News from the Department of History

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

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Word has reached the media that Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to "bring back grammar schools"...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/08/2016
MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

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New Modern British studies blog post by Ruth Lindley and Laura Sefton.
Date:
01/08/2016
Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

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If worries about extremism in 2016 show no signs of abating, then neither does the debate over how to counter it in the UK....Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
27/07/2016

Matthew Francis on Theresa May PM

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Writing for The Conversation, Matthew Francis comments on Theresa May's ability to stand as Prime Minister, and the challenges she is likely to face.
Date:
13/07/2016
Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!

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Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016
North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

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Dr Simon Jackson discusses his current research project.
Date:
06/07/2016
No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

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Dr Jonathan Gumz has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, for the project 'No Long Decline: WWI and the End of the Hapsburg Empire'.
Date:
05/07/2016
History ranked first in the country for research

History ranked first in the country for research

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We are top in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework exercise.
Date:
16/06/2016
Trust, Charities and the EU Referendum

Trust, Charities and the EU Referendum

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Dr Chris Moores discusses how NGOs and charities have become the platforms through which democratic engagement take place, around which our notions of citizenship manifest and where political participation takes place.
Date:
15/06/2016
Chinese filmmaker Evans Chan visits Birmingham

Chinese filmmaker Evans Chan visits Birmingham

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Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Evans Chan was invited to Birmingham, UK, for screenings of three of his films: 'To Liv(e)', 'Sorceress of the New Piano' and 'Datong: The Great Society.'
Date:
09/06/2016
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