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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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The USA Becomes Ever More Divided

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson on Friday 24th June over-turning Roe v. Wade (1973) ended women’s constitutional right to abortion, and added yet further evidence of America’s lurch to the right.  Thirteen states immediately…

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From MA graduate to supporting the Three Choirs Festival’s archives and history

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Shortly after graduating I spotted a photograph of Sir Herbert Brewer on the Three Choir’s Festival Facebook page. I…

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Alumni Stories – Amelia Whittle

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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Celebrating our History Prize Winners

As we approach our graduation ceremonies, it is time to congratulate our prize winners for 2021 and for 2020 (as graduation could not take place last year due to the pandemic). Every year our students are presented with…

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Dr Hannah Parker joins the team for first semester

I am delighted to be joining the University of Gloucestershire for semester 1 2021/22 as a part time Lecturer in Russian and Soviet History, whilst Professor Melanie Ilic undertakes her research into the roles of women in Soviet…

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Prof Melanie Ilic given time for research and writing this term

I have been lucky enough to be granted a bit of time during semester 1 2021/22 via our teaching release buy out scheme to progress my research and writing towards a monograph that focuses on the role of…

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Exploring Gloucester’s Hidden Links to the Slave Trade

In the summer of 2020, Gloucester City Council set up a race relations commission charged with reviewing the links between the city’s monuments and the transatlantic slave trade (see here).  Over the past year, I have been a…

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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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