General Interest

  • BBC History Magazine's History Weekend Winchester

    21st September 2017

    To share your passion for the past, book tickets to the BBC History Magazine’s History weekend now – and using code HA10 on the booking page you are entitled to a 10% discount. BBC History Magazine’s History weekend is back at the start of October – taking place in the...

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  • Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives

    20th September 2017

    Pioneers of women’s higher or further education in different countries both supported and distanced themselves from contemporary suffrage campaigns for a range of reasons. Women who had benefitted from a college education that had introduced them to ideas of equality, democracy and citizenship also joined both sides of the suffrage...

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  • Conflict Matters conference 2017

    14th September 2017

    The Evens Foundation presents Conflict Matters 2017, a major European conference for education professionals, researchers, policy makers and parents.  Conference programme See the full programme here In response to the increasing discords and polarisation in our societies, this edition will address major educational challenges including teaching controversies, dealing with polarisation, working with communities, decolonising education, youth...

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  • The Gloucester History Festival

    7th September 2017

    This year’s Gloucester History Festival (2nd – 17th September) has an intriguing and wide-ranging programme celebrating the theme of ‘revolution and innovation’ with over 100 events across the City. In our Blackfriars Talks series, we welcome Dan Snow and his History Hit show and hear Tony Robinson talking about his historical passions....

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  • Call for Papers: The Ever Present Past

    4th August 2017

    History Department Annual Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers In a political and social climate where the future is becoming more daunting and unknown, the past is ever present. Through mass media, anniversaries, popular literature, television and film, there is a tendency to look back. As historians it is...

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  • Out of the Shadows Conference 2017

    7th July 2017

    Join us for a day full of talks, debate, workshops, role play and mock campaigns, as we examine a wide range of thought-provoking topics including: UK Government: Power of the Prime Minister US Government: Power of the President and Congress Warfare Global politics Intelligence The Cold War Electoral interference Drones...

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  • 2017 Medlicott Medal

    14th June 2017

    We are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Mary Beard OBE FSA FBA. Mary Beard is known to many through her television and radio work and her highly acclaimed books. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and editor...

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  • Battle of Messines Ridge centenary

    9th June 2017

    Messines Ridge is part of the arc of high ground in the south-east corner around Ypres in Flanders, to which the Germans tactically withdrew in autumn 1914 helping to form the Ypres Salient. From this vantage point the Germans were able to see just about anything the Allies did in...

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  • The Six Day War

    5th June 2017

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War, a conflict which marked a significant turning point for the new Israel and its identity in the Middle East. The start of the twentieth century saw different relations developing between the communities in the region of the Middle...

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  • Stories of WW2 Women

    11th May 2017

    A project to reveal the stories of female volunteers, The Hidden Histories of a Million Wartime Women, launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter in early May 2016. The project has since then hit its £25,000 target and the digitisation of thousands of diary entries, which were awarded UNESCO UK...

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