On 17 May 2019 the Open University History department hosted a Royal Historical Society symposium to reflect on the centenary of the First World War. Following four years of commemorative activity, our aim with “Contested Commemorations” was to assess how a range of countries and regions had marked the centenary. Vincent Trott reports on a day of fascinating presentations and lively discussion. Continue reading “Reflections on “Contested Commemorations”, RHS Symposium at the Open University.”
Since 2014 the Department of History & Archaeology at the University of Chester has been rediscovering its specialism in the history of place, space, and landscape. Hosting the Royal Historical Society Symposium in 2017 played an important part in that process. Papers delivered at that Symposium by Oleg Benesch, Elizabeth Tingle, and William Whyte have recently been published in TRHS 6th Series, XXVIII (2018).
In this blog post the Symposium organizers – Jenny Hillman, Tom Pickles, and Katherine Wilson – reflect on the various ways that Chester has been putting history in its place. Continue reading “Putting History in its Place at The University of Chester”
This Black History Month, Miles Larmer discusses Oxford History Faculty’s new resources for schools. Continue reading Global History for Schools
As part of our 150th anniversary programme, we recently hosted a symposium on ‘The Future of History: Going Global in the University’ with the Oxford Centre for Global History at the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Libraries. Dr Priya Atwal, a … Continue reading Global History
We partner with many organisations to host events and promote the study of history. Each summer we sponsor a series of free lectures at The National Archives, where our colleagues do invaluable work preserving and sharing the nation’s historical records. … Continue reading National Archives Research Priorities
In April, we hosted a symposium on Diverse History/Hanes Amrywiol at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. The event highlighted the great diversity of historical research and engagement in Wales, as well as engaging Welsh colleagues in our ongoing … Continue reading Diverse History/ Hanes Amrywiol
Our latest volume of Transactions includes a number of articles on revolutionary Ireland that emerged from our 2016 symposium at Teesside University. Continue reading Revolutionary Ireland