Congratulations to the Winners of our 14th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference

14th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference Winners

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Newcastle University

19th May 2017




This interdisciplinary one-day conference brought together Postgraduate students studying histories relating to the theme of Movement. How do we study the past, not as static, but as dynamic and changing? How does the movement from one context to another change how we interpret evidence? What are the effects of movement on societies, material, and intellectual cultures? How has the idea of movement, or a movement, been used for political, social, or artistic purposes?

We heard many fascinating papers covering a broad range of topics relating to movement as well as a large array of posters from our very own Masters students.

We are pleased to announce the winners of this years conference are:

Best Poster: Iain Flood, Newcastle University

“White masculinity and physical disability in the post-bellum United States, 1865-96.”


Best Paper Runner-up: Oznur Ozdemir, Leeds University

“Re‐evaluating an Early Islamic Mass Movement: Looking at the Abbasid Revolution from an Economic Perspective.”


Best Paper: Thomas Whitfield, Newcastle University

“’Nothing but Serjeant Glynn is to be heard in the streets’– The role of movement in creating a radical nexus in later-eighteenth-century Newcastle upon Tyne.”


We would like to thank everyone who contributed and attended the conference. It was a huge success, we look forward to next year!


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