me on newsnight august 2019
me on Newsnight, August 2019

Dr Katrina Navickas, a historian of popular protest and public space in England

My job is Reader in History, University of Hertfordshire:  link to staff page

I was Open Spaces Society Fellow 2020-21 at the Museum of English Rural Life

Twitter: @katrinanavickas and Rural Modernism: @RuralModernism

My books

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protest and the politics of space and place
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Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire

Recent press

  • At Womad 2022, I chaired a panel of writers for Comma Press’s collection, The Cuckoo Cage: Bidisha, Courttia Newland and Irfan Master.
me on a panel at womad
‘World of Words’ tent, Womad festival, 30 July 2022
  • I gave the Frow Lecture at the Working Class Movement Library, June 2022
me in front of a right to roam banner
Frow lecture, Working Class Movement Library, June 2022
  • Dan Snow’s HistoryHit, podcast, ‘enclosures’, 2022:
leading the Open City London: Croydon walking tour, 2021, image courtesy of Rob Telford,

architecture and protest podcast

  • BBC One’s The One Show, 1 March 2021, interviewed by Bill Bailey on the Ramblers’ Association’s campaign to save lost footpaths. With Jack Cornish of the Ramblers.
me and bill bailey, march 2021
  • BBC Newsnight, August 2019, on the Peterloo 2019 commemorations:


I’ve written for the LRB, Tribune, History Today, and Open City.

Tribune article
Croydon tour map
Croydon Pocket Tour map
open house guide to London
  • Essay in The Cuckoo Cage, edited by Ra Page (Comma Press, 2022)

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Protest cover

kennington park
Kennington Chartist Day, 7 July 2018