Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history and reflect on the ongoing systematic social marginalisation that has undervalued them and deprived humanity of so much of its ingenuity and genius – an ongoing problem as …

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We are delighted to present two Women’s History resource collections kindly made available by Alexander Street Press to celebrate Women’s History Month this March (until 31 March), British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries Second Edition and Women and Social Movements, International, as well as the Women’s …

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The academic study of queer culture and lifestyles has become a popular field of study in several degree courses.  We have a broad range of books about this subject in the University Library. For anyone who is interested I came …

Exploring queer cultures and lifestyles in the creative arts in Britain c1885-1967 Read more »

Alexander Street Press have kindly offered access to historic video, book, article and archive collections until 6th March 2016 to celebrate LGBT History Month.  Learn about this facet of cultural and social history through video and collections of books, journals and archival materials: …

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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 »

We are pleased to offer a new US newspaper archive that offers various ways to search and browse US newspaper titles as far back as 1800, including African-American newspapers as well as titles that pre-date a state’s admission into the Union.  Titles covered include Afro-American (Baltimore), …

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Following a popular trial, we are delighted to present access to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD), which  monitors armed conflicts worldwide focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies, civil wars and inter-state conflicts.