Undergraduate History Conference 2014

IMG_8522 (2)This Saturday, 22nd February, the University of St Andrews History Society will host its inaugural Undergraduate History Conference. The conference, on the theme of Individuals and Impact in History, will feature ten undergraduate students from universities across the UK presenting papers covering a range of individuals, periods, and historical themes. The day will also feature a keynote lecture by Professor Gerard De Groot of the St Andrews School of History.

There are a limited number of tickets available for this event. The £5.00 cost includes a full programme pack, breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Tickets must be reserved for and paid for on the day. To reserve a ticket or for more information please visit the History Society website.

This innovative and interactive event is designed to showcase some of the very best historical research currently being carried out by undergraduates, and to provide students and other attendees with the opportunity to engage in exciting debates and in valuable peer-to-peer learning.

The Undergraduate History Conference 2014 – Call for Papers

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This academic year the St Andrews History Society is organising its very first undergraduate history conference on Saturday 22 February 2014.

The conference is an opportunity for undergraduates to explore and expand their interests in a particular historical topic or theme in a challenging but supportive environment. Students will be able to test ideas, developing those all-important academic and professional skills.

The History Society hopes that the conference will attract undergraduate historians from other universities to St Andrews.


The theme of the 2013-14 conference is Individuals and Impact in History. The Society is requesting papers that take as their central focus an individual who made a particular impact. The theme can be widely interpretedsome issues that could be explored include:

  • Specific contributions of individuals to particular fields (science, politics, religion etc.)
  • Relationships with institutions, movements, groups or/and other individuals.
  • Approaches to the study of individuals, e.g. psychohistory, anthropology, literary approaches.
  • Representations and realities, myths and legends.

For more information on papers and how to submit a proposal please see http://standrewshistorysociety.co.uk/conference/