What is it to ‘do’ public history? This is a question our students are asked to address in a number of different modules and which I was forced to ask myself as a result of attending a couple of recent events. One rather bland answer is, of course, that it is a performance. In addressing … More Performing Public History
Exciting isn’t it? And of deep interest to all historians we’d hope. Just recently the expertise we have here at UoG was recognised by our local radio station (Radio Gloucestershire) when I was invited onto the breakfast show, just after 7.30am, to talk very briefly about the historical roots to the often fraught relationship between … More The Independence Referendum
Once our work has been published what we academics then look for is for it to be reviewed. This is most often in academic journals (the things we try to get students to read as well as books!) but it can be on occasion in magazines or even newspapers. My most recent book, Landscapes of … More What’s in a Review?
Over the course of the last year History at UoG has benefitted hugely from our links with three new colleagues: Tim Copeland researches on public archaeology and the Roman period; Charlie Whitham looks at the impact of American air bases in the context of new approaches to the study of the Cold War (and has also … More Professor Roy Jones at UoG
Our fourth video in the series leading up to Wednesday’s Applicant Day features our Course Leader, Dr Iain Robertson. Iain is a Reader in Historical Geography, and discusses in the video what that is, as well as talking about his own research and the modules he teaches on our History course. Iain’s Course Leader role … More Getting To Know Us IV