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!
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?
Find out who won the competition to ‘Find Our Foremothers’, as part of our celebrations for International Women’s History Month.
PhD researcher Tom Rusbridge discusses the launch of the Royal Mint’s new ten-pence pieces and explored the issues with their ‘quintessential Britishness’.
Ben Johns is one of the School of History and Cultures’ new UG Equality and Diversity Representatives – here he outlines how this important initiative demonstrates the School’s dedication to inclusivity.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, our academics and Professional Services staff have been talking about some of the historical women who have inspired them.
Dr Matthew Francis, a political historian specialising in 20th century Britain, shares his nine 1980s ‘Desert Island Discs’ and finds out who’s in love with Margaret Thatcher.
‘A way of making forgotten voices heard’ – Kseniya Shrimpton (BA History with English Literature) on her dissertation journey, which took her as far as Moscow.
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.
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.