Category Archives: Kingston University

Terror! The French Revolution Confronts its Demons

Marisa Linton, Professor Emerita in History at Kingston University, has published a new book on the “Terror” in the French Revolution. Entitled Terreur! La Revolution francaise face a ses demons (Paris: Armand Colin, 2020), the book was co-written with Professeur … Continue reading

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Five facts about Kingston’s ‘hidden’ history

Spies, lies and secret lives. The secret side to history can be fascinating to explore, and is an exciting part of studying history at Kingston University, Surrey. The market town of Kingston-on-Thames itself has a ‘hidden’ side, and here we … Continue reading

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Digital Decay: Should historians be worried?

The problem of ‘digital decay’ could become a difficult challenge for historians in the future. We re-publish a piece on this tricky conundrum from April, 2015. Here’s a major technological challenge that might face the next generation of historians. Everybody … Continue reading

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What the French Revolution Means Today

Marisa Linton, Professor Emerita at Kingston University in Surrey and an internationally renowned expert on the French Revolution, has recently spearheaded a major online rethinking of ‘What the French Revolution Means Today’. The rethinking takes the form of a virtual … Continue reading

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One of our highpoints of 2019: History at Kingston University achieved exceptional National Student Survey results

Looking back over the past year, one of our proudest moments came in mid-2019, as summed up in the following blog published at the time. The History undergraduate Degree at Kingston University has done exceptionally well in this year’s recently … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month in Britain

This month is Black History Month (BHM) in Britain. BHM is a month of events in October which takes place annually and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African, Asian and Caribbean communities in the country. Although the … Continue reading

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Dr. Marisa Linton awarded Professorship by Kingston University

Many congratulations are in order: Dr. Marisa Linton, who is part of the History teaching team at Kingston University, has been made a Professor after achieving success in the recent Professorial round held at the institution. Steven Spier, Kingston University’s … Continue reading

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