University of Hertfordshire

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS


Katrina Navickas

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS


Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Teaching specialisms

level 4:

  • The Fight for Rights: freedom and oppression, 1790-1990s
  • Britons: who do we think they are?

level 5:

  • Politics and culture in Eighteenth-Century England
  • Peace, Power and Prosperity: British society, 1815-1914

level 6:

  • Popular protest, riot and reform in Britain, 1760-1848
  • Princes and Paupers, 1760-1820
  • Thinking with History: how to use the past to understand the present [Public History/heritage studies pathway]
  • Global and local community heritage [Public History/Heritage studies pathway]


I am first supervisor for these postgraduate students:

- Dianne Shepherd, Working-class women's agency in the East End of London in the later nineteenth century (PhD)

- David Noble, the Primitive Methodists in Hertfordshire (PhD)

Just completed:

- Nathan Bend, 'The Home Office and popular disturbance, 1800-1832' (AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with The National Archives, Kew)

- Karen Rothery, 'Under new management: the implementation of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act in Hertfordshire' (AHRC funded PhD in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University) - passed with no corrections

- Fabian Hiscock, the socio-economic impact of the canals in Hertfordshire (MA by Research).

- Joshua Edgcombe, The 1919 Railwaymen's strike in Hertfordshire and the North East (MA by Research)

- Matt Benjamin, Homes fit for heroes? Community in Becontree, St Helier and Welwyn Garden City (MA by Research)

- Rudi Newman, 'The socio-economic impacts of the coming of the railways in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire' (PhD) (Completed December 2014).

- Helen Tyler, Social mobility and the British schools in late 19th century Hertfordshire (MA by Research)

I welcome students wishing to study 18th and 19th century British history, particularly relating to regional history, social movements and popular politics, 20th century modernism, landscape, historical and cultural geography, and digital history.


Commercial and public engagement

I am the Director of Regional and Local History Research

and editor of the UH Press book series Explorations in Local and Regional History

I review for the London Review of Books

I have worked with several HLF funded community projects, including Kennington Chartist Project 2018

Media and public engagement: