Congratulations to Charlotte!

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!

The Change from A-Level: The Reformation Church and State

Happy New Year to all of our readers! I hope you’ve all had an excellent break. I spent some of my own relaxing, restorative and restful holiday thinking, of course, about A-Level curricula. Why? Well, following my last post about the differences between studying Machiavelli for A-Level and as an undergraduate, I turned towards considering … More The Change from A-Level: The Reformation Church and State

Professor Alec Ryrie at UoG

Our colleagues in Theology and Religious Studies are hosting Professor Alec Ryrie from the University of Durham this week. Professor Ryrie will give a paper, ‘Faith, Doubt and the Problem of “Atheism” in Post-Reformation Britain’, this Wednesday (January 15th) between 5.30 and 7.00pm, in FCH HC203A/B. Professor Ryrie is an eminent early modernist and scholar of the … More Professor Alec Ryrie at UoG

Historians at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

One of the things I most like about Cheltenham is the Literature Festival, which always attracts many world-famous writers – and often some notorious historians.  Whatever your thoughts are on the role of history in the media and so-called ‘TV historians’, I was really pleased that both Diarmaid MacCulloch and Simon Schama were on the … More Historians at the Cheltenham Literature Festival