Category: Methodologies - Page 2

Arrest of Wives: NKVD Operational Order No. 00486, 15 August 1937

The Great Terror of 1936 to 1938 left an indelible mark on Soviet politics and Stalinist society. In addition to the three major show trials in Moscow, purges and arrests took place across the country. Initially, these were […]

  Events 15 August 2017  

Shedding Light on ‘Darkest Cheltenham’: the Lower High Street Project

The History blog has not been as active as usual in recent months, and while this was not ideal, there is a good excuse. Over the last seven months, staff and students in History at the University of […]

  Christian O'Connell 14 July 2017  

Prof Melanie Ilic Goes on Sabbatical

I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the university’s Being Human Research Priority Area has awarded me a period of sabbatical leave for semester one 2017/18. The main focus of my work during this period will […]

  Conferences 26 June 2017  

In the Shadow of Einstein

This post for Women’s History Month comes from Senja Andrejevic-Bullock, Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. The old adage that behind every great man is a great woman, seems to be true even for one […]

  Events 31 March 2017  

History Students on Field Trip to Córdoba, Spain

This post comes from second year undergraduate Jenna Pateman. As part of the level 5 module HM5050: Field Trip, I and 36 other Humanities students travelled to the city of Cordoba in Spain, staying within the UNESCO World […]

  Early Modern 27 March 2017  

Holocaust Memorial Day

This post comes from our first year undergraduate student Anna Cardy. ‘For the survivor death is not the problem. Death was an everyday occurrence. We learned to live with death. The problem is to adjust to life to […]

  Dates That Changed the Western World 7 February 2017  

Matt Kidd joins the History team

Dr Matt Kidd will be covering Dr Vicky Morrisroe who is on sabbatical this semester. I’m very excited about the prospect of teaching at the University of Gloucestershire next semester, where I’ll be leading two modules, ‘Politics and […]

  Higher Education 25 January 2017  

The Lower High Street Projects

The History staff team is pleased to announce that it has been successful in securing two internal grants to undertake research focusing on the history of Cheltenham’s Lower High Street, near FCH campus. University-wide LIFT (Learning Innovation for […]

  Events 12 December 2016  

The Historian’s ‘Problem’

This post comes from postgraduate student Simon Carpenter who is currently undertaking an MA in History by Research. Before embarking on my MA by research this Autumn, I had researched and had published several histories on mainly local […]

  Events 29 November 2016  

The much-anticipated blog post, or: Commemoration and Oblivion in Royalist Print Culture, 1658-1667

I first became interested in the variety of ways in which people and cultures remember their pasts while studying for a Master’s degree in Cultural Memory in 2008. Since then, my thoughts have mostly turned to mid-seventeenth century […]

  Conferences 23 November 2016