This post is the winner of the Blog Post competition run by the History course at the University of Gloucestershire, and comes from undergraduate student at the University, Stephanie White. “I tell my story not because it’s unique, but because it’s not, it is the story of many girls.” The fight for woman and equality … More Women’s History Month: winning post on Malala Yousafzai
This post for Women’s History Month comes from Senja Andrejevic-Bullock, Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. The old adage that behind every great man is a great woman, seems to be true even for one of the greatest men of all times, Albert Einstein. Not many people know that Einstein was … More In the Shadow of Einstein
Crowds gathered in Moscow and in other Russian cities over the weekend to remember those who died as a result of Stalin’s purges in the 1930s and 1940s. The commemoration in Moscow took place in Lubyanka Square, where the memorial stone, a large granite boulder sourced from the Solovetski island home of many prisoners, is … More 30 October: Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression
‘We are a generation not from this universe’ One of the few remaining members of the infamous ‘night witches’, the female pilots who flew in the Soviet front line during World War Two, died on 22 September 2016. Irina Vyacheslavovna Rakobol’skaya was born on 22 December 1919. She enrolled in the physics faculty at Moscow … More Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Irina Vyacheslavovna Rakobol’skaya (1919-2016)
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!