The Futures of History Seminar Series

Somaliland State House 02Seminar Series

The Centre for the Philosophy of History organises a theory and cake seminar series called The Futures of History. There are two papers per semester, these are usually held on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.

Papers focus on questions of historical theory, historiography or the philosophy of history. Papers are about 40 minutes in length and are followed by questions, discussion and home-made cake and tea. The venue is usually the Senior Common Room, St Mary’s University.


Members of the public are welcome to attend the seminars and attendance is free. If you have any questions please get in touch with the co-directors or

Forthcoming Papers

Date: 12th March 2015 at 2pm

Stephen Rainey (St Mary’s University, Twickenham)

Berlin’s Invisible Omelets: Human Nature and the Before Now

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 2pm

Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster University)

Reanimating the author?: Biography and Biographical Criticism Now

Date: May 2015 at 2pm

Two papers on War, Memory and Heritage

Andy Pearce (Institute of Education)

Helen Bendon (Middlesex University)

Past Papers – please click here for a full list

If you are interested in giving a paper please get in touch with the directors Mark Donnelly ( or Claire Norton (

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