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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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Postgraduate Profile: Oliver Brown

This post comes from MA by Research student and undergraduate alumni, Oliver Brown. My research is investigating the prevalence of anti-Semitism in the British right-wing between 1918 and 1930. It aims to redress the studies conducted on British…

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Getting my Research into Print

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire in 2018. On the face of it, trying to interest journals in the life and work of a late…

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The Challenge of Building a National Museum

On Tuesday 25th June I attended the 24th Annual DW Bryant Lecture at the Eccles Centre for American Studies in the British Library. This year’s speaker was Lonnie G Bunch III, the director of the Smithsonian’s new National…

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Christian O’Connell receives International History Review Research Award

The history blog has been relatively quiet of late, somewhat reflective of the busy marking period that characterises May and June of the academic year. However, I’m happy to break the radio silence by reporting the welcome news…

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Alumni Stories: Abigail Sparkes

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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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