Tag Archives: University of Reading

Into the Archives: South Carolina, by Prof Emily West

In April 2023 I visited South Carolina to undertake archival research. This trip would not have been possible without a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant, and I am grateful to them for funding this trip. I first visited South Carolina during … Continue reading

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#EurovisionRdgHis nominations 2023

Throughout the month run-up to the Eurovision 2023 final, held in Liverpool, the History Department has been sharing its favourite Eurovision entries of the past. All those who were nominated, along with their reason for nomination are below. 1967: Sandie … Continue reading

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The United Kingdom and Eurovision: A History of Ambivalence?, by Dr Ben Bland

It’s perhaps an understatement to say that the United Kingdom has a slightly more complex relationship with the Eurovision Song Contest than many of the other competitor nations. The UK is one of the so-called “Big Five”: the five countries … Continue reading

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Teaching Excellence in the History Department at the University of Reading 2023

We are very privileged to have so many of our teaching staff recognised by students through Reading University Students’ Union’s Excellence Awards. This year, six of our staff (including two PhD students) have been nominated! Here is what they say … Continue reading

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Nancy Astor and the Tommies of the First World War: An Image Gallery of Nancy Astor’s Correspondence with Samuel Deans, by Noah Strauss

Besides taking her seat in Parliament as the MP for Plymouth a year after the close of the First World War, Nancy Astor is not often conflated with the period of the First World War and the immediate period following … Continue reading

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