Tag: heritage

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  

The Past or the Future?

This post comes from the historian/archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Tim Copeland. We are often reminded of positive uses the past can have regarding the future: ‘You need to understand the past in […]

  Events 15 May 2018  

Moving Monuments: Beyond Removal

For as long as humanity has engaged in the process of erecting monuments in commemoration of individuals, events and occasions, there have been others intent on tearing them down. In the United States, the waves of hostility currently […]

  American 25 August 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  

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  

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  

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  

Looking for a past: the Republic of Congo

This post comes from Tim Copeland who is a Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology and a Senior Advisor to Nexus Heritage. In 2007, Nicholas Sarkozy, the then French President, gave an incendiary speech in Senegal describing the situation […]

  Events 21 July 2016  

The Absence of an English National Museum

This post comes from Tom Carter, PhD student in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Having completed a degree in Heritage Management here at the University of Gloucestershire, and being persuaded into pursuing a PhD by my then […]

  Events 5 April 2016