context

Monday 21 January 2019

This talk will highlight the challenges of reconstructing the past uncovered at archaeological sites for publication, and suggest potential ways to address these difficulties.

Global Health Histories Seminar 115: Public Information

Monday 21 January 2019

This installment in the Global Health Histories series looks back at historic WHO public information strategies

Locating Nancy Holt

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Research seminar by Dr James Boaden (History of Art, University of York) as part of the Modernist Peripheries research strand

Converting pagans and feeding babies in early medieval England

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Part of our Spring Research Seminar series

Re-Thinking Digital Heritage Research: Practices, Epistemologies and Ethics

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Chiara Bonacchi uses her experience in digital heritage - through both digital cultural engagement and data science applied to heritage research, to reflect on the transformations that digital heritage research is undergoing in a world of 'big data'.

Mary Guyatt on Careers in the Heritage Industry

Monday 14 January 2019

Join us for a talk about careers in the Heritage industry, led by Mary Guyatt, the Curator of the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton.

Philosophy of Film, Without Theory Conference

Thursday 10 January 2019

A two-day international conference

Equality and Democracy in Local & City Government: Theory and Practice

Monday 7 January 2019

A one-day conference on the theory and practice of progressive local and city government

Interpreting and Preserving the Cultural Heritage

Friday 14 December 2018

With papers from leading scholars, this two-day conference honours Professor David Park's contribution to the study and perservation of medieval art.

Reason, Revolution and Rights

Saturday 8 December 2018

Workshop 4 in the series, "Reason, Right, and Revolution: Practical Philosophy between Kant and Hegel"

Being a PhD in the arts and humanities at York: the Research Environment and Funding Opportunities

Friday 30 November 2018

Considering doctoral study? Come and hear about what York can offer you as a doctoral researcher (PhD student), and receive information about funding.

Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World

Thursday 29 November 2018

Event hosted by York Islamic Art Circle

The politics of violence, glue-sniffing, and liberation: making 1968 in Japan

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Department of History research seminar with William Marotti (UCLA)

Walter Pater and Portraiture

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Part of the History of Art Research Seminar Series

Locating Sites of Music Pilgrimage in London

Tuesday 27 November 2018

YOHRS seminar with Hilary Orange of the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, and Paul Graves-Brown, Honorary Research Associate at York

Exposure: Online participation and the artist’s body

Monday 26 November 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

Thursday 22 November 2018

Dr Sue Vincent (University of York)

"We come with passports instead of swords” unpacking the 1926 Mediterranean Pilgrimage of the Order of St John

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Department of History research seminar with Mike Horswell (Visiting Tutor, Oxford)

Projecting Modernism: The Future of Britain in 1930s Documentary Film

Tuesday 20 November 2018

A Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research seminar with speaker Dr Michael McCluskey (University of York).

Constructing Stonehenge, Creating its Landscape c1860-1960.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

YOHRS seminar with Martyn Barber, Senior Researcher with Historic England's Aerial Investigation & Mapping team

Imperialising Old English: 'The Battle of Brunanburh'

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Speaker Professor Elizabeth Tyler (University of York). Part of the York Medieval Lecture Series .

A list of luggage from the Indian Ocean world – towards a high-definition “archaeology” of text?

Monday 19 November 2018

Dept of Archaeology York Seminar with Elizabeth Lambourn of De Montfort University

Persian Classics today: contemporary visual interpretations of Medieval Literature

Thursday 15 November 2018

Event hosted by York Islamic Art Circle

Serial Revolutions: Why 1848 Matters

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Clare Pettitt (King's College London).

Women, Accounting, and Intertextuality in Eighteenth-Century England

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Department of History research seminar with Lizzie Spencer (York)

Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Open Afternoon

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Find out about postgraduate study in the Arts and Humanities at York

Foreground Activity, Background Architecture & Heritage

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Simon Baker uses his experience in founding architectural practice 'Group Ginger' to explore how the role of architects might be developed into that of concept managers or curators with on-going relationships to place-making, influencing policy, defining space, public use and participatory involvement.

Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster revisited

Monday 12 November 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

The Expendables: Bioarchaeological Evidence for Child Labour during the Industrial Revolution in 18th-19th century England

Monday 12 November 2018

Dept of Archaeology York Seminar with Dr Becky Gowland of Durham University

Between Avebury and Stonehenge. The Neolithic monuments of the Pewsey Vale

Friday 9 November 2018

Jim Leary presents the results of recent archaeological investigations in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. These excavations focus on Marden henge - the largest henge in the country - and other nearby monuments.

Ethics and the Modern Novel: Toni Morrison, Henry James and the Problem of Other People

Thursday 8 November 2018

The Modern School's annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture will this year be delivered by Professor Dorothy Hale (University of California, Berkeley).

