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


I am Professor of History. My specialism is the history of protest and collective action, and contested spaces in Britain from the 18th century to today. I take a cross-disciplinary approach in social and political history, cultural geography and digital humanities. I promote regional heritages and community co-production of research. 

Research interests:

  • popular democratic and social movements of the long 19th century
  • the history of public space and open spaces preservation
  • modernism, planning and landscape in 20th century Britain


Current projects:

I am co-investigator of two AHRC Research Networking grants as part of the UKRI Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets programme:

I am currently leading the University of Hertfordshire Heritage Hub: 


Manchester University Press - Protest and the politics of space and place,  1789–1848

I was awarded the Museum of English Rural Life Fellowship, sponsored by the Open Spaces Society, 2020-21, undertaking a project on their archive collections related to commons preservation in the early 20th century. 

My Royal Historical Society lecture, 'The right of public meeting from the Bill of Rights to the Public Order Acts', 5 February 2021 is available online: 

I was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship 2018-19 for 'The history of public space in England, 1700-2000'. See the website: 

Recent press:


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


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