General Interest

  • Gloucester History Festival 2018

    8th August 2018

    Gloucester History Festival returns this Autumn with a packed programme including talks from Lucy Worsley, Michael Wood, Jenni Murray, David Olusoga, Harriet Harman, Charles Spencer, Helen Pankhurst, Olivette Otele, Kate Williams, Terry Waite, Helen Castor, David Owen, Tracy Borman, Peter Frankopan, Kate Adie, Amber Butchart, Nadine Akkerman, and Festival President...

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  • Immortalised: the people loved, left and lost in our landscape

    8th August 2018

    For millennia, we have celebrated and mourned, marked and memorialised. Through our culture, places, stories and rituals we pass down what matters to us. It is how we make people immortal. But who decides who and how we remember? Immortalised explores the ways people and events have been commemorated in...

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  • New research sheds light on downfall of Classic Maya civilisation

    3rd August 2018

    The Maya was one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations, and its apparently sudden decline in the 9th century AD has long been a subject for historical debate.   Now scientists have found evidence which appears to confirm the theory that the large-scale abandonment of Maya city states was precipitated by a massive drought...

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  • IHR Conference: Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

    1st August 2018

    The extraordinary death tolls suffered on the fighting fronts of the First World War gave rise to devastating and unprecedented levels of loss for individuals and communities across Europe and the wider world. Indeed, bereavement became so widespread during the conflict that it can rightly be regarded as one of...

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  • Take a guided tour of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's largest UK site

    1st August 2018

    This summer, visitors to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s largest cemetery in the UK are invited to join a new series of tours to discover its history and the incredible stories of those buried there. Experienced volunteer guides will be stationed at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey two to three days a...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? IX: Call for Papers

    13th July 2018

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the ninth of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Black British History Workshops will be held at Senate House, London on Thursday 8th November 2018.  Proposals are welcomed for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes relating...

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  • Photo archive reveals healthcare before the NHS

    5th July 2018

    A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years and is now accessible to the public.  Staff at Historic England’s Archive in Swindon recently discovered 4,050 black and white photographic prints taken by the Topical...

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  • James Cook: The Voyages

    4th July 2018

    Marking 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, the British Library's exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. See Cook’s handwritten journal detailing the first crossing of the...

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  • Wolfson History Prize 2018 Winner Announced

    7th June 2018

    This year the Wolfson History Prize has been won by Professor Peter Marshall for Heretics and Believers: A history of the English Reformation. We would like to send our congratulations to Professor Marshall of the University of Warwick for his impressive win with an excellent book. A couple of years ago Professor...

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  • Manchester Histories Festival 2018

    5th June 2018

    Returning for its 5th edition from the 7-11 June, the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival offers a packed long-weekender of events. 2018 is a historically monumental year for Greater Manchester, with strong links to the suffragette movement and the Trades Union Congress, and these are placed at the forefront of this year's...

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