Congratulations to Charlotte Szeptycki who recently defended her MA by Research in History thesis at viva. Here’s a note from Charlotte outlining her research: My thesis offers a new and important insight into women’s roles and familial relationships in sixteenth-century England by studying the stories of Protestant women persecuted during Mary Tudor’s Catholic reign (1553-1558) … More Congratulations to Charlotte!
During the first two weeks of June, History at the University of Gloucestershire played host to Dr Pia Koivunen, a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere, Finland. Dr Koivunen has published widely on different aspects of the Soviet-sponsored World Youth Festivals, one of which was held in Moscow in … More Report from Visiting Researcher, Dr Pia Koivunen
I spent the final weekend of the Easter vacation at the BASEES annual conference in Cambridge. As the current BASEES Membership Secretary and a founder member of the new BASEES Women’s Forum, this turned out to be a busy conference for me. I attended several meetings, enjoyed several cultural events that formed part of the … More Melanie Ilic at BASEES Conference 2016
There has been considerable coverage in the media recently about the possibility of offering women in employment paid leave from work during their menstrual period. This has generated a broad range of responses relating to long-standing discussions about ‘equality’ and ‘difference’: is women’s equality best achieved by treating them the same as men or by … More Working Women, Special Provision and the Debate on Equality
This year’s History group projects in HM5000 are being conducted in conjunction with The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum. On 5 March, The Wilson will open two exhibitions: Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft and Crafting Change: Community, Protest and Utopia. The HM5000(HS) students have been tasked with developing materials to support, and even possibly … More HM5000 History Group Project Reports