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Research Seminars and Guest speakers 2017/18


From Jack Kerouac to Vietnam and Back Again; Gerry Nicosia's America

Half-Day Conference. Friday 29 September 2pm - 5pm, followed by drinks.

0.01 Academic Building, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter campus, West Sussex, PO19 6PE

Free to attend, please book tickets in advance

The University of Chichester Department of History and Politics is honoured to welcome biographer, historian and poet Gerry Nicosia. Nicosia is best known as biographer of Jack Kerouac and as a historian of Vietrnam war veterans. He is also a leading American poet.

All University students of History and Politics and English and Creative Writing are welcome and will gain a unique intellectual experience to support modules in American history and literature on the BA (Hons) History and BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing degrees, or as part of their work in preparation for the MA in Cultural History and MA in English Literature, whose 2017 programmes starts this October.


An Ethical Foreign Policy? Thinking about British Overseas Development in the Late Colonial and Post-Colonial Era

Wednesday 4th October 2017, 5.30pm

Dr Charlotte L Riley, University of Southampton

New Perspectives on Black History Conference

What are the latest research findings in Black British History?

21st October 9am - 7pm Goldsmith's College, London

How are young and emerging scholdars of Black British History, particularly those of African and Caribbean heritage, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and redrawing the field?

​How can such historical research inform the teaching of history in schools, encourage an understanding of a more inclusive British history and facilitate the engagement of more young people of African and Caribbean heritage?

Looking at disasters in early modern Mediterranean history: the case of the 1631 eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Wednesday 8th November 2017, 5pm

Dr Lorenza Gianfrancesco, University of Chichester

The Importance of Inspiring Teaching: An Introduction to the Prince's Teaching Institute

23 November, 5pm, Academic Building 1.01, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Chris Pope, Director of the The Prince's Teaching Institue 

The ‘Almost Boleyn’ Girls: the Howard Women 1485-1558

Wednesday 29th November 2017, 5pm

Dr Nicola Clarke, Royal Holloway

Painting Parliaments: representing politics in the eighteenth century 

Wednesday 14th March 2018, 5pm, room information to be announced shortly

Paul Seaward