Would you join a militant political movement, risking not only your job but potentially your family, friends and public reputation? What physical and emotional trauma would you be willing to face? These were all questions that faced women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when they joined the emergent women’s rights and suffrage... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
The BBC has been a big part of life in Britain since its foundation in 1922. The BBC’s History of the BBC 100 Voices news and archive site regularly publishes the latest research on how the corporation has envisaged and represented (or misrepresented) its audiences over time. Their LGBTQ+ History mini-site and the BBC Archive... Continue Reading →
February is the UK’s annual LGBTQ+ History Month! Want to get involved but don’t know where to start? Read on! Events will be taking place across cyberspace offering people the opportunity to celebrate, commemorate, and learn more about historic LGBTQ+ experiences and the struggle for recognition and equality. This year is obviously going to be... Continue Reading →
Prof Matthew McCormack from History at the University of Northampton has been elected Vice President of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
It's Halloween week! Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night? Do you like a bit of spooky or gruesome history? We are here to help!
This week, we have a very special guest: Tasneem Dakri, a Career Development Coach who has very kindly agreed to be interviewed by me about how to use one of the most powerful professional networking tools of all: LinkedIn! Today’s topic: The LinkedIn Master Class LinkedIn is one of the most influential professional networking platforms... Continue Reading →
Recently reading James Boswell’s London Journal I came across a period when due to Gonorrhoea, Boswell decided to isolate himself from the rest of the world and society at large apart from a few select individuals who were permitted to see him. Boswell is most famous for his work as a diarist and biographer. His... Continue Reading →