Category Archives: World History

The Goebbels Quandary: German government in dilemma over bungalow used by Nazi propagandist

Retain or demolish? A luxury bungalow used by the notorious Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels has raised difficult ethical questions about the ways in which buildings associated with dictatorship and intolerance in the past should be treated in the present. … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to British social democracy? Event and book launch held in honour of David Marquand

At a time of mounting political crisis and division in the country, amidst stalemate over ‘Brexit’, and with the major political parties in Britain seemingly lurching towards the populist extremes, it is worth pausing to reflect on what has happened … Continue reading

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What have been the best History books of 2018? Some possible candidates

As Christmas approaches, various magazines and newspapers in the UK have been putting forward their choices for the best History books of 2018. The past year has seen some excellent books on all aspects of the past, ranging from reassessments … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and Mourning: Responses in Kingston to news of the Armistice in 1918

The end of the First World War brought great joy to many people in cities, towns, villages and numerous other communities across the British Isles, but at the same time there was also sadness and some poignant scenes for the thousands who … Continue reading

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Black History Month in Britain includes celebration of Africans who served in World War One

Black History Month (BHM) is a month of events in October which takes place annually and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities in the country. In recent years, for example, Kingston University’s History department has … Continue reading

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1918: A New World? Upcoming series of British Library talks

The British Library (BL), located near Euston in central London, in order to commemorate the end of the First World War and the signing of the Armistice, has announced a series of talks and events based on the theme of … Continue reading

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From War to Peace: National Archives announces ‘Great War’ events for last quarter of 2018

The National Archives (TNA), located at Kew in in south-west London, which is the repository of all British government historical records, has just announced its latest exciting round of talks and activities as part of its ongoing centenary programme First World War … Continue reading

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