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The census: a treasure trove of material for social historians, by Peter Jolly

“The release this January of the 1921 records is doubly important not only in showing the impact of World War 1 on communities, but because these are the last to be revealed for thirty years, with the accidental destruction of … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Mary Turner Wolstenholme, by Dr Jacqui Turner

During Women’s History Month we often focus on great women and women pioneers. But for Women’s History Month 2022, here at the Department of History, we are privileged to be able to concentrate on one of our own, Mary Turner … Continue reading

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Benchwarmer to Battleaxe: Nancy Astor and her Maiden Speech, by Abbie Tibbott

Nancy Astor was Britain’s first elected woman to take her seat in Parliament. In a political career that spanned over thirty years, Astor recognised her position as the first female in the House of Commons and aspired to be an … Continue reading

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Gender identity and Sexuality: A Fiery Relationship, by Amy Austin

First posted on Gender History Research Cluster While researching the history of gender identity I have come across numerous debates over a variety of issues. Appropriate terminology, categorisation, the genesis of gender fluidity are all hotly contested issues and let’s … Continue reading

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LGBTQ+ History Month: Coming Out in the Archives, with Amy Austin and Vicky Iglikowski-Broad

Reposted from the Gender History Research Cluster. Join PhD Student Amy Austin in conversation with Vicky Iglikowski-Broad, principal records specialist in diverse histories at the National Archives, as they discuss accessing LGBTQ+ histories within the archives. Together, Amy and Victoria … Continue reading

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