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2014 is the centenary commemoration of one of the most important events of the 20th century, the First World War.
The University of South Carolina (USC) has one of the leading postgraduate Public History programmes in America and a group of their students and lecturers are in the UK to explore best practice in public history.
Ten selected students from across Humanities have been offered the exciting opportunity to experience Indian university life and culture at Jain University, Bangalore
Professor Mark Jackson has been appointed as Senior Academic Adviser in the Medical Humanities to the Wellcome Trust.
Fudan University in Shanghai is ranked as one of China's Top-10 research leading universities and is ranked 90th worldwide in the 2012 QS World University Rankings.
League tables published on Wednesday 8 May 2013 show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The College of Humanities was a big success at the Students’ Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and two runners-up.
The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published on Monday 29 April.
Professor Jane Whittle (Department of History) compares women’s work in the modern economy with those in England’s pre-industrial past
The Centre for Medical History, in collaboration with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, hosted an interdiciplinary, international conference on the relationship between demons and illness in pre-modern religious cultures.
The College of Humanities is delighted to announce that students have nominated lecturers and support staff from eight of our subjects as examples of excellence in teaching in the Students’ Guild annual Teaching Awards.
Cornwall’s political heritage and relationship with Westminster is being explored in a new research programme.
Today, many people consider stress to be part of life, yet most of us have little understanding of what the concept means or where it comes from.
Academics at the University of Exeter are to host a two day conference exploring how Medieval people perceived their environment.
Millions of people will be tucking into chocolate eggs this Easter, but very few may be aware of the Pagan influence on the Christian festival.
The College of Humanities was delighted to host a visit by academics from Fudan University, China, earlier this month.
University of Exeter announces Medieval Studies AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme
A unique collaboration with the University of Bristol creates an exciting series of workshops based at local heritage sites
Students in History have taken part in a new initiative to encourage students to think more creatively about their use of primary sources for research.
Professor Richard Overy has been inaugurated as a new member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Today it is hard to imagine mid-Devon as a hotbed of political ferment but things were quite different a century ago when politicians risked physical assault in towns like Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.
Archaeological evidence of Neolithic activity and a prehistoric settlement are elements of the Tremough estate’s long and varied history.
Great films and great debates are the basis of ‘Screen Talks’, linking University of Exeter academics and the public through a programme of talks and film screenings at Exeter Picturehouse.
A visiting professor is to lead a seminar to some of the University’s most eminent lecturers on a historical mystery.
After a close-run electoral race at the end of Campaigns Week, in which five Humanities students ran overall, History student Alex Louch has been elected the Students' Guild’s Vice-President of Academic Affairs, with an impressive 2,349 to 1,770 final round votes.
Three new scholarships have been announced for a joint PhD programme starting in October 2013.
Whenever organised crime is discussed, the word “Mafia” invariably turns up and conjures images of suited men with sunglasses and plenty of attitude.
University of Exeter historian to examine one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution in an hour long programme on BBC Two.
A historian from the University of Exeter has won the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking, an American academic journal.
A book by a medical historian from the University of Exeter has been shortlisted for the Longman/History Today Book Prize 2013.
The custom of making resolutions for the New Year goes back to the Medieval period. As the year end approaches, a University of Exeter historian has shed light on how the future was predicted centuries ago.
The much anticipated second issue of the student-led History Society Journal is out now
The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 Paddon Award.
University of Exeter historian Professor Andrew Thompson has been selected as one of the new Leadership Fellows for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Moustaches from the classic handlebar to the dramatic Dali are soon to be cut short as the month of Mo’vember draws to a close, and clean shaven faces return from their period of charitable exile.
Two academics from the College of Humanities have been appointed to lead themes from the University’s brand new research strategy for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).
With Ireland’s ‘Decade of Commemorations’ underway, historians at the University of Exeter and Goldsmiths, University of London have created a special website to gather information and knowledge about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC’s) Festival of Social Science, the University of Exeter is holding several events to share their research in mental and physical health with the wider public.
