Forthcoming Events: August 2022 – December 2022

The Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality Launch Event

12th September 2022 – University of Northampton Waterside Campus

The Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality Launch Event is free and open to anyone interested in finding more about an exciting new research centre at the University of Northampton.

The Centre for the Advancement of Race Equality (CARE) promotes research, learning and teaching, and knowledge exchange on issues of race, ethnicity, racial inequality, and positive change.

The vision for CARE is twofold.

  • CARE is an important centre for developing and extending critically aware cultures throughout the University of Northampton, bringing together many areas of research and teaching excellence related to issues of racial equality.
  • CARE is outward facing and is a focal point for partnerships with local, regional and national organisations engaged with the promotion of racial equality within society.

To find out more visit:

Advanced registration for the event is required.

The day will include:

  • Keynote talk by Professor Kalwant Bhopal (University of Birmingham), author of White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society
  • A session showcasing the Changemaker Award Winning Cultural Integration Workshops: These provide people with the skills needed to develop empathy for others’ lived experiences, decreasing fear and creating inclusive learning environments and workplaces, resulting in safe spaces that encourage all people to thrive in education, work, and society
  • A discussion session with Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton on achieving racial equality in Higher Education
  • A networking space to find out about the wide range of researchers engaged with the new Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality
  • A session showcasing the University of Northampton’s workshops on tackling far right, for police, teachers and anti-racism organisations

To register:

Organiser: Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality (contact Professor Paul Jackson)

‘Future Directions in History Teaching and Learning and the Role of the EMC’ – The East Midlands Centre for History Teaching and Learning AGM 2022 and Workshop

14th September 2022 – online event

The Northampton inaugural EMC AGM workshop and conference will take place online on Wednesday 14th September 2022.

The AGM conference will run as a workshop, based around interactive sessions, discussion groups and panels.

The aim of the event is to explore how the the EMC can best respond to the needs of its members in the face of the most pressing of contemporary issues of sustainability, inclusion and equality in History teaching.

We will be exploring the responses of the History professional community to the recent 2022 QAA History Subject Benchmark, and consider how the EMC can develop to help answer its members’ interests in these areas.

We are especially interested in working with the EMC’s postgraduate community, to help explore your needs and areas of interest.

How can we address this as historians through our teaching and engagement with our wider communities?

This conference aims to offer a space to discuss what the shift towards these new measures and strategies means for the History profession and for History degrees.

The EMC would like to invite short suggestions for roundtable topics, workshop themes and panel discussions for inclusion at the conference and AGM.

Potential themes could include:

  • Challenges of PGR work
  • Decolonization of curricula in History
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Employability and career readiness learning
  • Class in the History classroom
  • Supporting, or working with, graduate alumni and employers
  • PGR mentoring
  • Experiences of gender identities in teaching and learning
  • Future directions of the EMC
  • Working with schools and FE

This list is indicative. We welcome enquires from across the EMC institutions about potential panels or subjects. The conference and the AGM workshops will also mark the inauguration of the Centre for Historical Studies at University of Northampton as the new EMC host, 2022-24.

To submit a proposal, please email  

Deadline for Suggestions: 1st September 2022

The Centre for Historical Studies Launch Event

19th September – Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton

The Centre for Historical Studies at the University of Northampton is a hub for a wide range of approaches and methods of thinking about the past.

Confirmed speakers at this launch event include:

  • Keynote talk by Dr Andrew Hann, Senior Properties Historian for English Heritage , speaking on issues of the imperial past and developing collaborative practices
  • Chris Houghton, Head of Digital Scholarship at Gale Primary Sources, talking on the future of digital humanities
  • Showcase of the PhD projects in History at the University of Northampton

A full event programme will be made available in August.

The Centre for Historical Studies aims to enrich the wider discipline of History by creating a productive environment for high quality research, publications and postgraduate study as well as scholarly networking, conferences, and events. We will contribute to public debates, including the defense of History as an important and timely academic subject.

Organiser: Centre for Historical Studies (contact Dr Mark Rothery)

To register:

Announcements about other future events @Northampton will be published here, on our social media and on the EMC main website.

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