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Between Exploitation and Empowerment: Participation of Women in the Second World War

One-day conference 17 June 2017 University of East Anglia   ‘The “female” war has its own colours, smells, lighting and sensory space. Its own words. There are no heroes and extraordinary deeds, there are just people, busy with their inhuman human affairs’. (Svetlana...

Public History Day - 11 March 2017

The first annual History for All  day will offer a series of lectures, ending with a round table discussion, on the theme of immigration in Norfolk and beyond over the last millennia. The five speakers include Nicholas Vincent, Stephen Church, Malcolm Gaskill, Claire Jowitt, and...

History Bridge Course - Open Evening

History Bridge Course - Open Evening UEA will be running the ever popular History Bridge Course again in 2016/17. If you are interested in history but haven’t studied for a while then the part-time History Bridge Course is for you. This 12-week evening course has been designed to ‘bridge’ the...

'Otto von Bismarck: Man, Power, Myth' Exhibition

The School of History, in cooperation with the Bismarck Foundation, is hosting a special exhibition 'Otto von Bismarck: Man, Power, Myth'. You are cordially invited to the opening reception in the Thomas Paine Study Centre foyer on Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 6.30 pm (doors open at 6.15...

Careers with History Event 2nd November 2016

A reminder that the Careers with History  event will take place on  Wednesday, 2 November , in the  Enterprise Centre . Full details of hhte programme can be found here .   Careers with History is your chance to hear from History...

Otto von Bismarck Exhibition opening in November at UEA

Otto von Bismarck: Man, Power, Myth The University of East Anglia, in cooperation with the Otto-von-Bismarck Foundation of Germany, is hosting a special exhibition on the first chancellor of united Germany. The exhibition offers insights into the man who united modern Germany and shaped...

Major AHRC-ESRC Project to examine impact of mass displacement from Syria

Major 4-year AHRC-ESRC Project launched to examine how local communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have experienced and responded to mass displacement from Syria.   Over 4,4 million refugees have sought safety across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey from the on-going...

The John Corsellis Archive

The School of History is pleased to announce that the coming academic year will mark the opening of The John Corsellis  Archive . A conscientious objector during the Second World War, John elected to join the Friends’ (Quaker) Ambulance Unit in 1943. As...

Training in archaeology: a chance to dig at Sedgeford

To all PGT & PGR students in HIS:   Every year the Centre of East Anglian Studies provides opportunities for students to gain training and experience on archaeological digs. This summer we are offering to sponsor five students to dig for a week at Sedgeford in North...

Spring 2016 History Postgraduate Research Seminar Programme

The History Postgraduate Research Seminar is open to all. It is an informal forum to hear and discuss papers given by the School of History's postgraduate students, from all historical disciplines. Refreshments will be provided. History Postgraduate Reseach Seminar Programme 2016...

Dr Mark Thompson Jan Michalski Prize

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Mark Thompson from the School has won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature for his book Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, which looks at the life and writing of Danilo Kiš, a Yugoslav novelist, essayist and poet. This rich and sensitive biography...

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

To mark today's 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, here are two very recent news articles regarding important finds involving Professor Nicholas Vincent and the Magna Carta Project : Magna Carta scribes identified. Rare Magna Carta found in Cambridge.

King John talk on the London Eye

On 11th June 2015 Professor Stephen Church will be giving a talk on King John from the London Eye as part of the 32 Londoners series. Further information can be found here: http://32londoners.com/kingjohn.html

Magna Carta Exhibition in London

There is currently an exhibition on Magna Carta at the Society of Antiquaries of London at Burlington House. It is a free exhibition, so if anyone is in the Piccadilly area and would like to see it, it is now open and will be open until 31 July. There are some interesting manuscripts as a...

Discover What East Anglia Threw Away

As part of the 'What East Anglia Threw Away' project, Dr Tom Licence with students from History and the Centre of East Anglian Studies excavated an early twentieth-century rubbish dump at Castle Rising. You can see what they discovered and find out more about project by watching this YouTube...

Professor Emma Griffin on Radio 4's 'In Our Time'

If you missed Prof. Emma Griffin on the 14th May edition of 'In Our Time', discussing the Lancashire cotton famine of the 1860s, you can catch up here . It's a fascinating listen which we highly recommend.

Weekend conference: Before ’68: The Left, activism & social movements in the long 1960s

Call for Papers Weekend conference: Before ’68: The Left, activism & social movements in the long 1960s Dates: 13 and 14 February 2016 Venue:  School of History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction...

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships at UEA

The School of History at UEA welcomes expressions of interest and prospective applications for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships from 2015. The School of History has one of the largest concentrations of British and European historians in the UK, with interests including American...

Archaeological Find in Diss

Our very own Dr Tom Licence recently led a dig in Diss which discovered a medieval artefact. Further details can be found on the BBC News website here .

Landscape History student finds Anglo-Saxon pendant

A 1st year undergraduate landscape historian recently discovered an Anglo-Saxon pendant, described by experts as a significant find. Read more about it on  BBC News .