Department of History
Welcome to the Department of History, ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide (2018). We are a successful, expanding department, engaged in teaching and research across an exceptional range of chronological, geographical and thematic areas.
Events and Seminars
Thursday 26 April 2018
- Restructuring Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Prof. Guy Halsall (York) 4:15pm to 5:30pm, History Department (43 North Bailey), Seminar Room 2, Prof. Guy Halsall (University of York)
- Modern European History Seminar 5:15pm to 6:15pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, Alexia Yates (Manchester)
Wednesday 2 May 2018
- History Department Research Seminar Series 17/18 4:00pm, Dawson Building, Department of Archaeology, D110 (ground floor), Professor Chris Wickham (Oxford)
Wednesday 9 May 2018
- Durham Early Modern Group - IMEMS/History Department 4:30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Julia McClure (Glasgow University)
Thursday 10 May 2018
- Modern European History Seminar 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Room 111, History Department, Alex Paulin-Booth (Durham)
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New Publications from Professor Paul Bailey
Professor Bailey has contributed a major article to the most recent issue of Nan Nu: Men, Women and Gender in China (19.2, 2017, pp.213-262), the most important English-language academic journal on Chinese gender history. Entitled 'Chinese Women Go Global: Discursive and Visual Representations of the Foreign "Other" in the Early Chinese Women's Press and Media', the article (described by the journal editor as 'one of the best contributions ever published in Nan Nu'), the article explores the multiple and complex ways in which the gendered foreign "other" was discursively represented in women's magazines and the periodical press in the first decades of the twentieth century; it concludes that this early twentieth century discourse anticipates contemporary Han Chinese representations of the Western Woman as an ambiguous 'fetish' and of ethnic minority women (in China) as exotic figures on the lower rungs of a 'civilisational ladder'.
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