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#ChoosetoChallenge for #InternationalWomensDay!

Our lecturers choose to challenge gender inequality We were very excited that our lecturer Dr Rachel Moss and senior lecturers in English Dr Sonya Andermahr and Dr Phillippa Bennett received a prestigious Association of Commonwealth Universities' gender grant for their project Supporting Women's Writing in the Time of Covid-19. They join a prestigious list of... Continue Reading →

Using Online Archives: Part 3

Our second year students taking the Dissertation Research Skills module were given an assignment to write a 500-word blog post that would serve as a  how-to guide for using a particular online archive or library catalogue. With the students' permission, we'll share some of the best posts here. This one is by Tom, who writes... Continue Reading →

Using Online Archives: Part 2

Our second year students taking the Dissertation Research Skills module were given an assignment to write a 500-word blog post that would serve as a  how-to guide for using a particular online archive or library catalogue. With the students' permission, we'll share some of the best posts here. This one is by Nicole, who wrote... Continue Reading →

We're excited to announce that Dr Kate Lister will be speaking at our virtual seminar series on Wednesday 17 March! Click here to register for this event.

Using Online Archives: Part 1

Our second year students taking the Dissertation Research Skills module were given an assignment to write a 500-word blog post that would serve as a  how-to guide for using a particular online archive or library catalogue. With the students' permission, we'll share some of the best posts here. This one is by Joseph, who has... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ History Month Reading Club: The Nineteenth Century

Professor Matthew McCormack recommends: H. G. Cocks, Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century (I. B. Tauris, 2003). This is a fascinating study of homosexuality in late Georgian and Victorian Britain. We usually assume that the modern understanding of the homosexual man was invented at the end of the nineteenth century, with the rise of sexology... Continue Reading →

LGBQT+ History Month Reading Club: The Searchlight Archive

The University of Northampton History department is home to the Searchlight Archive, a unique archive collection of material documenting the activities of British and international fascist and racist organisations from the 1930s onwards. It is one of the most extensive and significant resources of its type in Europe. Daniel Jones, the Searchlight Collections Officer recommends:... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ History Month Reading Club: Medieval

Rachel Moss, Lecturer in History recommends: Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages: Robert Mills (Chicago, 2015) Densely written and packed with complex case studies, this lavishly illustrated leviathan of a book requires careful attention; it’s not a casual read. Nevertheless, this sensitive, imaginative work is bound to become a classic among studies of pre-modern gender... Continue Reading →

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