University of Hertfordshire

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS

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Katrina Navickas

Dr Katrina Navickas DPhil, MA (Oxon), FRHS

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

Overview

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: https://landscapedecisions.org/decommissioning-the-twentieth-century/

I am currently leading the University of Hertfordshire Heritage Hub: https://www.herts.ac.uk/heritage-hub 

Publications: 

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. https://historyofpublicspace.uk/my-oss-fellowship-at-merl-2021/ 

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:  https://royalhistsoc.org/virtual-lecture-5-february-2021/ 

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

Recent press:

Background:

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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