Experts will use ancient records to discover the truth about how women worked centuries ago and the history of the gender pay gap and forced labour.
Travelling around Europe in search of a new home after the dissolution of the monasteries must have been dramatic enough for England’s oldest community of Bridgettine nuns. But a remarkable newly-catalogued letter shows they also experienced another harrowing event – the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.
Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance must take account of fourfold difference in use across Europe, report says
Global efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance will be more effective if they focus on the cultural context behind the fourfold difference in total antibiotic use and consumption across Europe, according to a new report.
Hundreds of Devon teenagers and students witnessed the incredible courage of concentration camp survivor Mala Tribich during an event organised to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The mid nineteenth century was the age of the ‘beard movement’, a time when huge beards suddenly became all the rage, as the ultimate badge of manliness. But new evidence shows there was also a long-forgotten earlier mania for whiskers.
A University of Exeter graduate has received a First Class Honours degree and Dean’s commendation from a renowned, non-profit organisation in America.
Those who are beginning to suffer from ‘festive fatigue’ may want to spare a thought for those who lived in the Tudor times – when Christmas celebrations ran for three months.
Historians and computer scientists are set to collaborate to analyse millions of pages of documents as part of a major new research project which will shed new light on the impact of mechanisation on the lives of ordinary people.
Britain’s first female parliamentary candidates utilised their gender as a campaigning tool to win votes and championed new policies such as equal citizenship, analysis of records show.
A University of Exeter expert will receive a fitting keepsake to mark being awarded the Freedom of the City for his services to history - the key to an iconic lost building.
The mysterious origins of remarkable paintings of Indian wildlife are no longer shrouded in mystery thanks to detective work by experts around the world.
Those on the “Home Front” in Devon marked the end of World War One with both joy and sadness, a University of Exeter historian has found.
Exeter may now have a genteel image – but centuries ago the city was known for its disorderly and violent mobs who would cause havoc on occasions such as Bonfire Night, according to new research.
Academics, educational practitioners, playwrights and filmakers gathered at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum to consider the role empathy plays in the teaching of the two world wars, including the Holocaust.
The ethereal and mysterious methods that people of bygone times tried to summon fairies to help navigate the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life are set to be uncovered.
The national fervour that traditionally surrounds the Last Night of the Proms would have had a very different focus if Britain’s first ‘national’ anthem was still in vogue, research has shown.
A University of Exeter expert in the history of medicine has been honoured by the Royal Society
Experts from academia, the media, publishing, education, heritage, and museums discussed how marginalised aspects of Second World War history could be made visible during the forthcoming anniversaries of the conflict at an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research event led by University of Exeter historian, Professor Catriona Pennell.
The First World War hospital past of one of Exeter’s landmark buildings and the contribution of doctors and nurses who worked there will be commemorated.
Five University of Exeter academics have been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences.
Tudor and Stuart women spent more time making money than caring for their families, new research shows
Tudor and Stuart women spent more time making money than caring for their families and were regularly employed in physically demanding jobs, according to major new research.
150 years before the advent of ‘texting’, the small ads of the Evening Standard were used by Victorian lovers to send each other illicit messages, beg forgiveness and arrange trysts.
The Victorians may have a reputation for prudery, but new research shows that 19th Century manuals contained explicit sex and flirtation advice.
Pompous job titles, such as hygiene technician and communications executive are not a 21st or even 20th century invention
Devon pupils competed to win the chance to speak in the Houses of Parliament by debating the significance of women being given the right to vote at a special event at the University of Exeter.
A programme which allows a group of pupils from every English school to tour First World War battlefields is helping young people better grasp the scale of loss caused by the battles on the Western Front, analysis shows.
Historians are hoping to recreate pioneering medical instruments created by an inventor who died before he could reveal the secrets of how they worked.
A University of Exeter expert has helped to bring the world of the Tudor court to life for television viewers around the world.
Bishop son of Lord Salisbury suggested political conscientious objectors faced horrors of German bombing raids to change their stance
A prominent bishop and son of the former Conservative Prime Minister Lord Salisbury suggested political conscientious objectors in World War 1 should face the full horror of German bombing raids to “bring about a sudden conversion” from their views.
