UoBeach Reads

To inspire our students (past, present, and future) over the summer, staff in the department share their ‘beach reads’ – books with an historical spin, available for less than £10. Enjoy!

The Story of Stirrups

Cathryn Enis (Research Fellow at UoB) and colleagues Tom and Roz get ‘hands on’ with a pair of stirrups in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collection – did they really belong to Shakespeare? Are they fakes? And what can they tell us about what Shakespeare means to us today?

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Researching Anti-Suffragism in Britain

When Emily McCormack (BA History) found out that the first organised league opposing women’s suffrage in Britain was started by women, it inspired her to make anti-suffragism the topic of her final year dissertation.

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My Dissertation Research Experience

Caitlin Russell, a final year Undergraduate in BA History, documents her dissertation journey, from preliminary research in second year to a dissertation she feels proud of, and the bumps she had along the way.

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