For a quick summary of me, see: https://about.me/katrina.navickas
My main research interests are in the history of popular politics and protest in late 18th and early-mid 19th century Britain, particularly in the North of England. I enjoy experimenting with GIS and mapping protests and meetings.
My new book, Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848, is published by Manchester University Press (December 2015).
It is about how local and national governments attempted to privatise public space to exclude mass working-class movements for the vote and workers' rights, and the social movements' contests over such spaces. It also examines Luddites, Swing rioters and enclosure rioters as precedents for the anti-globalisation movement. See my website: http://protesthistory.org.uk for interactive maps and lists of meetings.
My first book is Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
I am originally from Rochdale in Lancashire. I was lucky enough to read Modern History at St. John's College, Oxford. I taught at Oxford, Bath Spa and Edinburgh universities before I moved to the University of Hertfordshire in 2009.
Outside researching and teaching history, I enjoy going to gigs and record shops, and listening to BBC 6music. I am a very occasional member of the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra. I generally try to see Half Man Half Biscuit play live at least once a year. My favourite HMHB song is 'Emerging from Gorse'.
- staff research webpage on the University of Hertfordshire website
- academia.edu page, with copies of my journal articles: http://herts.academia.edu/KatrinaNavickas/About
- my full CV - https://herts.academia.edu/KatrinaNavickas/CurriculumVitae
- teaching syllabuses are available on this website: http://katrinanavickas.weebly.com/
Here are some of the recordings on which I feature:
- BBC 2: 'Exploring the Past: Protest', February 2015, on the Peterloo Massacre: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jg2hp
- BBC Radio 4, Today programme, April 2012, feature on the Luddites, http://soundcloud.com/generalludd/richard-jones-katrina-navickas
- BBC Radio 3, 'Were the Luddites Right?' public debate, with Rana Mitter, Bill Thompson and Andrew Simms, recorded at the 'Free Thinking festival', Sage, Gateshead, Nov. 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017cjqt
- BBC Radio 4, 'Voices from the Old Bailey': series 2, programme 1, 'Riots', with Amanda Vickery, Tim Hitchcock and Peter King, July 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012r6jq