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The School of Humanities hosts a number of events, public lectures and conferences over the course of the academic year. This programme of events reflects the diverse areas teaching and research undertaken by our Academics and Research Centres. Further details will be added as they become available.

Inaugural lectures in 2021/22

An academics inaugural lecture is a significant milestone in their career, it recognises their promotion to Professor. This series provides an opportunity for our new professorial colleagues to showcase their research with a broad audience, including members of the public, family, friends and colleagues within the University community.

This academic year the School of Humanities are hosting a number of Inaugural Professorial events.

Please see the below schedule of events:

  • Professor Stephen Kelly - A shared history: A personal reflection on the Northern Ireland conflict and the search for truth and reconciliation - Wednesday 27th April 2022.
  • Professor William Blažek - "Gentlemen Volunteers: Writing America's First World War"- Wednesday 11th May 2022.
  • Professor Bryce Evans - “The Most Important Thing in the World”: Absence and Abundance in Modern History - Wednesday 15th June 2022. 

If you are interested in attending any of the above, please email for more information.