I’m delighted to be able to come to Gloucestershire next semester, where I’ll be teaching two courses, ‘The Quest for Equality: Civil Rights in the USA, 1930-70’ and ‘Democracy, Freedom and Slavery: the USA, 1776-1865’, as well as supervising a number of dissertations. I’ve been asked to tell you a little about myself, so here … More Dr Robbie Maxwell joins the History team for Semester 2
Congratulations to former UG History staff member Dr Anna French on the publication of her new book Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2015). This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of … More Recent Publications by our History Team
October has been a busy month this year in Cheltenham. In addition to the renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival at the beginning of the month, there have been a number of events for Black History Month in Cheltenham including the visits of George the Poet, the Egyptian Spirits Belly Dancers, film screenings, African Art Competitions and … More Reflections of Black History Month: Bonnie Greer & Gary Younge at FCH
The start of the new academic year is here! Today we welcome back returning students embarking on their final year, those beginning their second year, and let’s not forget our part-time students who are at various stages of their academic studies. A special welcome goes to all our new students starting Induction Week today, we … More A New Start!
Following the tragic events in Charleston, South Carolina, it is difficult to disagree with President Obama’s moving and powerful obituary at the funeral for one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, that it was time to take the flag down. However, the public furore over the use of the Confederate flag has also demonstrated … More American Racism & the Confederate Flag