Modern

Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many insightful podcasts that explore the recent and current world around us. Included here are the arguments around the legacy of war and the impact of social change. The history of social and civil movements and modern debate about religion and technology. Read more

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  • 19th Century Religious Movements

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University looks at the significance of the religious movements in the 19th century in producing social and political change in the UK.

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  • African and Caribbean British Political Activists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Marika Sherwood look at the history of African and Caribbean Political Activists in the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • An Interview with Linda Colley

    Multipage Article

    Professor Linda Colley CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS is a British Historian and a Fellow of the Historical Association.At the start of 2014 she wrote and presented a BBC Radio 4 series about the Acts of Union and Disunion, now a book. Over the summer she came into the HA offices...

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  • An Introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi of the University of Chichester gives an introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History.

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  • An Introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi gives an introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History.

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  • Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stana Nenadic  looks at Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914 and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    Podcast

    Just before the talk was due to start in Hillhead Library a young librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave. But no! She announced that the speakers, Peter and Sue Mowforth, had...

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  • Britain & Ireland in the early 19th Century

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    In this podcast Professor Peter Gray of Queen's University Belfast looks at the origins of the demands for a change to the constitutional relationship between Britain and Ireland in the early 19th century and the factors that were leading to division between the Catholic and Protestant communities in this period.

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  • Britain and Religion in the 20th Century

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    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University examines how the UK's relationship with religion has changed in the 20th Century and the significance of this change.

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  • Britain and the domestic impact of World War II

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    In this podcast Dr Dan Todman of Queen Mary, University of London takes a chronological look at Britain's involvement in World War 2 and examines the domestic impact it had.

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  • Britain's Hindu Communities

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    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Hindu communities.

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  • Britain's Sikh Communities

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    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Sikh communities.

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  • British & Irish Lesbian History in the 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Emma Vickers of the University of Reading discusses British Lesbian History in the 19th Century and passionate friendship.

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  • British LGBT Community: Changes over the last 200 years

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    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt looks at how the lives of individuals within the LGBT community have changed over the last 200 years and asks: what accounts for this change?

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  • British LGBT History: 1800-1914

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    In this podcast Dr Sean Brady of Birkbeck, University of London looks at British LGBT History from 1800-1914.

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  • British LGBT History: 1914-1960

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    In this podcast Dr Matt Cook of Birkbeck, Univeristy of London examines British LGBT History from 1914-1960.

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  • Charles Darwin's Early Life & the Voyage of the Beagle

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    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at Darwin's early life, education and the Voyage of the Beagle.

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  • Crime and Punishment in Wales: 1700-1830

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    In this podcast Dr Catherine Horler-Underwood of the Cardiff University looks at crime and punishment in Wales between 1700 and 1830.

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  • Darwin and the Origin of Species

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    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at how Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and the significance of his publication: The Origin of Species.

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  • Darwin: Human Evolution & Darwin's Legacy

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    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project examine the significance of the publication of Darwin's 'The Descent of Man', theological controversy, Darwin's family and Darwin's legacy.

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