Monthly Archives: June 2016

A hole in the ground in Newcastle, not round.

In 1973 the Department of History helped celebrate the 800th anniversary of the borough of Newcastle by publishing a history of the Borough. 1173 was the date of the now lost first charter which called Newcastle a borough. What might … Continue reading

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Study Day First World War tribunals

Professor Karen Hunt’s collaboration with the Staffordshire Record Office involved work on the evidence from Military Appeals Tribunal records from the First World War. An early insight into the records will feature as a part of an upcoming study day. … Continue reading

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How to write your History dissertation

Late Spring is always dissertation season, the moment when final-year students submit the longest and most personal of their pieces of work for assessment, and when second-year students begin to think of their special subjects and the daunting  prospect of … Continue reading

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The 22nd annual conference of the International Intelligence History Association

Harry Richards, a postgraduate in History, recently attended the 22nd annual conference of the International Intelligence History Association  at the Museum of Military History in Dresden. This is his report. It’s perhaps the only event in the world where I, … Continue reading

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Dr Anthony Mansfield wins Royal Historical Society Research Award In July 2016 the University of Oxford will host  ‘Conquest 1016/1066,’ a conference which will mark the 1000 year anniversary of Cnut’s conquest of England and the 950 year anniversary of … Continue reading

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