Category: Libraries and Archives

From MA graduate to supporting the Three Choirs Festival’s archives and history

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Shortly after graduating I spotted a photograph of Sir Herbert Brewer on the Three Choir’s Festival Facebook page. I…

Dr Hannah Parker joins the team for first semester

I am delighted to be joining the University of Gloucestershire for semester 1 2021/22 as a part time Lecturer in Russian and Soviet History, whilst Professor Melanie Ilic undertakes her research into the roles of women in Soviet…

Exploring Gloucester’s Hidden Links to the Slave Trade

In the summer of 2020, Gloucester City Council set up a race relations commission charged with reviewing the links between the city’s monuments and the transatlantic slave trade (see here).  Over the past year, I have been a…

Tribute to RW Davies

On what would have been his 96th birthday, I offer this tribute to RW [Bob] Davies, who died last week. For those of you who have studied Soviet history, you will be aware of the important impact that…

Early Modern Trauma: Europe and the Atlantic World

I am so excited to be able to share with you the news of my forthcoming publication. Early Modern Trauma: Europe and the Atlantic World is a co-edited collection of essays that I have been working on with…

Alumni Stories: Rebekah Dinwoodie

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…

Postgraduate Profile: Mike Barnes

This post comes from MA by Research student Mike Barnes.          Research is a passion, a calling, almost. There is sheer satisfaction in the chase, which I have been pursuing now for over thirty years. It started when…

Remembering Soviet Women: Irina Nikolaevna Bugrimova (1910-2001)

By sheer coincidence I came across reference to the name of a Soviet woman about whom I know very little, but because today is the anniversary of her death (on 20 February 2001, at the age of 90)…

Discovering the Blues: honouring the work of Paul Oliver

On Friday 7th February, I took part in an event entitled ‘Discovering the Blues: Paul Oliver and the Blues’, held at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Thinking Human Festival. The event was held to commemorate the…

‘Lest We Forget’ – Creating a First World War Community Archive

This post comes from Dr Matthew Kidd, who is currently working at the University of Oxford on ‘Their Finest Hour’, a Second World War digital archive project . Between October 2018 and July 2019 I was Research Co-ordinator…