CMNH is delighted to announce the launch of a new work in progress seminar that’s open to all members and other interested researchers. The aim of our work in progress seminar is to open up a space where ideas and projects can be discussed in their early phase as they develop. This series will not include presentations on finished projects. Rather, it wants instead to encourage and inspire researchers of all levels to share their first ideas, plans, and questions around method, structure and theory, to communicate their work exactly as it progresses, and to help them move to the next step through constructive discussions.

Presenters may just want to pitch an idea and seek the audience’s feedback, or they might want advice regarding challenges in later stages of their research. Meetings will normally take place as close to the first Wednesday of every month and presentations will be between 20 and 40 mins long, followed by discussions.

Our hope is that through these work in progress sessions we encourage the development of radical work and a collectivist ethos among academic staff, associated researchers, and doctoral research students working on history, memory, visual culture and creative practices. We invite staff and students to propose topics, thematic sessions, and formats of discussion.

Please send your proposals to Eugene Michail at:

Our next work in progress meeting will take place on Weds 7 December at 17.30-19.30 in G4, City Campus.

We are also planning to make this a hybrid event and will circulate registration details ahead of the date.

Future dates in 2023: 11 Jan, 1 Feb and 15 March.