Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events – January 2023 – August 2023

Please check this page, and our social media feeds, regularly for updates on future events, and to register to attend!

Northampton Centre for Historical Studies Research Seminar Paper, Wednesday 18th January 2023 12 – 1.15pm

Nathan Amin: Henry VII: England’s Unlikeliest King?’

https://nathenamin.com/

Northamptonshire Historical Association, 19 January, 7pm online:

Prof Elizabeth Tingle (DMU), ‘Pilgrimage to Compostela since 1000CE’

After Jerusalem and Rome, the pilgrimage shrine of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, was the most important destination for medieval Christian pilgrims for it houses a ‘first class’ relic, the body of the apostle St James. In this talk, the origins and development of the shrine will be examined, and the experience of pilgrims from the British Isles and Ireland will be explored. The journey to Santiago remains vital and every year, tens of thousands of holy travellers and walkers make their way along the Way of St James.

We will also hold our branch AGM at this talk.

Book here.

Northampton Centre for Historical Studies Research Seminar Series, 22nd February 12 – 1-15pm

Chris Millington (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘Mad or Bad? Paul, Gorguloff, the Man who Killed the French President in 1932’

Northamptonshire Historical Association, 23 February, 7pm online:

Kerry Love (UON), ‘Banners in British Left-Wing Politics since 1800’ 

Banners and signs are a regular sight present at contemporary protests, and they often form the focal point of debates about the right to protest in the news. This talk will look at how and why they emerged in the eighteenth century, how they were used in developing popular politics and how, in spite of changing political circumstances, the left continues to draw on banner tradition and visuals in a number of ways in Britain. 

Book here.

Northamptonshire Historical Association, 16 March, time TBC

Dr Jim Beach (UON), ‘Major Cartwright and the 1919 Revolution in Northampton

The immediate aftermath of the First World War was a turbulent period in Britain.  As the political and economic dislocations of war gave way to peace, the government feared industrial unrest and also trouble within the demobilising army.  Using a local prism, Jim Beach’s talk explains how the army sought to understand what was happening on what had been, until a few months earlier, their ‘Home Front’.

Northampton Centre for Historical Studies Annual Paper, 19th April

Time and topic TBC

Northampton Centre for Historical Studies Research Seminar Series, 17 May 2023

12-1:15pm Anne-Marie Kilday (VC UON) – SN204 – ‘The Case of Oscar Slater: Miscarriage of Justice or Murder Most Foul’

Northamptonshire Historical Association, 15 June, 7pm online

Kathrina Perry (UON), ‘Women, Religious Philanthropy and the Northampton Boot and Shoe Industry’

Religious observance offered a broad variety of opportunities for women to participate in philanthropic activity. This talk will consider the links between the non-conformism of Northampton’s religious beliefs and the boot and shoe industry. It will explore the involvement of the wives and daughters of the boot and shoe manufacturers, and will question the motivations behind the many donations to religious organisations within the town that are still visible today.  

For further information, please contact the Branch Chair Dr David Waller on david.waller@northampton.ac.uk or the Acting Secretary Prof Matthew McCormack on matthew.mccormack@northampton.ac.uk.

In particular, if you teach at a local school and would like to arrange a session tailored to your History curriculum, please get in touch.

For further information, please contact the Branch Chair Dr David Waller on david.waller@northampton.ac.uk or the Acting Secretary Prof Matthew McCormack on matthew.mccormack@northampton.ac.uk.

In particular, if you teach at a local school and would like to arrange a session tailored to your History curriculum, please get in touch.

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