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Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Irina Vyacheslavovna Rakobol’skaya (1919-2016)

‘We are a generation not from this universe’ One of the few remaining members of the infamous ‘night witches’, the female pilots who flew in the Soviet front line during World War Two, died on 22 September 2016. […]

  Events 5 October 2016  

Returning Brewer to His Rightful Place

This post comes from our new MA History by Research student, Simon Carpenter. Strictly speaking, I have just embarked on studying for an MA in history with the University of Gloucestershire, but I see a major part of […]

  Events 22 September 2016  

Literature, History, and the Vietnam War

Writing a preview of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, I suggested all History students should read literature.  I was reminded of this today when I read the (belated – he died in June) obituary of Michael  Herr in The […]

  American 13 September 2016  

History at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016

On the face of it this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival does not offer a great deal of interest to the student of history.  Yes, there are sessions on Rethinking the Somme, the Great War, Cheltenham in the Great […]

  American 7 September 2016  

Cultural Festivals, Controversy and a Heritage Trail Launch

This post comes from our Lecturer in History and Heritage, David Howell. In south east Wales, at the start of August, the National Eisteddfod of Wales convened in Abergavenny. In writing that opening sentence, I fully appreciate that […]

  Events 31 August 2016  

The 1st Muslim Sheriff’s Lady of Gloucester

This post comes from our third year undergraduate student Khadija Handsot. In May 2016 my father was inaugurated as Sheriff and Deputy Mayor for the second time, while I accepted the role of Sheriff’s Lady. My father originally […]

  Early Modern 30 August 2016  

Congratulations to Charlotte!

Congratulations to Charlotte Szeptycki who recently defended her MA by Research in History thesis at viva. Here’s a note from Charlotte outlining her research: My thesis offers a new and important insight into women’s roles and familial relationships […]

  Early Modern 9 August 2016  

Disunited Kingdom? How Historians will write about Brexit

I was recently asked to speak about the EU referendum on BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s breakfast show, and consider how historians will talk about ‘Brexit’ 30 or 40 years from now. Clearly, no-one has a crystal ball, let alone […]

  Christian O'Connell 29 June 2016  

The Passing of a Hero

This Friday will witness the funeral of Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer in history and a figure whose importance transcended sport.  Hundreds will attend his funeral and many thousands more around the world will mourn his passing because […]

  American 9 June 2016  

Discovering Native America

When I was thinking of a subject for a possible blog post on my Fulbright experience, I had no shortage of options. I could have easily talked about teaching American history to American students at Elon University, which […]

  American 28 April 2016