World of the Newport Ship: conference success25 July 2014In July, Dr Evan Jones and Dr Richard Stone convened a 'sell-out' conference on The World of the Newport Ship. The conference explored the history and archaeology of one of the largest and best-preserved medieval merchant ships ever found.
End of a great year24 July 2014On 18 July our History BA students graduated, with many coming along to a party in the School of Humanities after the ceremony. In all, 124 students received BA degrees this year, 28 of whom received Firsts.
In June...7 July 2014Our third year students came to the end of their degree programmes. This was a great year for our undergraduate students, who continued to produce excellent research projects in all years. Over a quarter of our final-year students received first-class honours in History.
In May...4 June 2014We had a busy month, with our undergraduate students taking their exams (and colleagues marking them) as well as hosting a wide range of activities during our annual Past Matters Festival of History
In April...1 May 2014Our third year students completed writing their undergraduate dissertations on the usual unbelievably diverse range of topics!
In March...4 April 2014Kenneth Austin delivered a paper entitled 'Fear and (Self-)Loathing: Expressions of Religious Anxiety in Early Modern England' at the Mapping Metaphor, at the University of Glasgow on 28 March.
In February...9 March 2014We interviewed and appointed four new colleagues to join us teaching our students in October. They bring a host of new research and teaching specialisms: from 17th c. political cultures to the birth of 20th c. humanitarianism; from port cities in South East Asia to the politics of water in India and Pakistan.
Historical Studies REACT projects4 March 2014We are delighted that colleagues in the department are involved in two of the six REACT projects to receive funding in the latest round. Victoria Bates and Andy Flack will work on projects that explore the potential of story-telling across distance and allow for personal curation of museum objects.
In January…4 February 2014Some of our PhD students have been busy making final plans for the 20th anniversary University of Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies Medieval Postgraduate Conference next month (21-22 February) which is partly sponsored by the department.