Thursday, 27 January 2022, at 7:00 pm, by Zoom

The new Head of School, Professor Krista Cowman, has agree to give a talk to the Friends via ZOOM, the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81612556991 and the passcode is 775092 (if required). The talk will take place online between 7pm and 8pm (the session will be open from 6.45pm). She will be talking about the teaching of history at Leicester as well as her plans for the future of the School and the Centre for English Local History. This is a unique opportunity to hear and discuss the views of the person at the heart of developing history teaching in the university and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible at this event.
Professor Cowman joined the University of Leicester as the new Head of School in 2021 from the University of Lincoln. After studying English and History at the University of Keele she taught in a secondary school in East London while studying for an MA in the History of the European Labour Movement at the Institute of Historical Research, funded by Newham Council. Her D.Phil at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, was funded by the ESRC. Following this she taught in the Department of History, University of York and for the Open University, then the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1998. In 2006 she moved to the University of Lincoln as its first Professor of History.

Her research has concentrated on modern British history and on women’s and gender history, her teaching focuses on Modern History from the late nineteenth century to the 1980s, particularly in Britain, with a strong emphasis on women’s history, gender history and histories of women’s political activism. She has also taught histories of European feminism, historiography and the cultural history of the First World War.