Histories of Activism Research Group
Academics in this group examine political protest, the efforts of interest groups, the promotion of alternative economic and social models, visions of peace, and measures for the protection of particular groups in society. In the past decade, the research group has established itself as a vibrant centre for research on different forms of activism.
The group has particular strengths in exploring the transnational dimensions of political and social activism. Researchers have worked on the relations between political campaigners and the League of Nations, reform movements and campaigns among early settler communities across the British Empire, Russian exile networks in the twentieth century, and on activism in the Indian diaspora.
PhD students are active members of the research group and have organised a variety of workshops under the auspices of the research group, attracting funding from the Royal Historical Society and the AHRC for these initiatives. They have also staged public events at local venues such as the Newcastle Lit and Phil and the Mining Institute. Doctoral research from group members has resulted in a variety of publications.
In addition to authoring their own research publications on different forms of activism, members have collaborated on special journal issues connected to research group events.
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