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Centre for Research in History Heritage and Memory PhD Students

Below is a list of current or recently completed PhD students attached to the centre. Members of our team co-supervise a number of PhDs with other universities in the Midlands 4 Cities DTP. Our students regularly engage in our events programme of writing retreats, seminars, workshops and conferences. We also hold special postgraduate taster workshops aimed at MA Students and 3rd year undergraduates thinking about postgraduate study. The Centre provides our PGRs with important opportunities to develop their research skills and to network both nationally and internationally.

  • Kate Arnold, Crusade Songs and anti-Frankish Jihad Poetry: an ethnomusicological approach
  • Luke Butler - Southeast Asian Illuminated Manuscripts : A Study of the Maritime Silk Road Using Scientific Imaging and AI
  • Di Christian, Work and mental disability 1913 to the present
  • Dylan Coulter Disability under the old poor law, 1601-1834
  • Beth Cowley Life in Mexico: Reclaiming Frances Calderón de la Barca as a historian of the Conquest of Mexico
  • Chris Day, Public health in the regions, 1848-1929
  • Emma Fearon, Opening the Gates: gender and LGBTQI in castle histories
  • Petra Funk
  • Catherine Gower, Nay, they will be kin to us, or they will fetch it from Japheth’: The production, dissemination and use of royal genealogical chronicles in the first reign of Henry VI (1422–61).
  • Tamsin Greaves - Art Cares: Exploring how creative workshops in museum spaces can improve the wellbeing of vulnerable participants.
  • Jeffrey James - Punishment in the New Poor Law workhouse, 1834-1884.
  • James Kendrick - What makes a JP? A character research project on JPs in Elizabethan Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
  • Chelsea Kilian - The Emotional Experience of Friendship in Early Modern England.
  • Elizabeth Lowry - Household textiles and the English country house 1600-1940s
  • Victoria MacMillan - Place Matters: Assessing the potential of the ecomuseum in the UK to (re)connect communities to their landscape and help foster sustainable futures.
  • Charlotte Middleton The future of the high street
  • Erin Newman Were Male and Female criminals in Seventeenth Century popular and court literature, represented as either defying or complying with Religious and Gender Ideals?
  • Robyn Newton, Liberal welfare reforms (1906-1921) in three communities
  • Jennifer Pearce, Latin Law and the Indigenous Population of the Crusader States.
  • Chloe Riggs Queenship in the thirteenth century Levant.
  • Sophie Rice - Dying Well during the British Civil War.
  • Mary Rudling - The experiences of the poor under the Old and New poor laws in Sussex, 1800-1860.
  • Amy Scott - Women and separation from their children.
  • Makiko Tsunoda - A study of 18th to 19th-century Japanese Nanga Paintings through art historical and material analysis, with a focus on the Nanpin School.
  • Caroline Walton - An emotional history of the nineteenth-century workhouse.
  • Ohalete Uchenna Darlington - Taking responsibility: the recovery of African politics
  • Claire Shockledge - Nottingham: City of rebels?
  • Leticia Pala - Medieval women, confinement and agency
  • Jack Cole - Burgeoning liminality: artistic collectives and post-Brexit tensions Northern Ireland.
  • Jordan Healey - Parliamentary under secretaries in the 1850s and 1860s and the rise of the controlling central state
  • Rachel Thorpe Me grandad worra pit mon
  • Hannah McCullough - Re-interpreting convict transportation
  • Pragya Sharma - An oral history of knitting in India
  • Mohammed Adams - Participatory oral history exploration of poverty-aware social work
  • Sue Paul - Papermakers in the midlands, a one name history
  • Corrie Green - Drinking culture in Nottingham 1800-1900

Recent student publications/prizes

Our students are mentored to develop publishable work from blogs and media articles to prize-winning publications, see below for examples.

Kate Arnold, ‘Pop and the Palästinalied: A Crusade Song Revived at the Turn of the New Millennium’ Crusades 22 (2023) - winner of the SSCLE best early career paper.

Jennifer Pearce, ‘Cross-Cultural Relations in the Early Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: The Canons of the Council of Nablus, 1120. Nottingham Medieval Studies 66, (2022) 137-163 - winner of the Nottingham Medieval Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize

Centre for Research in History, Heritage and Memory

The Centre connects NTU researchers and projects in policy, religion, conflict, race, gender, memory, and welfare through varied methodologies and knowledge exchange.