Members of the public are being asked for their views on the way Britain has commemorated the centenary of the First World War by completing a new survey being launched on Armistice Day (11 November).
A special social group designed to encourage men over 50 to come together and talk about sports and memorabilia has been launched in Exeter.
People in the 17th century were so keen to read news of ghostly behaviour that they bought “newspapers” devoted to reporting the latest paranormal goings on around the country, research shows.
Ancient toilet and Elizabethan illustrations among the historic treasures surviving in Exeter’s oldest buildings
An ancient toilet, Elizabethan wall illustrations and Victorian wallpaper are among the historic treasures surviving in Exeter’s oldest buildings, new research shows.
A full public inquiry into the 1980 Bristol riots could have prevented similar widespread violence which took place around Britain a year later, a new study suggests.
Educationalists and academics from around the world gathered to discuss the latest research and practical experiences around the way young people engage with the complex histories of the First and Second world wars, including the Holocaust.
Men were diagnosed as infertile in medieval times – and recipes drawn up to cure them, research shows
Men could be held responsible for the failure to produce children as far back as medieval times, a new study of medical and religious texts has shown.
University of Exeter academic Dr Levi Roach has won a prestigious prize for his biography of Æthelred the Unready.
Newly discovered notes show the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping our understanding of chemistry.
International action is needed to tackle a global shortage of medicine which could hinder the ability of doctors to treat diphtheria, experts have warned.
Secrets of Powderham Castle - including Earl’s ancestor buried with Henry V - revealed in new exhibition
Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed in an exhibition at Powderham Castle.
A Holocaust survivor who witnessed the horrors of Nazi persecution of Jewish families shared his experience with Devon pupils and students as part of a memorial event at the University of Exeter.
Labelling mass killing and massacres as a “holocaust” risks downplaying the scale of the Nazi plan to eradicate the Jews and Roma (gypsies), a leading expert on the holocaust says.
James Bond was not a misogynistic dinosaur but a sensual ‘stylish commando’ who valued strong, independent women with a 21st century attitude to sex, a new book on 007 asserts.
Interfering politicians once tried to restrict drinkers to spending just an hour in the pub and to close locals at just 9pm, new research shows.
Historians, literary scholars, social scientists and medical experts will work together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health issues as part of a new £4m research centre at the University of Exeter.
Today they are a male fashion accessory, adored by hipsters and spurned by clean-shaven creatives. But in the 19th century, men associated beards and whiskers with manliness, strength and even male beauty.
Exeter residents will gather to celebrate the city’s historic buildings which still stand despite the recent devastating fire at an event this weekend.
A photographic display of magnificent examples of 19th-century facial hair and a special version of the pantomime Bluebeard are part of a new exhibition.
Medical historians and social scientists helping to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems
Researchers at the University of Exeter will work with the World Health Organization to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems.
Calling someone a nippy or ninnycock today might not cause much offence – but hundreds of years ago if you wanted to be rude these were among a rich choice of crude words available.
Former professional footballer turned campaigner Clarke Carlisle met experts at an event held today to discuss how they can tackle male suicide and mental health problems.
Latest results in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 show that the College of Humanities continues to score highly - with students among the most satisfied within UK universities.
Academics from the University of Exeter have received funding for collaborative projects across with academics across the world from the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme.
University of Exeter experts are helping the Earl and Countess of Devon uncover fascinating new insights into the long history of their family by examining centuries-old documents at Powderham Castle.
Air power has become the weapon of choice for Western politicians because it causes maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment.
The College of Humanities achieved fantastic success at the Teaching Awards 2016, with five winners and five runners-up, including Best Subject for English.
The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.
The University of Exeter will mark its celebration of St Piran’s day with a special Cornish Colloquium.
A new study which examines the causes and consequences of anti-colonial violence following the Second World War may offer insights into current conflicts today in the Middle East and elsewhere.
People in the 18th century were expected to look neat, elegant and have a natural shape, according to a University of Exeter academic.
Wellcome Trust funded project launched ahead of World Beard Day