Category: Modern

Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva

I was greatly saddened to wake this morning to the news of the death of Moscow-based human rights activist Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva on 8 December 2018 at the age of 91. I was fortunate to be able to […]

  Events 10 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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What to make of the U.S. mid-term elections?

This post comes from Neil Wynn, Emeritus Professor of 20th Century US History at the University of Gloucestershire. While presidential elections take place every four years, congressional elections take place every two years with all 435 seats in […]

  American 7 November 2018  

Memorial to Frank Foley

This post comes from undergraduate student at the University, Anna Cardy.  On 18 September 2018, HRH the Duke of Cambridge unveiled a statue commemorating the life of Frank Foley in Stourbridge. Foley is noted for saving 10,000 Jews […]

  Dates That Changed the Western World 1 October 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  
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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  

Postgraduate Profiles: Senja Andrejevic-Bullock – Rewriting the Serbian Migrant Experience

This post comes from Senja Andrejevic-Bullock, currently a member of staff in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire and a PhD student whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our Professor in Soviet History Melanie Ilic is on her […]

  English Literature & Creative Writing at the UoG 22 June 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  

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