Author Archives: drphilipmorgan

At a historian’s graveside

Academic conferences don’t routinely make a pilgrimage to the gravesides of their subjects, but at last weekend’s session on Thomas Frederick Tout: Refashioning History in the 20th Century, held at the Institute of Historical Research delegates did visit Tout’s grave … Continue reading

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Gemma Scott. Postgraduate Student of the Year, 2017

Gemma Scott, one of our current postgraduate students, has just been awarded the inaugural Bob Beattie Award as postgraduate student of the year by the Keele Postgraduate Association. Bob was Keele’s first lecturer in Clinical Psychology in 1965, and a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Cannock Green: A Lost Battle of the English Civil Wars?

Dr Ian Atherton thought he had found something to contribute to a current research project in which several colleagues at Keele are involved, ‘The Chase Through Time, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire’ The Chase through Time. This is what he discovered. Writing … Continue reading

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New Book on the Mongols: Peter Jackson

Our emeritus professor Peter Jackson has recently published a new book with Yale University Press on the The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion He has set out to explore two questions. First,  the impact on the … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxons at Keele

Whilst the Anglo-Saxons, in the guise of The Last Kingdom,  are making weekly appearences on BBC Two in the customary modern vision of the middle ages as blood, gore, and rumpy pumpy, all shot in super murkovision, we will be … Continue reading

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Rude words up a maypole in Fenton

REED,  Records of Early English Drama,  is a longstanding research project which seeks to publish the surviving records of drama, secular music, and other popular entertainment in England from the Middle Ages until 1642, when the Puritans closed the London … Continue reading

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Famous Founding Myths of Keele

Professor Miles Taylor will give a lecture on Keele’s founding myths on  08 March 2017 at 6pm in the SENIOR COMMON ROOM, KEELE HALL Founded in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire, Keele University has long enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Civilian Internment in the Habsburg Empire during the First World War

This week’s Modern History seminar deals with one of the less appreciated aspects of memories of the first world war, the internment of civilians by the combatant powers. Matthew Stibbe of Sheffield Hallam University will discuss the topic in relation … Continue reading

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History graduate selected to fight Stoke by-election

Gareth Snell, who graduated in history and politics in 2008 at Keele has just been selected as the Labour candidate to fight the by-election in Stoke Central which has arisen as the result of the resignation of another historian, Tristram … Continue reading

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Edward II at the Oxford Playhouse

Christopher Marlowe’s play Edward II, written in the 1590s plays fast and loose with the history of that king, the subject of one of our final-year special subjects.  The student company Drame Fatale are currently reaching the end of a … Continue reading

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