3 October 2012
An exciting collaborative project adopts scientific methods to uncover the links between Ireland and the Roman Empire.
21 August 2012
Can telling stories about a socialist past and sharing these with a wider public help improve understandings of multiculturalism in Britain today? Two researchers from the Department of German set out to explore this question with the East Meets West project, in which local Eastern European migrant communities play a central role.
15 June 2012
Developing a new understanding of a nation’s experience during the Second World War can be an emotive, controversial area, particularly when discussions reveal a new, more painful history.
14 June 2012
An expert team of archaeologists is investigating Çaltılar 'höyük', an ancient settlement mound in Turkey, to uncover evidence about the region's early history.
8 June 2012
Latest research from the University of Bristol ensures that the little known role of British adventurers in the Latin American independence struggles is included in national events planned to commemorate 200 years of freedom from Spanish colonial rule.
30 April 2012
Thucydides, the ancient Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens, has long been quoted by politicians, military strategists, historians and philosophers. He has been considered as the father of both scientific history and political realism. But how extensive is his influence on the modern world and how has this developed?
17 April 2012
“Images depicting the Olympic Games provide fascinating commentary and insight into the socio-economic and political contexts of the time in which they were designed,” says Dr Mike O’Mahony, art historian and author of Olympic Visions from the Department of Historical Studies.
15 March 2012
This is the story of an historian, the unpublished lifework of an academic, and how analysing a book proposal led to an international, collaborative research initiative known as The Cabot Project.
13 March 2012
The Department of Music is home to a very special choir. Known as the Schola Cantorum, this 16 strong all-female choir specialises in medieval music, particularly Old Hispanic and Gregorian chant, under the guidance of senior lecturer and medieval music specialist Dr Emma Hornby.
12 February 2012
John Pickard, internationally-recognised composer in the Department of Music, has composed pieces for brass band to wide acclaim. Two pieces in particular, Gaia Symphony and Eden, have generated considerable attention from the mainstream and specialist press, attracting audiences across the globe.
1 February 2012
On 18 October, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol opened its doors for InsideArts – the University’s first festival of the arts and humanities. The week was abuzz with a wide range of events — all free and all open to the public.