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Discovering, Debating, and Interpreting the Past

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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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Tribute to RW Davies

On what would have been his 96th birthday, I offer this tribute to RW [Bob] Davies, who died last week. For those of you who have studied Soviet history, you will be aware of the important impact that…

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Alumni Stories – Hannah Wylam

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

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Alumni Stories – James Sanders

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

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Early Modern Trauma: Europe and the Atlantic World

I am so excited to be able to share with you the news of my forthcoming publication. Early Modern Trauma: Europe and the Atlantic World is a co-edited collection of essays that I have been working on with…

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Confused about ‘Sexy’ Thatcher?! 10 facts about MT that might help. Part 1.

This post is for anyone watching The Crown, a series in which Margaret Thatcher is played by Gillian Anderson. Anderson is, undoubtedly, extremely talented and glamorous, but this is leading to a phenomenon where viewers are feeling very…

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The 2020 Presidential Election – in Historical Context

There can be little doubt that this Presidential election has been the bitterest and most divisive in modern U.S. History. However, argument and delay is not in itself new:  the 2016 election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary…

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Alumni Stories: Rebekah Dinwoodie

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

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Alumni Stories: Meg Gard

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

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Presidential Debates: then and now

The first of the three scheduled presidential debates between the Republican incumbent, Donald Trump, and the Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, was notable for its lack of actual debate.  Described by CNN as “the most rancorous debate in history”,…

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Alumni Stories: Rhiannon Carter

This post comes from Rhiannon Carter, who graduated as part of the class of 2020. In this post, she discusses her experiences of studying History at the University of Gloucestershire, how this was affected by the pandemic, but…

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