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


level 6:

  • Popular protest, riot and reform in Britain, 1760-1848
  • Thinking with History: how to use the past to understand the present
  • Global and local community heritage

 I am the programme co-ordinator for the MA History. To find out more about the MA History, go to

I am supervisor for these postgraduate students:

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

- Peter Elliott, PhD, part-time, ‘The origins and development of aircraft museums in the UK’

- Barbara Wood, DHeritage, part-time, ‘An examination of authority and power in heritage’

- Helen Casey, DHeritage, part-time, ‘The problems of digitisation in the heritage sector’

- Pauline Schofield, PhD, part-time, ‘A Life Geography of L. Edna Walter B.Sc., O.B.E. (1866-1962), Woman of Science, Agent of the State, Mountaineer: Women’s Emancipation at the Intersection of Space, Place, Gender and Power’


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

- 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 have reviewed for the London Review of Books

I have worked with several HLF funded community projects, including Kennington Chartist Project 2018 and the Peterloo 2019 commemorations.

Media and public engagement: