Tag: history

Have another look at History: two new resources for historians

The Library is pleased to present new and expanded historical resources covering gender and social change and documentation on the papers of state, including a brand new resource, Gender: Identity and Social Change and a huge expansion to the authoritative State

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Disability in the Modern World

A database reminder One person in seven experiences disability (World Bank, World Report on Disability, 2015, Washington, DC). Yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Disability in the Modern World: History

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The A-maze-ing history of a Southsea mansion

Occasionally several things come together from disparate places to form the “perfect” enquiry. Last week, a staff training session, a TV series, databases and a few books came together in exactly this way.

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The origin of London’s place names

“Turn left at Elephant and Castle and go straight on to Gilder’s Green…” London is replete with curious place names but have you ever wondered how they came about and what they originally meant?  Many have mundane meanings, while others

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AM Explorer: search history, culture and community archives

You can search everything from supplier Adam Matthew, including online archives ranging from Migration to New Worlds (including port conditions), African-American Communities, First World War, London Low Life, Empire Online, Popular Culture in Britain and America 1950-1975 and Mass Observation without seeing content from

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Just added: Archives of Sexuality and Gender

Following the successful trial during LGBTQ Awareness month (in February), we are pleased to announce that we have bought permanent access to the online resource “Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940”.  This exciting new addition

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Elgar Online Research Reviews revisited

We subscribe to 169 Elgar Online Research Reviews – not the entire collection but a good swathe of it.  A Discovery search for “elgar research reviews” returns a record with a link to the full content.  Here you can browse by title

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Introduction to the Library’s Special Collections

Rare architectural works, illuminations by William Blake – book now for an introduction to our Special Collections, 2-4 pm on Tuesday 13 December, and find out how they can take your studies and research to the next level.  Click to

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David Starkey on the Tudors at New Theatre Royal

The King is dead: royal death and succession under the Tudors With over-mighty father confessors, concealed deaths and lethal faction fights over the still-warm corpse, the Tudors died as excitingly as they lived.  In this lecture, David Starkey uncovers the

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 16/05/16

This week my book of the week is not focusing on a book; it’s a celebration of one very important writer and how his work has been interpreted over the centuries. Last month the world paid homage to a man

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