Author Archives: aetomkins

Research in New Zealand

My application for a Leverhulme International Fellowship to spend three months at the University of Waikato (the subject of one of my blogs last year) was not successful but, nothing daunted, I set off for New Zealand anyway in July … Continue reading

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Pauper Prisons, Pauper Palaces

On Saturday 22 November Keele hosted a conference organised by the British Association for Local History on the topic of Victorian workhouses. This was the latest in a series of annual conferences deriving from a Lottery-funded project at the National … Continue reading

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Revolution, War, and the Military

On Friday 14 November Keele hosted a symposium, ‘Revolution, War and the Military, 1640-1820’, to mark the retirements of two History professors, Ann Hughes and Malcolm Crook. Professors Mike Braddick of Sheffield and Alan Forrest of York joined Ann and … Continue reading

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Utopian Universities

On 23 and 24 October 2014 the Institute of Historical Research in London held a fifty-year retrospective of the Universities founded in England during the 1960s. These tended to be newly-built institutions, often on the edge of a city, which … Continue reading

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