The story of life during the Great War at one of the University of Portsmouth’s predecessor institutions, as glimpsed through the student press. Although only having opened in 1908, by 1913 the staff and students of Portsmouth Municipal College were …

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The University Archive is this month’s Jisc Archives Hub Archive of the Month. Discover how our Archives help tell the story of the University as we celebrate our 25 year anniversary of gaining university status this Friday, 7 July in …

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Update 03.04.17 – We are pleased to announce that as the building work draws to a close, we have been able to re-open the University Archive.  Our archivist once more welcomes staff and students to browse our archive catalogues and enquire …

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Taylor & Francis are offering free access for one year, until 31 October 2017, to a special issue of the journal Journal of Archival Organization: “Pondering provenance: a special (re)issue”.   If you use, manage or just have an interest in the …

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The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Exclusive to universities colleges and schools, this resource offers access to hundreds of BBC TV and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries …

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According to Walter Benjamin, history is written by the winners.  Should we therefore be worried that copies of parliamentary papers are no longer being given to our national and other legal deposit libraries or that the pdfs published online by TSO (The Stationery …

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The history of the University of Portsmouth stretches back to 1869.  A display telling the story of the various institutions which became our current university is now on show at the Portsmouth History Centre until mid-May.  The display is a joint project between Portsmouth …

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The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in …

Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/02/16 Read more »