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Recent Publications by our History Team

Congratulations to former UG History staff member Dr Anna French on the publication of her new book Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2015). This book explores questions surrounding early modern […]

  American 25 November 2015  

Reflections of Black History Month: Bonnie Greer & Gary Younge at FCH

October has been a busy month this year in Cheltenham. In addition to the renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival at the beginning of the month, there have been a number of events for Black History Month in Cheltenham including […]

  American 30 October 2015  

Black History Month: Competition

This year, we’re opening out our annual History competition to everyone – not just University of Gloucestershire History students! To coincide with Black History Month, we’re asking people to nominate individuals in any or all of the following three categories: ‘Unheard Voices […]

  American 25 August 2015  

American Racism & the Confederate Flag

Following the tragic events in Charleston, South Carolina, it is difficult to disagree with President Obama’s moving and powerful obituary at the funeral for one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, that it was time to take […]

  American 1 July 2015  

Public Events: 21st April

The 21st April is an exciting day for Historians at the University of Gloucestershire. On that day, Showcasing History, our series that expands our exploration of the past outside the classroom, is hosting a fascinating public talk by Holocaust […]

  American 8 April 2015  

Selma on My Mind: Film and Civil Rights

At last, a feature film that looks at Martin Luther King and Civil Rights – and very good it is too. But is Selma a great film? Does it compare to 12 Years a Slave? In my view […]

  American 19 February 2015  

Dates That Changed the Western World: 1941 and Pearl Harbor

The surprise pre-emptive air attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet in their base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7th 1941 had momentous consequences. In a day which President Franklin Roosevelt said would […]

  American 16 February 2015  

Dates That Changed The Western World: 1776 and American Independence

On 4th of July 1776 the Declaration of Independence, a document drafted by Thomas Jefferson and other ‘framers,’ declared that the 13 former British colonies now formed the first independent nation of the Western world. Alongside the Constitution, […]

  American 11 February 2015  

The ‘Rebellious’ Life of Mrs Rosa Parks

Doing history is often a process of digging beneath the surface, of uncovering stories, people and events that have been hidden from view to give a better understanding of the past. It also often involves challenging simplistic interpretations […]

  American 30 January 2015  

Terror and African American History – Guardian interview with Angela Davis

  There is a fascinating interview with Professor Angela Davis, former Black Panther and once one of America’s “ten most wanted”, in today’s Guardian “G2″section that covers a number of historical topics and reminds us yet again – […]

  American 15 December 2014