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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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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/04/16

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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Introducing: Historical Abstracts

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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King of Portsmouth: an engaging exhibition

You may remember back in January I blogged about the devastating effect of the Blitz on Portsmouth which took place 75 years ago. Some of the most evocative artistic images of this period, which retain all their power and emotion today,

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University of Portsmouth: Our History exhibition

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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Creative Arts Book of the Week 14/03/16

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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International Women’s Day

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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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s writings and video collections about women in history courtesy of Alexander Street Press.  

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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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