Tag: history

Postgraduate Profiles: Ed Barrett – History through Illustration

This post comes from Ed Barrett, currently a PhD student in both History and Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire. My research is an interdisciplinary practice-based project in which I’ll use drawing to analyse and interpret historical sources,…

Alumni Stories: Luke Stagg

In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment history graduates can go into, providing…

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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…

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History Day 2017

This post comes from third year undergraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, Jenna Pateman.  On 31st October 2017, I attended the History Day hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The event consisted…

The Archaeology of Cleeve Common

This post comes from Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology at the University, Dr Tim Copeland.  The three tall radio masts on the hill above Cheltenham are ready identifiable from all parts of the town and much of the…

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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…

The Historian’s ‘Problem’

This post comes from postgraduate student Simon Carpenter who is currently undertaking an MA in History by Research. Before embarking on my MA by research this Autumn, I had researched and had published several histories on mainly local…

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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…

History Students Exhibit their Research at The Wilson

Students took part in the first ever History Dissertation Day at The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham. January can be a very stressful time for third-year students approaching the final few months of their undergraduate studies. Weighing heavy on…

Why I Study History

This post comes from our third-year undergraduate student, and current President of the History Society at the University of Gloucestershire, Kathryne Ellinger. If you are a fellow History student, I’m guessing that you endure the same reaction as I…