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Department Seminar Series, autumn term 2018

All seminars are held on Wednesday at 4:30–6pm in Edith Morley 126. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome! 10h October, Professor Patrick Major (Reading): ‘Keep Calm and Carry On?: The Bomb, the BBC and 1984’s Threads’ 31st October, Dr … Continue reading

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‘As you love your father so love her’: Remembering the marriage of Francis Sitwell and Harriet Augusta Manners, 26 September 2018

by Hilary Matthews, PhD student My thesis explores the idea of an ‘agricultural friendship’ among a group of men, from different backgrounds, who were interested in progressive farming at the turn of the nineteenth century. I am especially interested in … Continue reading

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A Life on the Ocean Wave: This Week in Maritime History

by Dr Richard Blakemore Early modern maritime history has been in the news a lot this week. On Monday, the BBC ran a story about the London, a seventeenth-century wreck in the Thames. On Tuesday, the Guardian revealed a new … Continue reading

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Writing the Noise: The Second International Conference of the Subcultures Network, 6-7 September 2018

by Prof. Lucy Robinson and Prof. Matthew Worley Last week saw the University of Reading’s History department host the Second International Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. Titled ‘Writing the Noise’, … Continue reading

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‘Our Friend Rommel’: How Hollywood invented the ‘Good German’

by Professor Patrick Major Twenty years ago the Polish-American installation artist Piotr Uklański mounted an exhibition simply called ‘The Nazis’ (you can see many of the photographs from the exhibition here). It showed 164 images of Wehrmacht officers in uniform, … Continue reading

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