History


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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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  
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Writing history from below: radical pilgrimages and alternative European travel

This post comes from D.D. Johnston, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire, and author of novels including The Secret Baby Room (2015), The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub (2013), and Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs (2011).  This […]

  English Literature & Creative Writing at the UoG 5 October 2018  

Memorial to Frank Foley

This post comes from undergraduate student at the University, Anna Cardy.  On 18 September 2018, HRH the Duke of Cambridge unveiled a statue commemorating the life of Frank Foley in Stourbridge. Foley is noted for saving 10,000 Jews […]

  Dates That Changed the Western World 1 October 2018  
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Alumni Stories: Ben Stagg

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment they can go into, providing some useful guides for existing […]

  Alumni Stories 26 September 2018  

Person to person: an intimate archaeological experience

This post comes from Dr Tim Copeland. If I am at a social occasion of some sort, and people ask me what I do for a living and I reply ‘archaeologist’, they immediately have a lot of questions […]

  Higher Education 20 September 2018  

Alumni Stories: Kathryne Ellinger

In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment history graduates can go into, […]

  Alumni Stories 19 September 2018  

Alumni Stories: Matthew Dresch

In this series of posts, we look at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of opportunities that are opened up by doing a degree […]

  Alumni Stories 10 September 2018  

Postgraduate Profiles: John Harrison – How ‘Godly’ was Gloucester?

This post comes from MA by Research student John Harrison, who is being supervised by Dr Erin Peters.  Most major studies on the English Revolution and English Civil War mention Gloucester in some capacity. Some, such as John […]

  Early Modern 5 September 2018  

Alumni Stories: Luke Stagg

In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment history graduates can go into, providing […]

  Alumni Stories 1 September 2018