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Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Irina Ratushinskaya

Dissident poet, Irina Ratushinskaya died in Moscow on 5 July 2017, aged just 63. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1954, Ratushinskaya appears to have had a pretty standard Soviet upbringing. She was awarded a degree in physics in […]

  Events 11 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  

The USA and World War I

One hundred years ago today, on April 6th 1917, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Woodrow Wilson’s call for a declaration of war against Germany to “make the world safe for democracy”. Although the United States […]

  American 6 April 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  

Farewell Mr Rock’n’Roll

The web is bursting with tributes and obituaries to Chuck Berry, the songwriter and guitarist who died on Friday at the age of 90. And this is understandably so. Berry’s famous repertoire which includes songs like ‘Johnny B […]

  American 20 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  

Visit to the Holocaust Exhibition, IWM London

This post comes from first year undergraduate student Rhiannon Healey following a trip to the Imperial War Museum in London on Thursday 19th January. A poignant display, the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London manages […]

  Events 6 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