Race, ‘Britishness’, and History in Schools: reflections on another Black History Month in Cheltenham

This October marked the third consecutive year that myself and the University have collaborated with other organisations in order to celebrate Black History Month in Cheltenham. This local partnership, which includes the University’s History, and Equality and Diversity departments, the African Community Foundation in Gloucestershire, and the Borough Council, helps to organise a range of … More Race, ‘Britishness’, and History in Schools: reflections on another Black History Month in Cheltenham

Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Tamara Vladimirovna Petkevich (29 March 1920 – 18 October 2017)

‘Gulag Actress’ Tamara Petkevich died recently in St Petersburg at the age of 97. Here is an abridged version of the review of her Memoir that I wrote when it was published in English in 2010. This volume has made a significant contribution to my own research on the Soviet women who fell victim to … More Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Tamara Vladimirovna Petkevich (29 March 1920 – 18 October 2017)

Contemporary Politics and the Generational Divide

This post comes from second year undergraduate student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Rhiannon Healey.  It is a fact that over the past year, there has been a resurgence of right-wing political ideas and movements. A brief reflection on the results and aftermath of the 2016 US Presidential election and the EU referendum … More Contemporary Politics and the Generational Divide

Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies

This post comes from second year undergraduate History student at the University of Gloucestershire Anna Cardy. Over the summer I was fortunate to travel to Israel with the Holocaust Educational Trust as part of the Ambassador Study Visit 2017. I took part in an intensive week of workshops and seminars, as well as excursions to … More Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies