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Discovering, Debating, and Interpreting the Past

Welcome to the History blog!

This is a blog which provides a forum for the students and staff of History at the University of Gloucestershire. Here, we’ll post news on our teaching, student experiences, research, publications, resources, events, and anything else even remotely […]

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Volunteering at the Archives

This post comes from Becky Turner, a third year undergraduate student in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Since February 2018, I have been volunteering at the University of Gloucestershire’s Special Collections and Archives. Initially, I began as […]

  Cotswold Centre for History & Heritage 20 February 2019  

The Naga Labour Corps

This post comes from Ed Barrett, PhD student in Illustration and History at the University of Gloucestershire. About the project The Naga Labour Corps [NLC] was a group of companies of men from the Naga Hills in North-East […]

  Events 14 February 2019  

Postgraduate Profiles: Ed Barrett – History through Illustration

This post comes from Ed Barrett, currently a PhD student in both History and Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire. My research is an interdisciplinary practice-based project in which I’ll use drawing to analyse and interpret historical sources, […]

  Alumni Stories 28 January 2019  
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The Long Song of Democracy, Freedom and Slavery

This post comes from Dr Catherine Bateson, a lecturer and tutor of US history, specializing in 19th century American history, Civil War history, and Irish American musical culture. She is the Vice Chair of the Scottish Association for the […]

  American 23 January 2019  
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Thoughts on Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Auschwitz Museum has just reported that the top ten countries from which visitors to the Museum/Memorial came in 2018 are: Poland (405,000), Great Britain(281,000), USA (136,000), Italy (116,000), Spain (95,000), Germany (76.000), France (69,000), Israel (65,000), Czech […]

  Dates That Changed the Western World 7 January 2019  

Archaeology Above Ground – Bears Ears, Utah, USA

Recently, I spent several days in at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, close to the Colorado River, exploring the survival of archaeological evidence in a dry climate. The National Monument takes its name from a pair of […]

  American 14 December 2018  

Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva

I was greatly saddened to wake this morning to the news of the death of Moscow-based human rights activist Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva on 8 December 2018 at the age of 91. I was fortunate to be able to […]

  Events 10 December 2018  

The Battle of Tewkesbury: 360° interpretative resource heritage trail

2021 marks the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury. As this date approaches, we have been thinking about the cultural spaces made for commemorating episodes of past conflicts in a local history context. Do these events, separated […]

  Cotswold Centre for History & Heritage 7 December 2018  

Prof. Melanie Ilic Celebrates a New Publication

On 7 November, I was privileged to be part of the presentation panel at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), The University of Birmingham, to mark the recent publication of the seventh and final volume […]

  Events 13 November 2018  
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What to make of the U.S. mid-term elections?

This post comes from Neil Wynn, Emeritus Professor of 20th Century US History at the University of Gloucestershire. While presidential elections take place every four years, congressional elections take place every two years with all 435 seats in […]

  American 7 November 2018