Tag: museums

The Challenge of Building a National Museum

On Tuesday 25th June I attended the 24th Annual DW Bryant Lecture at the Eccles Centre for American Studies in the British Library. This year’s speaker was Lonnie G Bunch III, the director of the Smithsonian’s new National…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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HM5000 History Group Project Reports

This year’s History group projects in HM5000 are being conducted in conjunction with The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum. On 5 March, The Wilson will open two exhibitions: Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft and Crafting Change: Community,…

Where the Wildfire Began: visiting the Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro, NC

Last Saturday, while on my four month stay in the USA, I took the opportunity to visit the nearby International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. This museum is in the Woolworth building, which holds a special…

Alumni Stories: Erika Mellor

This post comes from our former student Erika Mellor, who graduated in BA History in 2014/15. Like many people faced with the ever terrifying idea of leaving the safe haven that is university life, my prospects narrowed down…