Category: Modern

Black Lives Matter and Bristol

This post comes from former student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Luke Simpson. George Floyd was not the first and he will not be the last black human being to be killed as a result of…

‘The Past is Not Dead’ – Confronting the British Past in the wake of Black Lives Matter

Recent events have really put our discipline on the front pages. The Black Lives Matter protests which have swept across the United States and Europe following the brutal murder of George Floyd, have seen statues of controversial historical…

Alumni Stories: Dr Ash Rossiter

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…

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin 1939-1941 – A Review

In this blog post we have two reviews of the same book, prepared by students in HM5406, Revolution from Above: the Soviet Union, 1921-53. This is your chance to ‘compare and contrast’. Thanks to our students Harry Brown…

‘I Can’t Breathe’ – Race Conflict in the USA 2020

For American historians, and particularly those who focus on African American history and civil rights, the feelings felt in the last six days are a mixture of sorrow, anger, .. and also déjà vu.  How often in the…

Historians in Lockdown (Part Two)

This is the second of two posts by our academic staff who share their experiences of working from home and adapting to the ‘new normal’ since the start of the lockdown. This post sees contributions from early modernist…

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)…

‘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…

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Postgraduate Profile: Oliver Brown

This post comes from MA by Research student and undergraduate alumni, Oliver Brown. My research is investigating the prevalence of anti-Semitism in the British right-wing between 1918 and 1930. It aims to redress the studies conducted on British…

Getting my Research into Print

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire in 2018. On the face of it, trying to interest journals in the life and work of a late…