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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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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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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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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Nautical chic by Amber Jane Butchart Amber Jane Butchart dropped by a few weeks ago, as part of the University public lecture series, and talked about her new book to a packed lecture theatre in Eldon Building.  She was very …

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Are you interested in the historical development of your subject?  Now Historical Abstracts available directly through the Discovery Service, allows you to explore the world’s leading source of journal articles on all aspects of world history from 1450 onwards from more than 1,800 academic journals …

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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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Gilbert and Sullivan: gender, genre, parody by Carolyn Williams A couple of weeks ago I saw UPDMS perform Ruddygore (or The Witch’s Curse) at the Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.  It was a trip down memory lane for me.  Thirty years …

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