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North Carolina Bound

This weekend I leave for Elon in North Carolina, where I will be spending four months teaching and researching as part of the Fulbright-Elon Scholar Award 2015-16. I was delighted to receive this award as I would have […]

  American 29 January 2016  

History Students Exhibit their Research at The Wilson

Students took part in the first ever History Dissertation Day at The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham. January can be a very stressful time for third-year students approaching the final few months of their undergraduate studies. Weighing heavy on […]

  American 15 January 2016  

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  

Massive Fire Destroys one of Moscow’s Major Libraries

A massive fire that broke out on Friday evening has destroyed the building housing one of Moscow’s major research libraries and unique collections of social science and humanities documentation. It has been reported that an electrical fault caused […]

  Libraries and Archives 2 February 2015  

Black Cultural Archive Opens

It was great to read today of the opening of the Black Cultural Archive in Brixton, London. After 30 years of campaigning and planning, this wonderful facility celebrating the British black cultural heritage is now providing exhibition and […]

  Libraries and Archives 31 July 2014  

Soviet Healthcare Conference

I was in Dublin at the end of last week for a conference on Soviet healthcare in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on the issues of ‘professionalization, gender and care’. Although I have done a good deal […]

  Conferences 4 June 2014  

The Value of Old News

Here’s one summer day-trip planned for us already: British Library to unveil £33m newspaper reading room State-of-the-art facility will store more than three centuries of newspapers and magazines dating back to the English civil war. The Newsroom, offering […]

  Anna French 28 April 2014  

Women’s Library at the LSE

Further to my post on Saturday about International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, here’s some good news in the Guardian: The Women’s Library, the oldest and most extensive collection on women’s history in Europe, is about to […]

  Anna French 11 March 2014  

Library of Birmingham

Just a short train journey from Cheltenham, Europe’s biggest library opened in Birmingham at the beginning of September 2013. I went to visit the library with former UG Head of Library Services, Ann Mathie, on its opening weekend. […]

  Libraries and Archives 16 September 2013