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David Gehring’s new article on Martin Luther in Lutheran Quarterly

This article surveys and examines the translations into English of Luther’s works during the early modern period. Certain themes emerge, with anti-Catholicism, devotion, and consolation particularly noted as safe and unobjectionable Lutheran topics for English audiences. English reformers chose to integrate certain divines from the European mainland at certain points, with Luther playing key roles. …

Maiken Umbach’s innovative new exhibit with the National Holocaust Museum

Based on various previous research projects, with UoN colleagues in History (Diana Popescu), in Computer Science (Paul Tennent), and others, Maiken and the team at the National Holocaust Museum and have curated an exhibition that is coming to Nottingham for one week, starting at 12 pm Sunday 3 March and remaining available Mon 4 March …

Nathan Richards’s Film Project on Art and the Biafran War

Nathan Richards has completed a fascinating film that explores the legacies of the Biafran War (1967-70).  Please click on the first link to learn more about this project and on the second one to explore the film itself. A Sojourn to the Vault – FV

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Festschrift (commemorative volume) for Emeritus Professor Michael Jones

After being awarded his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 1966, Michael Jones taught for a year at the University of Exeter before joining the History Department at the University of Nottingham in September 1967 as an assistant lecturer. Promoted Reader in 1984 and Professor of French Medieval History in 1991, he retired in …

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Harry Cocks’s new article on the Conservative Party and horse-racing in Parliamentary History

In May 2023 the Jockey Club, organisers of the Epsom Derby, which has been run almost every year since 1780, gained an injunction against the animal rights group Animal Rising to try and prevent them invading the race when it is run on 3rd June. The group threatens to stop the race because of what …

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David Appleby’s compelling new book chapter on the aftermath of the English Civil Wars

The wars which ravaged the British Isles between 1639 and 1651 took a huge toil on civilian communities. Staffordshire, located in the English Midlands, was unfortunate enough to be considered strategically important to both Charles I and Parliament. The petitions of maimed soldiers and war widows not only reveal the extent of suffering within Staffordshire …

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ISOS launches new book series with Cambridge University Press

With support from the Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS), Cambridge University Press has launched an exciting new book series, “Histories of Slavery and its Global Legacies.” Like ISOS, the series is global in its remit and seeks to break down traditional geographical and disciplinary boundaries in order to advance the scholarly understanding of …

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Samantha Knapton’s New Book on Displacement, Occupation and Humanitarianism

Dr. Samantha Knapton’s new book on the history of migration and displacement in post-WW2 Europe has just been published with Bloomsbury Press.  The author, who is one of the new staff in the department, had this to say about the work: “At the end of the Second World War, up to 60 million displaced persons …

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A Hard Day’s Knight: Matt Hefferan’s new monograph

It was common in medieval Europe for kings to retain a number of household knights in their personal service. Doing so provided them with a small group of loyal servants who could perform a variety of valuable functions at the king’s command. In my recent book, I focus on the household knights of one of …

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Dr. Kate Law examines women and nation-building in Zimbabwe

Questions of belonging, particularly in relation to the process of decolonisation in Southern Africa, remain an enduring research interest of mine. Yet scholars of the end of the empire have been remarkably slow in embracing gender as a serious category of analysis. Challenging this orthodoxy, my 2020 open-access article, ‘“We wanted to be free as …

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