Category Archives: World History

Latest BBC History magazine offers a sound defence of studying History

The latest issue of the popular and best-selling BBC History magazine (October, 2018), which devotes its main article to Anne Boleyn (‘A victim of her father’s ambition?’), and also reflects on the nature of appeasement in the 1930s, includes some very sound advice, … Continue reading

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A Future Career Based on the Past: the benefits of studying History at postgraduate level

Why study history at postgraduate level? At this time of the year, when students are about to commence or re-commence their study of the past in History Departments at Universities right across Britain, including here at Kingston, it is good to pause … Continue reading

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Three Kingston history students win new blogging award

Three undergraduate history students from Kingston University’s History department were rewarded for their very hard work and contributions to the world of history blogs at a recent graduation ceremony. The three students – Timothy Lortal, Kate Riley and Adreanna Uttke … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk: Dr. Marisa Linton speaks on Danton versus Robespierre

Ever wondered what the #Metoo movement would make of the French Revolution’s leaders? Dr. Marisa Linton, Associate Professor in History at Kingston University, is speaking at the @FrenchHistoryUK conference being held at the University of Warwick, 9-10th July, 2018, with … Continue reading

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An Age of Rage? A historical perspective on anger

Are we living in an age of anger? Why does everyone seem so steamed-up, aggressive or furious about certain aspects of today’s society? These are some of the intriguing questions that were posed by Zoe Williams, writing in the UK’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming British Library talks explore controversial aspects of America’s recent past

The British Library’s spring and early summer season includes a number of talks devoted to some controversial aspects of America’s recent history, such as the Vietnam war, the roots of ‘America First’, the evolution of Anglo-American relations, the impact of … Continue reading

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A Future Career shaped by a History Degree

At this time of the year, when students are thinking carefully about where to study and what type of degree to pursue, it is good to pause for breath and reflect briefly on the value of studying history and the … Continue reading

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