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Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now

12 and 13 September, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

This two-day conference will bring together researchers with diverse interest sin indigenous cultures, languages and histories from a range disciplinary backgrounds with the aim of exploring research findings, concepts and methodologies.

The conference is a collaborative initiative between scholars at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Universidad Autonóma de Zacatecas, Mexico. While this conference will build on existing links between scholars in Mexico, USA, Poland, Spain and the UK, we are looking forward to welcoming many new faces to our collaboration.

We are delighted that Dr Justyna Olko (University of Warsaw) and Dr John Sullivan(Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas and University of Warsaw), leading figures in the revitalisation and preservation of the indigenous Mexican language Nahuatl, will deliver a keynote address.

Undergraduate participation:

We are seeking five motivated and enthusiastic Arts & Humanities undergraduates to help organise and participate actively in the Conference. By attending both days of the Conference and assisting the Conference Organiser, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain academic experience and to learn more about important global issues concerning indigenous cultures.

Please note that all Arts & Humanities undergraduates, registered at the University of Sheffield, are eligible to apply for these positions. For further details regarding the Undergraduate Internship roles, please consult the poster and internship job description.

Please note the deadline of 16 April 2016 for applications. If you have any queries please contact Harriet Smart, Conference Organiser, at hlcsmart1@shef.ac.uk.

For more information please see: https://indigenousculturesconference.wordpress.com/

2015 BGEAH Conference

The British Group of Early American Historians will hold its annual conference at the University of Sheffield, 3-6 September, 2015. The program features thirty speakers from across the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia addressing topics in early American history before 1820. Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne, will deliver a lively keynote, “Planters, Fear, and Slavery in the Coming of the American Revolution” and there will be a “book club” session considering Andrew Beaumont’s, Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761 (OUP, 2015).

View the full program.

Colleagues and students are all welcome. There is no need to register, unless you want to share in the delights of university catering and the conference dinner on Saturday night – in which case see the uni “shop”.

Rethinking Right-Wing Women

Today our own Julie Gottlieb features on BBC Radio 4’s Womens Hour talking about her upcoming conference: Rethinking Right-Wing Women.

This two-day international conference explores the relationship between women and conservatism since the late 19th century. In the media frenzy and the re-enactment of the visceral political divisions of the 1980s that greeted the death of Margaret Thatcher in April, 2013, it soon became clear that Britain’s first woman Prime Minister was being portrayed as an aberrant figure who had emerged from a party of men. It appeared that the media and the public had not been well enough served by academics in making sense of and contextualizing the Thatcher phenomenon and, more broadly, the paradoxical sexual politics of the Right. In many respects– from the foundation of the Primrose League in 1883 all the way to the 2010 so-called ‘Mumsnet’ election — the success of British Conservatives to organise and mobilize women has been ‘exceptional’. In the weeks after the General Election, we will come together to assess the British Conservative Party’s gender politics, and rethink right-wing women as political leaders, activists, organisers, and voters.

Rethinking Right-Wing Women on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour (starts at 33:08)

Rethinking Right-Wing Women conference website

Which Witch is Which? Margaret Thatcher as Lady Politician

Women to the Right: The Ascendancy of Women in Conservative Politics

The Right-Wing Women of Wales: A Secret History

‘The Men Have Turned Against Me’: Winston Churchill and the Gender Politics of the 1945 Election

Teacher Conference – Teaching History at A Level

The Department of History warmly invites you to a conference for teachers of History at A Level. This unique opportunity will give you the chance to meet professors and lecturers from the University of Sheffield, to refresh your subject knowledge and to learn how we’ve developed our teaching in recent years. We are pleased to welcome the AQA Chair for A-Level History who will be speaking on the subject of ‘The New A Level History’.

You will receive a certificate of attendance to recognise the contribution this activity makes towards your continuing professional development.

The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments are also provided.

This year, for the first time, we are also running a ‘Teaching Archaeology and Classical Civilisation at A level‘ teacher conference, taking place on the same day. History attendees have the option to select sessions from both conference schedules, creating a bespoke programme to fit your particular areas of interest. (You will be presented with the options from both programmes at the point of completing the online registration form).

Find out more and register on our website.

75 years since the Spanish Civil War: Perspectives from the 21 Century


We are pleased to announce the above one-day interdisciplinary conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield, 28 March 2014 (see attached poster). This conference has received the support of the Economic History Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Herbert Hughes Memorial Trust and the Northern Hispanists Network.

The conference will take place at the Jessop West Exhibition Space, University of Sheffield from 9:30-18:00.

Attendance is free, however if you wish to join the conference for the day or part of it please register your interest (see below).

The conference will consist of:

–          Papers and discussion panels featuring academics working across British and Irish Universities from the fields of Archaeology, Hispanic Studies, History, Music and Politics. Panel topics: ‘Perspectives on Memory,’ ‘Perspectives on Exile’ and ‘Perspectives on War’

–          Poster exhibition of on-going research from International PGRs working in the field of Modern Spain, on-going at the University of Sheffield from 24 March

–          Video exhibition of ‘Female Voices from Franco’s Prisons,’ the result of a research project in Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield

–          Keynote lecture by Professor Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield)

For more information, including a full programme, directions and registration please visit:


or email: 75yearsscw@gmail.com