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We would like to welcome all new postgraduates to Newcastle and of course welcome back everyone else!

We are really excited to meet you all!


The committee has changed quite a bit this year and we have some great ideas for the coming months so watch this space!

So what do we do? In a nutshell:

  • Seminar series
  • Socials
  • Christmas and end of year parties
  • Journal
  • Blogging and other social media
  • Conference

As we all know, doing your PhD or MA is hardly a walk in the park; everyone is isolated by the uniqueness of their research, which can make it seem like no one really understands what you are going through. We also know that it can be difficult for people to get involved if they don’t live locally, if they work, or are doing their Postgraduate degree part time. That is why, this year, we are making a concerted effort to match our lively presence within the School as well as online – find us also on twitter  and facebook!

We aim to get to know each other better and share our research interests.  We will use this space to advertise our events and update you through our monthly newsletters.  In the next few days we will collecting information for our postgraduate profiles, which we would like to post up on this site for you all to know who we are and what we do.

There is lots going on, so we hope to see you all at our events and perhaps even blogging for us!

The PGF committee.



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!