The New History Lab was established in 2008 by a group of postgraduates who were concerned with the isolation experienced by MA and PhD students working in the Arts and Humanities. The lab was created to provide a space for meeting people, swapping ideas, discussing work, and celebrating the diverse range of history that is studied at Leicester. Three of the base elements of the lab are tea, homemade cake and the pub - we generally fit the history around them.
The New History Lab isn’t just about the Friday afternoon labs though - we have an increasingly popular blog where our committee introduce and follow up the labs, but also blog about everything from funny urban town planning videos to how to deal with writer’s block.
You can find out more about the New History Lab online and on social media: