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History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.09.2017
Hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homes
Abigail Williams, a Professor in the English Faculty and Fellow at St Peter's College, has written The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home .
History/Archeology
21.09.2017
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
18.09.2017
Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow
Scotland's leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
History/Archeology
16.09.2017
New resource traces lives of British convicts transported to Australia
Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can now follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, free online resource, the Digital Panopticon website.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.09.2017
100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow
100 years ago the Department of Russian Studies opened at the University of Glasgow and today is the beginning of celebrations and events to mark this anniversary.
History/Archeology
14.09.2017
Hidden Hillfort connects people with the past
A major new community project to transform a vibrant but economically challenged suburb in South Wales has been officially launched.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
14.09.2017
A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices
A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices
The discovery this summer of an impressive rock-cut tomb on a mountainside in Prosilio, near ancient Orchomenos in central Greece, will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices. Finding an intact burial, let alone in a monumental tomb of the palatial period, 1370-1200 BC, makes our discovery all the more special.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
14.09.2017
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
The unlikely coincidence of a local hospital record and a census led by a pioneering physician has enabled the first study charting rates of venereal disease in 18th century England, revealing high infection levels in the city of Chester at this time. "Because we haven't been able to study the impact of STIs, much of the history of British population change has been written as if there wasn't any." Simon Szreter A new study has, for the first time, provided statistical information about the likely rate of venereal disease in a community in 18th century urban England.
History/Archeology
12.09.2017
Appeal for fascinating facts about Cumbrian heritage
Appeal for fascinating facts about Cumbrian heritage
Do you know an intriguing fact about Cumbria‘s History' Cumbria County History Trust (CCHT) and Lancaster University's Regional Heritage Centre are asking members of the public to nominate interesting facts about Cumbrian History.
Business/Economics - History/Archeology
07.09.2017
SPRU launches £1.5m Deep Transitions programme
SPRU launches £1.5m Deep Transitions programme The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex has received a substanti
History/Archeology
05.09.2017
History/Archeology
04.09.2017
Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
Professor Erik Mathisen writes for The Conversation about the growing debate surrounding the Confederate monuments and how America now has to finally face its troubled history.
History/Archeology - Physics/Materials Science
01.09.2017
Conserving Britain's most precious antique ship
Conserving Britain’s most precious antique ship
Imperial alumnus and Honorary Lecturer Dr Eleanor Schofield leads the conservation effort for the Mary Rose, a salvaged 16th Century Tudor warship.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
30.08.2017
Where London's east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London's intellectual and cultural life.
Event - History/Archeology
30.08.2017
Ancient Athens revealed through its inscriptions
All the stone inscriptions from ancient Athens in UK collections are to be made public in English translations for the first time, thanks to a new project led by Cardiff University.
Politics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
At a symposium next month (15 September 2017) academics, artists and ornithologists will share their responses to the work of 19th-century poet John Clare, whose patient and accurate observations of birds in field and hedgerow continue to astonish and inspire.
Administration/Government - History/Archeology
24.08.2017
Impressive first GCSE results for UCL Academy
Impressive first GCSE results for UCL Academy
UCL has congratulated the students and staff of UCL Academy after they achieved an impressive set of GCSE results.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.08.2017
Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL's School of History
Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL’s School of History
Senior researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured major funding awards for projects about the history of western solitude, and the history of working motherhood in Britain.
History/Archeology - Religions
15.08.2017
Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses - did it actually happen?
Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517, what the Germans call the Thesenanschlang, is one of the most famous events of Western history.
Religions - History/Archeology
10.08.2017
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
A team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Zayed University (Abu Dhabi) have uncovered the foundations of two seventeenth century Portuguese churches on the East African island of Zanzibar. The Portuguese controlled the East African coast between 1500 and 1698. Information about Portuguese missionary activity in the region is limited, and these findings will help understand the long period of conflict between Christians and Muslims in the Western Indian Ocean during this period.
Physics/Materials Science - History/Archeology
04.08.2017
Physicists shed light on rarely seen 16th Century metal-working technique
Physicists shed light on rarely seen 16th Century metal-working technique
Imperial researchers have tested a 'blued' gauntlet from a 16th-century suit of armour with a method usually used to study solar panels. Metalworkers have used various techniques to prevent steel from rusting, some of which turn the metal black-blue. This ‘blueing' effect can be created in several different ways, including by applying heat or (in later years) chemicals.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
04.08.2017
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days Last month, a group of researchers from Art History, English, History Global Studies, Law, Mathematics and Media locked themselves in the Sussex Humanities Lab for four days and embarked on a Book Sprint.
History/Archeology - Politics
27.07.2017
Making Rome great again: fake views in the ancient world
Making Rome great again: fake views in the ancient world
A political leader who seeks to make his nation "great again" and a time when 'post-truth' rhetoric appears to support political ambitions.
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
25.07.2017
Discovering the sunken pirate city
Research uncovering the secrets of the 17 th century pirate town of Port Royal in Jamaica, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1692, will be showcased in a new documentary. ‘Drain the Sunken Pirate City' will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on Wednesday 26 July at 9pm, and will show how experts have used new state-of-the-art technology to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the waters of Jamaica's Kingston Harbour.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
24.07.2017
Durham becomes first UK team to excavate in Forbidden City
Durham becomes first UK team to excavate in Forbidden City
Archaeologists from Durham University in the UK have become the first UK team to excavate inside the walls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
24.07.2017
Archaeology shows there's more to millet than birdseed
Archaeology shows there’s more to millet than birdseed
Archaeological research shows that our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
21.07.2017
Casting light on the dark ages: Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined
Casting light on the dark ages: Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined
What was life in the fens like in the period known as the dark ages? Archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen revisits the history of an iconic wetland in the light of fresh evidence and paints a compelling portrait of communities in tune with their changeable environment.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
21.07.2017
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
20.07.2017
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.07.2017
Dame Helen Ghosh appointed Master of Balliol College
Helen read Modern History at St Hugh's College, and completed an MLitt in 6th-century Italian History at Hertford College.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
18.07.2017
"After spending 24 years in the Army, I figured university would be a good idea"
"After spending 24 years in the Army, I figured university would be a good idea" Andy Wiseman, 49, graduates today with a first in Art History.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
14.07.2017
King and Queen of Spain visit Oxford
His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and Her Majesty Queen Letizia today saw Oxford University's close academic and cultural links with Spain.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
12.07.2017
The Water Poet on Wales in the wake of England’s Civil War
A new Cardiff University research project seeks to shed light on a unique historical travel writer and poet who journeyed around Wales in the summer of 1652.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
11.07.2017
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.
History/Archeology
11.07.2017
St Columba‘s Iona 'hut? radiocarbon dated
St Columba‘s Iona ’hut? radiocarbon dated
Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive radiocarbon evidence of a wooden hut on Iona dating back to the late 6 th Century AD, believed to be that of St Columba when he worked at the monastery. Radiocarbon tests show samples of charcoaled hazel unearthed from a site excavation 60 years ago, where it is believed Columba's wooden hut was situated, date back to the exact period it is claimed Columba lived and worked at the monastery.
History/Archeology
05.07.2017
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
04.07.2017
The capital of drinking: did 19th-century Liverpool deserve its reputation?
The capital of drinking: did 19th-century Liverpool deserve its reputation?
In his new book, geographer David Beckingham looks at the rigorous licencing regime that Liverpool's authorities put in place to tighten their grip on problem drinking in the pubs that proliferated across the city.
Religions - History/Archeology
29.06.2017
‘France's Samuel Pepys' is elevated from the footnotes of history
‘France’s Samuel Pepys’ is elevated from the footnotes of history
The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L'Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
28.06.2017
An ocean without history - the importance of underwater cultural heritage
PA 146/17 Healthy oceans are key to the future survival of the human race.
History/Archeology
28.06.2017
Going Underground: Dylan Foster Evans puts Welsh-language Cardiff on the map
An underground map to be published today (28 June) will show Cardiff as never seen before offering unique views on the capital's past and present.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
28.06.2017
Uncovering Cardiff’s Hidden Hillfort
The remarkable history of a hidden prehistoric hillfort in one of south Wales' most vibrant yet economically challenged suburbs is to be revealed as part of a major new community project.
History/Archeology
23.06.2017
Book reveals how Enlightenment thinkers saw Europe
A new book shows how the great European thinkers of the Enlightenment approached the question of Europe's political and economic future.
Computer Science/Telecom - History/Archeology
22.06.2017
Online hillforts atlas maps all 4,147 in Britain and Ireland for the first time
Dotted across the landscape of Britain and Ireland, hillforts have been part of our story for millennia and for the first time a new online atlas launched today captures all of their locations and key details in one place. A research team based at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and University College Cork has been helped by citizen scientists from across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland.
History/Archeology
21.06.2017
Legacies to Lancaster University will bring regional history to life
Legacies to Lancaster University will bring regional history to life
A passion for local and family history led to legacies of more than 140,000 to Lancaster University, which will be used to safeguard and promote the region's heritage.
Event - History/Archeology
16.06.2017
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
15.06.2017
Public art installation tells Oxford’s alternative stories
They are part of an installation called The Gaps Between, which has been organised by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Like many cities, Oxford has a long and varied history.
Administration/Government - History/Archeology
15.06.2017
British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance
British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance
Britain had a secret ban on communists in government service from the 1920s to the 1940s and ran an extensive programme of covert surveillance of civil-service workers suspected of being communists, according to new research published in the journal American Historical Review. The research, by Dr Jennifer Luff from Durham University's Department of History , has found evidence of a wide-spread policy of surveillance and action against suspected communist workers in government dockyards, ordnance factories, and other industrial sites.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
14.06.2017
Research into Spanish masterpiece 'Lady In A Fur Wrap'
Research into Spanish masterpiece ’Lady In A Fur Wrap’
Leading international specialists in art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums' most famous paintings 'The Lady in a Fur Wrap' attributed to El Greco (1541-1614). The new research is being led by the University of Glasgow, in partnership with Glasgow Museums which owns the painting and related portraits in the important collection formed by Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
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