Join us for an evening of music, drama and discussion focusing on how folk music gives insight into the working lives of people, past and present
Dr Catherine Rider's book Magic and Religion in Medieval England has recently been published by Reaktion Books, and looks at popular magical practices in medieval England and how the Church reacted to them.
For applicants who are interested in joining our exciting research community, we are offering two doctoral funding awards
A groundbreaking book presents new evidence that challenges the way we understand British and Irish responses to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
The continuing success of the College of Humanities means we are advertising over 20 new academic posts at all levels.
Five undergraduate History students have curated a new temporary exhibition in the University’s Bill Douglas Centre.
Dr Catriona Pennell, Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, has just published a ground-breaking study.
On Wednesday 14th March 2012, Michael Wood will give a talk on ‘King Athelstan: The Maker of England?’, 5.15pm-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Queen’s Building
University of Exeter historian Dr James Mark’s book: The Unfinished Revolution Making Sense of the Communist Past has been shortlisted for the prestigious Longman History Today prize.
A fashionable coastal town in Devon is hosting a literary festival from 16 – 18 September, to celebrate great literature, support and showcase new talent, and promote reading and writing.
Poltimore House is planning a special Open Weekend as part of the national Heritage Open Days, 10 and 11 September 2011.
The Oxford Handbook of The History of Medicine is the first large scale review of the field to be published in over twenty years.
The University of Exeter is to play a key part in a new Knowledge Exchange Hub which has been established to boost the region’s creative economy.
The College of Humanities pleased to announce the launch of three new BA Combined Honours degrees, enabling students for the first time to formally study Visual Culture and Art History as part of their undergraduate degree.
The submarine telegraph cable is one of the iconic technologies of the 19th century.
History at Exeter has been ranked in top 100 for History in the QS World University Rankings 2011.
Recent concerns about floods, drought, energy efficiency and sustainable land use have brought communities together to devise strategies to cope with environmental change.
Congratulations to Jay Pengelly, our Department Administrator in Cornwall, for winning ‘Most Supportive Member of Staff’ at the Exeter Teaching Awards, 2011.
Nowhere celebrates its criminals like America. In books and on film, in fact and in fiction criminals sell.
On Friday 15th April the University of Exeter will host a free public exhibition as part of a project that examines the relationship between medicine and the modern arts.
Andy Jackson, a History and Politics graduate who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2003, is celebrating his survival eight years later by running from John O'Groats to Land's End - dressed as Mr Happy!
The popular world view of Brazil may be triggered by thoughts of spectacular Carnivals and skilled footballers, yet the country is also determined to be regarded as a major global power.
Dr James Mark, Senior Lecturer in History at the university, has launched his new book, 'The Unfinished Revolution', published by Yale University Press.
History experts from the University of Exeter have contributed their geographical and subject knowledge to the latest edition of the prestigious copy of The Times Complete History of the World.
A prestigious competition which selects the best dissertations from history departments across the country placed an Exeter student as a runner up.
The Cornish Audio Visual Archive has celebrated its tenth anniversary. Cornwall’s multimedia archive was established in 2000 as a partnership between the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter and local resource providers including the Cornish Studies Library and Cornwall Record Office.
The first comprehensive account of Churchill’s lifelong involvement with Empire, from his childhood schooldays to his emergence as self-made imperial hero to his final premiership in the 1950s, has been written by a University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Toye.
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval staff, recently gave a lecture, The Maritime Contribution to UK Defence and Security, as part of the University’s Shaping the Future series of talks, in association with the Met Office.
Government spending cuts and rushed legislation within the cultural heritage sector are leading to a “devastating” loss of vital expertise, and to human activity that has the potential to “destroy” heritage irreparably, a new report by the British Academy has revealed.
Professor James Mark’s Leverhulme Research Award worth nearly £1 million is “fantastic news all round”.