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Uncomfortable Truths: Confronting the Reality of Our National Heroes

by Christian O’Connell The way nations remember, commemorate, and celebrate their national heroes and historical figures is a subject on which I have reflected a lot recently. Ever since the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia over the statue of […]

  Christian O'Connell 1 June 2018  

An American Historian visits Vietnam & Cambodia

By Neil A. Wynn Several things got me interested in U.S. history when I was a teenager – rock n’roll, blues, civil rights, John F. Kennedy (hard to believe now!), and the war in Vietnam.  By the time […]

  American 15 May 2018  

The Past or the Future?

This post comes from the historian/archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Tim Copeland. We are often reminded of positive uses the past can have regarding the future: ‘You need to understand the past in […]

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International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018

Prof Melanie Ilic on #InternationalWomensDay #iwd2018 #womenshistory @uniofglos

  Events 8 March 2018  

Votes for Women: the 1918 Representation of the People Act

The 1918 Representation of the People Act of 6 February 1918 is one of the cornerstones of our parliamentary democracy. It set the foundations of the principle of ‘one person, one vote’ and established the current, though often […]

  Dates That Changed the Western World 5 February 2018  

History Day 2017

This post comes from third year undergraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, Jenna Pateman.  On 31st October 2017, I attended the History Day hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The event consisted […]

  Events 5 December 2017  

Forest Village ‘Bears’ the Burden of Shame

This post comes from first year undergraduate student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Owen Adams. Despite becoming a top starry-skied destination for glampers, wildlife-watchers and mountain bikers, the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire has never managed […]

  Events 17 November 2017  

Race, ‘Britishness’, and History in Schools: reflections on another Black History Month in Cheltenham

This October marked the third consecutive year that myself and the University have collaborated with other organisations in order to celebrate Black History Month in Cheltenham. This local partnership, which includes the University’s History, and Equality and Diversity […]

  American 15 November 2017  

The Archaeology of Cleeve Common

This post comes from Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology at the University, Dr Tim Copeland.  The three tall radio masts on the hill above Cheltenham are ready identifiable from all parts of the town and much of the […]

  Events 13 November 2017  

Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Tamara Vladimirovna Petkevich (29 March 1920 – 18 October 2017)

‘Gulag Actress’ Tamara Petkevich died recently in St Petersburg at the age of 97. Here is an abridged version of the review of her Memoir that I wrote when it was published in English in 2010. This volume […]

  Events 24 October 2017