Category Archives: International History

Christmas 2016: Holidays are coming…

by Darius Wainright and Dafydd Townley Television adverts are often emotive. From the numerous Go Compare commercials to the festive John Lewis tearjerker, they make us laugh, cry or yearn for the advert free haven that is the BBC. One … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016: Sugar and Spice and All Things…

by Dr Richard Blakemore [1] Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist of the mid-seventeenth century, enjoyed Christmas (as we learned in the third post of our Christmas 2016 series).  In 1661 he recorded spending a merry evening with friends; five years … Continue reading

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Dafydd Townley wins APG’s Travel Award!

Every year the Political Studies Association’s American Politics Group presents two travel awards to postgraduates wishing to undertake research in the United States. We are pleased to say that our very own Dafydd Townley was the recipient of one of … Continue reading

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OUT NOW: Dr Andy Willimott’s ‘Living the Revolution’

Andy Willimott, lecturer in Modern Russian/Soviet History at the University of Reading, is the author of a new book published this week. Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932 (Oxford University Press) is the culmination of years of … Continue reading

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Annual Colloquium of the American Politics Group of the UK

2nd December 2016, The British Library Conference Centre The American Politics Group is the major UK organisation for researchers and teachers of US politics.  Registration is now open for this year’s annual colloquium, and bookings can be made via Eventbrite.  … Continue reading

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