With Armistice Day approaching, I thought it was worth drawing attention to a recent update to the University of Gloucestershire’s Archive and Special Collections Website. The ‘Archive Item of the Month‘ discusses a collection of documents deposited by Miss Mayer, the niece of Gertrude Mayer, who was a student at St Mary’s College from 1906-8. … More Remembrance Day and the University of Gloucestershire Archives – Vicky Morrisroe
Students and staff may be interested in the event “Commemorating Chartism” which is being organized by the University of Wales. The event will be held in the town which was the scene of the abortive Newport Rising of 1839, and features many talks, readings from primary documents, and visits related to the Chartist movement. The events … More Vicky Morrisroe -Commemorating Chartism (Autumn 2012)
A couple of interesting “events” in relation to gender history have caught my attention in the last week or so. The first of these was the publication of Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (11 Oct 2012). Rosin argues that women in the twenty first century are displacing men and … More Vicky Morrisroe – The End of Men?
St Deniol’s Library This summer I visited Gladstone’s Library, St Deniol’s at Hawarden in Flintshire. Staying for a few nights for a conference, the experience was quite unique – I have never been to a residential library with accommodation before, and the setting and atmosphere could aptly be described (to steal a phrase used by … More Gladstone’s Library, St Deniol’s – Vicky Morrisroe
On the 21-23 June I attended a three-day residential conference on Edward Augustus Freeman: The Life and Times of a Victorian Intellectual. Held at the beautiful Gladstone Library in Hawarden, the conference explored various aspects of the life of Freeman (1823-92) – a much neglected author of works of history, architecture, geography and poetry. Having … More Edward Augustus Freeman: The Life and Times of a Victorian Intellectual