Society

How people group together, organise their rules and systems are all part of what create a society. In this section articles examine the nature of society how it interacts with other themes of culture, power, etc. and how societies have developed and changed over time. The structures of the ancient world are explored as are the complex feudal systems and the varied societies of Empire and modernity.

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  • British LGBT History: 1914-1960

    Podcast

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

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  • Christianity and Medieval European Life

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London discusses the influence of Christianity on medieval European life.

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  • Class in 18th Century Britain

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester looks at the development of 'class' in 18th century Britain and Ireland.

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  • Domestic impact of World War I

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Richard Grayson of Goldsmiths, University of London, looks at the domestic impact of World War I on the U.K.

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  • Edward I: Law and State

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan discusses Edward I's impact on Law and State.

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  • End of the World Cults

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the history of 'End of the World Cults'.

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  • England's Immigrants 1330-1550

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Ormrod explores the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.

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  • Envoi: First World War Memories

    Podcast

    During the recent First World War centenary many HA branches held lectures and talks about a variety of aspects of the war. Some had outings and many looked at their local war memorials or Pals Battalions. The Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch decided that as many of their members...

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  • Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Richard Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London looks at gender in Ancient Greece & Rome.

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  • Gladstone and Disraeli - Reform and Rivalry

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans discusses the relationship and rivalry between Gladstone and Disraeli and their reforms.

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  • How did William I transform England and Wales?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Bates examines how William the Conquerer transformed England and Wales.

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  • How did the UK Women's Movement develop and change after enfranchisement?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Anne Logan of the University of Kent looks at how the Women's Movement developed and change in the years subsequent to achieving the vote.

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  • How popular was the Nazi regime?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw looks at the popularity of the Nazi regime. 1. Introduction to popularity of Nazi regime 2. Research focus changing: opposition and dissent to conformity and consent. 3. The people's community. Did the Germans support Hitler to the bitter end? Common goals and desires. 4....

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  • Impact of the Cold War on British and US Families.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the effect of the Cold War on ordinary people in the US and UK.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on the ordinary Russian Family

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex talks about her experience growing up in Moscow in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Introduction to the Persian Empire

    Podcast

    An introduction to the Persian Empire featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Latin Poets and their Role in Roman Society

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Joanna Paul & Dr Paula Jones of the Open University discuss the role and significance of the Latin Poets in Roman society.

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  • Life in Ancient Persia

    Podcast

    Searching for the truth about Persian life from the sources featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Margaret Thatcher and her Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the rise, fall and legacy of Margaret Thatcher's premiership.

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  • Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community from 1800.

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