Tag: social media

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  

Isn’t it ironic? How history bridges the chasm of sensitivity

This week’s post comes from Briony Eddy, who is in her third-year studying English Literature and History at the University of Gloucestershire.   “In light of the recent surge of global terrorism hitting every form of social media and […]

  Events 24 November 2015  

Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

Last week, I participated in a wonderful conference hosted by Loughborough University. Entitled Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body, the conference explored a very wide range of early modern lives and experiences from right across Europe and across confessional divides. […]

  Anna French 28 July 2014  

Memories & Media: the life of a little Italian village through the memories of its people

In academic circles, particularly in realm of more traditional subjects such as History, the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter has always tended to divide opinion. On the one hand, the possibilities for communication between […]

  Christian O'Connell 22 April 2014