Constructing Religion, Defining Crimes: Slavery, Power, and Belief in the Early Modern Caribbean

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Department of History research seminar with Katherine Gerbner (Minnesota)

Looking Out, Looking In – Island Archaeology and Heritage in Jersey

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Jon Carter uses his work in Jersey to discuss issues of heritage management on small islands, including pressure on land use, contested versions of identity, and limited access to national and international support, and highlights the need to develop and strengthen partnerships.

Unsure Shores: Uncertain Orientalism in Lord Byron's 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1814)

Tuesday 6 November 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Nicholas Dunn-McAfee (University of Oxford).

Peterloo: A Conversation with Jacqueline Riding

Friday 2 November 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies/Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past event, with speaker Jacqueline Riding, historical advisor on the film 'Peterloo', and author of the related book 'Peterloo: the Story of the Manchester Massacre'.

Who's Afraid of Alice Meynell?: Alice Meynell in the Age of Modernism

Thursday 1 November 2018

Research seminar with Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough) as part of the CModS 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research strand

Among the Rodents of Colonial Rangoon

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Department of History research seminar with Jonathan Saha (Leeds)

Keeping St Denys acephalous, and other considerations in participative church conservation

Tuesday 30 October 2018

A pretentious title for a pragmatic talk on the challenges and opportunities of using participatory practice in conservation projects, based on the recently completed work at St Denys church, York.

The Lane Less Travelled: Logic and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Thursday 25 October 2018

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke College, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge).

Teaching Pastoral Care to Friars in the Thirteenth Century: Evidence from Casuistical Questions

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Department of History research seminar with Emily Corran (St John's College, Oxford)

Art as the Justification of Life in Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy'

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Tom Stern (University College London).

Kingship and Society in Northern Pictland

Monday 22 October 2018

Dept of Archaeology York Seminar with Gordon Noble

BBC History Magazine's History Weekend York

Friday 19 October 2018

Members of the University of York's Department of History will feature at BBC History Magazine's Weekend 2018

Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Friday 19 October 2018

Event co-hosted by Fairfax House and the History of Art department.

Literature knows no frontiers

Thursday 18 October 2018

Join us to explore the processes that lead to a book being published in translation, and the factors that can help or hinder that process, from money to gender to geography. A Writers at York event.

Collecting Diversity for Heritage Futures

Wednesday 17 October 2018

YOHRS seminar with Sefryn Penrose and Esther Breithoff

The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

Wednesday 17 October 2018

A History of Art and Centre for Modern Studies workshop

“In the Blood of Our Brothers.” The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Department of History research seminar with Jesús Sanjurjo (York)

Criticism and Truth, on the Epistemology of Literary Studies

Tuesday 16 October 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Professor Jonathan Kramnick (Yale University).

Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

Monday 15 October 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Contrasts and contradictions: The materiality of resilience, change and intervention in the North East 1929-39

Monday 15 October 2018

Dept of Archaeology York Seminar with Ronan O'Donnell and Kayt Armstrong

Adventures, archives, and anguish in undertaking AIDS research

Monday 15 October 2018

Join CGHH for a public lecture with Dr Carla Tsampiras

Poetry Book Society Autumn Launch

Thursday 11 October 2018

The Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to host the Poetry Book Society’s Autumn Launch as part of our Writers at York series, featuring poetry readings by Kate Potts, Kit Fan, and Zaffar Kunial.

Persecution, place and prayer: rediscovering the Special Collections at the Bar Convent York, 1686—2018

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dr Hannah Thomas (Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre)

Brexit and History Conference - POSTPONED

Thursday 11 October 2018

Sponsored by The Economic History Society and supported by the Department of History, University of York

From the ‘Golden Era’ to the ‘Horse Racing Book’ Crisis: The Transformation of the Comic Publishing Industry in the Early PRC

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Department of History research seminar with Rebecca Scott (KCL)

The Cure for Psychoanalysis

Wednesday 10 October 2018

The first in a series of three lectures this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

Creativity and Its Origins

Wednesday 10 October 2018

The first in a series of three seminars this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

LANDE: the Calais "Jungle" and Beyond

Tuesday 9 October 2018

YOHRS seminar with Rachael Kiddey, Sarah Mallet and Dan Hicks from the School of Archaeology and the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford

Empiricism, Epistolarity and Landscape in Elizabeth Montagu's Correspondence

Tuesday 9 October 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Millie Schurch (University of York).

Global Health Histories Seminar 111 - Zika

Monday 8 October 2018

Join us in the Berrick Saul Building for the return of the popular Global Health Histories series

Bath to Baghdad and beyond: Ellen Tanner’s collection of Middle Eastern Art

Thursday 4 October 2018

Event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

‘Forgive Me Awful Poet:’ The Redemption and Rewriting of Paradise Lost

Thursday 4 October 2018

Research Seminar organised by the Centres for Eighteenth Century Studies and Renaissance and Early Modern Studies with speaker Professor David Harper (West Point).