Shoes and maritime history

Regular readers of the blog will know that I am currently travelling around the country visiting museums as part of my project 'Shoes and the Georgian Man', funded by the Society for Antiquaries. I am studying surviving examples of shoes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in order to explore the social significance of footwear... Continue Reading →

In Praise of the Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives and Transport for London have developed a Black History Tube Map, reimagining tube station names as notable figures from black history. It’s a fascinating and inventive resource. As a former Londerner, I can see that I used to live near Bernie Grant Centre, named after the Tottenham Labour MP and anti-racism campaigner,... Continue Reading →

‘It has been really reassuring for me seeing how the history department has handled the move to online learning’. A History student reflects on studying in a pandemic

Today we have another post from one of our History students at Northampton. Charlotte has just completed year two and reflects on studying History in a pandemic.  We have all been impacted by Covid-19 for months now and I just wanted to give people a bit of an insight about my experience of how the... Continue Reading →

‘I never would have imagined that I would now be close to graduating and have met so many amazing people’. Reflections on being a ‘mature’ student at Northampton.

Today's blog is written by Charlotte who has just successfully completed her second year studying History at the University of Northampton.  I have been reflecting about my university experience a lot recently as I am entering my final year as an undergraduate history student at the University of Northampton. I have seen a lot of... Continue Reading →

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