Dr. Sascha Auerbach’s new project awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Dr. Sascha Auerbach has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme research fellowship to pursue his third book project on race, labour and migration in the 19th c. British Empire.  The project was featured this month in the Leverhulme’s “Grants in Focus” newsletter.  

Dr. Anna Toropova’s new book on Stalin-era cinema and emotion

  Feeling Revolution: Cinema, Genre, and the Politics of Affect under Stalin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) explores cinema’s vital role in cultivating the distinctive emotional values and norms of the Stalin era, ranging from happiness and victorious laughter to hatred for enemies. Reading Stalin-era cinema as a ‘laboratory’ of emotional revolution, the book explores how the …

Dr. Arun Kumar publishes article on Dalit identity and education in India

This article investigates Dalits’ dreams and desires for education in the United Provinces by examining hitherto unexplored records of the American Methodist Church missionaries and the Arya Samaj from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focussed on the schools opened for Dalits and Dalit Christian converts by these two religious organisations, it explores the …

Dr. Anna Greenwood helps lead new project under the UNZA Nottingham collaboration agreement

Colleagues Murray Lark (Bio Science), Anna Greenwood (History) and Alison Mohr (Sociology) at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with University of Zambia have initiated an innovative research project “Towards transdisciplinary understanding of inherited soil surveys: an exploratory case study in Zambia”.  The project was recently approved for funding by the Arts and Research Humanities …

Dr. Joe Merton looks at ethnicity and politics in 1970s America

Had there been a “normal” presidential election campaign this year, it might have been a surprise to see the candidates proudly declaring “Polish Power” or trudging the streets of Little Italy or Ukrainian Village. As the locus of identity politics has shifted over the past four decades, these sights have largely receded from US presidential …

Dr. Rob Lutton’s new article on religious change in the long fifteenth century

Rob Lutton’s new article discusses the Europe-wide late medieval phenomenon of the cult of the Holy Name, using it as a case study to discuss the relationship of micro-and macro-historical transformations by scrutinizing the enormous success of a religious innovation which managed to spread to many different local contexts and social groups. After pointing out …

Britain’s entry into the First World War, seen through a wonderful tranche of Open Access articles from Prof. John Young

Among the many items available on ‘Open Access’ from the Department of History at the University of Nottingham are four articles, by John W. Young, which aim to deepen our understanding of Britain’s decision to declare war on Germany in 1914. The first of these articles is ‘Conservative Leaders, Coalition, and Britain’s decision for war …

Dr. Liudmyla Sharipova’s new article on double monastaries in The Historical Journal

Double monasteries came into existence at the time of Christian antiquity. Men and women religious lived within the boundaries of the same cloister or in close proximity to each other, but did not share quarters. The rationale behind their foundation was that double monasteries gave women a degree of protection against external threats, ensured that …

Dr. Sascha Auerbach in The Independent

Dr. Sascha Auerbach, who is a Lecturer in Modern British and Colonial history, was recently interviewed and quoted at length in The Independent. His expertise in the history of colonialism and imperialism was sought by the editors to provide an historical perspective in the ongoing debates over the legacies of the British Empire.  Asked to comment …

The Midlands Historical Review–Editor Lucy Mounfield describes Nottingham University’s own interdisciplinary arts and humanities journal!

Midlands Historical Review was established in 2017 by a group of PhD students from the History department at the University of Nottingham. Their original aim to start a peer-review interdisciplinary journal providing a platform and learning repository to showcase excellent research in the field of the arts and humanities is still at the forefront of …