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The Legacy of the 1917 February in Contemporary Russia and the wider world

Posted on January 4, 2017

USW is hosting a lecture by Dr Matthew Rendle (University of Exeter) to mark the centenary of the February Revolution of 1917 in Russia.

Venue: The Old Debating Chamber of the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay

Time: 6.30pm, on 7 February 2017

Tagged: history Norry LaPorte Russia World War One

Between Scylla and Charybdis

Posted on December 9, 2016

USW historian Norry LaPorte has recently published ‘Between Scylla and Charybdis: END and its Attempt to Overcome the Bipolar World Order in the 1980s’ in the Australian journal Labour History (issue 111, 2016).

Tagged: Cold War communism history Norry LaPorte

Praying and Campaigning

Posted on December 9, 2016

Maria Nita, a research assistant with History at USW, has published her first book. Praying and Campaigning with Environmental Christians: Green Religion and the Climate Movement.

An ethnographic study of environmental Christian networks involved in the climate and transition towns movements, the book examines the ways in which green Christians engage with their communities and networks, as well as other activist networks in the broader green movement.

Tagged: Brian Ireland history religion Sharif Gemie

Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War

Posted on December 8, 2016

USW historian Fiona Reid features in a new collection of essays on Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War, edited by Jason Crouthammel and Peter Leese.

Tagged: Fiona Reid history medical history World War One

Nantucket Quakers

Posted on September 8, 2016

New work by USW historian Richard Allen appears in the just published The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784): From French Reformation to North American Quaker Antislavery Activism.

Tagged: Atlantic history Quakerism religion

More prize-winning History from USW

Posted on June 27, 2016

USW historian Chris Evans has been awarded the 2016 Douglass Adair Memorial Award of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture for his article ‘The plantation hoe: the rise and fall of an Atlantic commodity’, which appeared in The William & Mary Quarterly in 2012.

The Douglass Adair Memorial Award is given biennially to the best article to have been published in The William & Mary Quarterly over a six-year period.

Tagged: Atlantic history slavery

Twentieth Century Communism: new issue

Posted on April 7, 2016

USW Historian Norry LaPorte is the editor of the new issue of Twentieth Century Communism.

Tagged: communism history Norry LaPorte

'Admiring the pugilistic art?’

Posted on February 23, 2016

Congratulations to USW History postgraduate Chris Gardiner, whose paper ‘Admiring the pugilistic art?’ Newspaper reports on boxing in nineteenth-century South Wales has been accepted for the next conference of the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH).

Tagged: history Wales

First publication for History doctoral candidate

Posted on February 5, 2016

Congratulations to USW historian Adam Godfrey, currently completing his PhD on labour in the Swansea copper industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his first published scholarly article: '“We would rather starve idle than starve while working hard”: The Swansea Copperworkers’ Strike of 1843’.

Tagged: copper history Postgraduate Wales

”My Friends Looked at Me in Horror”

Posted on January 30, 2016

USW historian Fiona Reid has just published ‘”My Friends Looked at Me in Horror”: Idealizations of Wounded Men in the First World War’, Peace and Change, 41: 1 (2016) 64-77.

Tagged: Fiona Reid history medical history World War One

The Red Inheritance from the Front

Posted on November 19, 2015

USW historian Norry LaPorte will be speaking next week on the World War One experience of Ernst Thälmann, the leader of German communism in the 1930s, in a seminar at the March bloch Centre in Berlin: The Red Inheritance from the Front: the First World War as Front Experience for Communists.

Tagged: communism Germany history Norry LaPorte World War One

Friends' Historical Society chooses USW Historian

Posted on October 21, 2015

USW historian Richard C. Allen has been chosen as president of the Friends’ Historical Society for 2016.

Tagged: history Quakerism religion

New work on Quakerism and abolitionism

Posted on September 7, 2015

USW historian Richard Allen has just published 'Samuel Meredith (1741–1817): American Patriot and Welsh Philanthropist’, in Maurice Jackson and Susan Kozel (eds), Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754–1808 (London, 2015).

Tagged: history Quakerism

Twentieth Century Communism: new issue

Posted on August 10, 2015

The 2015 issue of Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History, which is co-edited by USW historian Norry LaPorte, is now out.

Tagged: communism history Norry LaPorte

Material Religion in Modern Britain

Posted on August 10, 2015

USW historian Tim Jones is co-editor of a new collection of essays Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirit of Things.

Tagged: history religion Tim Jones