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!
Hearty congratulations to Rob Hornsby for the publication of his book Protest, Reform and Repression in Khrushchev’s Soviet Union (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Rob was an AHRC-funded PhD student attached to a three-year project on ‘Policy and Governance in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev’ and was supervised by Melanie Ilic (University of Gloucestershire) and … More Protest, Reform and Repression in Khrushchev’s Soviet Union
Melanie has been on some very productive European visits this summer! Here is her account of her time in Finland: On the day after my arrival, Elena Osokina, a well-known Russian historian, gave a seminar at Helsinki’s Aleksanteri Institute about the sale of Russia’s art treasures to fund the Soviet industrialisation programme in the 1920s … More Melanie Ilic in Finland