Category: Libraries and Archives

Archaeology Above Ground – Bears Ears, Utah, USA

Recently, I spent several days in at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, close to the Colorado River, exploring the survival of archaeological evidence in a dry climate. The National Monument takes its name from a pair of […]

  American 14 December 2018  

The Battle of Tewkesbury: 360° interpretative resource heritage trail

2021 marks the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury. As this date approaches, we have been thinking about the cultural spaces made for commemorating episodes of past conflicts in a local history context. Do these events, separated […]

  Cotswold Centre for History & Heritage 7 December 2018  

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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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  

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  
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Postgraduate Profiles: Charles Whitney – WWI Volunteers in Cheltenham

This post comes from Charles Whitney, who recently completed an MA by Research at the University of Gloucestershire. Charles was supervised by Dr Vicky Randall and Prof. Melanie Ilic. This research resulted from a project into former pupils […]

  Cheltenham culture 15 August 2018  

Alumni Stories: Alan Sparkes

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 30 July 2018  
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Postgraduate Profiles: Abi Murphy – British Women and American GIs during WWII

This post comes from MA by Research student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Abi Murphy, who is being supervised by Dr Christian O’Connell and Prof. Melanie Ilic. Life as a research student is fairly new to […]

  American 25 July 2018  

Postgraduate Profiles: Simon Carpenter – Rethinking the Role of Sir Herbert Brewer

This post comes from MA by Research student Simon Carpenter, who is being supervised by Dr Christian O’Connell and Prof. Melanie Ilic. My research is focussed on Sir Herbert Brewer, who was Organist of Gloucester Cathedral between 1896 […]

  Higher Education 10 July 2018  
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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