University of Hertfordshire

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS

Katrina Navickas

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

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history and today blog

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Protest History web resource

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I am Senior Lecturer in History, and the School of Humanities research students' tutor. I am also director of the Centre for Regional and Local History Research.

My research examines popular politics in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with a particular focus on the spaces and places of protest in northern England. I am best known for my work on the Luddites, but I have also published on loyalism, the Swing rioters, political clothing and adornment, and the place of moors and fields in radical protest.

My first book was Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815 (OUP, 2009). My next monograph, Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848, will be published by Manchester University Press in December 2015. See the website:

I enjoy experimenting with mapping with GIS, cultural geography and social movement theory. I am also involved in a British Academy funded project with Dr Robert Poole to digitise and transcribe the Home Office disturbance papers at the National Archives.

Like everyone in the History Group at Hertfordshire, I am involved in community and public history projects. I have particular links with Stevenage, having worked with the Irish Network on an oral history project in 2012, and hosting the National Army Museum's seminar series in spring 2015.

I am involved in initial projects relating to garden cities and post-war new towns in Hertfordshire. The history of modernism and 20thC architecture and urban planning is a growing side-interest alongside my main research into 19thC popular protest.

I come from Rochdale in Lancashire. I read Modern History at St. John's College, Oxford. I taught at the universities of Oxford, Bath Spa and Edinburgh before joining Hertfordshire in 2009. I served as Acting Head of History in 2014.

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