Moving Monuments: Beyond Removal

For as long as humanity has engaged in the process of erecting monuments in commemoration of individuals, events and occasions, there have been others intent on tearing them down. In the United States, the waves of hostility currently being directed towards monuments commemorating prominent Confederate soldiers is nothing new. In many respects, protesters in the … More Moving Monuments: Beyond Removal

Visit to the Holocaust Exhibition, IWM London

This post comes from first year undergraduate student Rhiannon Healey following a trip to the Imperial War Museum in London on Thursday 19th January. A poignant display, the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London manages to shock even those who have a deep understanding of what happened in Germany and Europe during … More Visit to the Holocaust Exhibition, IWM London

The Absence of an English National Museum

This post comes from Tom Carter, PhD student in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Having completed a degree in Heritage Management here at the University of Gloucestershire, and being persuaded into pursuing a PhD by my then tutor Dr Iain Robertson, inspiration for my thesis came from a visit to the newly refurbished National … More The Absence of an English National Museum

HM5000 History Group Project Reports

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